The Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators
Executive Board Meeting
Friday, September 29, 2006
- Meeting called to order at 4:25pm by Paul Mullins.
Present: Bloomsburg — Bob Montante ; Edinboro — Joseph Molnar ;
Indiana — Soundararajan Ezekiel ; Kutztown — Oskars Rieksts ;
Lock Haven — Susan H. Strayer ; Millersville — David Hutchens (delayed by traffic) ;
Shippensburg — Joseph Thomas ; Slippery Rock — David Dailey ;
Slippery Rock — Paul Mullins .
- Meeting minutes from last April and last January were approved (with spelling corrections).
- The Treasurer's report was distributed, and approved. Joe Molnar requested a dues reminder notice for Edinboro.
- Spring conference.
- A draft of the Call for Proposals was discussed.
- The chosen date is March 23-24. This is somewhat early, necessitated by scheduling conflicts on the Lock Haven campus. All lead-in dates are accordingly impacted.
- The choice of dates was approved by the Board.
- The theme has not yet been chosen.
- Following discussion, it was decided to include "graduate students" as a category for journal publication.
- The targeted announcement date is November 1.
- Attendance by non-PASSHE members was discussed. Last year's experience was deemed successful; S. Ezekiel felt it was beneficial to the conference overall. It was agreed that board members would send suggestions for invitations to S. Strayer.
- Awards for student papers were discussed. One graduate and two undergraduate awards will be offered.
- Conference journal.
- A draft of Editorial Board policies and procedures was discussed.
- The Ed. Board is responsible for format and page-count limits and deadlines
- The "new" ACM plagiarism policy was identified as a guideline for Ed. Board decisions. A question about legal-counsel input led to further discussion of plagiarism guidelines and copyright issues. In the end no impact was seen on the Call for Proposals.
The plagiarism discussion was to be continued at the next Exec. Board meeting.
- The Ed. Board members felt that published authors should be required to attend and present their papers. An announcement to this effect was to be inserted in the CFP.
- About 20 volunteer reviewers are desired for the journal. Representatives will solicit volunteers from their campuses.
- Conference schedule. Prior Spring Conference locations were listed. Locations for 2010 and 2011 are still undecided; the current schedule of conferences is:
- J. Thomas felt that the Board should say something to non-hosting members. There was a consensus that a letter soliciting a 2010 host should be drafted for D. Hutchens, to be sent to members' department chairs.
- Proceedings of the 2006 conference were distributed to members.
- Discussion about with videoconferences for board meetings raised strong opinions on both sides. Lock Haven being occupied with the conference, R. Montante will investigate whether Bloomsburg can host a video conference.
- Other business. Paul Mullins announced that he is resigning from the Executive Board, to be replaced by David Dailey. This leaves vacancies for Vice President, Editorial Board, and Webmaster positions.
- S. Ezekiel volunteered to serve as Vice President, and was approved by acclamation.
- Paul agreed to continue on the Editorial Board; D. Hutchens agreed to take the Editor-in-Chief position.
- Paul agreed to continue as Webmaster.
- The meeting adjourned at 6:10pm.
R A Montante