The Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators
Executive Board Meeting
Bloomsburg University of PA / videoconference
Friday, January 19, 2007
- This meeting began just after 3pm.
Present: Bloomsburg -- Bob Montante ; Indiana -- Soundararajan Ezekiel and guest ;
Millersville -- David Hutchens ; West Chester -- Tom Ahlborn, Afrand Agah, Mehran Asadi .
Video link: California -- Julie Goodside ; East Stroudsburg -- James Emert ;
Edinboro -- Joseph Molnar ; Lock Haven -- Susan H. Strayer ;
Shippensburg -- Joseph Thomas ; Slippery Rock -- David Dailey . (Note: taking attendance is difficult in a videoconference.)
- Consideration of minutes from the September meeting were deferred until the April meeting because of distribution issues.
- The Treasurer made an oral report, via video link. Dues are to be mailed out, and will be due around March 23.
[updated: dues notices to be distributed at March meeting.]
- Susan Strayer reported on plans for the conference at Lock Haven.
- The website is in place.
- Programming contest rules are available online.
- A keynote speaker is till being sought.
- The theme is along the lines of "Emerging ... Frontiers in Computer Science"
- Five paper reviewers have been identified so far. Contest judges are still needed; volunteers should contact Bruce Woolley who is running the contest.
- A BOF session is planned on Recruiting, and Women in Comp. Sci. Another accreditation BOF was suggested.
- Registration will start around 3pm on Friday, March 23.
- Activities will begin around 4pm.
- A schedule template and an online registration form are currently on the website.
- The website is available as a link from
pacise.org or at lhup.edu/com_sci/.
- Conference locations:
- West Chester volunteered to host the 2010 conference. A. Agah and M. Asadi will organize it. (Afrand Agah is slated to replace T. Ahlborn as West Chester's Board representative.)
- J. Thomas volunteered Shippensburg for 2011, but S. Ezekiel urged that other schools who haven't hosted a conference recently be brought in. After discussion, Shippensburg's name was withdrawn.
- [for reference: Kutztown is scheduled for 2008, and Slippery Rock for 2009.]
- PACISE Journal — no report.
- Extra copies of the 2006 Proceedings are available.
- A question was raised concerning contest awards from the 2006 conference.
- The IUP organizers requested awards checks to be issued, but their administration was in the midst of crossover to the PASSHE SAP system and the requests were lost.
- Some harsh emails were exchanged and ill feelings occurred.
- The matter has since been resolved.
- Following some discussion of plagiarism concerns, D. Hutchens asked for further comments on copyrights and the journal/proceedings.
- Copyright is to remain with the author; PACISE just needs publication permission.
- S. Ezekiel offered a motion to provide a release form for use at the Lock Haven conference. Proceedings are published after the conference, so a release at the time of the conference is deemed sufficient. The motion was approved on a voice vote.
- M. Asadi asked for a papers template, to assist authors.
- Other business:
- S. Ezekiel repeated an email appeal for collaborators on NSF proposals. He has received some responses. J. Thomas was uncomfortable at being identified as a "discipline representative". It was emphasized that the invitations are to individual faculty members
rather than to institutions.
- The meeting adjourned at 3:45pm.
R A Montante