The Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators
Executive Board Meeting
Friday, January 16, 2009
- Meeting called to order at 3:08pm.
Present: Bloomsburg -- Bob Montante
; California -- Lisa Kovalchick* ;
Clarion -- Jon O'Donnell* ; Edinboro -- Joseph Molnar*
; Kutztown -- Joo Tan* ;
Lock Haven -- Susan H. Strayer* ; Mansfield -- Dave McKee
; Millersville -- David Hutchens ;
Shippensburg -- Dave Mooney ; Slippery Rock -- Bernie Zhou*
; West Chester -- Afrand Agah .
* Attending via videoconference.
- Minutes from the previous meeting were approved with no changes (and The Dark One sees ice forming all around him).
- Treasurer's report shows about $6000 balance. Kutztown is owed $1106.96. Edinboro might owe dues.
- Spring conference:
- A website is up, via PACISE.org
- A keynote speaker has been invited.
- A tentative schedule has been distributed, and is being finalized.
- No paper submissions have been received to date.
- Registration packets need work.
- Hotel rooms have been organized, a banquet hall is still pending.
- Waiting for proposals for BOF sessions.
- A Call For Papers should be sent to Harrisburg University.
- A question was raised about inviting other schools, including out-of-state schools. Protecting slots for programming teams from PASSHE schools is important. SRU has room for about 120 people. All PASSHE schools should be able to enter two programming teams,
before any slots for non-PASSHE schools are opened up.
- Sue Strayer is to look for electronic guidelines for organizeing programming contests.
- Bob Montante is to contact Mike Conlon at SRU. Conlon may have some materials along these lines.
- Coaches should have access to the rules for the contest.
- The conference fees for last year (2008) were $60 for faculty, $30 for students. The same fees are proposed for this year, and so stated on the Call for Papers. — about 50 faculty and 40 students attended the Kutztown conference.
- Dave Mooney asked for more reviewers.
- The journal editorial board need to issue guidelines.
- Conference sites:
A westerly site (for 2011) is desirable.
- The Board has received a request for membership, from Harrisburg University. Discussion viewpoints include:
A motion was offered to invite Joe Cannon from H.U. to the next Board meeting; ask him about teaching load and other issues; and make a decision about a recommendation to the General meeting. The motion passed without dissent.
- On a case-by-case basis, this seems acceptable.
- "New blood" would be good for the organization.
- There is departmental concern about changing the nature of PACISE.
- Membership discussions perviously focused on public schools.
- Research-oriented schools would be problematic as members.
- Should Penn State "satellite campuses" be eligible?
- Should eligibility depend on teaching load?
- Membership should be restricted to four-year schools.
- The bylaws do not specify SSHE (PASSHE) schools specifically.
- Bob Montante asked a question about membership eligibility, since Bloomsburg has two departments that could each qualify individually as members. The bylaws are thought to be worded in terms of "departments" rather than schools. (This issue has subsided
again at B.U., ans the C.I.S. department has not expressed further interest in PACISE participation.)
- The meeting adjourned at 4:04pm.
R A Montante