The Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators
Executive Board Meeting
Slippery Rock University of PA
Friday, April 3, 2009
This meeting is concurrent with the 2009 Spring Conference at Slippery Rock University.
- Meeting called to order at 4:20pm.
Present: Bloomsburg -- Bob Montante
; California -- Lisa Kovalchick ; Clarion -- Jon O'Donnell
; Edinboro -- Joseph Molnar ; Indiana -- Soundararajan Ezekiel
; Lock Haven -- Susan H. Strayer ;
Millersville -- David Hutchens ; Shippensburg -- Dave Mooney
; Slippery Rock -- Bernie Zhou
; West Chester -- Afrand Agah .
- Minutes from the previous Board meeting are unavailable.
- The Treasurer's report shows a balance of $6294.65. The report was approved unanimously.
- Conference update:
- Only nine paper submissions; one rejected.
- Current expenses are $3081; roughly $100 more anticipated to cover proceedings. Attendance is 35 faculty, 56 other, for $3600 in registration fees.
- Board members need to do more to encourage submissions.
- Future conference sites:
- The following slate of officers for the following year was nominated:
All nominations uncontested and unanimous.
- for President: Soundararajan Ezekiel
- for Vice President: Lisa Kovalchick
- for Treasurer: Afrand Agah
- for Secretary: Robert Montante (in absentia)
- The journal is finished. Dave Mooney agrees to be editor for the next year. Dave also suggested providing an online technical report for six months following the conference.
- Joe Cannon, formerly the Kutztown Board member, was present to describe his request for PACISE membership for his current school, Harrisburg University. It is a private, not-for-profit, four-year school; it receives some support from the city of Harrisburg.
The school is four years old; it currently has about 300 students, most or all commuters. The sixteen full-time faculty all have terminal degrees; they are not currently required to do research. They have an e-business, Information Technology program with
abour 40 majors. They recently had a successful visit from Middle States.
A motion was made and seconded that Harrisburg University be offered PACISE membership contingent on receiving Middle States accreditation. Discussion focused on the connection between PACISE and SSHE (now PASSHE). The bylaws appear to give the Board discretion
to recommend acceptance, or not, to the general membership; but a "contingent acceptance" is questionable.
An alternate motion was made to invite an H.U. member (Joe Cannon?) as a non-voting participant in the following year's Board meetings, with the understanding that if they do receive accreditation, then the Board will recommend membership in 2010.
- Following a 90-minute dinner break, the meeting adjourned at 7:57pm.
R A Montante