The Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators

Executive Board Minutes

April 5, 1997

The PACISE Executive Board met at Clarion University of Pennsylvania on April 5th, 1997. Richard Smaby, President, convened the Board at 7:45 a.m.

Present: Jerry Blackmon (California), Thomas Cunningham (Indiana), David Hutchens (Millersville), Jim Sieber (Shippensburg), Richard Smaby (Clarion), Joseph Thomas (Kutztown), Deborah Whitfield (Slippery Rock), Erik Wynters (Bloomsburg), Joseph Wyatt(Clarion),Ellen Zimmer (Edinboro).

The minutes of the Executive Board meeting of September 6, 1996 were approved.

A treasurer's report showing a balance of $1,486.25 was accepted.

A motion to waive the registration fee for three faculty from Edinboro and one participant from California was approved.

The executive board discussed modifications to conference scheduling and events. The possible changes include lengthening the conference by starting earlier on Fridays and shifting the days of the conference to week days. The consensus was that starting earlier on Fridays was acceptable, but holding the conference during the week was not acceptable.

Discussion ensued that alcohol should not be served during conference receptions, but a social hour after the dinner talk was appropriate.

Richard Smaby introduced Joseph Wyatt as new Clarion representative. Richard Smaby discussed his idea of creating a web page for syllabi and course outlines of Computing courses taught in SSHE .

The Board formally recognized the work and effort that Richard Smaby has undertaken as President of PACISE for 3 years. Thank-you Richard !

Joseph Thomas discussed the State-wide Professional development grant that he has been working on at Kutztown. The proposal for training courses was not accepted. Joseph intends to make changes and resubmit the grant. The Board recommended that Joe pursue the grant on our behalf using his best judgment.

The 1998 Spring PACISE conference will be held in Shippensburg. Jim Seiber discussed the possibility of holding the conference jointly with mathematics. The Board's sentiment was that this posed too many difficulties (including setting an appropriate date). Jim will e-mail the PACISE representatives to find out when Spring Breaks are scheduled so that a date for the conference may be set. Jim indicated that paper presentations by faculty from the SSHE schools will be encouraged as well as student talks. Additionally, software vendors will be contacted to encourage support and participation. The theme will be ethics and networking.

John Arch will be the Shippensburg representative to Executive Board.

The Executive Board approved the following slate of officers for 97-98:

The Executive Board adjourned at 8:45 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Deborah L. Whitfield