Section on Statistical Education
2003 Business Meeting

Joan Garfield, Section Chair, called the meeting to order at 5:34 pm., Wednesday, August 6, 2003 at the Union Square Rooms 1 and 2, Hilton Hotel, San Francisco. Those in attendance were:

Lee Abramson U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Carmen Acuna Bucknell University
Carol Joyce Blumberg Winona State University
Marjorie Bond Monmouth College
John Boyer Kansas State University
Ann Cannon Cornell College
Matt Carlton Cal Poly
Rob Carver Stonehill College
Beth Chance Cal Poly
Sandi Clarkson Hunter College
George Cobb Mount Holyoke College
Carolyn Cuff Westminster College (PA)
Bob delMas University of Minnesota
Jackie Dietz North Carolina State University
Michele DiPietro Carnegie Mellon University
Carolyn Dobler Gustavus Adolphus College
Diane Evans Rose-Hulman Inst of Tech
Dave Fluherty ASA
Christine Franklin University of Georgia
Joan Garfield University of Minnesota
Robert Gould UCLA
Katherine Halvorsen Smith College
John Holcomb Cleveland State University
Nicholas Horton Smith College
Estie Hudis University of California-SF
Brian Jersky Sonoma State University
Roger Johnson South Dakota School of Mines & Tech
Albyn Jones Reed College
Joy Jordan Lawrence University
Terry King Northwest Missouri State
Shonda Kuiper Grinnell College
Robin Lock St. Lawrence University
André Michelle Lubecke Lander University
Debby Lurie Saint Joseph's University
Edd Mansfield University of Alabama
Don Macnaughton MatStat
Frank J. Matejcik South Dakota School of Mines & Tech
Karen McGaughey Cal Poly
John McKenzie Babson College
Christine McLaren UC-Irvine
Oded Meyer Carnegie Mellon University
Weiwen Miao Macalester College
Jackie Miller The Ohio State University
David Moore Purdue University
Tom Moore Grinnell College
Jerry Moreno John Carroll University
June Morita University of Washington
Janet Myhre Claremont College
Mary Parker Austin Community College
Roxy Peck Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
Rosemary Roberts Bowdoin College
Kim Robinson Clayton College (GA)
Neal Rogness Grand Valley State U.
Allan Rossman Cal Poly
Ginger Holmes Rowell Middle Tennessee State University
Milo Schield Augsburg College
Norean Sharpe Babson College
Tom Short Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Bob Stephenson Iowa State University
John Walker Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
Steve Wang Swarthmore College
Joe Ward Health Careers High School
Ron Wasserstein Washburn University
Joan Weinstein Pine Manor College
Dex Whittinghill Rowan University
Jeff Witmer Oberlin College
Linda Young University of Florida
Marilyn Zayac Zayac Associate Services
Steve Zayac Zayac Associate Services
William Zhang University of Northern BC
  1. Introductions

    Joan Garfield, Section Chair, introduced the Section officers.

  2. Election Results

    Joan Garfield, Section Chair, announced the election results: Robin Lock, 2004 Chair Elect; Beth Chance, Secretary/Treasury (2004-2006); Marjorie Bond and Michael Kahn, Executive Committee (2004-2006).

  3. Minutes and Treasurer's Report (Carolyn Pillers Dobler)

    The minutes of the 2002 business meeting were distributed. Carolyn Dobler, treasurer, reported that the Section is financially healthy.

  4. Reports

    Roger Johnson, Publications Officer, asked for suggestions for future Amstat News articles.

    André Lubecke, 2003 Program Chair, thanked all who contributed to this year's program and welcomed any comments and suggestions. She announced tomorrow's sessions and encouraged topic contributed paper sessions in future meetings.

    Dex Whittinghill, 2004 Program Chair, encouraged topic contributed paper sessions for 2004 JSM. This year, there were seven luncheon roundtables held, although there were also three that were cancelled due to low enrollment. There will be three invited sessions at 2004 JSM: TEAMS, CAUSEweb, and a session chaired by Joan Garfield, as well as an invited session co-sponsored with IASE on training of government statisticians. Ron Wasserstein, 2004 Section Chair, announced that the 2005 Program Chair will be Karen McGaughey, Cal Poly.

    Katherine Halvorson, Council of Sections representative, reported that Continuing Education suggestions for Stat Ed were discussed, although they are too expensive for most Stat Ed members to attend.

    Linda Young, ENAR, reported on co-sponsorship of one invited session on the pipeline and one topic contributed paper session on graduate student training.

    Joan Garfield, Section Chair, gave the Chair's Report. At the Executive Committee meeting, funding was approved for AV equipment for the Isolated Statisticians when such equipment is needed. The Committee approved $3,000 for the TEAMS conference. The Committee approved funding of nonmember registration fees in topic contributed paper sessions subject to up to six people for one day registration fee and only one nonmember per session. She encouraged early registration for roundtables to avoid the cancellation problem encountered this year.

    Jerry Moreno announced ASA Founders Awards went to Jim Matis and Roxy Peck, Section members.

    Robin Lock announced two Section members who were named ASA Fellows: Lee Abrahamson and Ron Wasserstein.

    Bob Stephenson announced that Beth Chance received the Outstanding Teaching award from Mu Sigma Rho.

  5. Best Contributed Paper for 2002

    Ron Wasserstein announced that the Best Contributed Paper for 2002 recipient was Oded Meyer. Oded acknowledged his co-author, Marcia Leggett. Joan Garfield, Program Chair, thanked Ron for coordinating this award.

  6. Waller Award

    Jeff Witmer presented the Waller Award to John Holcomb. John thanked the selection committee, as well as Brad Hartlaub, Tom Short, Allan Rossman, and Beth Chance. John said he was "completely humbled" on receiving the award.

  7. New Business

    Newsletter. We are trying to move toward an electronic only newsletter. Brian Jersky is the new newsletter editor.

    Mentoring. Joy Jordan is proposing a mentoring program and called for possible mentors and mentees.

    New ASA Position. Dave Fluherty announced his new ASA position in K-16 Statistics Education.

    Isolated Statisticians. Dex Whittinghill announced a brochure is being developed for the Isolated Statisticians.

    John McKenzie indicated a need to announce the Stat Ed Business meeting at all JSM Stat Ed sessions.

    Stat Ed Booth. Jerry Moreno announced that "the booth is back." Joan Garfield thanked Jerry for all his help with this project. She also thanked all the volunteers.

    Project NeXT. Jackie Miller encouraged first year teachers to be a part of Project NeXT.

    Jeff Witmer announced that the Section is supporting two ASA fellow nominations.

    Science Fair. Joe Ward inquired about Stat Ed help in supporting the International Science Fair.

  8. Thanks

    The Section express thanks to retiring officers: Jeff Witmer, Past Chair; Ann Cannon & Brad Hartlaub, Executive Committee; Carolyn Pillers Dobler, Secretary/Treasurer; and André Lubecke, Program Chair.

    The Section also expressed thanks to Terry King, Brian Jersky, and Tom Moore for their contributions to the Newsletter; Ron Wasserstein, Contributed Paper Award; Jackie Dietz, Webpage Designer; Carolyn Crockett (Duxbury) for refreshments; and the volunteers at the Stat Ed Booth.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Carolyn Pillers Dobler

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