Mary Parker, Section Chair called the meeting to order at 6:05 pm on August 7, 1996. Those in attendance were:
|Lee Abramson||Nuclear Regulatory Commission|
|Martha Aliaga||University of Michigan|
|Rich Alldrege||Washington State University|
|Karla Ballman||Macalester College|
|Don Bentley||Pomona College|
|Jim Bentley||Winthrop University|
|John Boyer||Kansas State University|
|Carol Joyce Blumberg||Winona State|
|Ann Cannon||Cornell College|
|Bill Carlson||St. Olaf College|
|Beth Chance||University of the Pacific|
|George Cobb||Mount Holyoke College|
|Linda Collins||Iowa State University|
|James Davenport||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Jackie Dietz||North Carolina State|
|Carolyn Dobler||Gustavus Adolphus College|
|Mark Eakin||University of Texas - Arlington|
|Marlin Eby||Messiah College|
|Beth Eltinge||Texas A & M|
|Leonard M. Gaines||Suny-Empire State College|
|Joan Garfield||University of Minnesota|
|Robert Goldman||Simmons College|
|Miriam S. Grosof||Stern College for Women|
|Katherine Halvorsen||Smith College|
|Terry King||Northwest Missouri State|
|Jim Landwehr||Bell Laboratories|
|Robin Lock||St. Lawrence University|
|Jim Matis||Texas A&M|
|John McKenzie||Babson College|
|Christine McLaren||Moorhead State University|
|Tom Moore||Grinnell College|
|Jerry Moreno||John Carroll University|
|Mary Parker||Austin Community College|
|Roxy Peck||Cal Poly|
|Ron Randles||University of Florida|
|Marta Remmenga||New Mexico State University|
|Rosemary Roberts||Bowdoin College|
|Allan Rossman||Dickinson College|
|Anne Sevin||Framingham State College|
|Milo Schield||Augsburg College|
|Tom Short||Villanova University|
|J. Laurie Snell||Dartmouth College|
|Bob Stephenson||Iowa State University|
|John Walker||Syracuse University|
|Joe Ward||Northside ISD|
|Dex Whittinghill||Rowan College|
|Ron Wasserstein||Washburn University|
Members of the executive committee were introduced.
Minutes of the 1995 business meeting were distributed and approved.
The ASA accounting office has had some difficulty getting out timely and complete treasury reports due to the new computer system. As of June 30, we have approximately $7500 in the treasury. The income from the Proceedings and the bills for the newsletter are not accounted for in this figure.
Best Contributed Paper Award
The Best Contributed Paper Award was presented to Bob Stephenson by Ron Wasserstein.
Outreach to Public Schools
Fred Djang reported on the ASA's School Membership initiative. The membership costs $50.00 and includes subscriptions to Statistics Teacher Network newsletter, CHANCE and STATS magazines. There are about 14 public school which have become members so far. ASA members are encouraged to sponsor their local public schools.
Dick Scheaffer and Rosemary Roberts reported on the AP Statistics Course which was approved this year. ASA members are encouraged to become involved by helping train local teachers. There is a draft document on how to teach the AP course. This and other information can be obtained through your regional representative. The first exam will be given in May of 1997. Readers are needed to help grade the exam. Interested members should contact Rosemary Roberts.
Report from the Chair:
Last year's conference in Boston on "Trends in Introductory Applied Statistics Courses: Topics, Techniques and Technology" was a success. The executive committee voted to allocate $750 to the Boston Chapter of ASA to help support their upcoming conference on "Assessment in Statistics Courses". This conference is tentatively scheduled for April 19, 1997. The executive committee also voted to endorse the Conference on Teaching Statistics organized by the Department of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Mary Parker thanked the newsletter editors Carol Joyce Blumberg, Tom Moore and Joan Garfield for the excellent newsletters this year. Carol, Tom and Joan have agreed to serve as editors for another year. Send ideas for articles and announcements to one of these people. Carol Joyce Blumberg reported that there have been some difficulties with the labels this year. Members need to check their labels and online directory listing for errors.
Mary Parker thanked Jackie Dietz, Tom Short, Tim Hesterberg and Ann Cannon for their hard work on the webpage. Send suggested changes of the webpage to Jackie and additions to book list to Ann.
Mary Parker thanked Allan Rossman for this year's program. Roxy Peck is the program chair for 1997 and Jerry Moreno is program chair for 1998.
Mary Parker asked for ideas for the Stat. Ed. Section column in the Amstat News.
Visiting Retirees Program
Mary Regier is putting together a proposal for ASA to start a Visiting Retirees Program. This program would send a retired statistician from the US to a foreign country to help train statistics on a short-term basis. The retired statistician would agree to go for cost, volunteering time and expertise. Mary Regier's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if members have ideas they would like to share with her in putting this proposal together.
The executive committee identified outreach to organizations that teach statistics as a key element in our strategic plan. One part of this outreach is to have information readily available. A list of activities and organizations involved in the teaching of statistics has been started. Several items were added to this list.
Journal of Statistics Education
The Statistics Teacher Network
ASA Advisory Committee on Quantitative Literacy
Data Analysis Competition
Various Regional Conferences
Advanced Placement Stat Course
ASA-MAA Joint Committee on Undergraduate Statistics
International Study Group for Research on Learning Probability and Statistics
NCTM-ASA Joint Committee on Curriculum in Probability and Statistics
American Math Competition -- Math Olympiad
The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
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