Rosemary Roberts, Section Chair called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. on August 12, 1998. Those in attendance were:
|Lee Abramson||Nuclear Regulatory Commissionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karla Ballman||Macalester Collegeemail@example.com|
|Don Bentley||Pomona Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Carol Joyce Blumberg||Winona State Universityemail@example.com|
|John Boyer||Kansas State Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Beth Chance||University of the Pacificemail@example.com|
|George Cobb||Mount Holyoke Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jon Cryer||University of Iowaemail@example.com|
|James Davenport||Virginia Commonwealth Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jackie Dietz||North Carolina State Universityemail@example.com|
|Carolyn Dobler||Gustavus Adolphus Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joan Garfield||University of Minnesotaemail@example.com|
|Katherine Halvorsen||Smith Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brad Hartlaub||Kenyon Collegeemail@example.com|
|Tim Hesterberg||MathSoft, Inc.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Holcomb||Youngstown State Universityemail@example.com|
|Roger Johnson||South Dakota School of Mines & Technologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Albyn Jones||Reed Collegeemail@example.com|
|Gudmund Iversen||Swarthmore Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Terry King||Northwest Missouri Stateemail@example.com|
|Robin Lock||St. Lawrence Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jim Matis||Texas A&M Universityemail@example.com|
|John McKenzie||Babson Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chris McLaren||Moorhead State Universityemail@example.com|
|Tom Moore||Grinnell Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jerry Moreno||John Carroll Universityemail@example.com|
|Bob Newcomb||University of California-Irvinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bill Notz||Ohio State Universityemail@example.com|
|Roxy Peck||Cal Poly San Luis Obispofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Derek Penny||South Bank University (London, UK)||email@example.com|
|Ellen Rehak||Gainesville Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marta Remmenga||New Mexico State Universityemail@example.com|
|Rosemary Roberts||Bowdoin Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Allan Rossman||Dickinson Collegeemail@example.com|
|Milo Schield||Augsburg Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tom Short||Villamore Universityemail@example.com|
|Bob Stephenson||Iowa State Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ron Tracy||Oakland Universityemail@example.com|
|Stephen Turner||Babson Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jessica Utts||University of California, Davisemail@example.com|
|Joe Ward||Northside ISDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bob Wardrop||University of Wisconsin-Madisonemail@example.com|
|Ron Wasserstein||Washburn Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joan Weinstein||Pine Manor College/Harvard Ext. Sch.||email@example.com|
|Dex Whittinghill||Rowan Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
Rosemary Roberts introduced the 1998 section officers. She also introduced and congratulated the new officers for 1999: Chair-elect, Roxy Peck; Secretary-Treasurer: Marilynn Dueker; Publications Officer: Jessica Utts; Council of Sections: John Boyer; and Executive Committee members, Beth Chance and Katherine Halvorsen.
Best Contributed Paper Award
The Best Contributed Paper Award was presented to Ann Watkins by Ron Wasserstein on behalf of the Section.
Minutes and Treasurer's report
The minutes of the 1997 Business Meeting were distributed and approved. The June 30 financial statement shows about $5000 in the treasury. Income and expenses from the Proceedings and some expenses for the newsletter are not included in this figure.
Reports from Program Chairs
Jackie Dietz reported on the selection of the Educom Medal Award. She announced that it was awarded to Paul Velleman who created ActivStats, DataDesk and DASL.
Report from Chair
Rosemary Roberts thanked Jerry Lyons from Springer-Verlag for providing the refreshments for our meeting. She also thanked Terry King, Joan Garfield, Tom Moore and Carol Blumberg for their work on the newsletter this year. Ideas for the news letter should be sent to Terry.
The Executive Committee voted to continue co-sponsorship of the College Bowl which requires no funding. Funded sponsorship was approved for the ASA Poster and Project Competition and the Undergraduate Data Analysis Competition. The committee also voted to provide some funding for the travel and hotel expenses of the speaker for the 1999 invited session on Teaching Statistics to Students with Disabilities and to reimburse some of the travel expenses for one of the invited speakers at the 1998 meetings.
Rosemary also reported on a couple of issues from the Council of Sections. Only about 50% of ASA members are also section members. Most non-renewing members are not members of any section. There are 16 member initiatives with approximately $100,000 allocated for implementing them. Some of the issues most pertinent to the sections include Issue 1, Initiative 2 on outreach to non- and future statisticians and Issue 2, Initiative 10 on diversity in publications to meet the needs of the members. The Journal of Statistical Education received $25,000 under this initiative to get established as an ASA sponsored journal and work towards self-sufficiency.
A charter committee has been set up to revise the Stat. Ed. Section Charter. The review committee will make recommendations to the executive committee for approval. Any approved changes will be voted on by section members.
Chris McLaren reminded us that many of our departments receive Stat Magazine as part of our institutional membership and suggested that we make it available to our students.
Joe Ward suggested that an excellent outreach program is for individuals and/or chapters to become involved in local science fairs and provide assistance to science teachers in the public schools.
Roxy Peck reported on the success of the AP exam in statistics. She encouraged those interested in serving as an exam reader to apply to be an advisor. Check the web site, www.collegeboard.com.
The problem of the unreliable link between the SciStat.edu news group and EdStat.L list server was discussed. Perhaps someone could submit fixing this problem under one of the ASA member initiatives. This would require a fully developed business plan.
Bob Newcom held a raffle for the prize of a DBM CD. Ron Wasserstein won the raffle.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:26 p.m.
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