Chris McLaren, Section Chair, called the meeting to order at 5.50 pm., Wednesday, August 11, 1999. Those in attendance were:
|Lee Abramson||Nuclear Regulatory Commissionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Don Bentley||Pomona Collegeemail@example.com|
|John Boyer||Kansas State Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ann Cannon||Cornell Collegeemail@example.com|
|Rick Carlson||Health Partnersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Beth Chance||Cal Poly, San Luis Obispoemail@example.com|
|James M Davenport||Virginia Commonwealth U.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bob delMas||University of Minnesotaemail@example.com|
|Jackie Dietz||North Carolina State U.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Judy Dill||ASA Staffemail@example.com|
|Fred Djang||Choate Rosemary Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Carolyn Dobler||Gustavus Adolphus Collegeemail@example.com|
|Marilynn Dueker||University of Connecticut, Stamfordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marlin Eby||Messiah Collegeemail@example.com|
|Mike Frey||Bucknell Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Theresa Gauthier||Cleveland Comm. Collegeemail@example.com|
|Pat Humphrey||Georgia Southern Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Roger Johnson||S. Dakota School of Mines and Technologyemail@example.com|
|Terry King||Northwest Missouri State Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Uwe Koehn||University of Connecticutemail@example.com|
|Nancy Lo||Southwest Fisheries Sc. Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robin Lock||St. Lawrence Universityemail@example.com|
|Edd Mansfield||University of Alabamafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|John McKenzie||Babson Collegeemail@example.com|
|Chris McLaren||University of California, Irvinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jackie Miller||Ohio State Universityemail@example.com|
|Tom Moore||Grinnell Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jerry Moreno||John Carroll Universityemail@example.com|
|Patricia Munholland||Montana State Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robert Newcomb||University of California, Irvineemail@example.com|
|Jim Norton||Carolinas Medical Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|William Notz||Ohio State Universityemail@example.com|
|Mary Parker||Austin Community Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Roxy Peck||Cal Poly, San Luis Obispoemail@example.com|
|Rosemary Roberts||Bowdoin Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alan Rossman||Dickinson Collegeemail@example.com|
|Ginger Rowell||Belmont Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dick Schaeffer||University of Floridaemail@example.com|
|Milo Schield||Augsburg Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anne Sevin||Harvard School of Public Healthemail@example.com|
|Tom Short||Villanova Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sonya Vartivarian||University of Michiganemail@example.com|
|John Walker||Syracuse Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joe Ward||Health Careers H. S.||email@example.com|
|Ron Wasserstein||Washburn Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dex Whittinghill||Rowan Universityemail@example.com|
Introductions and Congratulations
Christine McLaren, Section Chair, thanked Springer-Verlag for providing refreshments for the business meeting.
Christine congratulated the newly elected section officers: Allan Rossman, the 2000 Chair-elect, Section Council Representative, Anne Sevin, and the newly elected Executive Committee members, Karla Ballman and Deborah Rumsey. Christine also congratulated, Dick Schaeffer, on his election as the 2000 ASA President-Elect.
Ron Wasserstein presented the Best Contributed Paper Award to Harry James Norton for his paper on the Fallacies in Statistical Reasoning. Christine thanked Ron for all the work involved in making this award.
Christine congratulated Ann Watkins, newly named Fellow of the ASA, and Jerry Moreno for receiving the ASA Founders Award for his work for the ASA and for the Statistical Education Section.
Minutes and Treasurer's Report
The minutes of the 1998 business meeting of the Statistical Education Section were distributed and approved.
The June 30, 1999 financial statement showed a balance of $8607 in the treasury with the expenses for another edition of the newsletter (about $500) and with income and expenses involved in the Proceedings yet to come. The treasurer's report was accepted.
Reports from Program Chairs
Tom Short, 2000 program chair, reported on the invited sessions for next year: Using Technology to Develop Statistical Reasoning and Thinking, The Teaching of Statistics Across Disciplines and Departments, and Distance Learning in Statistics Education. He requested help for the special contributed sessions and the invited technical sessions. He needs contributed papers, roundtable ideas, and volunteers to chair the various sessions.
Brad Hartlaub, 1999 program chair, thanked Rosemary Roberts for appointing him, Tom Short for organizing the Roundtables, Ron Wasserstein for dealing with the evaluation forms, and the session organizers: Deb Rumsey, Chandler Pike, and Dick Schaeffer.
Brad then reported that the topic, Teaching Students with Disabilities, which was submitted to the competition for invited sessions, was not successful.
The Section on Statistical Education had 3 invited sessions with 9 speakers and 3 discussants; 5 invited technical exhibits and a Statistical Education Section table organized by Jerry Moreno; 2 special contributed sessions with 14 speakers and 2 panels; 4 regular contributed sessions with 24 speakers; 23 posters; and 10 roundtables.
Roxy Peck announced that the 2001 program chair will be Jim Matis.
Report from the Section Chair
Christine reported that the Executive Committee voted to write a letter to the ASA Board of Directors expressing support for the msr College Bowl and requesting that the ASA do more to support the Mu Sigma Rho College Bowl.
She reported that the Charter Committee recommended that the lead newsletter editor and the webmaster be given positions on the executive committee. The current executive committee recommended that the current six members-at-large be reduced to three members-at-large to assure that the committee membership would not be increased.
There was considerable discussion on the proposal, mostly concerning the loss of the three elected members-at-large. It was argued that member-at-large was an important entry position to the executive committee and many members were reluctant to eliminate any of these positions.
Christine announced that any amendment to the charter would be written and sent to the section membership for a mail vote.
Rosemary Roberts reported that ASA's 1999 Strategic Planning Initiative had allocated $10,000 for planning a symposium on undergraduate education to take place the Saturday before the 2000 JSM. The workshop will discuss curricular issues in undergraduate statistics.
Christine reported that the section was encouraged to write a section history. John McKenzie reminded the meeting that Henry Inman wrote a Statistical Education Section history for the sesquicentennial of ASA.
Jackie Dietz reported that the Journal of Statistics Education is now an official ASA publication, available on the ASA Web site, and would be supported for three years, after which it is expected to be self-supporting. She asked members to please subscribe.
It was suggested that there should be a mailing to the section membership and to AP teachers. It was also suggested that an advertisement should be placed in the AMA publication and in the AMSTAT News.
Dick Schaeffer suggested that there should be advertising in the Journal of Statistics Education. He also suggested that the symposium on undergraduate education should include colleges of education that prepare future teachers of mathematics. Dick also pointed out that statistics will be included in the report issued by the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences.
Don Bentley described the organization of isolated teachers of statistics.
Joe Ward encouraged the membership to get involved in Science Fairs to greatly improve the use of statistics and computers.
Roxy Peck announced a critical need for graders for the AP exams. She suggested that members look at the web site, www.collegeboard.com.
Terry King requested ideas and articles for the section newsletter.
Bob Newcomb conducted a raffle. The winners were:
The meeting adjourned at 7.10 pm.
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