of the SAIR Board Meeting
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
October 24, 2000
Harriott Calhoun welcomed and introduced all of the members present.
Those in attendance were:
Lowther Vice President/President-Elect
Dizinno Past President
Delbridge In-coming Treasurer
Eck 2000 Conference Evaluation Committee Chair
Evaluation of SAIR 2000: The Evaluation Committee for the SAIR
2000 annual conference was chaired by Jim Eck and his committee members
were: Julie Fulgham, Dea Mathews, Jane Mathis-Hopson, and Cathy
Tanner. Chair, Jim Eck presented the Board with a preliminary
conference evaluation report. The following issues were discussed
in relation to the committee’s report:
with off-site logistics, (transportation, small labs, tech support,
emphasis on demonstrations (rather than hands-on) and on-site
workshops, perhaps with laptop computers (rather than
Dizinno will explore what options are available with SPSS.
(Opportunities to Improve SAIR)
2. Implications for SAIR 2001: Sam Lowther
for the general sessions for the conference will be tight.
all rooms are condo-type rooms, it will be important to have a
“roommate finder” to help members who want to share rooms.
hotel will also be relatively inexperienced at handling a
conference. Cornelia Wills will have to keep this in mind for
Newcomers events and Jim Purcell with papers.
Ad Hoc Committee Report: Teresa Hall
of the Ad Hoc Committee on Bylaws, Board Structure and Board Duties
will be Debbie Dailey, Gerry McLaughlin, Sam Lowther, Mary Sapp,
Harriott Calhoun and Gerry Dizinno. This group will meet via
listserv at first. They also plan to begin a threaded
discussions on the SAIR website. Members will be notified via
SAIRMAIL when this will take place. If they eventually wish to
meet face to face, travel assistance may be needed for several of
these people for the meeting. The Board will be approached at
that time with a request
Collaboration with AIR: Teresa Hall
and Harriott Calhoun met with Michael Middaugh during the
conference. The most promising possibility for collaboration
seems to be for a regional workshop for which AIR would provide a
trainer and travel expenses while SAIR would provide the facilities
and logistical support. The first workshop might be in early
February. Kennesaw State University is a possible site.
We need to carefully pick which AIR workshop we want to have,
perhaps polling the membership to determine interest and need.
With proven presenters, we should have no trouble filling a
workshop. A local person would have to be willing to
take care of any local arrangements. SAIR would be responsible
for registration and collection of fees.
SAIR 25th Anniversary Projects: Larry Jones
Web Committee will include Sarah Carrigan, Libby Morris Michael
Hadley, Michael Gilbert. They will provide, by December 15, a
site revision format and a new web design. John Milam will be
responsible for the database structure. Joseph Hoey and Libby
Morris will work on the vision and functionality of the site.
The committee met at the conference, had discussions and divided up
the work for the web site revision. The new design will be
tables based. Milam wants to use ADP for database design.
There should be little additional costs for the revisions.
Teresa will include the web committee as part of the SAIR Board/ByLaws
is planning on scouting sites for the next two years – 2002 and
2003. We all agreed that this is necessary due to the size of
nominating committee will have a slate of nominees by June 30.
and Hannelore Delbridge will put together a charge for the Finance
Committee. Board Members are asked to review the constitution
and by laws.
and Teresa discussed assistance, such as part-time secretarial or
clerical help, that may be needed to subsidize Board Members.
It was agreed that this would be discussed on an as-needed basis.