2021-01-19 Board Meeting

2021-01-19 Board Meeting

Meeting Info

  • Location: Remote
  • Date: Jan 19, 2021 10:00 AM (ET)
  • Agenda:
    1. Introductions
    2. Approve minutes from January 5th board meeting
    3. Updates on sponsorships requests
    4. Update on instructor training
    5. Continued Spring Intro to R workshop planning
  • Participants: Brandon Merriell, Trista Brophy, Massimiliano Tagliamonte, Audrey Smith, Narayani Barve, Plato Smith, Vijay Barve, Alethea Geiger
  • Meeting Chair: Trista
  • Meeting Secretary: Brandon


Approve Meeting Minutes

  • Minutes approved

    Sponsorship Email Updates

  • SNRE still awaiting response
  • UFGI still awaiting response
  • Brandon will send email to Plato Smith for libraries
  • Geography has declined for now
  • Vet med still awaiting response

    Instructor Training Updates

  • Will come back to this next meeting

Continued Discussion of Spring Workshop Planning

  • Need additional instructors for upcoming R workshop (1/25 & 1/26)
  • Send another email about need for additional instructors
  • 23 people registered for workshop so far from sponsoring departments
  • Will open registration to other departments today
    • Emails & Trista will post to social media pages
  • Ideally would like 3 helpers per session
  • Dedicated moderator would be useful
    • Trista & Audrey will split moderating
  • Need to compose email to workshop participants (zoom link, time, software install, etc.)
    • Will send out on Thursday evening
    • Trista will set up zoom link and slack channel for workshop
    • Email will also ask registered participants to confirm they plan to attend workshop
  • Try to host meeting with all workshop instructors/helpers prior to Monday
    • Meet Friday at 1:00pm
  • If there is a large waitlist for this Intro to R workshop, we can offer again later in the semester
    • May be good to offer a different workshop as our next workshop since we’ve now offered 2 consecutive Intro to R workshops

      Info for Next Meeting

  • Next meeting: Feb 2nd, 2021 10:00 AM (ET)
  • Meeting Chair: Trista
  • Meeting Secretary: Brandon