2021-03-02 Board Meeting

tags: UF Caprentries Meeting


  • Location: Remote
  • Date: March 2, 2021 10:00 AM (ET)
  • Agenda

• Introductions • Approve minutes from February 16th board meeting • Finalize instructor training application process • Planning for Geospatial workshop for end of March • Discussion of annual reports • Updates on sponsorships

  • Participants:
    • Brandon, Trista, Narayani, Vijay, Audrey, Amobichukwu, Althea
  • Meeting Chair: Brandon
  • Meeting Secretary: Audrey



Approve meeting minutes

  • Approve minutes from Feb 16th Board Meeting
    • Approved by board majority

Discussion of instructor training application process

  • Two week window for applications/expression of interest
  • Applicants(up to 6 funded by membership) selected by Board by scoring system
  • Create new Google form for those interested in instructor training -Use questions from Carpentries Org questionaire template & UF Carpentries template -Edit questions in Uf Carpentries Google sheet previously used: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10Jjl_fwUyj16z5WZqZcT-eVjWQiQUcHboAZBuoFH7Xk/edit#gid=2067027417 -AD: How often are you willing to teach in next year? -AE: Remove- workshops currently virtual
  • Instructor training opportunity announcement: -Email to Carpentries listserv (Narayani) -Post on social media accounts (Trista) -Email to hhelpers/instructions from previous workshops -Email to sponsoring departments
  • Selected applicants: we will send code, direct to fill out Carpentries Org questionaire as “Pre-approved Registration” https://amy.carpentries.org/forms/request_training/
  • Carpentries Instructor Training 2021 Calendar: https://carpentries.github.io/instructor-training/training_calendar/

Planning for geospatial workshop

  • Two days: March 22-23
  • Content: https://datacarpentry.org/r-raster-vector-geospatial/
    • Drop sections 12 & 14 (can cover if enough time but don’t include in program)
  • Vijay will start working on website
  • Trista will set up workshop registration with Flora
  • Instructors: Audrey, Amobi, Vijay & Narayani as needed
  • Communicate via email over the next week
  • Workshop planning meeting March 9th

Discussion of annual reports & sponsorship tabled until 3/16 meeting

Geospatial Workshop Planning Meeting - March 9th, 2021

  • Meeting Postiions
    • Chair: Brandon
    • Secretary: Trista

Next Board Meeting - March 16th, 2021

  • Meeting Positions
    • Chair: Brandon
    • Secretary: Trista