2021-04-27 Board Meeting

tags: UF Caprentries Meeting


  • Location: Remote
  • Date: April 27, 2021 10:00 AM (ET)
  • Agenda
    • Introductions
    • Approve minutes from April 13 board meeting
    • Instructor training applications/selection of candidates
    • Discuss the creation of additional roles within the DC governance, e.g. data master
    • Any other business
  • Participants:
    • Brandon, Trista, Narayani, Vijay, Audrey, Amobi, Althea, Kathe Todd-Brown, Geraldine
  • Meeting Chair: Max
  • Meeting Secretary: Audrey



Conversation with Dr. Kathe Todd-Brown

  • NSF proposal
  • Pull in central Data Carpentries- e.g., curriculum development
  • Smaller proposal- waiting to hear https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=505829&ods_key=nsf21549
  • Approve meeting minutes

    • Approve minutes from April 13th Board Meeting
      • Approved by board majority

Instructor Training Applicant Selection

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Ynmg_FDraBIvTn9COKD6t-Gq95hpxFWuz7SwmMDJJQ/edit#gid=484885249 - 10 applicants; 3 from Board - Separate meeting to score/vote w/out board members who applied - Anomynize scoring/voting - Applicants(up to 6 funded by membership) selected by Board by scoring system - https://www.uf-carpentries.org/training/ -https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19KWiQY2rfO5H9Lp_zmkdT_g5n64e9ZmY -Board special meeting to select instructor training applicants: 
    May 4th, 10am: Max, Vijay, Brandon, Varayani, Brian(?) - Carpentries Instructor Training 2021 Calendar:  https://carpentries.github.io/instructor-training/training_calendar/

Discussion on Creating Formal Board Member Roles

  • Rotating roles for meetings but establish some (semi)permanent roles
    • e.g., treasurer, data manager
    • Data manager role: annual reports; update instructor list, volunteers - For remainder of year: Audrey- ‘acting’ data manager (working with Geraldine) - Brandon- treasurer

Carpentries Funding

-Althea: ~$2000 for 2020-21 available - Allocated as state funds not used, must be used (or designated for use) by June 30th (or few days before) - Summer conference funding? - Additional instructor training funding (+1 or more applicants) - Will assess after next week’s meeting to score/select instructor training

Instructor Training Selection - May 4th, 2021

  • Meeting Postiions
    • Chair: Narayani
    • Participants: Vijay, Narayani, Brandon, Brian(maybe)

Next Board Meeting - May 11th, 2021

  • Meeting Positions
    • Chair: Max
    • Secretary: Audrey