2021-05-11 Board Meeting

tags: UF Caprentries Meeting


  • Location: Remote
  • Date: May 11, 2021 10:00 AM (ET)
  • Agenda
    • Introductions
    • Approve minutes from April 27th board meeting
    • Update on instructor training applicants application and next steps
    • Management and status of conference grant awards
  • Participants:
    • Max, Brian, Brandon, Trista, Narayani, Vijay, Audrey, Alethea, Cory Brunson, C.Mavian
  • Meeting Chair: Max
  • Meeting Secretary: Audrey



Approve meeting minutes

  • Approve minutes from April 27th Board Meeting
    • Approved by board majority

Discussion of credit for workshops

From a member: Does teaching in Data Carpentry workshop provide teaching credits for faculty? Workshops: Genomics in Summer; potential library carpentry in the fall with Hao Ye as an instructor Any other business-complications

Discussion of instructor training application process

  • Final applicants selected
  • Letter drafted to send to selected applicants/those non-selected
    • any edits to be sent to Brandon by this evening (5/11)

Remainder of Funds for Travel Grants

  • Google form created/adapted by Narayani
  • Circulate to listserv this evening
  • Deadline May 22 for applications
  • Select/notify by June 15th (fiscal deadline June)
  • Point of contact: Trista
  • Travel funds for Summer/Fall 2021- up to December 31
  • Reimbursement for travel/registration, etc.- must be registered/provide documentation by June 15/16
  • Scoring for applicants: https://www.uf-carpentries.org/awards/
  • Vote on applicants May 25th meeting or private meeting?
  • Future use of funds: publication fees, printing fees, etc.? (Alethea)
  • Board members may apply
  • Evaluation process separate from - blind- one person not involved in evaluations
    • anonomizes applications & hands off to those

Other business

  • Recording workshops? views?
  • Alethea- Gallery app- track views
  • Membership tiers for UF Carpentries- do we want to change/upgrade?
    • Silver now, Bronze not necessary at this time
    • In future, evaluate how we are reaching uf/ metrics

Genomic Workshop tabled until next meeting

Next Board Meeting - May 25th, 2021

  • Meeting Positions
    • Chair: Trista
    • Secretary: Max