University Relations Committee
(URC)
Meeting


UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

University Relations Committee Meeting
Millersvillle University of Pennsylvania

25 April 2000

Gordinier Hall
Audubon and Mattisse Rooms, 2nd floor

Agenda

MONDAY, 24 APRIL

6:30 pm

Cocktails and dinner
Symposium Restaurant
125 S Centerville Road, Lancaster

 

 

TUESDAY, 25 APRIL

8:00 am Full breakfast will be available

8:30 Convene in Executive Session

9:30 A.

Regular Business Items

1. Chairman's Remarks

URC Chairman Droegemeier will welcome meeting participants and local hosts, and ask for adoption of the agenda and approval of the draft notes from the October 1999 meeting.

2. Tim Killeen's Remarks

Drogemeier will introduce Tim Killeen, the new NCAR Director, at which time Killeen will address the committee.

B.

Information Items

1. Status Reports

 

a.

ATM/NSF Report
Cliff Jacobs will report on the status of the NSF budget and on the NSF review of NCAR.

b.

UCAR Status Report
Rick Anthes will update the URC on items of interest. For background, please see the most recent UCAR Status Report (February 2000).

10:30 Break

10:45

c.

NCAR Status Report
Walt Dabberdt will update the URC on NCAR activities, including on the status of the High Performance Computing Strategic Plan. The reference is the most recent NCAR status report (February 2000).

d.

UCAR Office of Programs Status Report
Jack Fellows will update the URC on UOP activities--including SuomiNet. The reference is the most recent UOP status report (February 2000).

e. NRC Ranking and AMS Fellowship Update
Jack Fellows will report on the NRC ranking of university atmospheric and related sciences departments, and on the AMS Congressional Fellowship.

11:30  

2. Advocacy Report

J. Fellows will report on the advocacy priorities for this year.

11:45  

3. NCAR Liaison Reports and Update

Eric Betterton will report on the ASP selection process.

12 noon

Lunch
Millersville faculty and students will join the URC for lunch.

1:30

4. October Meeting Agenda

The agenda being planned for the October meeting will be discussed.

In addition to the outcomes from last year's Forum (please see the link to the October 1999 Members Meeting Forum follow-up), the results of the following projects will be included in the October Members meeting: results of the upcoming community-wide survey, the UCAR and NCAR 40th anniversary document, and the graduate student survey.


  C. Action Items
2:30

1. Non-core Proposal Review

Subcommittee Chairman Matt Hitchman will lead the discussion of NCAR and UOP proposals submitted for non-core funding from July 1999 through December 1999.

Action: The URC will be asked to accept the Subcommittee's report and any other associated recommendations.

3:00 Break

3:15

 

2. Instrumentation Development at Universities

Gene Takle will summarize his BAMS article on the issue of instruction on instrumentation at universities and the recommendations given for UCAR/NCAR participation.

Action: Determine what the next step should be for the URC on this issue.

 

4:00  

3. Community Involvement

Kelvin Droegemeier will lead a discussion on ways the URC can more effectively inform and engage the community in UCAR activities.

Action: to be determined

  D. Unstructured Discussion

4:30

This time is allotted for items not included on the agenda.

5:00 Adjourn

6:00 Reception