Relations Committee (URC) Report
John Merrill reported on the work of URC over the past
year, including the development of the Members Meeting agenda.
His report highlighted that the committee’s proposal
review function showed no unfair competition with the university
community. He asked that the Members and Affiliates feel
free to contact the URC Chair, or any member of the URC if
they have any issues to be brought to UCAR.
Chair of the Membership Committee Bob Talbot provided the
The actions of the Members with regard to Membership were
A. The five applications for renewal of UCAR Membership
University of Maryland at College Park
University of Miami
University of Missouri
Texas Tech University
B. The University of Houston’s application for Membership
was approved unanimously.
C. The Membership Committee at their meeting in June 2005
approved the following Affiliate members: University
of Louisana at Monroe, Plymouth State University, San Francisco
State University, and Saint Cloud State University.
Talbot announced the following Membership and Affiliation
renewals that will be considered in the 2006 cycle:
University at Albany, State U of New York, (1970)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1970)
Institution of Oceanography - University of California, San
University of Toronto (1970)
Air Force Institute of Technology (1998)
University of Charleston
Clark Atlanta University (1993)
Academic Affiliates Meeting
The Affiliates met on
Tuesday and discussed the NCAR Strategic Plan, possible new
interactions and opportunities between NCAR and AAP institutions
that may result from the NCAR reorganization; the NSF Competition
for the management of NCAR; the AMS Policy on the B.S. in Atmospheric
Science/Meteorology with Mohan Ramamurthy; the Radar Module
and other COMET initiatives with COMET director Tim Spangler,
as well as other topics.