Membership Committee Report

September 14, 2010


To: UCAR Members’ Representatives
From: Eric Hoffman, Chair of the UCAR Membership Committee
Subject: 2010 Membership Committee Report

The Membership Committee, conducted its business over email and via conference calls this past year, considered one new university applicant for UCAR membership, approved two new Academic Affiliates and reviewed 10 membership renewal applications.

The Membership Committee conducted a site visit to the new applicant university. On 5 April 2010, William Beasley, Jack Fellows and Jonathan Overpeck visited the campus of Michigan State University. We recommend approving their application for UCAR membership.

On 9 July 2010 the Membership Committee had a conference call to review the applications of two new Academic Affiliates, and the committee voted to approve the applications of State University of New York, Oswego and North Carolina State University, Asheville. In addition, we voted to recommend approval for all 10 renewing Member institutions whose applications we reviewed this year.

The Members will vote on our recommendations at the Annual Meeting; please review the reports below.   No vote is needed on the Academic Affiliate recommendations; the Membership Committee’s approval completes their affiliation application process.

I want to thank the members of the committee for reading the applications, attending the site visit and for writing the reports—William Beasley, Kristie Boering, Ken Bowman, Larry DiGirolamo, Guoshing Liu, Nicole Molders, Jonathan Overpeck, LuAnne Thompson, and George Young.

Renewing Institutions:

Institutions applying for Membership:

New Academic Affiliates (Already approved by the Membership Committee)