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Advisory Board Minutes - December 2004


Approved January 5, 2005

Call to Order - December Session

(12-04-04) The December 2004 meeting of The USGenWeb Advisory Board was called to order by National Coordinator Shari Handley.

AGENDA
December 2004 Meeting

1. Call to order
2. Continue with closed-session hearing
3. Reading, correction, approval, or disposition of minutes (when available)
4. New business
a. McGrew-Ayers logo design
b. Possible contest for design of additional alternative logo
c. Web site honor
5. Election Committee Officers
7. Adjournment


Approval of Minutes - November 2004 Minutes (12-8-04) By general consent, the minutes of the November 2004 meeting of the Advisory Board were approved as written.

Motion 4-23
McGrew Ayres Logos

(12-10-04) Representative Darilee Bednar moved and Gail Meyer Kilgore seconded

. . . to approve the McGrew-Ayres "USA/flag" logos shown on http://www.mcgrewfamily.com/usgw.html as officially acceptable alternatives to the existing USGenWeb logo for all USGenWeb sites.

Discussion ensued.

(10-13-04) The motion failed with 5 "yes" votes, 8 "no" votes, no abstentions, and 2 members not voting.

Those voting YES: Angie Rayfield, Linda Blum-Barton, Darilee Bednar, Bettie Wood, Gail Meyer Kilgore,

Those voting NO: Cyndie Enfinger, Jan Cortez, Kathi Jones-Hudson, Don Kelly, Larry Flesher, Teri Brown, Betsy Mills, David Morgan

Those abstaining: none

Those not voting: Richard Howland, Denise Woodside


 

Additional Comments:

None


Motion 4-24
Single or Multiple Logos

(12-21-04) Representative Betsy Mills moved and Jan Cortez seconded

. . . that the AB conduct a poll of the membership to establish the wishes of the membership as to whether one or multiple logos should be used by the Project. The Poll is to be conducted by the EC at their earliest convenience. The voting period will be two weeks. At the conclusion of the poll, a logo contest will be held in conjunction with the national elections, 2005, to select an official logo and/or alternatives.

Discussion ensued.

(12-28-04) The motion passed with 12 "yes" votes, 0 "no" votes, no abstentions, and 3 members not voting.

Those voting YES: Angie Rayfield, Linda Blum-Barton, Darilee Bednar, Gail Meyer Kilgore, Cyndie Enfinger, Jan Cortez, Kathi Jones-Hudson, Don Kelly, Larry Flesher, Teri Brown, Betsy Mills, David Morgan

Those voting NO: none

Those abstaining: none

Those not voting: Richard Howland, Denise Woodside, Bettie Wood


 

Additional Comments:

None


Other Business -
Web site honor

(12-3-04) From National Coordinator Shari Handley:
I'm proud to announce that The USGenWeb Project's national web site has been chosen for inclusion as an example of excellence in a lesson on evaluating web site content being developed as a part of a US Dept. of Education Grant. It is part of a FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education) Grant for the Academic Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Co-Lab, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The name of this particular grant program is quite a mouthful: "An Investigation of the Pedagogical and Economic Effectiveness of Sharable Content Objects, Using Standards, in Online Instruction". The aim is to improve the efficiency and quality of online learning, and our web site is being used as an example of a web site that meets the "Coverage" criteria.

For more information:

http://www.tyaskin.com/USGen.htm - copy of the storyboard showing how the USGenWeb site will be used

http://projects.aadlcolab.org/fipse-publicweb/index.htm - ADL Co-Lab's site for this FIPSE grant program

http://www.fipse.aed.org/grantshow.cfm?grantNumber=P116B020126 - FIPSE's info on this grant program

Congratulations and thanks to our webmasters Mike Jarvis and Julie McGrew-Ayers for designing such an excellent national web site for us. We USGenWeb members have appreciated your work, and it is nice to see others recognizing it, too!



Other Business -
Election of EC Officers
(12-15-04) From Ellen Pack, Chair of the USGenWeb Election Committee, by way of National Coordinator Shari Handley:

TO: USGenWeb Advisory Board
FROM: USGenWeb Election Committee
SUBJECT: Election of EC Officers
DATE: December 14, 2005

The EC has completed its annual election of committee officers for the year 2005. Tina Vickery has been elected Chair, and Deb Haines has been elected Sec/Pub.

Tina and Deb will take office effective January 1, 2005 and serve until December 31, 2005.

Respectfully submitted,
Ellen Pack
USGenWeb Election Committee


Adjournment

(12-28-04) If there is no objection, the December meeting of The USGenWeb Advisory Board is adjourned. The January meeting will open on Monday, January 3, 2005.

Shari Handley
National Coordinator
The USGenWeb Project

 


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Greta Thompson, Recording Secretary

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