Advisory Board Meeting Summary 10.26.07

The complete minutes of the meeting on 10.26.07 are available under "Meeting Notes." The group discussed two methods for providing direction for the group and the previous two posts contain information about two tools to consider.

Actions Required:
· Work on revising the vision statement
· Discuss whom to invite to the Symposium

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Success Matrix Revision Link Available

CPATH participants:

Please see the link to the right entitled "Success Matrix Revision 10.26.07" for the complete version of the original Success Matrix. It will also be emailed to everyone on the CPATH distribution list, along with the diagram shown in the previous post. Please enter your ideas as comments to the posts on the blog. A brief summary of the Advisory Board meeting is also under Meeting Notes.

Let's keep the dialogue going!

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Strategic Planning Diagram--Click Link to right to see all

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CONVERGENCE 2007: Competitiveness Through Collaboration

December 7, 2007
Focus: Regional Competitiveness
Keynote Speaker: Joel Kotkin
Where: Radisson Hotel-500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento
Main Program: 7:30 to 9:30AM
Focussed Discussion: 9:45 to 11:00AM

For more details click:

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dm5k5cm_7hdrzcg

Please join us after the CONVERGENCE for the next CPATH Advisory Board Meeting to be held at 12 noon at Folsom Lake College.

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GIS Day at Folsom Lake College 11.14.07

The Folsom Lake College (FLC) Geography Program and the City of Folsom will be partnering to host another GIS Day event at FLC on November 14th from 9 am to 1 pm in the Community Room. Last year’s event was very successful and proved to be a great way for participants to network with other GIS users and to show off their hard work to the general public. This year’s theme is Careers in Geospatial Technologies and will feature several organizations from our community such as the City of Folsom, El Dorado Hills Fire, El Dorado Irrigation District, El Dorado County Surveyors Office, El Dorado National Forest, and others. I hope to see you all there!

http://gis.esri.com/gisday/detail.cfm?id=9099

Jason Pittman
Geoscience Instructor

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Advisory Meeting This Friday, October 26, 2007

Hi CPATH friends!

We are looking forward to seeing our Advisory Board friends this Friday at 10AM at Folsom Lake College, in the conference room right next door to Gary's office.

Coffee and cookies will be waiting.

See you Friday!

Gary Hartley

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STEM Public Lectures Series Coming Soon!

Hi all,

Here is the information on the second presentation of:
Fall Semester Sacramento State STEM Public Lectures Series:

- When: Tuesday, November 6th at 7:30pm
- Where: the University Union Redwood Room, CSUS campus
- Title of the talk: "The Science of Computer Games"
- Speaker: Dr. John Clevenger, Department of Computer Science, CSUS

Dr. Clevenger has over 30 years of experience teaching a wide variety of computer science related subjects and has earned numerous teaching awards. He is responsible for the development of a new course in computer game architecture and implementation at Sacramento State. He is also the Director of Contest Systems for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

His talk will provide attendees with an overview of the internal architecture common to most computer games followed by a look at the wide variety of core computer science topics comprising a game including application examples. For more information, please visit the Center for STEM Excellence website at www.csus.edu/stem.

Thanks,
Du Zhang

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Seminar #2 Prompt #3

This is the third "CPATH Milestone" from the success matrix. Please consider the questions and post your answers here. If you prefer to see the original document as a grid see the "Success Matrix #3" link on the right side of the blog under "Meeting Notes."

CPATH Milestones:
Recognize the changes in student demographic

ICER Strategic Initiatives: Improve the quality of computing education; Attract more people to the field; Improve retention in the major; Strengthen interdisciplinary connections; Meet human and infrastructure needs

Success Indicators:
What are the 3-4 indicators that show we understand the ICER initiatives and are in a better position to address them?

Key Action Steps:
What are the steps needed to enable us to align with our success indicators?


 

Responsibility: Group, Subgroup, or Individual


 

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Seminar #2-Discussion Prompt #2

This is the second "CPATH Milestone" from the success matrix. Please consider the questions and post your answers here. This section of the original document grid can be viewed by clicking the link "Success Matrix-Part 2" on the right side of the blog under "Meeting Notes."

CPATH Milestones:
Recognizing the pervasive role that computing plays in an increasing number of fields

ICER Strategic Initiatives: Improve the quality of computing education; Attract more people to the field; Improve retention in the major; Strengthen interdisciplinary connections; Meet human and infrastructure needs

Success Indicators:
What are the 3-4 indicators that show we understand the ICER initiatives and are in a better position to address them?

Key Action Steps:
What are the steps needed to enable us to align with our success indicators?


 

Responsibility: Group, Subgroup, or Individual?


 

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Seminar #2 Discussion Prompt

Following is the Blog version of the Success Matrix that Bernard introduced to the Seminar Group today. Please consider the questions and post your answers here. We encourage dialogue on these prompts. If you prefer to see the original document as a grid see the "Success Matrix" link on the right side of the blog under "Meeting Notes."


CPATH Milestones: Transformational change at the national level

ICER Strategic Initiatives: 1. Improve the quality of computing education; 2. Attract more people to the field; 3. Improve retention in the major; 4. Strengthen interdisciplinary connections; and 5.Meet human and infrastructure needs

Success Indicators: What are the 3-4 indicators that show we understand the ICER initiatives and are in a better position to address them? ………Questions: What are 3-4 characteristics of ICER transformational changes in this area? ……Are we able to articulate what a transformed CIS program would look like? …….What does it mean to not have transformational change?


Key Action Steps: What are the steps needed to enable us to align with our success indicators?


Responsibility: Group, Subgroup, or Individual





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How to Participate in this Community

The CPATH blog has been live for a few weeks now but we’ve noticed that very few of you are participating in discussions there. Your participation in blog discussions will to allow us to make progress outside of the scheduled meetings, increasing our speed and output quality.
To help you get started, we’ve prepared a few notes on what you need to do. Let us know if you encounter issues or questions. Use the comment link provided below to request help or info.
1. Get a blogger.com user id

  • Can be an existing gmail (Google mail) account or create a free Google account. To make your life saner, it's OK to use your standard email address (your.name@work.com) as your id.
  • You will need the id and password that you create each time you want to comment on a blog post. You may scan, view, graze, the blog without logging in, though.
  • If you are interested in being a regular blogger, let me know and I will provide that access.
  • Notes & Clarifications:
    - Once you’ve created your id and password, you will be redirected to the blogger dashboard where you can navigate into the cpath blog and participate.
2. Participate in discussions
  • By clicking on the Comments link for any particular posting. You must be signed in to comment.
3. Get a News Reader and use it
4. Future Action:
  • Themes and owners to be assigned by Advisory Board
  • Theme owners will initiate discussions by making pithy, thought-provoking posts
  • Your response will be to comment on the posts and on others’ comments
Phil Tierney, Intel
Linda Santoro, Folsom Lake College

Seminar Meeting this Friday, Oct 12, 10AM-11:45AM

Please don't miss the Seminar Meeting this week!

We will kick off at 10AM sharp in FL1-8, next door to Gary's office at Folsom Lake College. Start with coffee and cookies and participate in a discussion of strategic initiatives and action planning.

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