MAPOR Council Public Meeting Minutes– February 2022

MAPOR EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
February 21, 2022
12:30 – 2:00 CST / 1:30 pm – 3:00pm EST
Zoom invite

Attendees: Kevin, Evgenia, Ben, Rebecca, Leah, Erin, Jerry, Justine, Patrick and Lindsey

MAPOR SPOTLIGHT of the MONTH:  This month we spotlight Leah’s efforts to engage and negotiate with the Embassy Suites staff to review and renew our contract. Thanks for making this happen, Leah! This is not the most exciting task but is necessary to ensure we have a nice cozy, place to land in November for the next three years. 

MAPOR Mission Statement

We provide high-quality educational and conference programs to encourage scholarly exchanges across disciplines and geographies, broaden member access to mentors and resources, and bolster opportunities for leadership and innovations. We join forces with AAPOR, academic institutions, and government and industry employers to develop a thriving community that supports all MAPOR members, including students, scholars, and professionals in every stage of their career.

MAPOR Vision Statement

MAPOR is a leading voice in public opinion, survey, and social science scholarship, methods, and practice among regional professional associations. We are an inclusive and supportive community that enables our diverse members to achieve their educational, professional development, and networking goals. 

Agenda:

  1. Approval of last meeting’s minutes 
  1. 2022 Conference             (Leah)
    1. Conference support committee 
    2. Check with hotel about 2021 contract plans

Contract is done. There is a new contracts folder. Patrick is trying to get Daniel Merkle for the keynote. Leah has reached out to Jolene Smyth about the short course and Jill Dever for the pedagogy hour.

  1. Secretary / Treasurer’s Report (Lindsey)              
    1. Financial updates
      1. Checking: $26,767.94
      2. Savings: $46,972.38
    2. Membership list updates
      1. The new member list is done. A new list has been created in Cvent and MAPORnet is updated. 
      2. AAPOR should be reaching out soon with new members from the AAPOR renewal option.
    3. Tentative tasks for 2022
      1. Taxes are done
      2. Member survey for 2022?
        1. Lindsey has questions from Leah, and will dive into the survey tomorrow.
      3. Not for Profit Annual Report filing
        1. Lindsey will tackle this in May
      4. Cvent billing – Should we drop our other platforms?
        1. Lindsey will tackle this once the Member Survey is in the field.
      5. MAPOR address ‘move’ to NORC building
        1. CVENT- Lindsey will see if it needs to be done.
        2. Chase bank- Done
        3. IRS- Done
        4. State of Illinois- Sent a form in for this
  1. Communications                     (Benjamin)
    1. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1862vi9ewY7ytZTiF3Ok6w17NpWRacPmuN1cPd2Gd3c4/edit

is the MAPOR comms calendar for 2022. People should review, and feel free to make additional suggestions – I’m mostly basing it off of Justine’s calendar from the last couple of years, with tweaks for AAPOR in Chicago.

  1. Spring newsletter
    1. Conference Survey Results
    2. Conference Recap (non-survey, e.g. ‘how did it feel, from the conference coordinator perspective’)
    3. Upcoming Online Activities
    4. Any other topics?

The newsletter will go out in March, and will include a student section, announcement for the MAPOR fellowship program, and the conference survey results as part of the letter from the president. Please have materials to Ben by March 2nd

  1. Website                             (Hillary)
    1. Meeting minutes to website
  1. Awards, Grants, and Support Committee (Bob)
    1. Student fellowship program communications

MAPOR will communicate with fellows after the abstracts have been received so the fellows can be chosen based on the abstract topics.

  1. Sponsorship (Dana)
  1. Online Learning Committee           (Justine)
    1. Meeting to discuss goals for 2022
    2. Webinars
    3. Other events? 
      1. Resume review? 
      2. Speed networking?

The committee had a kick off meeting a couple weeks ago. Ideas include resume reviews, speed networking, lunch and learn. They plan to have three to five events a year, including an event or two that cater to students or mid-career. Their next step is to set up a regular meeting schedule and work towards something in April. If you have any ideas, please send them to the committee. Justine will send Lindsey a question for the membership survey.

  1. Student Award Criteria Review Committee – Allyson Holbrook

Kevin sent Allyson the survey responses on why people did not apply for the student paper. She may have a question to add to the Member survey. Kevin will pass that along to Lindsey.

  1. Other business
    1. Mixers in 2022 – waiting for COVID rates to decline – any suggestions for locations

Kevin will reach out to John to see if Madison is ready for a mixer.

Council members

President – Kevin Ulrich

Vice President / President Elect – Justine Bulgar-Medina

Past President – Dana Garbarski

Conference Chair – Leah Dean

Associate Conference Chair – Patrick Hsieh

Secretary-Treasurer – Lindsey Witt-Swanson

Website Coordinator – Hillary Hanson

Sponsorship Coordinator – Dana Garbarski

Student Liaison – Evgenia Kapousouz

Communications Chair – Benjamin Schapiro

Members at Large – Bob Davis, Erin Heiden, Rebecca Powell, David Sterrett, Jerry Timbrook

Committees

Conference Committee – Leah Dean (Chair), Patrick Hsieh, David Sterrett

Online Learning Committee – Justine Bulgar-Medina (Chair), Erin Heiden, Rebecca Powell, Jerry Timbrook

Awards, Grants, and Support Committee – Bob Davis (Chair), Evgenia Kapousouz

Secretary Treasurer Support – Lindsey Witt-Swanson, Kevin Ulrich 

Communications Support – Benjamin Schapiro, Justine Bulgar-Medina, Evgenia Kapousouz

AAPOR Conference Committee – TBD

GO MAPOR GO!

MAPOR Council Public Meeting Minutes– January 2022

MAPOR EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES
Bob Davis
January 24, 2022
12:30 – 2:00 CST / 1:30 pm – 3:00pm EST
Zoom invite

Attendees: Kevin Ulrich, Leah Dean, Benjamin Schapiro, Jerry Timbrook, Evgenia Kapousouz, Hillary Hanson, Erin Heiden, Y. Patrick Hsieh, Rebecca Powell, Justine Bulagar-Medina, Bob Davis, Dana Garbarski, David Sterrett

MAPOR SPOTLIGHT of the MONTH:  The MAPOR spotlight of the month goes out to new members Erin, Ben, Rebecca, and Jerry. Welcome aboard and we appreciate your willingness to serve on the council! 

MAPOR Mission Statement

We provide high-quality educational and conference programs to encourage scholarly exchanges across disciplines and geographies, broaden member access to mentors and resources, and bolster opportunities for leadership and innovations. We join forces with AAPOR, academic institutions, and government and industry employers to develop a thriving community that supports all MAPOR members, including students, scholars, and professionals in every stage of their career.

MAPOR Vision Statement

MAPOR is a leading voice in public opinion, survey, and social science scholarship, methods, and practice among regional professional associations. We are an inclusive and supportive community that enables our diverse members to achieve their educational, professional development, and networking goals. 

Meeting notes:

Meeting started 12:30PM Central

  1. Approval of last meeting’s minutes 

Approved by Unanimous consent.

  1. Conference Survey Data (Kevin)

Kevin reviewed Review of survey highlights

  • 201 surveys sent, 114 completes – 57% response rate.76% in person very

Conference Survey Highlights

Keving led a discussions about the conference survey.  Key areas include:

General conference satisfaction / attendance comparing in person vs virtual.

  • In-person more satisfied than virtual (76.1% Very Satisfied in person vs 45% Very Satisfied virtual), but the difference is less noticeable when looking at top 2 box (97.2% in person vs 87.5% virtual).

Discussion for 2022 conference in person vs virtual

  • Three main drivers for virtual attendance were concerns surrounding Covid, convenience, and scheduling.    Convenience factor is a good reason to offer a virtual offering.  10.6% would attend virtually and 9.7% would attend as a mix in the future.
  • Most people who would attend in person next year cite easing of Covid and dissatisfaction with the technology/experience as the main driver to return to in person.  
  • While the hybrid model does expand participation to those who were not able to attend, 44.4% of in person said virtual attendance ‘somewhat or significantly took away’ from the in-person experience.

Student support grants

  • 33/36 students did not participate in a student grant program
    • 21 were not aware of the program.  This provides an opportunity to educate students that funding is available.  There was general discussion about how to best reach out to students directly and/or through professors, mentors and other student organizations.  Justine mentioned that she has seen diminishing returns for communications because at some point the students are not getting/reading the alerts/emails.
    • 12 already had / didn’t need funding for the conference
    • 3 participated in the student grant program

Evgenia observed that this survey only addresses those who did come, not those who didn’t come so we are not informed to their reasons for not participating.  Dana also observed that putting this on the survey increases awareness of the program.

The results on the survey regarding the amount of out of pocket expenses student incurred was discussed.  Evgenia brought up that the need for money will vary greatly depending on the student’s location.  For example student’s in Chicago will not incur hotel expenses.  Patrick suggested that since the average out of pocket cost for students was $66 ($91 for those who spent some money) some students were likely not including hotel expenses in their calculations.  Kevin suggested that we may want to consider breaking out the expenses by category in the future.

Student paper

  • Allyson Holbrook is working on a subcommittee for student paper, potentially adding a ‘non-student co author’ category.
  • Evgenia suggested that we should start the process for discussing how we are going to do this next year.  For example defining the amount of contribution to determine if a paper has a  ‘non student co-author’.  
  • General feedback
  1. 2022 Conference             (Leah)
    1. Conference support committee 

Leah  researched the costs for maintaining Zoom licenses year round for the conference. The base pricing is $150 / year / license ( e.g. 4 = $600 / year,  5 = $750 / year).  This includes  1 GB cloud storage per license.  There are additional add ons for more than 100 participants – $50 per month more to expand to 500 participants.  This ‘large meeting’ feature can be activated on a month-month basis.  In addition there are expanded cloud storage options available that can be activated per month.  Rough estimate is that a year round Zoom license will cost $1000 / year to maintain Zoom as a sustainable add on.  This was provided for informational purposes only and was not voted on or approved by the council.  We will have a more formal proposal as we get closer to the annual conference.

  1. Check with hotel about 2021 contract plans
    1. Leah had questions about the level of detail of what needs to be finalized before signing the contract.  For example do we need to know if dinner would be plated or buffet, if the short course would be virtual / in person, and what the conference schedule would be. Kevin and David conveyed that the hotel is flexible and the contract is just establishing a reservation for the dates and a minimum $ spend.  Specific details will be identified later.
  1. Leah will reach out to hotel today for more details on contract and will reach out to members for ideas for speakers.
  2. Kevin – Guess is that they will secure the space and then punt the details as we get closer to conference.
  1. Secretary / Treasurer’s Report (Lindsey)                
    1. Financial updates
      1. Checking: $25,482.49
      2. Savings: $46,971.99
    2. Membership list updates
      1. Lindsay is working on compiling a member list.  Details discussed in next month’s meeting.
  1. Tentative tasks for 2022
    1. Member survey for 2022?
      1. Details discussed in next month’s meeting.
    2. Not for Profit Annual Report filing
      1. Details discussed in next month’s meeting.
    3. Cvent billing – Should we drop our other platforms? (Will be discussed in next month’s meeting)
    4. MAPOR address ‘move’ to NORC building (Will be discussed in next month’s meeting)
      1. CVENT
      2. Chase bank
      3. IRS
  1. Communications                     (Benjamin)
    1. Spring newsletter

Benjamin will circulate a draft of the spring newsletter to council by the end of the day today.  Will be reaching out for specific content for February newsletter.  Potentially it will be postponed pending member survey results.

  1. Website                           (Hillary)
    1. Updates

Hillary – New members will be updated today on the council page and will apply WordPress updates.

The question came up as to whether Hillary should be applying updates to the WordPress database / addons.  Patrick (2021 webmaster) informed the council that each month you log in there will always be messages to upgrade and spam messages.  He spent time last year reducing the number of plugins to only those used by the website.  The webmaster should feel free to accept updates unless you see something that requires additional payments.

  1. Awards, Grants, and Support Committee
    1. Meeting on January 11

Bob & Evgenia met with Mentors / students to discuss the experience with the MAPOR Fellowship program.  The overall experience was positive.  Bob will meet with 1 more mentor later today and will provide a more detailed report.  In general the timing of the program was sufficient, although Evngenia proposed that we need to balance giving the students more time to apply (potentially accepting applications into March or April) against having enough time in the program to deliver something for the conference in November.  Bob suggested providing additional structure would help the program.  Evgenia added that the structure still needs to be flexible to allow room for individualization.

  1. Sponsorship (Dana)

Sponsorship calendar doesn’t really start until June.  John will provide additional notes to allow documentation to stand alone as it move from past president to past president.

  1. Online Learning Committee           (Justine)
    1. Meeting to discuss goals for 2022
    2. Webinars
    3. Other events? 
      1. Resume review? 
      2. Speed networking?

We are going to start with speed networking as our first event for Feb/March.  Goal for committee is to do something every 4-6 weeks in spring, slow down in the summer and pick up in fall.

  1. Other business
    1. Mixers in 2022?

Timing is uncertain.  Kevin challenged the group to think about how can we piggyback to other events / conferences.  AAPOR has so much built around it already we should think about other conferences with which we can have a breakout dinner.  Justine added that we can consider adding on to virtual events in addition to in person.

New Business

Patrick led up a discussion about potentially adding job announcements as a service to our sponsors. 

Kevin – Concerned about timeliness of information and suggest that we post to AAPORnet.  Evgenia posed that rather than posting information we post the job application directly so that if the job is closed the link will say so.  Benjamin added that we could consider using social media but we should also consider the implications of MAPOR providing  an ‘endorsement’ of the position and how it might upset some people / companies.  Kevin suggested that we might be able to mitigate this through the inclusion of a disclaimer.  The net recommendation was that we should steer these opportunities to AAPORnet and MAPORnet.

Meeting adjourned at 1:21PM Central

Council members

President – Kevin Ulrich

Vice President / President Elect – Justine Bulgar-Medina

Past President – Dana Garbarski

Conference Chair – Leah Dean

Associate Conference Chair – Patrick Hsieh

Secretary-Treasurer – Lindsey Witt-Swanson

Website Coordinator – Hillary Hanson

Sponsorship Coordinator – Dana Garbarski

Student Liaison – Evgenia Kapousouz

Communications Chair – Benjamin Schapiro

Members at Large – Bob Davis, Erin Heiden, Rebecca Powell, David Sterrett, Jerry Timbrook

Committees

Conference Committee – Leah Dean (Chair), Patrick Hsieh, David Sterrett

Online Learning Committee – Justine Bulgar-Medina (Chair), Erin Heiden, Rebecca Powell, Jerry Timbrook

Awards, Grants, and Support Committee – Bob Davis (Chair), Evgenia Kapousouz

Secretary Treasurer Support – Lindsey Witt-Swanson, Kevin Ulrich 

Communications Support – Benjamin Schapiro, Justine Bulgar-Medina, Evgenia Kapousouz

AAPOR Conference Committee – TBD

GO MAPOR GO!

MAPOR Council Public Meeting Minutes– December 2021

MAPOR EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
December 20, 2021
12:30 – 2:00 CST / 1:30 pm – 3:00pm EST
Zoom invite

Attendees: Kevin Ulrich, Lindsey Witt-Swanson, Leah Dean, Y. Patrick Hsieh, Benjamin Schapiro, Rebecca Powell, Erin Heiden, Hilary Hanson, Justine Bulagar-Medina, Bob Davis, Jerry Timbrook, Dana Garbarski, and Evgenia Kapousouz

MAPOR SPOTLIGHT of the MONTH:  Our MAPOR Spotlight of the Month is for Conference Chairs David Sterrett and Leah Dean and the entire supporting crew who made the Conference a successful event! Thanks to all for your hard work and your service to MAPOR.  

MAPOR Mission Statement

We provide high-quality educational and conference programs to encourage scholarly exchanges across disciplines and geographies, broaden member access to mentors and resources, and bolster opportunities for leadership and innovations. We join forces with AAPOR, academic institutions, and government and industry employers to develop a thriving community that supports all MAPOR members, including students, scholars, and professionals in every stage of their career.

MAPOR Vision Statement

MAPOR is a leading voice in public opinion, survey, and social science scholarship, methods, and practice among regional professional associations. We are an inclusive and supportive community that enables our diverse members to achieve their educational, professional development, and networking goals. 

Agenda:

  1. Welcome Executive Council! 
    1. New members: Erin Heiden, Rebecca Powell, Ben Shapiro, Jerry Timbrook
    2. Introductions
  1. MAPOR documents and procedures
    1. Vision and Mission Statements: https://www.mapor.org/about/mapor-mission-vision/
    2. Bylaws: https://www.mapor.org/bylaws-as-amended-august-10-2018/
    3. Robert’s Rules of Order: https://www.boardeffect.com/blog/roberts-rules-of-order-cheat-sheet/
  1. 2021-2022 Council Transition           (Kevin/All)
    1. Monthly meeting schedule
      1. January 17th is MLK day. Move to 24th?

Will meet 1/24 instead

  1. February 21st is President’s Day. Will meet 1/28 instead. 
  2. June 20th is Juneteenth. Will move to the 13th.

Kevin will send revised meeting invitations

  1. MAPOR Google Group for group email (mapor@gogglegroups.com)
  2. Google Drive
  3. Website
  4. Revisions to committee structure – Committee members/new roles/transition meetings (listed below and for discussion)
  1. 2021 Conference Debrief                         (Leah/David/All)
    1. General Discussion about the hybrid model

A conference evaluation survey was sent the week after the conference. The survey had a 57% response rate. Leah would like to have Zoom licenses year-round to better facilitate the hybrid model going forward. This would allow keeping the recordings up longer than three months. Zoom could replace Go to Webinar as well. There was discussion about maybe upgrading one Zoom account to be able to host more users if needed. There could also be additional fees for storing recordings. PAPOR has a PAPOR channel to share recordings after the conference. The Conference Committee will get more information about the costs of keeping Zoom regularly, so the Council can discuss more next month. 

Kevin will share the survey data with the Council. One respondent asked why the conference was held on Friday and Saturday instead of Thursday and Friday. Council discussed the pro’s and con’s of each. Dana suggested decoupling the short course from the conference to wrap the conference up earlier on Saturday before the parade crowds develop. We discussed the networking lunch and how to make it more about “networking” than hanging out with your friends. Also, discussed coupling lunch with the awards or the short course.

  1. All expenses paid?
    1. Hotel – PAID
    2. Tech rental – PAID
    3. Speakers – All but one are paid
    4. Student award winners -PAID
    5. Student grants -PAID
  2. Thank you notes to sponsors

Sent

  1. Business meeting items
    1. Student Paper Criteria – Ad Hoc Committee to review criteria led by Allyson – Kevin to send some applicable Conference Survey data to committee

The conversation was around the role faculty can have on student papers. The fellows will work on this.

  1. 2022 Conference             (Leah)
    1. Conference support committee 
    2. Check with hotel about 2021 contract plans

The contract goes one more year. We will renegotiate the contract this year. 

  1. Review of Conference Survey data for next month’s meeting?
  1. Secretary Treasurer’s Report                     (Lindsey)
    1. Financial updates

Checking: $23,412.04

Savings: $46,971.60

  1. Membership list updates
  1. Tentative tasks for 2022
    1. Member survey for 2022

Worth doing, but maybe shorter than usual 

  1. Not for Profit Annual Report filing
  2. Cvent billing – Should we drop our other platforms?
  3. MAPOR address ‘move’ to NORC building
    1. CVENT
    2. Chase bank
    3. IRS
  1. Communications                     (Benjamin)
    1. Spring newsletter

Benjamin and Justine have met to understand what needs to happen. The plan is to have newsletters around February, April, summer, and October.

  1. Website                             (Hillary)
    1. Updates

Winners have been posted on the website. 

  1. Need to add new councilors and photos to websites

The Executive Council page is mostly updated.

  1. Awards, Grants, and Support Committee
    1. Set meeting and goals for 2022

Kevin suggested meeting earlier in the year while all their thoughts around the student paper are fresh and to get the student fellowship evaluation and 2022 application process going.

  1. Tentative tasks for 2022
    1. Review Conference Feedback Survey for January
    2. Evaluate Student Fellowship Program
    3. Evaluate Student Grants Program
  2. Sponsorship (Dana)
    1. Sharing contact information with AAPOR?
  1. Online Learning Committee
    1. Set meeting to discuss goals for 2022
    2. Webinars
    3. Other events? 
      1. Resume review? 
      2. Speed networking
  1. Other business
    1. Mixers in 2022?

Council members

President – Kevin Ulrich

Vice President / President Elect – Justine Bulgar-Medina

Past President – Dana Garbarski

Conference Chair – Leah Dean

Associate Conference Chair – Patrick Hsieh

Secretary-Treasurer – Lindsey Witt-Swanson

Website Coordinator – Hillary Hanson

Sponsorship Coordinator – Dana Garbarski

Student Liaison – Evgenia Kapousouz

Communications Chair – Benjamin Shapiro

Members at Large – Bob Davis, Erin Heiden, Rebecca Powell, David Sterrett, Jerry Timbrook

Committees

Conference Committee – Leah Dean (Chair), Patrick Hsieh, David Sterrett

Online Learning Committee – Justine Bulgar-Medina (Chair), Erin Heiden, Rebecca Powell, Jerry Timbrook

Awards, Grants, and Support Committee – Bob Davis (Chair), Evgenia Kapousouz

Secretary Treasurer Support – Lindsey Witt-Swanson, Kevin Ulrich 

Communications Support – Benjamin Shapiro, Justine Bulgar-Medina, Evgenia Kapousouz

AAPOR Conference Committee – TBD

GO MAPOR GO!

MAPOR Council Public Meeting Minutes– October 2021

MAPOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA

October 18, 2021

12:30– 2:00 pm CDT

Zoom invite

MAPOR MOMENT of the MONTH:  Ned for creating and executing the MAPOR Fellows Hall of Fame voting procedure!

Attendees: Kevin, Lindsey, Bob, Dana, Leah, Hilary, Ned, John, Patrick, David, Justine, and Evgenia

Agenda:

  1. Approval of last meeting’s minutes

Minutes approved

  1. Treasurer’s Report                 (Lindsey, Kevin)
    1. checking/savings

Checking: $40,798.78

Savings: $46,970.82

  1. 2021 Conference             (David, Leah)
    1. To do list
    2. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)
    3. Council lunch: (Dana)

50 registrants so far with a mix of in-person and virtual. The luncheon has 16 people so far and the short course has 11 people. 14 rooms sold for Thursday and Friday and 10 for Saturday.

The program is soon to the printer. David and Leah will work on communicating with speakers. We need a Zoom Events account and five licenses at $99/each. David will purchase them in a week.  We will need a plan to pull down the recordings, because the storage rates with Zoom are expensive. Looking at storing them through Google Drive or Box. Dana purchased laptops for the conference. David will look at wireless headsets to purchase for the conference. We discussed having speakers wipe down the headsets when they are done. We will have Clorox wipes for people to use. Food options are in flux until the registration numbers are finalized. In the meantime, we are planning on the standard continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday, the grand buffet for the Friday luncheon, brownies, cookies, and coffee for the break Friday and Saturday, and appetizers and the beer, wine, and soft drink package for the Happy Hour. The hotel is not requiring that we fill a certain number of rooms. David will also work on updating signs.

Speed networking is scheduled for 10:15am to 11:45am on Saturday. Evgenia will send an email to students and early career folks about the Thursday night dinner, and can mention the speed networking session. There are currently seven participants and five participants to represent organizations. Justine will reach out to organizations as well.  Ned and Justine will brainstorm the technical needs for speed networking.

  1. Sponsorship           (John, Bob, Dana)
    1. Updates

John told folks about the Crunch Analytics sponsorship offer. We will see if they email back. All sponsors have paid. Three sponsors might want tables. 

  1. Communications                     (Justine)
    1. Updates

The newsletter will go out tomorrow. Any last minute changes need to be to her by end of the day.

  1. Website                             (Patrick, Dana, Hillary)
    1. Updates

No updates.

  1. Webinar           (Patrick)
    1. Update

The next webinar is Wednesday, October 27th. Free for students.

  1. MAPOR Fellow nomination (Ned, Dana)
    1. Update

Dana will have conversations with mentors and mentees after the conference.

  1. Student Fellowship Program     (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
    1. newsletter item for fall,
    2. conversations with mentors/mentees after conference

Have received two applicants so far. Dana, Kevin, and Ned will review the applicants after the 24th.

  1. Colleague/student support grant (Ned, Dana)
    1. Updates

No applicants so far. Dana, Kevin, and Ned will review the applicants after the 24th.

  1. AAPOR 2022 in Chicago (May 10-13) (Kevin)
    1. Off site party
      1. What would we like to do?
      2. How much to contribute?
      3. Location ideas?
    2. Student paper competition
      1. Winner of competition from MAPOR conference will attend next AAPOR conference

Nothing to do now.

  1. Other business?                                                                                                         

Committee Composition

  1. Conference (Sara, Ned, Dana, David, Leah)
  2. Sponsorship (John and Bob)
  3. Webinar (Patrick, Lindsey)
  4. Website (Patrick, Hillary, Dana)
  5. Communications (Justine)
  6. Sec-treas support (Lindsey, Kevin, Hillary)
  7. Student Fellowship Program (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
  8. Student/Early career programs  (Ned, Dana, Evgenia, Leah)
  9. Colleague grants/tiered registration (Ned, Dana)
  10. Outreach committee (Evgenia, Lindsey, Bob, David)
  11. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)
  12. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)
  13. MAPOR conference attendee Code of Conduct (TBD)

Council members

President – Dana Garbarski

Vice President – Kevin Ulrich

Past President – Ned English

Conference Chair – David Sterrett

Associate Conference Chair – Leah Dean

Secretary-Treasurer – Lindsey Witt-Swanson 

Associate Secretary-Treasurer – Vacant

Members at Large – Bob Davis, Hillary Hanson, Ed Ledek, Sara Walsh 

Sponsorship Coordinator – John Stevenson 

Webinar and Website Coordinator – Patrick Hsieh

Communications Chair – Justine Bulgar-Medina

Student Liaison- Evgenia Kapousouz

GO MAPOR GO!

MAPOR Council Public Meeting Minutes– September 2021

MAPOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA

September 24, 2021

10:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00– 3:00 pm CDT

Zoom invite

MAPOR MOMENT of the MONTH:  All of us for what we are about to pull off over the next two months!

Agenda:

Morning session 10am-12pm

Attendees: Dana, Lindsey, Kevin, Leah, David, Ned, Hillary, John, Sara, Patrick, and Evgenia

  1. Approval of last meeting’s minutes

Approved

  1. Treasurer’s Report                 (Lindsey, Kevin)
    1. checking/savings

Checking: $37,552.18

Savings: $46,970.44

  1. Sponsorship           (John, Bob, Dana)
    1. Updates

There are spreadsheets in the Google Drive sponsorship folder with information multiple people need. Everyone has paid. John went through the spreadsheets and folders to show others in the EC where relevant information is for them. 

Discussed encouraging sponsors to share information about internships. The sponsors will be updated on the website on 10/1.

  1. 2021 Conference             (David)

We will offer a hybrid format for all aspects of the conference except possibly giving feedback or asking questions during the sessions. The member survey showed a 50/50 split between attending in person and attending virtually. Hoping for 160 registrants. Planning for five session blocks, which is the usual amount, with four sessions per block. Each room will have a Zoom link and function as a webinar using the computer’s camera and microphone. 

Virtual presenters will present live through screen share. MAPOR will provide practice sessions so virtual presenters can try things out and ease concerns. Virtual presentations can go first in the session so if there are any issues, the virtual presenters have time in the session to fix their issue and still present before the session is over.

All sessions will be recorded to watch later for all conference goers, virtual and in-person. As a result, we will need to communicate with presenters that they cannot opt out of sharing their presentation. The presentations will be saved onto the Zoom cloud and then moved to the MAPOR share drive. Patrick feels the Zoom files will be small enough to save on the MAPOR share drive without incurring costs. 

Each session will have a “normal” moderator and also a tech moderator. No discussants this year. MAPOR will require that pre-recorded presentations need to be recorded using Power Point or Zoom. 

The food type options will stay the same, but more items may be individually wrapped. Hotel staff may have servers at the Friday buffet. MAPOR will subsidize the Friday lunch, but there will be a fee ($30) for the lunch for non-student attendees. There will be an open bar and appetizers during the happy hour.

All in-person participants will have to upload their vaccination cards and sign a waiver. Masks will be required. The rooms will have half the number of chairs as normal, the chairs will be spaced out, and we will not allow standing room. 

Presenters need to have a final decision on whether they are presenting in-person or virtually by 10/19. Attendees will decide when they register if they will attend in-person or virtually, but we will allow folks to change to the other format after registration if requested. All cost reimbursements will be handled at the conference. If they got the early bird rate when they first registered, they will get the early bird rate for the format they ended up using.

David will work with DTP (?, the printer) to format and print the program. Kevin will do inventory on the storage unit to determine what else is needed.

David will group presentations together for sessions based on content rather than format. David will see if the three posters want to switch to methodological briefs. 

Lunch 12-1pm

Afternoon session 1-3pm

  1. Finish 2021 conference items                                                                                       (David)

Speed networking will likely be hybrid and its own session. We will hold the resume workshop outside of the conference. 

Technology moderators will be in the room to troubleshoot tech issues, so the traditional moderator can focus on their usual responsibilities. Both moderators will be in-person. Virtual council members can also pop in and out of multiple sessions to make sure everything is working from the virtual-side. 

Dana will take the lead on selecting and purchasing computers for the conference. Also, we need to purchase Zoom licenses and Microsoft Office licenses. David will see if we can purchase our own lapel microphones or if we have to rent the hotel’s.

  1. Webinars           (Patrick)
    1. Ideas for webinar in  October
    2. update on new tech/methods for fall

Justine will do a webinar in October on SOGI questions. Patrick is hoping to get someone else to take over this role.

  1. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)
    1. Update (Ned)

We reviewed the process Ned proposed. Council members should send Ned nominations by 10/1. Then, Council will vote on their first, second, and third choices the following week. 

  1. AAPOR regional Chapter Representative Meeting – 9/9/21 (Kevin)
    1. Accounting for dues from national
      1. We need to send ACH form to AAPOR MCR
      2. We need to provide feedback on dues procedure
      3. Designate communications person for chapter rep listserv

Kevin and Dana will be the representatives.

  1. Conduct policy
    1. Do we post conduct policy on our website?
    2. When do members accept conduct policy?

We need to add the AAPOR conduct policy to our website. Lindsey will add agreeing to the AAPOR code of conduct when paying for a MAPOR membership through the MAPOR website or through conference registration.

  1. AAPOR 2022 in Chicago (May 10-13) (Kevin)
    1. MAPOR will not have an on-site EC meeting at AAPOR
    2. AAPOR will re-imburse $250 for raffle
    3. MCR will be in touch about set-up and shipment of materials to Chicago
    4. Off site party
      1. What would we like to do?
      2. How much to contribute?
      3. Location ideas?

MAPOR will contribute the same amount as in past years. No one else had thoughts about this.

  1. Student paper competition
    1. Winner of competition from MAPOR conference will attend next AAPOR conference
  2. Other business?                                                                                                         

Committee Composition

  1. Conference (Sara, Ned, Dana, David, Leah)
  2. Sponsorship (John and Bob)
  3. Webinar (Patrick, Lindsey)
  4. Website (Patrick, Hillary, Dana)
  5. Communications (Justine)
  6. Sec-treas support (Lindsey, Kevin, Hillary)
  7. Student Fellowship Program (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
  8. Student/Early career programs  (Ned, Dana, Evgenia, Leah)
  9. Colleague grants/tiered registration (Ned, Dana)
  10. Outreach committee (Evgenia, Lindsey, Bob, David)
  11. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)
  12. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)
  13. MAPOR conference attendee Code of Conduct (TBD)

Council members

President – Dana Garbarski

Vice President – Kevin Ulrich

Past President – Ned English

Conference Chair – David Sterrett

Associate Conference Chair – Leah Dean

Secretary-Treasurer – Lindsey Witt-Swanson 

Associate Secretary-Treasurer – Vacant

Members at Large – Bob Davis, Hillary Hanson, Ed Ledek, Sara Walsh 

Sponsorship Coordinator – John Stevenson 

Webinar and Website Coordinator – Patrick Hsieh

Communications Chair – Justine Bulgar-Medina

Student Liaison- Evgenia Kapousouz

GO MAPOR GO!

MAPOR Council Public Meeting Minutes– July 2021

MAPOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA

July 19, 2021

12:30 – 2:00 CST/1:30 pm – 3:00pm EST

Zoom invite

MAPOR MOMENT of the MONTH:  Our MAPOR Moment of the Month goes to John Stevenson. Crushing it with those sponsors!

Attendees: Patrick, Dana, John, Lindsey, Ned, Hillary, David, Kevin, Justine, Evgenia, Bob, Sara and Leah

Agenda:

  1. Approval of last meeting’s minutes

Minutes approved.

  1. 2021 Conference             (David, Leah)
    1. Updates

We have about 50 abstract submissions. An email was sent to Friends of MAPOR two weeks ago and AAPORnet last week. David is planning to send one more email to each group again. Dana gave guidance on abstract review and grouping into sessions. David and Kevin will walk through the space later this week. David will also send a short survey in August to better understand the virtual/in person mix and hotel block needs. David will ask the hotel what food opportunities are available with COVID in mind. Other COVID related matters were also discussed, but more will be decided closer to the conference. 

  1. Member Survey (Lindsey, Kevin, Hillary, Evgenia)
    1. Are we done with this item?

Done. 

  1. Treasurer’s Report                 (Lindsey, Kevin)
    1. Updates

Lindsey will update the membership information with new AAPOR members and one new MAPOR member. She will also reconcile the AAPOR payments with the number of members received through AAPOR. Lindsey will create a new event in CVent for the conference.

Checking: $31,267.71

Savings: $46,969.65

  1. Communications                     (Justine)
    1. Updates

Justine has posted four to five times on social media about the conference. The summer newsletter is out. The group discussed doing a mini-newsletter with conference information and light-hearted stories that would go out a couple weeks before the hotel block opens up. 

  1. Website                             (Patrick, Dana, Hillary)
    1. Updates

Nothing new to report.

  1. Webinars           (Patrick, Lindsey)
    1. Ideas for webinar in  October
    2. update on new tech/methods for fall?

Patrick will have ideas next month.

  1. Sponsorship           (John, Bob, Dana)
    1. Updates

John gave the update of 14 yes’s, 1 likely, and a few no’s. John has received $11,950 so far in sponsorship commitments and payments. All but one sponsor from last year are sponsoring again this year. The one hold out may still do so. John just has not heard back from them.  

  1. Student Fellowship Program     (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
    1. newsletter item for fall
    2. conversations with mentors/mentees 

The committee will follow up with the mentors and mentees in December. Dana asked Evgenia to write a newsletter story about this program. Dana wants to showcase the program during the awards ceremony. Evgenia will ask the students currently participating if they will participate in a couple of student-focused events during the conference, so they can discuss the program with other students in an informal setting. 

  1. Colleague/student support grant (Ned, Dana)
    1. Updates

No applications have been received yet, but expecting them to come in in September. 

  1. Student/Early career programs                             (Ned, Dana, Evgenia, Leah)
    1. thoughts on travel grants?
    2. [ideas of spending funds not earmarked as operational reserves to expand reach to students and early career folks (reduce costs for short course, webinar, registration; conference travel awards)] 

Agreed to focus on the colleague/student support grant this year, and work on a travel grant next year. 

  1. Outreach committee             (Evgenia, Bob, David)
    1. Updates on outreach (Evgenia)
    2. Updates on mixer in WI 
    3. [Ideas for this committee to discuss:
      1. Mixers
      2. First time attendee retention
      3. reach out to professors: this is what we can offer to your students
      4. Focus on outreach to departments, schools and organizations we don’t see at MAPOR]

Wisconsin asked to wait on the mixer until the spring semester. Evgenia sent emails to academia. The group discussed trying to do a mixer in Nebraska with UNL and Gallup. Lindsey will plant some seeds. There is interest in doing a mixer in Chicago during the AAPOR meeting. 

  1. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)
    1. What has been process in past, and what do we want for future? Let’s generate ideas and Ned, Dana, and Kevin will discuss offline.

Ned explained the nomination process used while he was president, and proposed a new approach mimicking sports hall of fame processes with a long and then short ballot. Ned will reach out to fellows to help with this. The group proposed ideas including a rubric looking at number of years as a member, served as an officer, supports/ed students, and other contributions to MAPOR. Sara raised the need to include people of color and women in the pipeline to fellowship.

  1. Other committees that will have work at a later date/next council:
    1. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)
    2. MAPOR conference attendee Code of Conduct (TBD)
    3. Bylaws update (TBD)
  1. Other business?                                                                                                        

Committee Composition

  1. Conference (Sara, Ned, Dana, David, Leah)
  2. Sponsorship (John and Bob)
  3. Webinar (Patrick, Lindsey)
  4. Website (Patrick, Hillary, Dana)
  5. Communications (Justine)
  6. Sec-treas support (Lindsey, Kevin, Hillary)
  7. Student Fellowship Program (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
  8. Student/Early career programs  (Ned, Dana, Evgenia, Leah)
  9. Colleague grants/tiered registration (Ned, Dana)
  10. Outreach committee (Evgenia, Lindsey, Bob, David)
  11. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)
  12. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)
  13. MAPOR conference attendee Code of Conduct (TBD)

Council members

President – Dana Garbarski

Vice President – Kevin Ulrich

Past President – Ned English

Conference Chair – David Sterrett

Associate Conference Chair – Leah Dean

Secretary-Treasurer – Lindsey Witt-Swanson 

Associate Secretary-Treasurer – Vacant

Members at Large – Bob Davis, Hillary Hanson, Ed Ledek, Sara Walsh 

Sponsorship Coordinator – John Stevenson 

Webinar and Website Coordinator – Patrick Hsieh

Communications Chair – Justine Bulgar-Medina

Student Liaison- Evgenia Kapousouz

GO MAPOR GO!

MAPOR Council Public Meeting Minutes– June 2021

MAPOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA

June 21 2021

12:30 – 2:00 CST/1:30 pm – 3:00pm EST

Zoom invite

MAPOR MOMENT of the MONTH:  Our MAPOR Moment of the Month goes to Leah Dean. Congrats to Leah on the birth of her beautiful baby! 

Attendees: Kevin, Evgenia, Lindsey, Ned, John, Bob, Hillary, David, Leah, Sara, Patrick, and Justine, 

Agenda:

  1. Approval of last meeting’s minutes
    1. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1piGCn1L-MKRmYiO36uospCWx0dK4w_e-/view?usp=sharing 

Approved

  1. 2021 Conference             (David, Leah)
    1. Updates

Twelve abstracts have been submitted. The abstract deadline will get extended a couple weeks. Then, they will do more communication around it. Will do a survey of members in August or September to see what the in-person/remote split looks like. Embassy Suites is going to keep the same room rates as is in the contract ($224/night for a king, $254/night for two doubles). The goal is as much in person as possible. David will go to Embassy Suites to check out the meeting room set-ups and tech. 

  1. Member Survey (Lindsey, Kevin, Hillary, Evgenia)
    1. Any discussion of results?

Lindsey went through the results in the newsletter.

  1. Treasurer’s Report                 (Lindsey, Kevin)
    1. Updates

Checking: $28,712.02

Savings: $46,969.23

We received $1,100 from AAPOR for MAPOR memberships paid through AAPOR.

  1. Communications                     (Justine)
    1. Updates

Justine sent out the newsletter this morning. She will be working on conference communications. Will play up the in-person conference format with a virtual option. Bob shared an issue some PAPOR members had in getting funding to attend the in-person conference because there was also a virtual option. There was a lot of discussion about whether or not to plan on the virtual option and the language around that.  

  1. Website                             (Patrick, Dana, Hillary)
    1. Updates

Things are good at this point. 

  1. Webinars           (Patrick, Lindsey)
    1. Ideas for webinar in  October

Patrick wants to look at new technologies and/or methods for the fall webinar.

  1. Sponsorship           (John, Bob, Dana)
    1. Updates

They have eight yes’s and two or three likely’s. Already have $2,000 in payments. John will send Lindsey an email to send out to the Friends of MAPOR group. John will email sponsors this fall for graphics and such. One potential silver sponsor has asked for two free registrations instead of one. They have sponsored for years, so the decision was made to give them two free registrations for just this year. 

  1. Student Fellowship Program     (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
    1. Updates: Dana checked in, all going well from both students’ and mentors’ perspectives!

Evgenia suggested something in the newsletter or a mini-session about the program and how it went the first year in hopes of getting more people interested. Kevin would also like to have individual conversations with everyone involved. 

  1. Colleague/student support grant (Ned, Dana)
    1. Updates: released with call for participation, no applications yet.
  1. Student/Early career programs                             (Ned, Dana, Evgenia, Leah)
    1. Updates
    2. [ideas of spending funds not earmarked as operational reserves to expand reach to students and early career folks (reduce costs for short course, webinar, registration; conference travel awards)] 

They will circle back to travel grants now that we know that the conference will be in person.

  1. Outreach committee             (Evgenia, Bob, David)
    1. Updates
    2. [Ideas for this committee to discuss:
      1. Mixers
      2. First time attendee retention
      3. reach out to professors: this is what we can offer to your students
      4. Focus on outreach to departments, schools and organizations we don’t see at MAPOR]

Evgenia sent emails out to students, professors, and others that work at universities last week with advantages of attending the conference. She would also like to reach out to businesses with the early career awards in mind, but is not sure who to send these emails to. David suggested reaching out to MAPOR cheerleaders, including current and former council members and fellows. This week, Evgenia will reach out to folks who have not attended the conference in the past. 

Discussed trying to do a MAPOR mixer in Wisconsin. John will look at their union space.

  1. Other committees that will have work at a later date/next council:
    1. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)
    2. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)
    3. MAPOR conference attendee Code of Conduct (TBD)
    4. Bylaws update (TBD)
  1. Other business?                                                                                                        

Committee Composition

  1. Conference (Sara, Ned, Dana, David, Leah)
  2. Sponsorship (John and Bob)
  3. Webinar (Patrick, Lindsey)
  4. Website (Patrick, Hillary, Dana)
  5. Communications (Justine)
  6. Sec-treas support (Lindsey, Kevin, Hillary)
  7. Student Fellowship Program (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
  8. Student/Early career programs  (Ned, Dana, Evgenia, Leah)
  9. Colleague grants/tiered registration (Ned, Dana)
  10. Outreach committee (Evgenia, Lindsey, Bob, David)
  11. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)
  12. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)
  13. MAPOR conference attendee Code of Conduct (TBD)

Council members

President – Dana Garbarski

Vice President – Kevin Ulrich

Past President – Ned English

Conference Chair – David Sterrett

Associate Conference Chair – Leah Dean

Secretary-Treasurer – Lindsey Witt-Swanson 

Associate Secretary-Treasurer – Vacant

Members at Large – Bob Davis, Hillary Hanson, Ed Ledek, Sara Walsh 

Sponsorship Coordinator – John Stevenson 

Webinar and Website Coordinator – Patrick Hsieh

Communications Chair – Justine Bulgar-Medina

Student Liaison- Evgenia Kapousouz

GO MAPOR GO!

MAPOR Council Public Meeting Minutes– May 2021

MAPOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA

May 17, 2021

12:30 – 2:00 CST/1:30 pm – 3:00pm EST

Zoom invite

MAPOR MOMENT of the MONTH:  Our MAPOR Moment of the Month goes to David Sterrett and Leah Dean for getting our calls for participation drafted and circulated later this week!

Attendees: Dana, Kevin, Lindsey, Hillary, David, Ned, Sara, Patrick, Justine and John

Agenda:

  1. Approval of last meeting’s minutes
    1. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aKjWOR68Hbgu1Q_-N53pf-xq54jyi_Rm/view?usp=sharing 

Approved 

  1. 2021 Conference             (David, Leah)
    1. Updates

Kevin, Lindsey, and David will meet 5/17 to wrap up the CVENT piece. Then, David will send a test email. David plans to send the email middle of the week. Abstracts are due July 2nd. David received generally excited feedback during AAPOR about MAPOR being an in-person conference. The keynote speakers are onboard. David is thinking about an in-person dry run in the hotel during the Council’s September meeting. 

  1. Member Survey (Lindsey, Kevin, Hillary, Evgenia)
    1. Updates

Evgenia sent out the results. Lindsey will write-up the newsletter article this week. David is going to look at the conference-specific data.

  1. Treasurer’s Report                 (Lindsay, Kevin)
    1. Updates

Checking: $27,149.35

Savings: $46,968.87

  1. Communications                     (Justine)
    1. Updates

We got a lot of engagements on the newsletter! Justine is getting ready for the summer newsletter. Key people already know what they need to provide for the summer newsletter. She wants to get it out early June. We may want to do a pull-out around the July survey. Also, she wants to share information about the conference structure so they hear it from us.

  1. Website                             (Patrick, Dana, Hillary)
    1. Updates

Dana has been updating the call for participation and student paper.

  1. Webinars           (Patrick, Lindsey)
    1. April Webinar update
    2. Ideas for webinar in  October

We had a good turnout for the April webinar. 50-some registered, 27 attended, 13 people watched the recording. The April webinar lasted passed the one hour mark. A first! Patrick thinks there a good number of people/opportunities from AAPOR for the October webinar.  

  1. Sponsorship           (John, Bob, Dana)
    1. Updates

John will send out requests for money next week to past sponsors and blasts to distribution lists (AAPOR, MAPOR, AASRO). John is also putting together an instruction manual for future past presidents. John will copy Dana on sponsor request emails for continuity next year.

  1. Student Fellowship Program     (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
    1. Updates 

Dana will reach out to the fellows and students next week to see how everything is going.

  1. Colleague/student support grant (Ned, Dana)
    1. Draft student and colleague support award applications, to be released around the time of the MAPOR call for abstracts https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u6KfOImBSttf86a1_uQsVCX4Yl4onDcjKPwdr_FSM4M/edit?usp=sharing 
    2. [tiered conference registration]

Dana wrapped up the language and added it to the website under opportunities for support. It will also be linked to the call for abstracts to start advertising.

  1. Student/Early career programs                             (Ned, Dana, Evgenia, Leah)
    1. Updates
    2. [ideas of spending funds not earmarked as operational reserves to expand reach to students and early career folks (reduce costs for short course, webinar, registration; conference travel awards)] 

Most of it will be for the conference. Have not met about this yet.

  1. Outreach committee             (Evgenia, Bob, David)
    1. Updates
    2. [Ideas for this committee to discuss:
      1. Mixers
      2. First time attendee retention
      3. reach out to professors: this is what we can offer to your students
      4. Focus on outreach to departments, schools and organizations we don’t see at MAPOR]

Evgenia will send emails to professors at universities she has identified after the call for participation has gone out. 

  1. Other committees that will have work at a later date/next council:
    1. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)

They will put together the criteria.

  1. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)

Justine has ideas based on the AAPOR Speed Networking. 

  1. MAPOR conference attendee Code of Conduct (TBD)
  2. Bylaws update (TBD)
  1. Other business?                                                                                                        

Committee Composition

  1. Conference (Sara, Ned, Dana, David, Leah)
  2. Sponsorship (John and Bob)
  3. Webinar (Patrick, Lindsey)
  4. Website (Patrick, Hillary, Dana)
  5. Communications (Justine)
  6. Sec-treas support (Lindsey, Kevin, Hillary)
  7. Student Fellowship Program (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
  8. Student/Early career programs  (Ned, Dana, Evgenia, Leah)
  9. Colleague grants/tiered registration (Ned, Dana)
  10. Outreach committee (Evgenia, Lindsey, Bob, David)
  11. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)
  12. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)
  13. MAPOR conference attendee Code of Conduct (TBD)

Council members

President – Dana Garbarski

Vice President – Kevin Ulrich

Past President – Ned English

Conference Chair – David Sterrett

Associate Conference Chair – Leah Dean

Secretary-Treasurer – Lindsey Witt-Swanson 

Associate Secretary-Treasurer – Vacant

Members at Large – Bob Davis, Hillary Hanson, Ed Ledek, Sara Walsh 

Sponsorship Coordinator – John Stevenson 

Webinar and Website Coordinator – Patrick Hsieh

Communications Chair – Justine Bulgar-Medina

Student Liaison- Evgenia Kapousouz

GO MAPOR GO!

MAPOR Council Public Meeting Minutes–April 2021

MAPOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA

April 19, 2021

12:30 – 2:00 CST/1:30 pm – 3:00pm EST

Zoom invite

MAPOR MOMENT of the MONTH:  Our MAPOR Moment of the Month goes to Kevin Ulrich who is working to support Lindsey Witt-Swanson as she transitions to Secretary-Treasurer. We are so grateful to Kevin for his knowledge and willingness to serve!

Agenda:

Attendees: Dana, Kevin, Lindsey, Hillary, Evgenia, David, Bob, Ned, Sara, Patrick, Justine, and Leah

  1. Approval of last meeting’s minutes

Minutes were approved from the March meeting.

  1. 2021 Conference             (David, Leah)
    1. Updates

The committee will look at the in-person vs. virtual breakout in the member survey and will administer another survey in July. They will then decide on format by Labor Day to get numbers to the hotel. The audio/visual vendor prices are really high and not really affordable even if they simply record the sessions ($15K) and post them on the website. David is going to go back to them again. There was a lot of discussion about using Zoom. We could have four Zoom rooms to coincide with the four physical session rooms. Virtual presenters could present live while virtual attendees can watch sessions live as well. David thought he could maybe get some RAs to help with the Zoom component, or have an additional position for each session in addition to the moderator. The hotel has updated microphones, monitors and other tech that we can use. David will schedule a walk-through with the hotel to test the tech abilities and decide what we need to buy. The abstract submission will ask how they plan to present if their abstract is accepted. 

  1. Member Survey (Lindsey, Kevin, Hillary)
    1. Updates

The Member survey had a 43% response rate. Evgenia will have the Member survey analyzed in the next 10 days. She emailed the results of the conference delivery type questions. 

  1. Treasurer’s Report                           (Lindsey, Kevin)
    1. Updates

Chase checking: $28,269.82

Chase savings: $46,968.49

The taxes are done. Lindsey will have access to the Chase account by the end of the month. The new CVent contract ($1300, needs to be signed by July 1) was approved by the membership.

  1. Communications                     (Justine)
    1. Newsletter
    2. Updates

The webinar information went on social media today. Justine will post more on social media between now and the webinar. The newsletter will go on the website very soon. Justine reached out to people who have major parts of the summer newsletter to start thinking about that content.

  1. Website                             (Patrick, Dana, Hillary)
    1. Updates

No updates

  1. Webinars             (Patrick, Lindsey)
    1. April Webinar update
    2. [2021 webinar in  October]

Patrick renewed the go to webinar service. The webinar dry run is scheduled with the presenters. The social media content has been shared with the presenters. They wanted to circulate it too. 

  1. Sponsorship (John, Bob, Dana)
    1. Updates

John is going through the old documentation, and will make a push post-AAPOR.

  1. Student Fellowship Program (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
    1. Updates

The students will start meeting with the fellows. Dana will check in with them next month to see how it is going. 

  1. Student/Early career programs                             (Ned, Dana, Evgenia, Leah)
    1. Draft student and colleague support award applications, to be released around the time of the MAPOR call for abstracts
    2. Dana wants to submit the above Google doc with the call for abstracts. Send any feedback to Dana by the end of next Monday (4/26). Please use the comment feature.
  1. Outreach committee     (Evgenia, Bob, David)
    1. Kevin will share the participants of the past three conferences. Evgenia will send emails a few different groups two weeks after the call for abstracts goes out as a reminder. Evgenia would also like to identify individual professors to email if she can by end of June.
  1. Other committees that will have work at a later date/next council:
    1. Colleague grants/tiered registration (Ned, Dana, Stephanie)
    2. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)
    3. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)
    4. MAPOR conference attendee Code of Conduct (TBD)
    5. Bylaws update (TBD)
  1. Other business?                                                                                                        

No other business

Committee Composition

  1. Conference (Sara, Ned, Dana, David, Leah)
  2. Sponsorship (John and Bob)
  3. Webinar (Patrick, Lindsey)
  4. Website (Patrick, Hillary, Dana)
  5. Communications (Justine)
  6. Sec-treas support (Lindsey, Kevin, Hillary)
  7. Student Fellowship Program (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
  8. Student/Early career programs  (Ned, Dana, Stephanie, Evgenia, Leah)
  9. Colleague grants/tiered registration (Ned, Dana)
  10. Outreach committee (Evgenia, Lindsey, Bob, David)
  11. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)
  12. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)
  13. MAPOR conference attendee Code of Conduct (TBD)

Council members

President – Dana Garbarski

Vice President – Kevin Ulrich

Past President – Ned English

Conference Chair – David Sterrett

Associate Conference Chair – Leah Dean

Secretary-Treasurer – Lindsey Witt-Swanson

Associate Secretary-Treasurer – Vacant

Members at Large – Bob Davis, Hillary Hanson, Ed Ledek, Sara Walsh

Sponsorship Coordinator – John Stevenson 

Webinar and Website Coordinator – Patrick Hsieh

Communications Chair – Justine Bulgar-Medina

Student Liaison- Evgenia Kapousouz

GO MAPOR GO!

MAPOR Council Public Meeting Minutes–March 2021

MAPOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA

March 22, 2021

12:30 – 2:00 CST/1:30 pm – 3:00pm EST

Zoom invite

MAPOR MOMENT of the MONTH:  Lindsey taking on the Secretary/Treasurer role

Agenda:

Attendees: Dana, Kevin, David, Leah, Evgenia, John, Hillary, Patrick, Ned, Bob, Lindsey

Stephanie sent letter to the President resigning from her position on March 15th. Kevin put forward a motion for Lindsey to fill the position. Bob seconded. Membership voted and it was approved. 

  1. Approval of last meeting’s minutes

Minutes were approved from the February meeting

  1. 2021 Conference             (David/Leah)
    1. Updates

The hotel will be providing a quote on the use of their technology. In May, the committee will send communication out about the 2021 conference. The content of that communication language will be discussed in the April meeting. David reached out to a few potential speakers. They will also look at the member survey data to help determine the size of the room block needed.

  1. Member Survey               (Stephanie, Lindsey, Hillary)
    1. Updates

One more email reminder will be sent. The survey currently has a 37% response rate. The survey will remain open until the end of March. The results will go in the next newsletter, but we do not know when that is. Hillary will clean the data. Evgenia offered to analyze the data.

  1. Treasurer’s Report                               (Stephanie)
    1. Updates

Checking:  $28,544

Savings: $46,968

  1. Communications                     (Justine)
    1. Updates

No updates.

  1. Website                             (Patrick/Dana/Hillary)
    1. Updates

Dana will make the changes that Lindsey is the new Secretary/Treasurer. Patrick will change the secretary email to go to Lindsey in GoDaddy.

  1. Webinars             (Patrick/Lindsey)
    1. April Webinar update

Patrick has the website page done. Lindsey will communicate with the speakers. Patrick will take on the tech responsibilities.  Lindsey will send the emails to the MAPOR and AAPOR list serves. 

[2021 webinar in  October]

  1. Sponsorship (John, Bob, Dana)
    1. Updates

The committee continues to work on this. There was also discussion that there should be a continual conversation in relation to webinars and newsletters about sponsorship. Sponsorship is for the entire year and helps reduce webinar costs and such. Dana or John will draft something to send out to past sponsors.

  1. Student Fellowship Program (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
    1. Updates

The deadline was extended by two weeks. Three fellowships were given. Thank you to Dana, Kevin and Ned who reviewed everything! They are now connecting the students with their identified mentors who they will meet with once a month. They are going to get feedback in the summer and end of the year from students and mentors to know how it went.

  1. Student/Early career programs                             (Ned, Dana, Stephanie, Evgenia, Leah)
    1. Draft student and colleague support award applications, to be released around the time of the MAPOR call for abstracts
    2. Updates from our meeting
    3. [ideas of spending operational reserves on expanding reach to students and early career folks (reduce costs for short course, webinar, registration; conference travel awards)] 

People should give feedback in the next few weeks so Dana can incorporate it before the next month’s meeting

  1. Outreach committee     (Evgenia, Lindsey, Bob, David)
    1. Updates
    2. [Ideas for this committee to discuss:
      1. Mixers
      2. First time attendee retention
      3. reach out to professors: this is what we can offer to your students
      4. Focus on outreach to departments, schools and organizations we don’t see at MAPOR]

Evgenia wants to send an email to conference attendees and non-attendees (people who have left over the last few years). She has some college departments identified to email as well. The email will discuss the conference. Depending on how COVID continues, there may be an in person mixer in Chicago this summer. 

  1. Committee structure
    1. Updates and volunteers

Discussed with other business.

  1. Schedule September meeting
    1. DG proposing Zoom, Friday afternoon the third week of September

The meeting will take place through Zoom on a Friday from 1pm to 5pm CST.

  1. Other committees that will have work at a later date/next council:
    1. Colleague grants/tiered registration (Ned, Dana, Stephanie)
    2. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)
    3. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)
    4. MAPOR conference attendee Code of Conduct (TBD)
    5. Bylaws update (TBD)

Lindsey, Kevin, and Stephanie are coming off other committees. Please consider helping with other committees. 

AAPOR is a great time to scout for future webinars and future MAPOR conference speakers. 

The webinar committee should look at the webinar topic information from the member survey to help identify requested topics and then use this information to scout for future webinar speakers during AAPOR.

  1. Other business?                                                                                                        

Evgenia suggested a session or panel on how to structure one’s work. David and Leah will see if there is room in the conference schedule.

Committee Composition

  1. Conference (Sara, Ned, Dana, David, Leah)
  2. Sponsorship (John and Bob)
  3. Webinar (Patrick, Lindsey)
  4. Website (Patrick, Hillary, Dana)
  5. Communications (Justine)
  6. Sec-treas support (Stephanie, Lindsey, Hillary)
  7. Student Fellowship Program (Ned, Dana, Evgenia)
  8. Student/Early career programs  (Ned, Dana, Stephanie, Evgenia, Leah)
  9. Colleague grants/tiered registration (Ned, Dana, Stephanie)
  10. Outreach committee (Evgenia, Lindsey, Kevin, Bob, David)
  11. MAPOR Fellow nomination criteria (Ned, Dana)
  12. Speed Networking (Ned, Justine)
  13. MAPOR conference attendee Code of Conduct (TBD)

Council members

President – Dana Garbarski

Vice President – Kevin Ulrich

Past President – Ned English

Conference Chair – David Sterrett

Associate Conference Chair – Leah Dean

Secretary-Treasurer – Lindsey Witt-Swanson 

Associate Secretary-Treasurer – Vacant

Members at Large – Bob Davis, Hillary Hanson, Ed Ledek, Sara Walsh 

Sponsorship Coordinator – John Stevenson 

Webinar and Website Coordinator – Patrick Hsieh

Communications Chair – Justine Bulgar-Medina

Student Liaison- Evgenia Kapousouz

GO MAPOR GO!