Membership

Meetings Schedule

2017 UCAR Annual Members Meeting Agenda - updated 10/05/2017

Location: UCAR Center Green Campus Building 1
3080 Center Green Drive
Boulder, Colorado

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

7:00am

Registration opens in the Center Green Lobby

***ALL Member Reps and substitutes must check in by 8:00 am***

7:30am

NCAR 101 Breakfast
Hosted by Jim Hurrell, NCAR Director & Michael Thompson, NCAR Deputy Director

8:30am 2017 UCAR Annual Members Meeting Convenes

8:30am

Welcome from UCAR President & Board Chair and UCAR Secretary report

8:55am

NCAR Non-NSF Proposal Review Panel (PRP) Report
Bert Semtner (Naval Postgraduate School), Chair of the PRP

9:05am

PACUR Report
Daniel Cziczo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Chair of PACUR

9:15am

Committee Reports:

  • Members Nominating Committee report
    Rich Clark (Millersville), Chair of the Members Nominating Committee
  • Membership Committee report
    Tom Mote (University of Georgia
  • Review of voting procedures
    Everette Joseph (SUNY, Albany) Chair of the UCAR Board of Trustees
9:30am

Governance Task Group Discussion: Future Bylaw changes
Scott Sternberg, Co-chairs of the GTG

10:30am Break (voting opens)

10:45am Washington D.C. Update and Advocacy Awards
Scott Rayder, UCAR Senior Advisor to the President
11:20am NCAR Strategic Planning Breakout session I
  • Community modeling and data assimilation
  • Observational science and facilities
  • Computational science and facilities
  • The future of community data sets: discovery, access, and support
12:30pm

Lunches

  • Early Career Guest lunch
  • Member Rep Refresher CANCELLED 
  • Networking lunch
1:40pm Treasurer's Report
Kelly Fox (Univ. of Colorado), UCAR Trustee & Treasurer
1:45pm A Case for Diversity
Carolyn Brinkworth, UCAR Diversity and Inclusion Director: What the research tells us about the scientific, business, educational and societal benefits of diverse groups 

2:15pm

Diversity and Inclusion Breakout session II

  • Beyond Diversity & Inclusion (50 minutes)
    Diversity and inclusion are only the beginning of making our institutions, departments, and working groups truly welcoming to everyone. True change requires cultural shifts that move us away from centering the needs and comfort of majority groups, and instead encourage environments, pedagogy, policies and norms that work for everyone. This session will discuss what a truly inclusive science environment might look like, discuss first steps on the path to getting us there, and provide communication strategies to achieve these goals. 

  • Science in Service to Community (50 minutes)
    Drs. Heather Lazrus and Corey Garza will discuss the work they are doing with place-based research with communities and how they are working to increase diversity in the sciences. Dr. Garza leads the ASPIRE program, funded through the NSF GOLD program, working to do project-based research with underrepresented communities. Dr. Lazrus’ work includes building research partnerships between indigenous and western science communities through the Rising Voices network, and developing new place-based research through a UCAR-led NSF INCLUDES pilot project. This session will also include an opportunity for a discussion with the two presenters.  

  • Gender Identity: Supporting Transgender Students (50 minutes)
    The number of students in our classrooms who are identifying outside the gender binary of male or female is rising, and many more are describing their identities as transgender, including coming out as genderqueer, non-binary, transgender women, and transgender men. Understanding and meeting the needs of these students is critical to helping them to feel safe, welcome, and ensuring that they reach their potential. Transgender expert and activist Sara Connell will share current appropriate language for transgender identities, explore the background and origins of our current binary gender system, how society has constructed gender norms and expectations, and how you can support your trans and non-binary students in your classrooms and in our institutions.

 3:15pm

Breakout session III - 50-minute session

  • Beyond Diversity & Inclusion (50 minutes)
    Diversity and inclusion are only the beginning of making our institutions, departments, and working groups truly welcoming to everyone. True change requires cultural shifts that move us away from centering the needs and comfort of majority groups, and instead encourage environments, pedagogy, policies and norms that work for everyone. This session will discuss what a truly inclusive science environment might look like, discuss first steps on the path to getting us there, and provide communication strategies to achieve these goals. 

  • Science in Service to Community (50 minutes)
    Drs. Heather Lazrus and Corey Garza will discuss the work they are doing with place-based research with communities and how they are working to increase diversity in the sciences. Dr. Garza leads the ASPIRE program, funded through the NSF GOLD program, working to do project-based research with underrepresented communities. Dr. Lazrus’ work includes building research partnerships between indigenous and western science communities through the Rising Voices network, and developing new place-based research through a UCAR-led NSF INCLUDES pilot project. This session will also include an opportunity for a discussion with the two presenters.  

  • Gender Identity: Supporting Transgender Students (50 minutes)
    The number of students in our classrooms who are identifying outside the gender binary of male or female is rising, and many more are describing their identities as transgender, including coming out as genderqueer, non-binary, transgender women, and transgender men. Understanding and meeting the needs of these students is critical to helping them to feel safe, welcome, and ensuring that they reach their potential. Transgender expert and activist Sara Connell will share current appropriate language for transgender identities, explore the background and origins of our current binary gender system, how society has constructed gender norms and expectations, and how you can support your trans and non-binary students in your classrooms and in our institutions.

 OR

2:15pm-4:05pm

Breakout session IIIA - 2 hour session

  • Identity, Society, and Higher Education
    Carolyn Brinkworth UCAR Diversity, and Inclusion Director and Kristen Luna Aponte, UCAR Diversity and Inclusion Specialist will lead an introduction to the many different identities that an individual can simultaneously hold (e.g. gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation), and ways in which privilege and unconscious bias can affect our interactions. This session will include active participation in identity development activities as well as discussion on how identities that people do or do not hold impact the way they experience the world. It is especially important for educators to be aware of these identities to be able to think about how students may experience salience of their identities differently and how that will impact the way in which we work with them in the classroom and beyond.

  • The Culturally Inclusive Educator
    This session, run by Dr. Dena Samuels and based on her book of the same name, asks educators to consider what they can do differently to create a welcoming, inclusive and exciting environment for the 21st Century. Based on Dr. Samuels’ national research and consulting work, this session examines the discrepancy between the current educational cultural climate, and the need for educators and institutions to prepare for a growing multicultural population. Dr Samuels provides guidance on overcoming personal and institutional challenges to cultural inclusiveness, including stereotype threat, microaggressions, colorblindness, and implicit bias.  
4:15pm

Perspectives on Successful Partnerships and Models for Expanding Inclusion of Underrepresented Students in the Geosciences
Ramon Lopez, University of Texas, Arlington                      
Nicole Mölders, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Vernon Morris, Howard University

5:30pm-7:30pm Reception at the UCAR Center Green Campus 

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

7:00am

Breakfast with PACUR

8:00am VOTING CLOSES

8:00am UCAR 102: UCAR Community Program
Hosted by Bill Kuo, UCP Director
9:00am

Member Meeting Reconvenes

9:00am

Report Election Results

9:10am 

National Science Foundation Update
Bill Easterling, Assistant GEO Director 

9:30am  Federal Funding Going Forward and What it Means for the University Community 
Gary Geernaert, Division Director, Department of Energy 
Ben Friedman, Under Secretary for Operations, NOAA 
Lawrence Friedl, Director of Applied Science, Earth Sciences Division, NASA
10:30am Break

10:50am National Academies of Science study: Decadal Survey Activities
Amanda Staudt, Director of the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
12:00pm Open Discussion and Closing Remarks

12:45pm

Adjourn the Members Meeting

  *** Members and Guests are invited to stay through the afternoon for a special event hosted by UCAR Community Programs (UCP)***


1:30pm UCAR Community Programs 25th Anniversary
Schedule updated 09/25/2017
1:30pm

Opening Remarks
Antonio Busalacchi, UCAR President 

1:40pm

Origin and the Early Days of UCAR Programs
Tim Spangler, Former COMET Director 

2:00pm

The Role of UCP in meeting the Evolving Needs of the University:
We Want It All and We Want It Now! 
Richard Clark, Millersville University 

2:30pm

Transforming NOAA Water Prediction
Tom Graziano and Ed Clark, NOAA/OWP

3:00pm Break 

3:30pm The Heliophysics Summer School: One Solar Cycle Old & Counting
Madhulika Guhathakurta, NASA  
4:00pm Prediction, Predictability and the Navy
Jim Hensen, NRL
4:30pm Radio Occultation at NSF: The Long Road to Transformative Science
Eric DeWeaver, NSF
5:00pm UCAR Community Programs: 2020-2025
Bill Kuo, UCAR Community Programs Director 
5:30pm-7:30pm  Reception at UCAR Center Green Campus 
3:00pm-5:00pm PACUR Meeting (PACUR Members only)
2:30pm-5:00pm UCAR Board of Trustees Audit & Finance Committee Meeting (Trustees only)

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

9:00am-5:00pm*

UCAR Board of Trustees Meeting (Trustees and invited speakers only)
*Actual times may change, be sure to check Board agenda for times.

8:30am-4:30pm

UCAR NCAR UCP Cybersecurity Partnership Conference: Agenda
Questions about this conference should be emailed to cyber-partnership@ucar.edu.

 

Friday, October 13, 2017

8:30-11:30

UCAR NCAR UCP Cybersecurity Partnership Conference

 

Follow Us

Governance Contacts

Aneka Finley
Governance Liaison
+1 303.497.1655

Judy Skidmore
Administrative Support
+1 303.497.1658