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Participants:  Maytal Dahan, Karla Gendler, Dana Brunson, Chris Hempel, Kelly Gaither, Aaron Weeden, Doug James, Henry Neeman, Richard Knepper, Susan Mehringer, Rosie, Linda Akli, Jennifer Houchins, Jeff Sale,

Action items:

Notes/Agenda:

  • Previous Action Items
  • Important Dates
    • 11/12-11/17- SC17, Denver, Colorado
    • 11/15: IPR4 due
  • General Announcements/Quarterly Meeting Summary– Kelly
    • Quarterly went reasonably well
    • NSF would like a mid-year review, lightweight; take a small team
      • How are we dealing with Stampede
      • Training around Stampede
      • Metrics
        • How do we measure success and measure impact?
        • Formal educational research – thinks what is meant is if you have new pedagogy that you’ve shown to be successful, you need to publish
        • Longitudinal tracking – don’t really have the budget for this but will probably make some course corrections to bring this back on board
    • Talked about impact and what we would like to measure
    • New publication initiative in XSEDE
      • White papers, tech papers, journal papers, conference papers
      • Blog posts – if you have a reputable blog that you are posting in; this should be counted
      • Each area should have about 5 publications per year according to the initiative
        • But don’t want to stress out about it
      • We need to do a better job of recording what we already do
    • Kelly working on document for large class computing facility; XSEDE is supposed to remain neutral; XSEDE will need to provide a document of a set of services that we will provide; choose from a menu of services;
    • Think about clever ways to demonstrate success and impact
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  • WBS area updates - 
    • Workforce Development – Jennifer
      • Training – Susan
        • Upcoming workshops
          • Big Data workshop is next week; 427 people registered
        • Updating new materials and modules
        • Badges: viz badge has been completed and out for review
        • Roadmaps under review
        • Reviews: difficult to get return responses
        • Doing pre/post - tests on synch and asynch for a small number of classes
      • Student Programs – Rosie
      • Education – Jennifer/Kate
        • No updates to give
        • EMPOWER – students getting ready to start fall services but could potentially be hit by IRMA;
    • User Engagement – Chris
      • Session on Use Cases; hopefully the point has been made to XCI that the way they think of Use Cases doesn’t exactly match with what CEE sees and what the users express; looking at user expressed needs across the project;
      • User Survey Interview session – good opportunity to revisit; may be able to identify from the comments some use cases; should keep both formal and non-formal lists; can submit tickets and may not need to go to XCI; shouldn’t try to tease apart requests to come up with Use Cases; Henry and Dana could start looking at Campus Engagement but should think about it carefully;
      • July big month for contacting PIs; sent out over 2000 emails; identified 45 action items; resolved 36 of them; contacted both July and August startups;
      • Working cross-XSEDE on stale accounts and how to handle them; have a project plan; hope to have in place for Dec – Jan allocation window;
    • Broadening Participation – Linda
      • PR, Florida and South Carolina are expecting to be hit by the hurricane; Linda will reach out to them;
      • Busy season
        • Tapia conference, Grace Hopper, SACNAS, South Carolina State University Conference involving 4 universities;
      • Improving engagement of Hispanic universities initiative
      • Pushing envelope with getting people to register through the portal so account management can happen
      • Going to do an improved repeat of SC workshop; recruit 30 students from Denver area;
    • UII – Maytal
      • New website went into production today; please let her know if there are broken links, etc
      • Working on roadmap and resource discovery
    • Campus Engagement – Dana and Henry
      • Current champions list got moved but would like the old html list (email Susan)
      • Received a lot of support to move the Champions stuff over to a neutral website;
      • Starting to lay the seeds so that the Champions are leading; XSEDE staff support the Champions
      • Virtual residency on how to facilitate computing in data intensive research; workshop was a big hit; close to 200, 50 onsite; more than half the champions institutions have participated

 

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