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Participants: Leslie Morsek, Kelly Gaither, Alex Rocha, Henry Neeman, Jay Alameda, Juan Martinez Ramirez, Weddie Jackson, Marques Bland, Bryan Snead, Linda Akli, Jeff Sale, Marisa Brazil, Kate Cahill, Susan Mehringer, Dana Brunson

  • Important Dates
    • IPR10 due 11/20
    • SC19 - 11/17 - 11/22
  • General Announcements – Kelly
  • WBS area updates
    • Workforce Development - Linda
        • Made 70+ contacts at SacNas conference – 4-5 people provided unsolicited testimonials about how much they loved XSEDE; CIOs (South Carolina, USC, Delaware) were raving about XSEDE; need to figure out how to capture the unsolicited testimonials and share it.
        • There are some metrics that seem off that are not KPIs; likely going to have a meeting to discuss.
        • EMPOWER applications closed 11/1; do not have the number yet.
        • For IPR, we are on target
      • Training – Susan  
      • Student Programs – Rosie
      • Education – Kate
    • User Engagement – Bryan
      • UE finished with IPR and at 96%; one issue outstanding that will be resolved soon.
      • Sending out approximately 39 emails to those rejected at last XRAC to find out what their plans are and figure out how we can best serve these folks
        • Would it be worth it to do a scan of the allocation language? To ensure all who can apply recognize that they can/should.
        • NSF unconscious bias training – engage Ken to see if reviewers should go through this training once per year.
          • Need to look to see if there is a bias even occurring.
        • What percent who get rejected resubmit? What would be beneficial to get them to resubmit
    • Broadening Participation – Linda
      • Computing4Change participating at SC19, leveraging more XSEDE resources; good webinars; 20 students, 5/6 mentors participating; having ER help promote for the lightning talks with students.
      • Preparing for Saturday trainings with Cal State LA for spring.
      • Having training for their 4 campuses - Clark Atlanta University.
      • Participating in Emerging Researchers conference
    • UII – Maytal
    • Campus Engagement – Dana and Henry
      • Champions leadership team had a retreat a few weeks ago in Dallas, TX – great meeting; various working groups evolved from 2018 climate survey.
      • Website update: campuschampions.
      • Prepping for onboarding for 2020.
      • Traditional champions meeting on Tuesday at SC19
    • General Discussion