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Mission Statement

At the core of Community Engagement & Enrichment (CEE) is the researcher, broadly defined to include anyone who uses or may potentially use the array of resources and services offered by XSEDE. The CEE team is dedicated to actively engaging a broad and diverse cross-section of the open science community, bringing together those interested in using, integrating with, enabling, and enhancing the national cyberinfrastructure. Vital to the CEE mission is the persistent relationship with existing and future users, including allocated users, training participants, XSEDE collaborators, and campus personnel. CEE will unify public offerings to provide a more consistent, clear, and concise message about XSEDE resources and services, and bring together those aspects of XSEDE that have as their mission teaching, informing, and engaging those interested in advanced cyberinfrastructure. 

The five components of CEE are Workforce Development (§3.2), which includes Training, Education and Student Preparation, User Engagement (§3.3), Broadening Participation (§3.4), User Interfaces & Online Information (§3.5) and Campus Engagement (§3.6). These five teams will ensure routine collection and reporting of XSEDE’s actions to address user requirements. They will provide a consistent suite of web-based information and documentation and engage with a broad range of campus personnel to ensure that XSEDE’s resources and services complement those offered by campuses. Additionally, CEE teams will expand workforce development efforts to enable many more researchers, faculty, staff, and students to make effective use of local, regional, and national advanced digital resources. CEE will expand efforts to broaden the diversity of the community utilizing advanced digital resources. The CEE team will tightly coordinate with the rest of XSEDE, particularly Extended Collaborative Support Services (§4), Resource Allocation Services (§7), XSEDE Community Infrastructure (§6), and External Relations (§8.2). 

CEE is focused on personal interactions, ensuring that existing users, potential users and the general public have sufficient access to materials and have a positive and effective experience with XSEDE public offerings and frontline user support. As such, the CEE area metrics are designed to broadly assess this performance. CEE has focused on metrics that will quantify how many users in aggregate are benefiting from XSEDE resources and services. Additionally, CEE has focused on how well the user base is sustained over time and how well training offerings evolve with changing user community needs.

Goals, Metrics & KPIs

Area MetricsKPIs

Metric
KPITarget
Goal                        

KPIs

KPITarget
  
  
  
  
  

 

Number of sustained users of XSEDE resources and services via the portal (Project KPI)3,500 / qtr

Number of sustained underrepresented individuals using XSEDE resources and services via the portal (Project KPI)

1,750 / yr

Number of new users of XSEDE resources and services via the portal (Project KPI)

3,000 / qtr

Number of new underrepresented individuals using XSEDE resources and services via the portal (Project KPI)

250 / qtr
Number of participant hours of live training delivered by XSEDE (Project KPI)40,000 / yr
Number of students benefiting from XSEDE resources and services through training, XSEDE projects, or conference attendance (Area KPI)2,000 / qtr
Number of underrepresented students benefiting from XSEDE resources and services through training, XSEDE projects, or conference attendance (Area KPI)650 / qtr
Grand (aggregate) mean rating of Post Training Event Survey items related to training impact for attendees registered through the portal (Area KPI) (1-5 point Likert scale)4.4 of 5 / qtr
Number of institutions with a Champion (Area KPI)300
Percentage of user requirements addressed within 30 days (Area KPI)98% / qtr



Leadership Team

Name

Institution

PositionEmail
Kelly GaitherTACCL2 Directorkelly@tacc.utexas.edu
Scott Lathrop
Linda Akli
NCSA
SURAL2 Deputy, L3 Workforce Development
 
akli@sura.org
Linda AkliSURAL3 Broadening Participation
 
akli@sura.org
Susan MehringerCornellL3 Training
 Chris Hempel
shm7@cornell.edu
Bryan SneadTACCL3 User Engagement
 
jbsnead@tacc.utexas.edu
Maytal DahanTACCL3 UII
 
maytal@tacc.utexas.edu
Dana Brunson
 
Internet2L3 Campus Engagement
 
dbrunson@internet2.edu
Henry Neeman
 
OUL3 Campus Engagement
 
hneeman@ou.edu

Communication & Meetings

Google Drive folders for CEE

XSEDE Google Drive space should be used as a shared workspace for collaboration and temporary files. All documents that belong in the official XSEDE archive should be entered into IDEALS.  Contact Leslie Froeschel to submit a document to IDEALS.

New Staff Orientation

Groups and Projects

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