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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

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)

2,000 / 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)

175 / 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)1,500 / qtr
Number of underrepresented students benefiting from XSEDE resources and services through training, XSEDE projects, or conference attendance (Area KPI)500 / qtr
Aggregate mean rating of training impact for attendees registered through the portal (Area KPI)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
Jennifer HouchinsShodorL2 Deputy, L3 Workforce Developmentjhouchins@shodor.org
Linda AkliSURAL3 Broadening Participationakli@sura.org
Susan MehringerCornellL3 Trainingshm7@cornell.edu
Bryan SneadTACCL3 User Engagementjbsnead@tacc.utexas.edu
Maytal DahanTACCL3 UIImaytal@tacc.utexas.edu
Dana BrunsonInternet2L3 Campus Engagementdbrunson@internet2.edu
Henry NeemanOUL3 Campus Engagementhneeman@ou.edu

Communication & Meetings

New Staff Orientation

Groups and Projects

 

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