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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 Metrics

MetricTargetGoal

Number of new users of XSEDE resources and services

>`1000 / qtrDeepen/Extend – Extend use to new communities
Number of sustained users of XSEDE resources and services> 5000 / qtrDeepen/Extend – Deepen use to existing communities

Number of new users from underrepresented communities using XSEDE resources and services

> 100 / yrDeepen/Extend – Extend use to new communities

Number of sustained users from underrepresented communities using XSEDE resources and services

> 1000 / yrDeepen/Extend – Deepen use to existing communities

Number of attendees in synchronous and asynchronous training

> 6000 / yrDeepen/Extend – Prepare the current and next generation
Average impact assessment of training for attendees registered through XSEDE User Portal4 out of 5 / qtrDeepen/Extend – Prepare the current and next generation
Number of pageviews to the XSEDE website80000 / qtrDeepen/Extend – Raise awareness of the value of advanced digital research services
Number of pageviews to the XSEDE User Portal100000 / qtrDeepen/Extend – Raise awareness of the value of advanced digital research services

KPIs

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Leadership Team

Name

Institution

PositionEmail
Kelly GaitherTACCL2 Directorkelly@tacc.utexas.edu
Jennifer HouchinsShodorL2 Deputy, L3 Workforce Developmentjhouchins@shodor.org
Linda AkliSURAL3 Broadening Participation 
Susan MehringerCornellL3 Training 
Chris HempelTACCL3 User Engagement 
Maytal DahanTACCL3 UII 
Dana BrunsonOSUL3 Campus Engagement 
Henry NeemanOUL3 Campus Engagement 

Communication & Meetings

New Staff Orientation

Groups and Projects

 

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