Summary of Executive Board & Council Actions
The following is an informal account of some of the topics discussed and actions taken by the AAPT Executive Board during its College Park meeting in October 2003, and by the Executive Board and AAPT Council during the 128th AAPT National Meeting in Miami Beach. A more complete description can be found in the minutes from these meetings.
The Board approved the appointments of Thomas Walkiewicz, Edinboro University; Chris Chiaverina, New Trier High School; and David Keeports, Mills College; and the reappointment of Dan MacIsaac to The Physics Teacher Editorial Board.
Nominating Committee for 2004
The Executive Board and Section Representatives have completed the appointment of the members for the Nominating Committee who will select candidates for the Fall 2004 election. In addition the Committee will select two members for each AAPT area committee. Elected Board members and new committee members will begin their terms of office at the close of the 2005 winter Meeting. Members of the 2004 Nominating Committee are John Mallinckrodt (Chair), William McNairy, John Fitzgibbons, Alan Gibson, and Sherry Savrda.
2003 and 2004 Budgets
AAPT Treasurer Chuck Robertson presented an overview of the budget situation for the past year to the Board and Council. The total AAPT budget consists of the operating budget and income and expenditures from designated funds such as the Klopsteg Fund and the Fuller Fund. The total budget projected for 2003 shows a small surplus of $51,859 in the total 2003 budget and $73,676 in the operating budget.
AAPT Review of the PSRC and the AJP Resource Letters
The AAPT will be conducting two reviews of its publications during 2004. Review committees for the Physical Sciences Resource Center and the AJP Resource Letters have been appointed and charged to present their reports by September 2004.
2003 Election Results
Charlie Holbrow reported to Council the results of the AAPT 2003 national elections. Ruth Chabay was elected as the At-Large Member representing four-year colleges and universities and Ken Heller was elected Vice President. Chuck Robertson was elected to serve a second term as AAPT Treasurer.
AAPT Editor of Online Publications
Upon recommendation from the AAPT Publications Committee, the Executive Board created a position of editor of AAPT online-only publications. On a parallel with the AAPT journal editors, the online editor will serve as a member of the Publications Committee and will have an editorial advisory board to assist him.
AAPT Role in AIP-Produced Television Spots
The Executive Board authorized an expenditure of $10,000 to support an AIP service known as Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science (DBIS).