Task Force 2 - Membership Engagement and Diversity

 

 

Participating Members:

  • Lily Wang (Chair)
  • Tessa Bent
  • David T. Bradley
  • Bennett Brooks
  • Alex Case
  • Susan Fox
  • Evelyn Hoglund 
  • Tony Hoover
  • Christopher Jasinski
  • Martin Lawless
  • Ben Markham
  • Tyrone Porter
  • Eric Reuter
  • Roger Richards
  • Lauren Ronsse
  • Steve Thompson
  • Juan Tu
  • Ela Warnecke
  • Lynne Werner

 

 

Teleconferences Scheduled to Date:

  • November 5, 2015 (Jacksonville)
  • December 14, 2015
  • February 10, 2016
  • March 21, 2016
  • May 4, 2016

  

SUB-TASKS:

  1. Early Career Professional Development Workshop (Tessa Bent, David T. Bradley, Martin Lawless)
    1. 2016 Budget: $27,500 originally allocated – increased to $31,000 +
    2. Increased emphasis on early-career acousticians at Salt Lake City meeting
      1. Early-Career Booth at ASA registration area
      2. Announcement at Plenary
      3. Early-Career Acousticians Retreat (EAR) 2016: Fri. and Sat. May 27-28, 2016 in Salt Lake City
        1. 126 applications
        2. 45 attendees on site (30 on scholarship, 15 more paying); plus 19 registered for GoToWebinar live broadcast as of 5/23/16
        3. Keynote presentations by Prof. Greg Northcraft (UIUC)
        4. Schedule of Events

Friday, May 27th, 2016

•     Check-In 3:30-5:30 P.M.

  • Pre-Session (optional) 4:00-5:15 P.M.

•     Dinner 5:30-6:30 P.M.

  1. Welcome + Introduction
  2. What is ASA and how can ASA work for you?
  • World Café Breakout Session 6:30-8:30 P.M.
  • Early-Career Social 8:30-10:30 P.M.

 

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

  • Breakfast 8:00-8:30 A.M.
  • Leadership and Networking Workshop I - 8:30-10:00 A.M.
  • Leadership and Networking Workshop II - 10:00-11:30 A.M.
  • Wrap-up Session 11:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
  • Lunch 12:00-12:30 P.M.
  1. Report from World Café and results of post event survey expected
  1. Live Stream Initiative (Lily Wang)
    1. 2016 Budget: $23,500 allocated
      1. Responses on SLC abstract submittals:
        1. 391 (42%): I am interested in having this paper’s presentation broadcast live in real-time over the internet, and recorded for later dissemination.
        2. 156 (17%): I am interested in having this paper’s presentation broadcast live in real-time over the internet.
        3. 386 (41%): I am not interested in having this paper’s presentation broadcast live in real-time over the internet, nor in having this paper’s presentation recorded for later dissemination. [116 of these were poster presenters]
        4. Jacksonville recap:
          1. 7 special sessions + TC Noise meeting (2 rooms over 3 days)
          2. ~$3600 for hardware + ~$800 for software (or $200/seat/month)
          3. Overall feedback from remote attendees was positive.
          4. Hot Topic recordings are ready for dissemination.
          5. SLC Plans:
  • 19 technical sessions, as well as the TC Noise, TC PP and Education in Acoustics open committee meetings are being broadcast live over the internet (see http://acousticalsociety.org/content/streaming-broadcast ).
  • Of 159 papers in these sessions, 5 have selected not to participate, 4 have withdrawn, and 14 have not responded with signed form (5/22/16).
  • Goal 2 Task Force funds are being used to cover the additional AV hardware costs ($8050) and four organizer seats of the GoToWebinar software over two months ($1600) for a total cost of $9650.
  • Subcommittee members and other volunteers are acting as ‘session moderators’ to assist session chairs with the webinar broadcasts (at no cost… for now!). 
  • During this trial period, no registration fees are being charged. Although initiative is directed at ASA members, we are not preventing non-ASA members from registering and participating (that is, we aren’t checking~)
  • Number of registrants (as of 5/20/16, 3:00 PM Mountain)
  • 1pAB – Comparative Hearing – Honoring Dick Fay 38
  • 2aMU – Voice Registration in Amplified and Unamplified Singing 21
  • 2aNSa – Noise Measurements with Mobile Apps 65
  • 2aPA – Vortex Beams and Radiation Torque Physics I  5
  • 2aPP – Approaches to Improve Speech Understanding in Noise 46
  • 2pMU – Pitch, Dynamics, and Vowel Tuning in Choral Voice  22
  • 2pNS – Statistical Learning Techniques in Noise Research 28
  • 2pPA – Vortex Beams and Radiation Torque Physics II 4
  • TCPP Open Committee Meeting 11
  • 3aAA – Relating Perception to Room Acoustics Measurements and Metrics in Performing Arts Venues I  31
  • 3aBA – Controlled Drug Delivery and Release with Focused Ultrasound 14
  • 3aPP – Quantitative Methodology in Both Physiological and Psychophysical Data Analysis Workshop 25
  • 3pAA – Relating Perception to Room Acoustics Measurements and Metrics in Performing Arts Venues II 23
  • 3pBA – Focused Ultrasound for Brain Treatments 18
  • 3pID – Hot Topics in Acoustics  40
  • Education in Acoustics Committee Meeting 9
  • 4aAO – Noise Impacts from the Industrialization of the Outer Continental Shelf and High Seas 22
  • 4aPA – Multiple Scattering I 12
  • 4pAO – Acoustical Oceanographic Tools for the Study of Marine Ecosystems 23
  • 4pPA – Multiple Scattering II   12
  • 4pSC – Constraints, Strategies, and Economics of Effort in Speech Production: Joseph S. Perkell’s Contribution to Speech Science 16
  • TC Noise Open Committee Meeting 12
  • Post-session surveys will be administered again to both attendees and absentees.

  

  1. Honolulu and Boston Plans? Subcommittee suggests continuing live streaming plans, possibly expanding effort and outsourcing to a professional vendor (added costs) plus charging an access fee equivalent to one-day registration.  (See attached ‘ASA Streaming Vendors Research’ document)
  1. Some members have continued to express concern that this initiative may affect meeting attendance negatively. Persons who attend meetings clearly realize that being at the conference in person is better, but employers may start limiting their employees’ attendance if they know that the meeting is offered virtually (for less money). Tony Hoover encouraged that ASA be more thoughtful and clear on what the objectives are for this initiative.
  1. Membership Dashboard (Alex + Eric)
    1. Working on interrogating existing membership database, and brainstorming on what additional information we should start gathering and analyzing into the future (both as snapshots, and also trends over time).
    2. David T. Bradley represents ASA on the AIP Liaison Committee for Under- represented Minorities (LCURM). AIP can assist with survey design and data analysis.