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Daniel Farrell

Task Force 1: Awareness of Acoustics

ASA engages and informs members of industry, educational institutions, government agencies, and consumers to recognize important scientific acoustics contributions

Champions

Marcia Isakson, Carr Everbach, Dan Farrell, Kurt Fristrup, Josh Gladden, Mark Hamilton, Kevin Haworth, Matthew Kamrath, Keeta Jones, Laura Kloepper, Andone Lavery, Martin Lawless, Andrew Morrison, Traci Neilsen, Andrew Piacsek, Andrew “Pi” Pyzdek, Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp, Vic Sparrow, Suzi Wiseman, Michael Vorländer

Objectives and Completed Actions

1.1   Expand the promotion of ASA activities and resources through emerging media and online content

  • Succesful hiring of Educational and Outreach Coordiator
  • New logo for Explore Sound web site via contest
  • Creating Video Challenge for Explore Sound web site
  • Participated in ComSciCon
  • Completed new Acoustics Program Directory
  • Formed Web Advisory Committee
    Created standards for all web properties
    Created template with those standards and “starter” paackage for all new web sites
    Creating newly designed acousticalsociety.org web site, in concert with rebranding initiative, for O&M and EC review in ’17
  • Participate in the International Noise Awareness Day

1.2   Increase awareness and dissemination of ASA Standards

  • Program to create and provide an ASA Standards terminology database and make it available to anyone looking to determine the official acoustical definition of any term from ANSI/ASA S2.1 or ANSI/ASA S3.20.
  • Improve and update the ASA Standards booth display at the ASA meetings by including updated graphics and fresh materials on member benefits and “standards in action.”
  • Program to provide 5 free standards to all ASA members annually.

1.3   Improve the image of the ASA through a strategic branding initiative

  • Branding intiative approved, funded and launched
  • DJG Agency hired. Preparing, new logo and “rollout” plans for approval at O&M and EC in ’17

1.4   Advance cyber presence via web and social media development

  • Expanded You Tube Channel
  • HQ and Web Office now administering all Social Media efforts
  • Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter activity increased by 38% across the board
  • Twitter hash tags now integrated and expected at all ASA meetings
Boston MA - June 2017

Boston Task Force 1 Update in PDF format.

Honolulu Hawaii - November 2016

ASA Strategic Plan, Task Force 1: Awareness of Acoustics Agenda

Drafted:        18 Nov 2016

 

 

                                                            Members and Guests

 

Champion contact relevance
Marcia Isakson [email protected] Chair, President-Elect
Mike Stinson, chief [email protected]
Jay Bliefnick [email protected] Student Council
Carr Everbach [email protected] Education in Acoustics
Dan Farrell [email protected] ASA webmaster
Kurt Fristrup [email protected] National Park Serv.
Josh Gladden [email protected] TC chair
Mark Hamilton [email protected] chair CIRE
Matthew Kamrath [email protected] Student Council
Laura Kloepper [email protected] Education in Acoustics
Andone Lavery [email protected] TC chair
Martin Lawless [email protected] Student Council
Andrew Morrison [email protected] Education in Acoustics
Traci Neilsen [email protected] Public Relations
Lawrence Norris [email protected] Social Media Coordinator
Andrew Piacsek [email protected] Public Relations
Andrew “Pi” Pyzdek [email protected] Public Relations
Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp [email protected] CIRE, PoPP, Public Relations
Vic Sparrow [email protected] Archives & History, Education
Christopher Struck [email protected] Standards Director
Suzi Wiseman [email protected] Public Relations, Education
Jim Lynch [email protected]
Kevin Haworth [email protected]
Ken Good [email protected] guest
Larry Crum [email protected] satellite meetings
Philippe Blanc-Benon [email protected]

 

 

ASA Strategic Leadership

 

Third meeting of Task Force 1: Honolulu, 1 Dec 2016, Rainbow I

 

Goal 1. Awareness of Acoustics

ASA engages and informs members of industry, educational institutions, government agencies, and consumers to recognize important scientific acoustics contributions

 

Objectives

   Expand the promotion of ASA activities and resources through emerging media and online content

Increase awareness and dissemination of ASA Standards

Improve the image of the ASA through a strategic branding initiative

Advance cyber presence via ASA portal, web, and social media development

 

Action Items

 

Key

Completed

No Longer Pursued

On Agenda

New Since Salt Lake City Meeting

 

Help hire Education Coordinator

Explore Sound Logo

Expand Online Presence

Expand visibility with National Park Service

Develop “My ASA” portal

Investigate MOOCs

Support International Year of Sound

Review ASA Outreach Video

Participate in International Noise Awareness Day

Develop methodology to implement National Soundscape Data Collection

Explore a YouTube Channel

Outreach to Government Agencies

Host online educational materials on Explore Sound site as a participant in a proposal to NSF.

Participate in AIP Venture Fund

 

 

 

Task Force 1 3rd Meeting, Honolulu, HI

 

moderator: Marcia Isakson

recorder:

timekeeper:

reporter:

 

In attendance:

 

 

 

Review of previous Actions

Action #1: work with Search Committee for Education Coordinator to revise job description.

Action complete.

Action #2: Contest for Explore Sound logo.

Action complete.

Action #3: Accelerate implementation of online presence (e.g., interactive noise budget tool, commuting) through additional web developer support.

Champions: Dan Farrell and Keeta Jones

Background: $30K has been allocated to improve the ASA website and expand the “Explore Sound” website

Progress:

Working on guidelines through the Web Advisory Committee to standardize all 50 TC, SC and Admin websites.

Once completed websites will be updated and funds will be used.

Status: Funding not yet utilized but available once guidelines are determined  Action ongoing.

 

Action #4: Investigate possibility of coordinated outreach activities with National Park Services (400 million visitors/year) to promote acoustics.

Champions:  Kurt Fristrup (National Parks Service), Jay Bliefnick, Suzi Wiseman, Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp

Background: A subcommittee will discuss possible ways that NPS and ASA can collaborate

Progress:  For various unanticipated reasons, no progress has been made but it is hoped that work on this action will proceed shortly.

Action ongoing.

 

Action #5: Drop “My ASA” Portal concept

Action complete.

Action #6: Investigate potential for ASA involvement with MOOCs (massively open online courses) and online education.

 

Champions: Andy Piacsek and Matt Kamrath?

Background Gathering information about

identify target audience

role of other societies in MOOCs, continuing education

look into Open EdX platform

identify possible pilot projects

Progress:

Michael Vorlander has requested ASA publicize his MOOC on Communication Acoustics.  This may be the proper response to identify andpromote acoustics MOOCs from universities.

Status: Action Ongoing

 

Action #7: Recommend seed funding to the ICA (International Commission for Acoustics) to support their initiative to have 2019 declared an International Year of Sound.

Action complete.

Action #8: Review the outreach video produced by the Public Relations Committee.

Action complete.

Action #9: Determine how ASA can participate in the International Noise Awareness Day.

Champions: Brigette Schulte-Fortkamp, Vic Sparrow

Background:  The International Noise Awareness Day occurs every April and is spearheaded by the Center of Hearing and Communication (CHC). This organization will be contacted to see how ASA can participate.

Progress: ?

Status: ?

 

 

Action #10: Define a methodology to implement nationwide soundscape data collection

Champions: Brigette Schulte-Fortkamp, Andrew Morrison

Background:   A recent study by Feibig et al. reported data collection through citizen participation of noise soundscapes across Germany. Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp would like feedback on the model used, to define a methodology that can be provided to other countries.

Progress: ?

Status: ?

 

Action #11: Explore possibilities of a curated YouTube channel

Champions: Kevin Haworth

Background:  YouTube is being used for education and outreach purposes. Is there a role for the Acoustical Society?

Progress: ?

Status: ?

 

Action #12: Investigate means of achieving outreach to government agencies

Champions: Vic Sparrow, Larry Crum, Philippe Blanc-Benon

Background: Most of our efforts address the general public. It is not clear how to promote acoustics to government agencies. Plan to approach AIP to see if they can provide guidance.

Progress: ?

Status: ?

 

Action #13: Host online educational materials on Explore Sound site as a participant in a proposal to NSF.

Champions: Andy Piacsek

Background:  ASA will host an educational website entitled Explore Sound

Progress

Andy Piacsek is preparing an NSF-ITEST proposal to create a musical acoustics course online that would be part of the ?Virtual School. He wishes to include ASA as a partner in this application. ASA would host the resulting education material on its Explore Sound website. There would be no direct funds involved.

Explore Sound will host archived lectures from Architectural Acoustics complied by Carl Rosenberg

Status: ?

 

 

 

 

Action #13: Participate in AIP Venture Fund

Champion: David Woolworth

Background: AIP has a fund of $100,000 pre annum for outreach in member societies

Expected size of proposals : $20-40K

Progress: David proposed a $23,850 project for hands-on outreach to students from grades 3-9 at the New Orleans meeting

Status: Submitted

 

 

Salt Lake City - May 2016
Jacksonville Florida - November 2015

ASA Strategic Leadership

 

Inaugural meeting of Task Force 1: Starting Point

 

Goal 1. Awareness of Acoustics

ASA engages and informs members of industry, educational institutions, government agencies, and consumers to recognize important scientific acoustics contributions

 

Objectives

1.1   Expand the promotion of ASA activities and resources through emerging media and online content

1.2   Increase awareness and dissemination of ASA Standards

1.3   Improve the image of the ASA through a strategic branding initiative

1.4   Advance cyber presence via ASA portal, web, and social media development

 

Strategies for objective 1.1

1               Hire staff or contract out to manage and oversee online presence

2               Track and promote social media and internet presence

3               Online portal – My ASA – individualized for each member

o   develop job description for webmaster that includes portal development with timeline

4               Utilize methods of outreach, webinars and Continuing Education Units

o   pilot Go To Webinar at Jacksonville 2015 ASA meeting

5               Leverage awareness of acoustics to recruit authors

6               Develop new fundraising mechanisms, such as DONATE NOW button, or Facebook Button to raise $$$

7               Broadcast ASA deadlines using a digital calendar subscription

 

 

Task Force 1: Record of inaugural meeting

 

moderator: Mike Stinson

recorder: Kurt Fristrup

timekeeper: Dan Farrell

reporter: Laura Kloepper

 

Flip chart recordings:

 

Outcome of inaugural meeting of Task Force on Goal 1 Awareness of Acoustics

 

Action #1: work with Search Committee for Education Coordinator to revise job description.

Want job description to include (a) title Education and Outreach Coordinator, (b) experience creating content and curriculum, (c) live web presence skills, (d) need not be local to Melville.

Who: Laura Kloepper, David T. Bradley

Resources:

Metrics: successful hiring of Education and Outreach Coordinator

When: end of year

 

Action #2: Contest for Explore Sound logo.

An open competition to have a logo for Explore Sound developed. Need to define logo requirements, judging procedure (e.g., committee culls down to 10 designs, then final online ASA vote). Award 1st ($1000), 2nd ($500), 3rd ($250).

Who: Andone Lavery, Mike Stinson, Dan Farrell

Resources: $1750

Metrics: a winning logo

When: winners announced at Salt Lake City

 

Action #3: Accelerate implementation of online presence (e.g., interactive noise budget tool, commuting) through additional web developer support.

Dan Farrell is doing a great job but is in high demand. To avoid delays in implementation of online strategies, recommend web developer assistant be contracted.

Who: Dan Farrell

Resources: $30K

Metrics: accelerate progress implementing online and social media approaches

When: immediately

Action #4: Investigate possibility of coordinated outreach activities with National Park Services (400 million visitors/year) to promote acoustics.

A subcommittee will discuss possible ways that NPS and ASA can collaborate

Who: Kurt Fristrup (National Parks Service), Jay Bliefnick, Suzi Wiseman, Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp

Resources:

Metrics: proposal of a plan of action

When: end February 2016

 

Action #5: Drop “My ASA” Portal concept

There was no support at the table for this idea.

ASA Strategic Plan, Task Force 1: Awareness of Acoustics

Members, aka “champions”

Champions

Scott Sommerfeldt – Chair
Tessa Bent
Bennett Brooks
Alex Case
Susan Fox
Mark Hamilton
Evelyn Hoglund
Tony Hoover
Christopher Jasinski
Martin Lawless
Ben Markham
David Mellinger
Tyrone Porter
Roger Richards
Lauren Ronsse
Steve Thompson
Juan Tu
Michael Vorländer
Lily Wang
Ela Warnecke
Lynne Werner

GOAL 2. Member Engagement and Diversity

ASA membership reflects societal diversity and the evolving multidisciplinarity of acoustics, ensuring its continued relevance to academics, industry, government, and practitioners across the globe and engaging acousticians throughout their entire careers.

Task Force 3>Dissemination of Information and Knowledge

Members, aka “champions”

Champions: Ronald Roy, chair

Jim Lynch (EIC)
Charles Church (EIC-JASA-EL)
Arthur Popper (EIC-Acoustics Today)
Kent Gee (EIC-POMA)
Adrian K.C. Lee (AE-JASA)
Ning Xiang (AE-JASA)
Mary Guillemette (MA Publications Office)
Helen Wall-Murray (MA Publications Office)
Liz Bury (MA Publications Office)
Kelly Quigley (NY Publications Office)
Mike Buckingham (Past Chair)
Saana McDaniel (JASA EL Manuscript Manager)
Katherine Setzer (MA Publications Office)
Diana Kewley-Port
John Buck

GOAL 3

Dissemination of Information and Knowledge ASA disseminates acoustics information and knowledge to a broad audience using the most effective means. PRIORITY OBJECTIVE. Streamline and upgrade author, reader, editor, and reviewer experience in all publications processes

ASA Strategic Plan, Task Force 1: Awareness of Acoustics

Members, aka “champions”

Champions:

David Feit
Susan Fox
John Hillenbrand
Judy Dubno
Maureen Stone
Christy Holland
Elaine Moran
Carl Rosenberg
Anthony Atchley
Clark Penrod
Gary Elko
Ann Bradlow
Caleb Sieck

Goal 4. Financial Stewardship

ASA engages in wise, strategic stewardship to ensure sufficient resources to deliver maximum value both now and in the future. PRIORITY OBJECTIVE. Develop and implement a new business model, including the ASA Foundation Fund

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