American Association of Physics Teachers
Minutes of the Fall Council
Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville
Engineering Dean's Conference Room, EB-3072
October 14, 2000
The meeting was called to order by President Narendra Jaggi at 7:16 am. Those attending were
Eric Peterson, John Askill, Kelly Roos, Chuck Schulz, Roger Malcolm, Conley
Stutz, Roger Reeves, Debby Lojkutz, Curt
Hieggelke, Narendra Jaggi, Duane Ingram, Ann Brandon, Diana Roth, Ken
Mellendorf, Bruce McCart and David Renneke.
The minutes of the Spring 2000 council meeting were
presented and approved. The treasurer's report showed a
balance of $2,607.83 as of October 8, 2000. The total amount
collected for dues in the last year was $625.
Our section representative, Conley Stutz, indicated that his report
of the Summer 2000 meeting is on
the Web and in the Illinois Physics Teacher. To facilitate
communication via the Internet, the National AAPT office is putting
together a list of laisons (one person at each school) that will
include their e-mail address.
Roger Malcolm indicated that he will be retiring from teaching at
the end of this school year and will need to be replaced as Publicity
Chair and Section Editor. Later in the meeting, the council
appointed David Renneke to serve as the Publicity Chair, Section Editor and Webmaster.
Roger Reeves stated that the Fall 2000 issue of the Illinois
Physics Teacher has been published on our Web site as a PDF
file. He will do it again next spring but was wondering if it is
still needed beyond that since so much information is now available on
our Web pages. Conley Stutz stated that he still prefers the
written newsletter to reading it on the screen.
A motion was made,
seconded and carried (MSC) that
Roger Reeves continue to serve as the editor of the Illinois
Physics Teacher. MSC that Ann Brandon continue as Representative to the AAPT High School Committee.
Although Gary Wolber was not able to be at this meeting, he
conveyed the following message to the secretary regarding the
Outstanding High School Physics Teacher Award. Earlier this year
Gary requested a
posting of the award through the Regional Offices of Education.
He also contacted the ISTA editor and requested that information for the nomination of the award be a part of
their publication. Nominees from last
year who are still interested will be contacted shortly. He will be
contacting council members early in 2001 with candidates for them to consider.
Duane Ingram brought up that the Illinois
Community College Board (ICCB) is continuing to develop transfer course recommendations for
baccalaureate majors. Alternative programs have been accepted for
math, chemistry, and engineering majors, but not for physical science students. After some discussion, it was
moved, seconded and carried that an ad hoc committee be appointed to look into this
matter. Narendra Jaggi appointed Duane Ingram, Curt Hieggelke,
Eric Peterson, Ken Mellendorf, and himself (to serve as chair). Here
is an elaboration of the issues as provided in a subsequent e-mail
from Duane Ingram.
Roger Reeves stated that teacher recertification in Illinois is now
in a state of flux. Attending meetings like our ISAAPT meetings
is accountable. Starting in 2001, an organization like ours
needs to be a "licensed" provider for Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU's). An ad hoc committee
was appointed to look into this by the spring meeting. Members
are Chuck Schulz, Roger Reeves and Carl Wenning. Here is a follow
up e-mail from Carl Wenning on this matter.
The Spring meeting of ISAAPT will be hosted by Principia College on April
20-21, 2001. The theme is "Novel Methods for Physics Teaching, including ideas for lecture, discussion, assessment, and laboratory". There
will be some workshops scheduled for Friday morning and Saturday
The Fall meeting of ISAAPT will be hosted by Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois
on Oct. 26-27, 2001. Plans call for workshops all day Friday
with none on Saturday.
Eric Peterson of the Nominating Committee presented the
following list of names and positions. All of them were elected at
business meeting of the section held at 1:23 pm.
- Kelly Roos - President-Elect
Carl Wenning - Secretary/Treasurer, three-year term
- Kim Shaw - for Council, four-year term, 4-year
college, class of 2004
- Ken Mellendorf - for Council, four-year term,
2-year college, class of 2004
Win T. Htwe - for Council, two-year term, 2-year college, class of
- Cliff Parker - for Council, four-year term,
high school, class of 2004
The meeting was adjourned at 8:41 am.
David R. Renneke