American Association of Physics Teachers
Minutes of the Fall Council
Olin Hall of Science - Room 175
October 28, 1995
The meeting was called to order by
President Conley Stutz at 7:00 am. Those attending were Jack Mochel, Curtis
Hieggelke, Conley Stutz, Eric Peterson, Tom Snyder, Dave Cornell, Roger Reeves,
Bill Conway, Nick Drozdoff, Fred Zurheide, Robert Boeke, Roger Malcolm, Ann
Brandon, Keith Andrew, and Dave Renneke. Guests at the meeting included Carl
Wenning and Narendra Jaggi.
The minutes of the Spring 1995 council
meeting were presented and approved. The treasurer's report showed a balance of
$2,649.10 and was approved as presented.
Conley Stutz reported that 110 people have
registered for this meeting.
Curt Hieggelke distributed copies of the
ISAAPT Section Representative Report and discussed it.
Roger Reeves continues as the editor of
the Illinois Physics Teacher. He plans to again include feature articles,
photographs, abstracts of papers presented at our meetings, and the dates of
future meetings. The cost for materials and postage is about $150 for each
Dave Cornell indicated that he would like
to showcase their solar car. He has a preview video.
Carl Wenning distributed a proposal
concerning having a High School/Undergraduate Research Symposium. Also a
proposal about giving awards to the "best" undergraduate papers presented at our
meetings. These proposals originated from a committee, appointed by Conley
Stutz, consisting of Carl Wenning, Narendra Jaggi, and Kelly Roos. There was
much discussion of the pros and cons of giving a "best" paper award but no
action was taken. Concerning the first proposal, a motion was made, seconded and
carried (MSC) that the ISAAPT approve, in principle, the idea of a High
School/Undergraduate Research Symposium and that we organize an effort for next
An oral report was given by Roger Malcolm,
Ann Brandon and Nick Drozdoff about a meeting held in Springfield with a member
of the State Board of Education. They would like to put together a Safety
Guidelines book. Roger did not think it was appropriate for us to get involved
with that. They were "treated" to a day of lectures with very little chance for
feedback. Overall, they were not impressed. Ann indicated that they have about
$10 million to spend but have not figured out what to do with it yet. MSC that,
contingent upon having Roger, Ann and Nick reimbursed for their expenses, ISAAPT
continue to interact with the State Board of Education regarding the issues
discussed at the meeting.
Keith Andrew of the Nominating Committee
presented the following list of names, scheduled for action during the business
meeting of the section later today:
Jack Mochel - to replace Bob Eisenstein on
the Council Tim Wagner - for Council, four-year term, high school Wei Qin - for
Council, four-year term, 2-year college Carl Wenning - for Council, four-year
term, 4-year college Curt Hieggelke - Section Representative, three-year term
We received oral reports for the
representatives of future meeting sites. Jack Mochel indicated that the next
meeting will be held on April 19-20, 1996, at the University of Illinois,
Urbana, and that it will be a joint meeting with the Indiana section of AAPT.
Friday morning workshops are being planned. Jack, Conley Stutz, Roger Reeves,
and David Sykes will be meeting later today to continue planning for this
Narendra Jaggi announced that the dates
for the Fall 1996 meeting at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington are
October 25-26, 1996. The have just moved into a new science building. Their
department will provide up to $1100 in support for the travel expenses of guests
at this meeting. The theme for this meeting will emphasize science in the
context of the liberal arts.
Carl Wenning indicated that Illinois State
University in Normal will host the Spring 1997 meeting but no dates have been
set yet. The theme will probably be something like Teacher Education - Preferred
Development. He has ideas for several workshops.
Fred Zurhiede offered an unofficial
invitation for Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville to host the Fall
Nick Drozdoff indicated that he is working
on collecting information for the Outstanding High Teacher award but had no
report at this time. We will be hearing from him before the spring meeting.
MSC that Roger Malcolm continue to serve
as our publicity chair and section editor. He also took a picture of the harding-working
group of council members, which subsequently appeared on the "Bradley
Meeting Pictures" page on the Web.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:33 am.
David R. Renneke