American Association of Physics Teachers
Minutes of the Spring Council
University of Illinois
April 15, 2000
The meeting was called to order by Past President Eric Peterson at 7:00 am. Those attending were
Eric Peterson, Roger Malcolm, Chuck Schulz, Conley Stutz, Jack Mochel, John Askill, Dierk
Hofreiter, Curt Hieggelke, Roger Reeves, Howard Balfour, David
Cornell, Debbie Lojkutz, Duane Ingram, Gary Wolber, Bruce McCart, Ben
Brown, Diane Roth, Kelly Roos, Ann Brandon, Fred Zurheide and David
The minutes of the Fall 1999 council meeting were
presented and approved. The treasurer's report showed a
balance of $2,594.14 as of April 10, 2000.
A motion was made, seconded, and carried that ______
________ * be the recipient of the 2000 Distinguished Service Citation to be presented at the
2000 fall meeting. The name will be added to these minutes after
the person receives the award.
Section Representative Conley Stutz discussed the proposed changes
of the national AAPT constitution. In his view the primary
changes specify that much of the policy making be shifted from the
Council to the Executive Board. The membership will be asked by
mail to vote on the changes. He recommends voting down the
Roger Malcolm indicated that he will retire from teaching at the
end of next year and that he will need to be replaced at the fall 2000
Dave Renneke gave a report on the Guidebook
Program for Physics Teacher Education Majors in Illinois colleges
and universities. It was started by Council action on October
25, 1997. During the three years from 1997-2000, 27 students
have received a guidebook from ISAAPT. This cost the
organization $733.30. These students were from eight
schools: Illinois State (7), Northern Illinois (4), Western
Illinois (4), Loyola (2), Augustana (1), Eastern Illinois (4), Lewis
(3), and DePaul (2).
A motion was made, seconded, and carried that the
Guidebook Program be renewed for three more years. A task force
of three people (Diana Roth, Ann Brandon and Debby Lojkutz) was formed
to review the list of available guidebooks.
Fred Zurheide reported that he is beginning to make plans for the
fall meeting to be held at SIUE on Oct. 13-14, 2000. Steve
Sanders will give an invited talk on Telecommunications. Fred
will be retiring from teaching at the end of September this year.
Dave Cornell discussed plans for the spring 2001 meeting of ISAAPT
at Principia College. They will have their new observatory open
for viewing. They would like to have several workshops including
one for using LabView.
Jack Mochel presented a tentative invitation for the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to serve as host for the ISAAPT spring
meeting in 2004.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 am.