June 15, 2012 President's Council Summary

Present for all items:  Tom Bogdan, Maura Hagan, Hanne Mauriello, Katy Schmoll, Kathy Strand, and Roger Wakimoto

Present for Item 1:  Delaine Orendorff and Bob Roesch

Present for Items 2 and 3:  Susan Friberg

Present for Item 4:  Justin Young

Summary written by Susan Montgomery-Hodge

1.  FY13 Merit Increases.

 Delaine Orendorff presented the President’s Council (PC) with a proposal to implement the FY13 merit increases.  Orendorff will distribute a refined proposal to the PC, after which each PC member will meet with managers reporting directly to them to discuss this merit increase’s targeted application. 

2.  NCAR Strategic Plan.

 Roger Wakimoto reported that plans for development of NCAR’s next strategic plan are on a fast track.  He has discussed this at the recent President’s Advisory Committee on University Relations (PACUR) meeting, as well as with the Board of Trustees, the NCAR Executive Committee, the NCAR Scientists’ Assembly, and NSF/AGS staff.  He will soon hand off further development of the plan to a strategic planning council, the members of which Wakimoto will soon announce.  The topics for breakout groups at the October Members’ Meeting are being defined.  A special session with early career faculty and scientists is also being planned. 

3. UCP and the PACUR Non-Core Proposal Reviews.

 Hanne Mauriello presented and led discussion on the history and statistics, as well as pros and cons of UCP’s continued voluntary participation in the PACUR review of non-core proposals.  A PACUR subcommittee is reviewing the current process undertaken for considering the non-core proposals.  They will be asked for their recommendation on UCP’s continued participation in this process.

4.  Indirect Cost Pools.

 Tom Bogdan led a discussion on the next steps to making a decision on the indirect cost pool budgets.

5.  Unstructured Discussion.

 Wakimoto reported on the highly successful ASP Colloquium on the weather-climate interface in which both students and researchers participated.  Chris Davis deserves kudos for this event.  He organized the colloquium and also presented a lecture to the group.  

 Maura Hagan discussed the new cross-cutting library internship program on data curation.  This is part of an ongoing partnership between the NCAR Library and the University of Illinois.  The student participants trained in science as undergrads and are exploring a masters or PhD in library science.  With data curation being such an important topic, this is an exciting, cutting-edge internship.  Posters from this year’s interns will be presented on July 25th.

 Bogdan announced his selection of Scott Rayder as his new Senior Advisor for Development and Partnerships.  Rayder will join UCAR on June 25th. 

6.  The President’s Council adjourned at 11:45 am.

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June 22, 2012 to June 29, 2012