August 2017

Council Meeting Minutes

Stanford Postdoctoral Association

Aug29th, 11.30-1:00pm

Clark Center, S361

 

Attendance:

Council members: Daniel Joyce, Christian La, Arnaud Bruyas, Jesse Isaacman-Beck, John Hegarty, Bradley Tolar, Matt Gebbie, Gina Bouchard, Virginie Gabel, Lise Retailleau, Iona Marin, Abby Sarkar, Saumyaa, Brian Griffiths, Sarah Eagleman, Jiannin Xu, Peidong Su, Aldo Cordova, Simon Davidsson, Avik Dutt, Subhomoy Das, antonio Santos, Will Giardino, Dilip thomas, Arsenii Telichko, Hsiao-Wen Liao, Francisco Ponce, Kacie Deters, Hannah Giasson, Deb Karhson, Catherine Tcheandjieu, Pierre Massat, Stella Y. Sun

 

Quorum:  Yes, 13 council members

( Later Brian and Sarah got elected to council. So eligible votes for webmaster election were 15)

 

Proceedings:

  • Meeting called to order by  the chair, Anand

  • Approval of July 2017 minutes

 

Overview of previous leadership’s accomplishments:

  • Housing and Transportation

    • Constructed, distributed, and analyzed a survey

    • Data was used to shape long range planning proposals

    • Arnaud, Anand, and Ioana to pen article for Stanford Daily

  • Bay area postdoc symposium

    • Participated with other organizations to organize and send postdocs to this event

    • This will be continued

  • Established Coffee Chats

  • Updated website

  • Better defined roles and committees

  • Long-range planning

    • Formed a subcommittee to represent postdocs

      • Met with provost

    • Found long range planning committees

      • Education

      • Outreach

      • Community

      • Research

 

Long Range Planning overview (Deb Karhson and Abby Sarkar):

  • A lot of proposals have been received.

  • LRP committee is working on putting all the proposed ideas together as a white paper

  • Proposals are divided into four major areas-

  1. Education

  2. Outreach

  3. Community

  4. Research

  • Any action from administration on these proposals will start by 2018.

  • In the meanwhile people can get involved in various initiatives through SURPAS and other organizations on campus to enrich postdoc life of campus.


 

Elections:

New member election:

  1. Brian Griffiths

  2. Sarah Eagleman

Both Brain and Sarah were elected as council members. (13 votes)

 

Webmaster election:

  1. Brian Griffiths

Brian Griffiths was elected to the webmaster position. (15 votes)

 

NPAW planning (Virginie)

Virginie shared an overview of the events planned for National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Here is the event schedule:

 

 

Monday 09/18

Tuesday 09/19

Wednesday 09/20

Thursday 09/21

Friday 09/22

Saturday 09/23

9-10am


 

Improv (OPA)

REGISTER


 

10-10:30am

Coffee social @ SoM with SURPAS & AWIS

REGISTER

Coffee social @ VA with SURPAS

REGISTER

Coffee social @ Green Library with SURPAS & oSTEM/LGBTQ

REGISTER

Coffee social @ E-Quad with SURPAS

REGISTER

Coffee social @ SoM, Dean’s Lawn with SURPAS & SBPA

REGISTER

 

10:30-11am

 

11-12am





 

12-1pm

Yoga @ MSOB (OPA)

REGISTER

 

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden Tour (OPA)   REGISTER

Yoga @ MSOB (OPA) REGISTER


 

1-2pm



 

Meditation @ Windhover with SURPAS / REGISTER

 

2-3pm





 

3-4pm

 

Ice cream social @ Stanford Oval  with SURPAS

REGISTER

Happiness Therapy@ Dean’s Lawn

with SURPAS

REGISTER

 

Bay area postdoc picnic @ Dolores Park in SF with SURPAS & BAPS

REGISTER

4-4:30 pm

 

Cantor Highlights Tour (OPA)

REGISTER

Rodin Sculpture tour

(OPA) REGISTER

 

4:30-5pm

Postdoc Fall Festival @ MSOB lawn with SURPAS & OPA (w/ kids zone)

REGISTER

 

5-6pm

Dish Hike with SURPAS

REGISTER

Bike tour @ Shoreline with SURPAS

REGISTER

Bouldering Session

with SURPAS

REGISTER

Postdoc Happy Hour (w/ kids zone)

(Sunken Pool Fountain)

REGISTER

 

6-7pm

Pub crawl with SURPAS

(From Stanford to SJ)

(From Stanford to SF)

REGISTER

 

7-7:30pm





 

7:30-8 pm


 

Open Mic Night @ Scotty’s Bar, PA with SURPAS  (Scotty's, PA)   

REGISTER

 

8-9:30 pm



 

 

The number of volunteers and kind of help needed from them for each event was discussed and a volunteer sign-up sheet was circulated.

 

Committees’ overview (Ioana)

 

  • establish 2 new committees: Postdoc Diversity Advisory Committee, Committee for Postdocs with Dependents

  • all committees need more members

    • passed around sign-up sheets

    • will try to recruit during NPAW and after

 

Newly elected council members to speak briefly about why they joined.

 

Closure:

Meeting was called to closure at 1pm by the co-chair Anand