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BIOAC Meeting Agenda
November 2-3, 1995
Room 1235

Thursday November 2, 1995
8:45 AM Welcome and Introduction of New Members
Dr. Mary Clutter, Assistant Director, BIO
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8:50 AM Dr. Anne Petersen, Deputy Director, NSF
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9:30 AM Followup to Workshop on Improving NSF's Proposal Review Process and Approval of Minutes - April 1995 Meeting
Dr. Pete Magee, Chair
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9:45 AM Congressional Update
Mr. Joel Widder, OLPA
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10:15 AM BREAK
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10:30 AM Report on BIO AC Actions
Dr. Mary Clutter
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10:55 AM Planning for BIO in the New Era: Senior Staff Retreat
James L. Edwards, Executive Officer, BIO
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11:15 AM New Directions in Undergraduate Education
Dr. Mel George, Chair, EHR Advisory Committee
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12:00 NOON WORKING LUNCH
Continue Undergraduate Education Discussion
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12:45 PM BREAK
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1:00 PM Changes at Other Agencies I
Dr. Robert Huggett - EPA
Dr. Floyd P. Horn - USDA
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1:30 PM Evolving Roles and Responsibilities of Program Officers
Dr. Joann Roskoski, Deputy Division Director, DEB
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2:00 PM

Organize Breakout Groups - Dr. Pete Magee

NSF and Change in the New Era:

  • Partnerships with Universities
      - undergraduate and graduate training
      - integration of research and education activities
      - et cetera

  • Support for Research
      - fine tuning the application and review process

  • New Initiatives
      - portfolio balance
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4:00 PM BREAK
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4:15 PM Committee of Visitors Reports:
  • Special Projects Cluster, BIR
    Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton

  • Instrumentation and Instrument Development and Field Stations and Marine Labs, BIR
    Dr. Nina Fedoroff

  • Ecological Studies Cluster, DEB
    Dr. Lynn Riddiford (letter)

  • Neuroscience Cluster, IBN
    Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff

  • Genetics Cluster, MCB
    Dr. George Hill

  • Discussion of New Roles for Committees of Visitors
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5:30 PM ADJOURN
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6:00 PM Cash Bar
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7:00  PM Dinner
Friday November 3, 1995
8:45 AM Report on Workshop on Emerging Technologies
Dr. Helen Berman, BIO AC
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9:00 AM Breakout Groups

NSF and Change in the New Era:
Formulation of an Action Agenda

  • Partnerships with Universities
  • Research Support
  • New Initiatives
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10:00 AM BREAK
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10:15 AM Changes at Other Agencies II
Dr. Aristides Patrinos - DoE
Dr. Marvin Cassman - NIH
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10:45 AM Reports from Breakout Groups and
Discussion of an Action Agenda for BIO
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12:00 NOON Future Business
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12:30 PM ADJOURN
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