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SABER Annual Business Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Michael E Moore
15:18
I love the llama background Jenny!
Kelsie Bernot
15:32
agreed...was just thinking that Michael!
Sara Faust (she/her)
15:36
I was just about to say the same thing. Glad I'm not the only snoopy weirdo :)
Amy Kulesza
15:45
And Kelsie’s fish!
jenny knight
15:56
thanks, they’re actually alpacas, on my farm
Anil Kumar Challa
17:23
The recordings from the meeting are not available. It is leading to a Error 404 page. Just FYI
Sara Faust (she/her)
17:40
Congrats Stanley!!!!
Miriam Segura-Totten
17:45
Congrats Stanley!
Jenni Momsen (she/her)
17:48
Thanks, Anil. We will work on that!
Samiksha Ashok Raut
17:50
Congrats Stanley !!!!
Logan Gin
17:52
Congrats Stanley!
Beth Schussler (she/her)
17:54
Congrats, Stanley!
Anil Kumar Challa
17:54
Congrats Stanley!
Ryan Dunk (he/they)
17:54
Congrats, Stanley!
Lisa McDonnell (she/her/hers)
17:59
Congrats, Stanley!!
Molly S Bolger
17:59
congrats Stanley!
Kelsie Bernot
18:04
Woohoo Stanley!
Miranda M L Chen
18:05
Congrats, Stanley!
Sara Faust (she/her)
18:13
Yaaaaay Mary Pat :)
Stanley Lo
18:25
Thank you, everyone!
Beth Schussler (she/her)
19:01
LOVED the virtual poster session! - great job!
Miranda M L Chen
19:16
Yes! Thanks so much, Liz!
Rachel Salter
19:23
Poster sash and Liz’s emails were excellent!
Mary P Wenderoth
23:21
We are indeed a society of Show me the DATA
Michael E Moore
23:40
Agree 100% MPW!
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
26:35
I promised the newbies in my Saber Buddies group that this “Show me the data” participant breakdown was a highlight of the business meeting. Great job on a more detailed snapshot this year, Exec!
Michael E Moore
26:43
For those proposals who have multiple authors, how was their identities represented in that data?
Jamie Jensen
27:00
just identity of presenting author was reported
Molly S Bolger
27:06
agree on show me the data!!
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
27:42
I mean, we don’t have an official society motto, but if we did… :D
Tessa Andrews
28:22
Jessica Merricks did awesome (and fast) work to create a full archive of the 2020 meeting. You can access it, and the videos here: https://saberbio.wildapricot.org/Past-SABER-Meetings
Michael E Moore
28:42
Thanks Jessica!
Kelsie Bernot
28:44
Wait, "Show me the data" isn't official? I always assumed it was!
Liz Bailey
28:44
Yes, thank you Jessica!
Rachel Salter
29:35
Virtual SABER was awesome, for sure!
Tessa Andrews
31:21
Check out new website page about the Diversity & Inclusion efforts: https://saberbio.wildapricot.org/Diversity_Inclusion
Michael E Moore
31:55
The moderators were AWESOME!
Sara Faust (she/her)
32:25
How does +30 members compare to previous years' recruitment of new SABER members?
Mary P Wenderoth
33:26
The data on membership is date stamped so we could figure out when and how many new members we havae
Sara Faust (she/her)
33:50
Thanks to Ryan for organizing the game nights
Michael E Moore
34:07
Yes Ryan and Lisa! They were so much fun!
Kris(tine) Callis-Duehl (she/her)
35:40
Really liked the 1x/week virtual schedule if we need to go virtual.
Ryan Dunk (he/they)
35:47
:) Thank you, and thanks to Erika Nadile for her help in the first week of game night and setting it up, which was very much appreciated!
JANET BRANCHAW
35:53
Have you discussed the location of an in person meeting?
Jamie Jensen
36:22
Ditto Kristine!
Miriam Segura-Totten
36:22
The JMBE Themed issue on Teaching in Times of Crisis might be a good home for the essay from the exec com on putting the SABER virtual meeting together. :)
Kelsie Bernot
36:28
Agreed Kris - 1x week was much easier to handle than other virtual conferences I attended that were several days in a row or all day
Sara Faust (she/her)
38:05
Bruinink is great, but we'd need to have a discussion about whether Minneapolis has satisfied our requirements in the letter
jenny knight
38:24
Yes, we plan to do that
Jenni Momsen (she/her)
38:26
Yes, definitely, Sara.
Tessa Andrews
38:45
A little data: in 2019, we had 21 new members in June, 9 new members in July, and 11 new members in August. So we had more new members this July than last year
Sara Faust (she/her)
38:59
Thanks, Tessa!
Sara Faust (she/her)
39:38
We could almost do an Amazon-HQ style mission where different BER labs pitch their university for the next SABER. ;)
Jessica Merricks
40:09
I love that idea, Sara!
Liz Bailey
40:46
See here: https://saberbio.wildapricot.org/Past-SABER-Meetings
Tessa Andrews
40:55
We solved that Jenni!
Melinda Owens
40:58
@Sara: I think there are another conferences that do something like that…
Tessa Andrews
41:11
Thanks to Anil for bringing it to our attention!
Michael E Moore
42:14
I wanted to suggest possibly inviting some of the of the NSF RCN’s dedicated to DEI issues, such as EDU-STEM and iEMBER, to present at SABER so we can bring some of the great DEI work they are doing.
Jessica Merricks
42:15
Congrats, Stanley!!
Grant.Gardner@mtsu.edu
42:29
Will there be any formal mechanism to get feedback from the mentorship groups or new members?
Grant.Gardner@mtsu.edu
42:40
new attendees?
Sara Faust (she/her)
43:55
I did a terrible job organizing the mentor/mentee group and would have liked more structure or guidance
Grant.Gardner@mtsu.edu
44:36
Good point Sara.
Sara Faust (she/her)
44:38
I really liked the idea but wasn't prepared for how much work it would be. I thought it would be more like meeting one-on-one with someone or being pen pals.
jenny knight
45:19
thank you for helping organize the mentoring!
Liz Bailey
45:27
That survey link went out in an email yesterday, but let me know if you can’t find it
Kris(tine) Callis-Duehl (she/her)
46:04
Survey Link for convenience: https://survey.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ahFjCht5eZmMduZ
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
46:38
Maybe we can do an overview of election process and why only president elect this year
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
47:10
Treasure and secretary will usually be a 3 year term, but since we didn’t want them leaving at same time, inaugural secretary is serving 2 years
Ryan Dunk (he/they)
47:12
Thanks everyone for the thoughts on the buddy groups shared here!
Natalia Caporale
47:21
Is there a place listing the current SIGs in SABER and the leaders/co-leaders so people know whom to contact if they want to join a SIG?
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
47:22
next year, we will elect President-elect and secretary
jenny knight
47:28
I put the slide back up with the length of terms
Sandra Arango-caro
47:54
Please share the link to complete the conference survey. Also, maybe it can be posted on the website.
Melinda Owens
48:05
Sigs: https://saberbio.wildapricot.org/page-18096 But not all of the new ones are on there
jenny knight
48:07
Next year, we will elect both secretary and president-elect
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
48:09
Yes, you nailed it Mary Pat!
Liz Bailey
48:20
@ Sandra: https://survey.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ahFjCht5eZmMduZ
Liz Bailey
48:33
@Sandra We don’t want it on the website because we only want attendees to have access
Tessa Andrews
48:43
This is a website page about the SIGs that existed prior to the 2020 meeting: https://saberbio.wildapricot.org/page-18096
Rachel Sparks (she/her)
48:50
I really enjoyed Dr. Canning as the keynote speaker; I would like to continue having equity and inclusion as the focus of our keynotes. It was really nice to have a speaker that was communicating data that was helpful to all of us, rather than focusing on biology content that may or may not be relevant depending on our teaching assignments.
Miriam Segura-Totten
49:14
@ Rachel: I second that!
Sara Faust (she/her)
49:15
(whispers) We could put it on swaaaag
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
50:03
Yes…if you have ideas about swag, send your ideas to me. I am also the unofficial SABER Swag Czar…
jenny knight
50:20
Thanks for the feedback on Dr. Canning. There is a committee for the Keynote Speaker, and Steph Gardner is in charge, and would welcome suggestions!
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
50:54
There are items on the post-participant SABER conference survey for you to share your thoughts about the keynote speaker and the process for selecting the keynote.
JANET BRANCHAW
50:54
Is it expected that the mentoring relationships should transcend the meeting or is it limited to the meeting?
Anil Kumar Challa
51:12
Members-only workshops is an idea
Natalia Caporale
51:13
Is there a way for people with less resources to waive the membership fee?
Samiksha Ashok Raut
51:26
I wanted to give a big shout out to Sara Brownell heading an initiative in bringing us all together to make SABER inclusive and most importantly anti-racist.
Miriam Segura-Totten
51:29
There wasn't guidance to that effect, Janet, but our group is continuing mentoring through the fall
Liz Bailey
51:39
@Natalia, yes. There is a note on the membership page about who to contact if you have financial difficulties
Sara Faust (she/her)
51:42
Could we sponsor memberships for folks? Or have a need-based application?
Rachel Sparks (she/her)
51:45
I’ve shared my thoughts in the survey, just wanted to offer it here as well :)
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
51:51
The SABER Buddies groups were envisioned as being mainly to accompany the conference; the Mentors being formed after the survey would be “long term"
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
52:08
Some Buddies groups may have decided to last longer
Emma Goodwin
57:16
That wasn’t much time! :)
jenny knight
57:21
Great idea
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
57:21
https://docs.google.com/document/d/13Q1jErpRmBlM73KUmSmOh3CrXTo87rq96VneteMZbbs/edit
jenny knight
57:28
thank you Kelsey!
Ryan Dunk (he/they)
57:38
Ah thanks Kelsey for the mentoring group answer! I couldn't type that before we got put in breakout rooms
JANET BRANCHAW
58:10
But we don’t know who is not joining...
Ryan Dunk (he/they)
59:05
I would add that the mentoring committee is working on longer term mentoring plans as well, the buddy group was a first shot to have something for this meeting as we learn more about what SABER members need and have to offer each other with regards to mentoring
Sara Faust (she/her)
59:15
One thing we discussed was the possibility of SABER members being able to sponsor other members' dues. What if prospective members could apply to have their membership covered?
Sara Faust (she/her)
59:36
Akin to grads/postdocs being able to apply for the SABER travel award in the past.
Michael E Moore
59:37
I like that idea Sara!
JANET BRANCHAW
59:38
A regular (monthly?) research webinar would be a great complement to the annual meeting.
Samiksha Ashok Raut
59:41
How about have a tiered system of memberships dependent upon institutions ? 2 year, 4 year ,etc.
Kelly McDonald
59:45
Love that idea, Sara!
Kelsie Bernot
59:54
I didn't sign up to be a buddy because I initially wasn't going to be available to attend each week. If there are longer term mentoring programs though, I'm interested. Can we still sign up?
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
01:00:03
@Janet - I love the idea of a monthly seminar.
Liz Bailey
01:00:10
@Kelsie That is part of the post-meeting survey
Meaghan MacNutt (she/her)
01:00:37
I think this is already on the mentoring committee's radar but please consider that mentoring is needed/wanted by folks who are established faculty who are new to DBER (like me!) and not just grad students and postdocs
Kelsie Bernot
01:00:48
I love the idea of a monthly research talk - for those of us at institutions where we don't have money to bring in a lot of speakers or don't have a big DBER cohort, this would really increase accessibility
Chelsea Painter
01:01:27
@Kelsie, I also think monthly research talks would be great!
Sara Faust (she/her)
01:01:33
More contact through the year would be great. SABER is so inspiring, and it would be excellent to have more frequent interactions throughout the year.
Erika Nadile
01:02:26
A Call to Action: Striving for Racial Justice in Academic BiologyAn initiative sponsored by the Society for the Advancement in Biology Education Research (SABER) focused on promoting awareness, understanding, and commitment to change academic biology environments to be more inclusive and strive for racial justice in STEM Education. This 7-part series includes four discussions and three research seminars with the intended audience of biologists and biology education researchers. All sessions will be virtual and administered through Zoom; sessions will be recorded and posted on the SABER website for viewing. We are excited that speakers will be compensated for their time. This event is co-sponsored by Arizona State University’s HHMI Inclusive Excellence Project, the SEISMIC Collaboration, and University of California Santa Barbara.
Erika Nadile
01:02:38
We are just finalizing flyers now
Erika Nadile
01:02:43
thank you for plugging this
Erika Nadile
01:03:01
first event: Thursday, August 27th, 9 am PT/ 10 MT/ 11 CT/ 12 ETSABER discussion: Race REALLY MattersDavid Asai, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteZoom: https://asu.zoom.us/j/94994705381
Ryan Dunk (he/they)
01:03:02
@Meaghan That is 100% a huge part of our plans! We are taking a very broad approach to mentoring but things are rolling out at different rates
Molly S Bolger
01:03:45
Anil in our group had a great idea. He pointed out that many people are just getting started in ed research and would be interested in having resources (like maybe videos or workshops we could offer to members only). These might attract new members who may not be able to attend SABER every year
Rob Furrow (he)
01:04:43
Here's the DBER-SiT call for self-nominations: https://qubeshub.org/community/groups/saber/sigs/gradandpostdocs_sig/dber-sit_bylaws_and_elections_committee/call_for_self-nomination_for_dber-sit_leadership_2020
Michael E Moore
01:04:58
Yes @Molly! I have others that have asked me for similar resources. This would be a great way to help people engage with SABER!
Joelyn de Lima
01:05:21
The DBER-SiT call deadline has been extended to % PM PST tonght
Lisa McDonnell (she/her/hers)
01:05:50
@Erika Nadile, can we share this info and zoom link with our colleagues?
Kelsie Bernot
01:05:55
Great idea Mary Pat!
Joelyn de Lima
01:05:55
The DBER-SiT call deadline has been extended to 5PM PST tonight
Emma Goodwin
01:05:57
Could someone share the link to sign up for special interest groups again? Thank you!
Michael E Moore
01:06:12
https://saberbio.wildapricot.org/page-18096
Erika Nadile
01:06:28
@Lisa- yes this date and zoom link is finalized for this event but we will haev a formal flyer being sent out and shared very soon with the SABER community
JANET BRANCHAW
01:06:50
I’m wondering if there are opportunities to connect with other societies? I’m thinking of AERA, FASEB, etc.
Supriya (she/her)
01:06:58
Could we fund raise through other means? Are we already doing that?
Erika Nadile
01:07:02
We will essentially have indivudual flyers and a flyer with all events that we will be sharing out soon!
jenny knight
01:07:08
Yes Janet, we have that in the works —connecting to other societies
jenny knight
01:07:27
Fund raising is not something we’ve done yet. Ideas welcome
Joelyn de Lima
01:08:12
ESERA
Joelyn de Lima
01:08:15
EERA
Kris(tine) Callis-Duehl (she/her)
01:08:27
Funding: we haven’t pursued this aggressively, but do plan on putting in an NSF conference grant to help support the SABER conference next year.
JANET BRANCHAW
01:08:37
Can we tap into the presenter’s university’s license for things like access to Zoom, WebEx…?
Lisa McDonnell (she/her/hers)
01:08:50
@Erika, thanks :)
Michael E Moore
01:09:01
Any idea about pitching SABER as a backbone organization?
Liz.Barnes@mtsu.edu
01:09:02
European researchers in the didactics of biology?
Erika Nadile
01:09:17
My pleasure Lisa- please stay tuned for the updates and flyers hopefully coming out today/in the next few days!
Joe Dauer
01:09:21
ERIDOB like liz said
JANET BRANCHAW
01:09:24
@Michael - What is a “backbone organization?”
Liz Bailey
01:10:19
Are there plans for a SABER West 2021?
Brian Sato
01:10:41
Yes! Stay tuned…
Liz Bailey
01:10:47
Thanks!
Jeremy Hsu
01:10:51
@Brian - virtual?
Jennifer H. Doherty
01:13:06
Ha, for ESA I would not call it much reduced!
Brian Sato
01:14:30
Yep virtual Jeremy - although you’re free to come sit in the park on our campus with your laptop!
Michael E Moore
01:14:41
Reaching out to HHMI to become a sponsor is a possiblity.
Liz Bailey
01:14:59
Thank you to the executive committee and all of your hard work!
JANET BRANCHAW
01:15:09
Do we need a fund raising position on the Executive Committee?
Sara Faust (she/her)
01:15:42
SABER... /driving/ new education research frontiers
Kelly McDonald
01:16:29
I would like to donate my husband’s 60-something Studebaker.
Jenni Momsen (she/her)
01:17:02
Anyone else singing… 1-877-Kars-for-Kids?!
Sara Faust (she/her)
01:17:10
or maybe as your Zoom virtual background...
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
01:17:20
It’s a great logo.
Erika Nadile
01:17:45
Thank you all so much! We look forward to seeing you at our 7 part series coming soon!
Miriam Segura-Totten
01:17:55
Thanks Jenny and the Exec Committee and everyone else who was involved in putting together SABER virtually! Great job!
Jenni Momsen (she/her)
01:17:58
Very excited for that series! Thank you!
Kelsey Metzger (she/her)
01:18:01
Thanks for all your work, Exec and volunteers!!!
Ryan Dunk (he/they)
01:18:06
Thanks everyone!
Jessica Merricks
01:18:09
It was great seeing all of you this year!! Thanks to our leadership for planning and executing an awesome conference!
Kelsie Bernot
01:18:14
Thanks Jenny!!!
Miranda M L Chen
01:18:15
Thanks for a great virtual conference, SABER Exec team!
Joya Mukerji (she/her)
01:18:25
Thank you!
Kelly McDonald
01:18:27
Thank you Jenny for your leadership - great virtual conference!!!
Miriam Segura-Totten
01:18:30
Thanks for all you've done MP!!
Sara Faust (she/her)
01:18:33
Three cheers for Mary Pat!!!
Supriya (she/her)
01:18:34
Thanks everyone for all of the amazing work you all did to make SABER happen. It was a great experience!
Jenny McFarland (she/her/hers)
01:18:35
Thanks MP!!
Melinda Owens
01:18:36
Thank you everyone!
Logan Gin
01:18:37
Thank you!!
Sara Faust (she/her)
01:18:43
MPW is the MVP
Emma Goodwin
01:19:15
Thank you everyone, and thank you Mary Pat!
Kelly McDonald
01:19:32
Thank you so much, Mary Pat!!!
Joya Mukerji (she/her)
01:19:41
thank you so much!