Saturday, March 27, 2010
MEIEA General Meeting
University of Miami, Coral
Present: Kemmerer, Schreiber, Wangler, Garfrerick, Bulla,
Sanchez, Wujcik, Johnson, Hicks, Lawrence, Kellogg, Ronkin,
Baskerville, Leonard, Gloor, Knisely, Progis, Haines, Zaremski,
Armstong, Elton, Leonard, Sylvester, Crain, Nelson, Taylor, Adam,
Perla, Hatschek, Mager, Griggs, Palmer, Pierson, Burch, Papadopoulos,
Alhadeff, Harris, Channell, Tough, Johnson, Lewis, Chappell,
Piechocinski, Walker, Kopplin, Marcone, Gorder, Progris, Williams,
Haines, Zager, Sanchez-Samper, Macy, Taylor, Malone, Brabec, Schenbeck,
Spellman, Meitin, Weissman, Soocher, Carlin, Gaber, Van Wagner,
Oesterle, Gittieman, Roberts
The meeting was called to order by Kellogg at 1:20 pm.
President’s Report (Kellogg)
Kellogg welcomed the general membership to the 2010 International MEIEA
conference. He recognized BMI as the official sponsor of the
Kellogg discussed current outreach and expanding relationships with
other organizations and the increase in benefits. He briefly
mentioned the proposal submitted by the Future of Music
Hatschek briefly announced his research project and encouraged all
attendees to participate if they had not yet. He reiterated the
relevance to our disciplines and programs and that the collected
information could prove useful in the future.
Approval of the Minutes
Motion to approve minutes as presented:
Vice-President’s/Election Report (Hicks)
Hicks acknowledged incoming and outgoing board members. Kellogg
sought feedback about the election cycle changing to October through
November. No objections were made – election cycle will continue
as last year. This year’s statistics are as follows:
individuals ran for seven open Board positions
• 50 people voted in elections, 30% of “active”
This year's positions up for election:
• Vice President
• Director of Membership
• 4 general Board Positions
Treasurer: Wesley Bulla-Belmont
General Board: Bob
Garfrerick-North Alabama State University
eZine Editor: David Tough-Belmont
2010-12 elected Board members
Director of Student
Treasurer’s Report (Bulla)
Bulla discussed the financial position of the organization. (See Appendix
Bulla briefly discussed conference attendance. Reviewed expense
Bulla reviewed an operations analysis report of MEIEA and MEISA cost of
operations. (See Appendix
Perla asked as to whether any of the money is generating
interest. Some discussion around cleaning up portions of the
website. Some investment vehicles will be investigated.
Membership Report (Bulla)
244 Active Members, increase from 170 last year
1221 Student Members
68 Institutional Members
Journal Report & Research Stipends (Ronkin)
Ronkin introduced the research grant recipients for 2009.
Hicks: Odds of having of a
successful career as a recording artist in this business climate
Elton: Analyzing how mechanical licensing is done worldwide and
conduct a cost benefit analysis involved.
Kusek: Not present
Ronkin discussed research grant proposals and the process of
involvement. Encouraged submissions and to check the website in a
couple of weeks for details.
Deadline: Priority Consideration – Early September,
Ronkin also mentioned that six paper presentation sessions were added
this year with 12 total papers being presented.
Ronkin stated that the 2009 MEIEA Journal came out in December
and that he was seeking submissions for 2010.
Current Acceptance Rate: 73%, last year 50%
Deadline: End of May, posted on Website as well
Current Sections of the Journal:
• Pedagogy Section
• Student Papers
• Book Reviews
Ronkin Solicited for interest in being Journal reviewers.
Strategic Initiatives 4 and 5 - (Haines)
Haines reviewed the identified strategic initiatives that were laid out
by the strategic planning committee. Initiatives 4 and 5 were
created to address the current conference model and the challenges it
is beginning to present. The board has chosen to present a proposal to
change the format of how it will be organized. In addition to the
continuing international conference in the spring, initiative 5
addresses the focus of a MEIEA summit specifically for faculty.
Kellogg mentioned that Georgia State University proposed a 2011
conference, but was submitted post deadline of December 31, 2010.
Marcone clarified his original intent to have a rotating conference
between New York, LA, Nashville, and one other. Kellogg clarified
that that is the intention including the possibility of partnering with
schools in those areas. Concerns about focusing too much on those
specific areas may be to closed-minded considering the direction the
industry is headed.
Sanchez discussed his experience putting on the conference and that
they tried to move in this direction for some time. Kemmerer also
shared with the membership that the committee also looked at similar
models for conferences and that no other organization involves a school
in the planning. It made logical sense to move in this
direction. Hatschek expressed concerns about traveling budgets at
institutions and that two conferences a year may be too much for
faculty to attend. He suggested the possibility of streaming the
fall faculty summit. Kopplin shared his concerns of moving “west
to east” in hosting conferences because of the costs involved. He
also shared in the difficulties of what felt like as a one-man
operation and trying to manage the input from the board. He felt
that this is a good good model to direction to move in, considering
those challenges. Progris expressed concerns about having a
operational manual that will give continuity from year to year.
It was recognized that Elton has started putting together a detailed
manual. Knisley commented that this might be a good time to
increase board positions due to the growing increase in
responsibilities. Gorder shared his concerns about the economics
involved in hosting a conference entirely at a hotel. Bulla
stated that the costs involved with bussing the students to
institutions tend to offset those costs.
Haines shared some of the discussion that ensued during the Board
meeting and reviewed some of the details that correspond with each
Board position and their corresponding responsibilities.
Motion to approve initiatives 4 and 5: Guillermo
Weismann mentioned that there are 7 or 8 schools in the Northwest that
could potentially benefit from this organization and more involvement
in the area could prove worthwhile. In addition, he mentioned
that MEIEA and/or the Journal should consider potential alliances with
book publishing companies. A research focus with them could add value
to the membership and the organization.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:22 pm.