[Chtechcomm] Tomorrow night - CH Tech Committee Meeting

Evelyn Daniel daniel at ils.unc.edu
Tue Apr 18 10:38:54 EDT 2006

Dear Aris and Jane and all,

I'm sorry you two won't be with us for our possibly final meeting. the 
suggestions from Aris about the committee are very good.  Does anyone else 
want to put forth some ideas about what worked, what didn't, what we're 
proud of, what a future tech committee might do??

I'll add to what Aris has to say:

- Yes, limit the size to 7 or 8.  We did better work when we were smaller 
and when everyone could be heard.
- Spend more time getting to know one another -- what we know, what we're 
passionate about, what particular skills and abilities and past experiences 
we bring to the committee
- Keep minutes.  This relates to Aris' suggestion of setting a process for 
regular accountability for past recommendations.
- Use email or other form of electronic communications so ideas can be 
considered and traded back and forth during the interval between meetings.
- I like Aris' suggestions about a public forum and considering ways to 
solicit expertise from the community

What other ideas do folks have?


--On Monday, April 17, 2006 10:19 PM -0400 Aris Buinevicius 
<arisb at channeladvisor.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I won't be able to make it tomorrow evening, best of luck to everyone.
> If I were to make suggestions on how a new committe might improve, I'd
> suggest:
> - Limit the size to 7 or 8, or increase the frequency of meetings (having
> a roomful of 12+ ppl for 90 minutes a month always seemed like too large
> a group) - Set clear goals for the group (it seemed like a large part of
> the tech. meetings were spent trying to read the tea leaves of the town
> council) - Set some process of regular accountability for recommendations
> (ie, of last year's suggestions how much progress has been made).  I feel
> that an informal report card would lend a sense of consistency to the
> tech committee, put some pressure on the Town Coucil to implement
> initiatives, and enable some continuity/history to new technology
> committee members. - Allow the public a forum to suggest tech issues this
> new committee might consider. - Enable the ability to solicit expertise
> from the community w/o requiring fulltime membership
> Take care!
> Aris

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