CC meeting Jan. 11 Present: K. de Jager, A. Sarty, R. Michaels, R. Ransome, E. Brash (by phone). Hall Status report - Kees gave a brief update on hall status, more complete report will be given at collaboration meeting. GeP completed, went well, electromagnetic calorimeter use successful. Configuration change made for Gao/Holt experiment. Only significant difficulty has been klystron lifetime at 5 pass and high current. Frequent trips. Kees emphasize that the primary responsibility of the spokespersons to ensure the quality of the data. Any difficulties or unusual behavior should be reported to the hall liaison, even they do not affect the running experiment. Adam Sarty suggested the hall liaison should attend the regular analysis meetings each experiment holds to help maintain continuity and an institutional memory of problems which may have seemed minor but could be symptoms of larger problems. ********* Kees notes that some proposals have listed as author people who did explicitly request or give their permission to be an author (Kees himself, for example). RDR will note again at the collaboration meeting that no one should explicitly be listed as an author without their permission. ******** Kees proposed the following former graduate student members as full members: J. Gao, K. Wijessoriya, K. McCormick, R. Suleiman, A.Deur, B. Reitz. The rest of the CC concurred with the recommendation. There as a discussion on how to handle graduate student memberships. The charter states that the membership should end when the student graduates. Because many students continue to work in the hall soon after graduation, the CC agreed that they should remain as members for one year after graduation, and apply for full membership during that time if they continue to work in the hall. ******* Experiments 00-107 (Gilman, Holt, Meziani), 00-114 (Armstrong, Michaels), and 00-118 (Gomez, Petratos) have requested to be made collaboration experiments. The CC approved all as collaboration expts. ********* There was a discussion on the role of working groups. RDR noted that the working groups have never really functioned as described in the charter, with 3 chairpersons and a regularly published membership list. Adam noted that more generally the working groups have served as a basis to build support and discuss experiments which were approved (e.g. the N-Delta expts) or on special topics (e.g. the kaon working group), but have rarely served as a forum to bring forth proposals. Kees did note that at least having a nominal group offered a good way to organize meetings on special topics. RDR agreed to bring this up at the business meeting to get the view of the collaboration. ******** There was a brief discussion on collaboration membership and whether some minimum shift requirement or other significant participation requirement be imposed to continue as a member. It was decided that there is no need for that at this time. We will request on a yearly basis that those persons who no longer plan to participate in Hall A activities withdraw as members.