Doug et al -
I think your plan for another special session is great. I've gone into the Google Doc and added a couple of things/made some comments.
Looking at the report overall, should there be a section between "Core Questions" and "Conclusions" that is "Proposal"? Right now, there's a bullet list of the types of things a group might do, but if we would like action taken on this by SIGCSE/ACM, would it be appropriate for us to propose a structure and charge for the group? In part, I'm thinking that for the special session, much of what is in the report now was discussed at SIGCSE 2017. Discussing more of the details of how we think a permanent group could work, including possibly a priority list for first activities, could build on that nicely.
I also don't know how long we want the report to be...
or how much supporting data we feel like we need to supply to make our case. But the two places I thought we could elaborate if we wanted to were:
* Under "What Is The Liberal Arts" perhaps giving a couple of sample definitions in a second paragraph to demonstrate how this has been written about elsewhere (citable in the bibliography)
* Under Characteristics of Liberal Arts Computing Programs there are two types of illustrative data that I could imagine finding useful: either a snapshot describing a couple of programs in more detail to show their differences, or at attempt to look at the subscribers of this mailing list and use that as a base to get a bit more data on the types of programs our current committee membership is coming from
If any of the above would be helpful, I'm happy to take a stab at it, but I didn't want to start going off on a tangent if it's not going to be helpful.
For the session proposal, I've got some College deadlines that would make it challenging for me to take on writing the whole thing in the next two weeks but I'd be happy to be assigned a section or to take a rough draft and do a revising pass.