As Doug mentioned in his last email to this group, there have been conversations with the SIGCSE Board about how to move forward with transitioning this group into a permanent organization. Short term, their recommendation is that we continue to exist as a committee while we work through that process. At the same time, as a committee we could continue to sponsor events at the technical symposium and work on other activities that our recently published report indicates the community would like to see.

We've drafted an update to the Committee Charter that would let us proceed in this way. You can review it here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KJtCFVj7zXhmH72PwxRkIyE8nlY8ltK5x6ypvfWyFGw/edit?usp=sharing 

The revision updates the "Background" section to align with what the committee learned during the past few years as reflected in the committee report and then updates the "Charge and Goals" sections to indicate the next steps we hope to take. For comparison, if you are interested, the original charter is available at: https://sigcse.org/sigcse/programs/committees/liberal 

At this point, it would be good to get feedback on the updated Charter from the committee as a whole. The Board has indicated that if they get these revisions by June they should be able to act promptly and the committee can continue working through the summer, so we'd like to get any comments by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 28th.

Many thanks to Janet Davis, Grant Braught, Doug Baldwin, and Henry Walker for their work communicating with the Board and drafting this document!

Best,
Amanda

Dr. Amanda M. Holland-Minkley
Professor, Computing and Information Studies
Washington and Jefferson College