2ND AND FINAL CALL FOR VOTES: PLANT-EDUCATION/bionet.plants.education

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Mon Jun 19 11:31:42 EST 1995


This is the second and final call for votes on the following proposal
to create the mailing list & newsgroup

PLANT-EDUCATION/bionet.plants.education

The charter was not modified as a result of the discussion.  This
marks the end of the prototype period for the PLANT-ED mailing list.
The group must either pass this vote or be close down now.

*** NOTE *** We are often running several votes for other newsgroups,
so please be certain to follow the voting directions *carefully*!  If
you just send in a message saying "YES" or "NO" it will not be counted
if it is not clear which proposal you are responding to.

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Proposal to establish PLANT-EDUCATION/bionet.plants.education

Proposed USENET name:           bionet.plants.education  (unmoderated)

Proposed mailing list name:     PLANT-EDUCATION

Proposed e-mail addresses:      plant-ed at net.bio.net
                                plant-ed at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion leaders:

Jonathan D. Monroe,  e-mail: fac_jmonroe at vax1.acs.jmu.edu
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, James Madison University,
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Susan R. Singer,  e-mail: ssinger at carleton.edu
Associate Professor, Biology Department, Carleton College,
Northfield, MN 55057

Charter:

The purpose of the PLANT-EDUCATION newsgroup is to function as a means for
communication among all educators, including faculty, instructors, lab
preparators, and graduate assistants, involved in courses on any aspect of
plant biology.

This newsgroup provides:

        A forum for the exchange of innovative laboratory and classroom
        activities.

        A forum for discussing the role of plant education in introductory
        biology courses and ways for improving student perceptions of plants.

        A forum for the exchange of information about educational
        opportunities for students and faculty (REU programs, teaching
        workshops, etc.)

        A forum for the exchange of information about textbooks, internet
        resources, visual materials, and interactive computer programs.

        A source of quick help for last-minute troubleshooting, conditions
        for plant growth, sources of materials, and practical advice.

        An archive of searchable information for future use by instructors of
        plant courses.

Subscribers are welcome.  Contributions within the functions outlined
above are encouraged.

The newsgroup is unmoderated.
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Voting on the proposal for PLANT-EDUCATION/bionet.plants.education
will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 28 June 1995.  Please send
your vote to either of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE FORMAT BELOW - WE OFTEN RUN MORE THAN ONE
VOTE AT A TIME SO A SIMPLE "YES" OR "NO" MESSAGE WITHOUT THE NEWSGROUP
NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on PLANT-ED

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on PLANT-ED

if you think that this proposal will adversely affect the
BIOSCI/bionet system.  While not intended to be an exhaustive list of
possible concerns (more specific concerns may have been raised during
the discussion period on BIOFORUM/bionet.general and interested
readers are referred to these), some general reasons for voting NO
might be if you are concerned about newsgroup proliferation and/or
believe that the proposed group will not be utilized, or if you think
that the proposed newsgroup would substantially duplicate or overlap
with the function of existing newsgroups.  If you are simply not
interested in participating in the newsgroup above, please don't cast
a NO vote, but instead just don't vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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