The 2017 Winter Policy Council Meeting
Motions considered and acted upon during the electronic process and/or face-to-face meeting
as of Mon Jun 12 13:32:13 2017

Source: Society Web Portal

Motion 160: Subject: Name change for the Psychology SIG
Proposed by: ÷zge Pala, Seconded by: Elke Husemann
Voting open date: 2016.10.26 Voting close date: 2016.11.05
Formal Motion: Move to change the name of the Psychology SIG to Psychology and Human Behavior SIG
Notes on supporting material: See Pala, ÷zge (1000) New name for the Psychology SIG: Psychology and Human Behavior SIG
Motion 160 Passed (Y:13/N:0/A:0/NV:12)

Motion 161: Subject: Approve the creation of a Transportation SIG
Proposed by: Leonard Malczynski, Seconded by: Ozge Karanfil
Voting open date: 2016.11.02 Voting close date: 2016.11.12
Formal Motion: I move that the Transportation System Dynamics SIG be recognized.

The TSD SIG will focus on understanding of the Transportation system, with three long-term goals in mind.
1. Promoting the use of system dynamics
2. Developing a repository of case studies, models, etc.
3. Spreading the use of system dynamics throughout the practice and teaching community for transportation studies.

Notes on supporting material: Leaders/ representatives to the Society
Prof. Simon Shepherd
Institute for Transport Studies
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT
UK

Prof. Enzo Bivona
Department DEMS
CED4 Ė System Dynamics Group
University of Pale
Motion 161 Passed (Y:13/N:0/A:0/NV:12)

Motion 162: Subject: Recognition of the Asset Dynamics SIG
Proposed by: ÷zge Pala, Seconded by: Leonard Malczynski
Voting open date: 2016.11.13 Voting close date: 2016.11.23
Formal Motion: Move to recognize the Asset Dynamics SIG
Notes on supporting material: See Pala, ÷zge (1003) Recognition of the Asset Dynamics SIG
Motion 162 Passed (Y:13/N:0/A:0/NV:12)

Motion 164: Subject: Motion to Approve Warren Farr as VP Marketing & Communications
Proposed by: EtiŽnne Rouwette, Seconded by: PŚl Davidsen
Voting open date: 2017.02.03 Voting close date: 2017.02.13
Formal Motion: That the Policy Council recognize and accept the proposed candidate to take office for the partial term in 2017-18: VP Marketing & Communications Warren Farr (new appointment).
Notes on supporting material: The Nom Comm (J Strohhecker, Chair) recommends W Farr as VP Mrkg & Comm for partial term 17-18. The full term is 16-18. Since P Hovmand resigned at the end of 2016, the appt is for the remaining partial term. Warren has agreed to accept this appointment.
Motion 164 Passed (Y:21/N:0/A:0/NV:4)

Motion 166: Subject: EtiŽnne Standing Committee Appointment for the terms 2017-201
Proposed by: EtiŽnne Rouwette, Seconded by: Diana Fisher
Voting open date: 2017.02.17 Voting close date: 2017.02.27
Formal Motion: Approve the makeup of all Standing Committees as listed in the Standing Committees Table, including the new appointments of, or reappointments of the proposed members for the terms 2017-2019 and 8/16-7/19. Notes on supporting material: Admin: J Morecroft chair 2017, Awards: J Vennix and E Husemann 17-19, Nom: D Lane 8/16-7/19, Org & Bylaws: B Morrison 17-19, Oversight: A Beall and S Armenia 17-19, Pub: S Metcalf 17-19, Strat: E Husemann 17-19.
Notes on supporting material: See report 1005.
Motion 166 Passed (Y:14/N:0/A:3/NV:8)

Motion 167: Subject: Approve Diana Fisher as Vice President Pre-College Education
Proposed by: J. Bradley Morrison, Seconded by: Robert Eberlein
Voting open date: 2017.04.03 Voting close date: 2017.04.12
Formal Motion: Motion to approve the appointment of Diana Fisher as Vice President Pre-College Education for the term 2017-2019.
Motion 167 Passed (Y:10/N:0/A:0/NV:15)

Motion 168: Subject: Approve L Stuntz as Policy Council member to replace D Fisher
Proposed by: J. Bradley Morrison, Seconded by: Robert Eberlein
Voting open date: 2017.04.03 Voting close date: 2017.04.12
Formal Motion: Motion to approve the appointment of Lees Stuntz as Policy Council member to serve through 2018 as replacement for Diana Fisher on the Policy Council.
Motion 168 Passed (Y:10/N:0/A:0/NV:15)

Motion 169: Subject: Approve the minutes of the 2016 Summer PC meeting
Proposed by: Robert Eberlein, Seconded by: David Andersen
Voting open date: 2017.04.12 Voting close date: 2017.04.22
Formal Motion: Motion to approve the minutes of the 2016 Summer Policy Council meeting in Delft, Netherlands as posted on the Society web site.
Notes on supporting material: http://systemdynamics.org/PolicyCouncil/2016/summer/pcminutesS16.pdf
Motion 169 Passed (Y:15/N:0/A:4/NV:6)

Motion 170: Subject: Amend the language of Policy 10: Committees, Sec 3 (APCC)
Proposed by: Ignacio Martinez-Moyano, Seconded by: Robert Eberlein
Voting open date: 2017.04.12 Voting close date: 2017.04.22
Formal Motion: Motion to add the new paragraph to the Policies at the end of Policy 10: Committees, Section 3: Duties of Standing Committees: New Standing Committee: Asia Pacific Coordinating Committee (APCC). See Report by Martinez-Moyano, Ignacio "New Standing Committee: Asia Pacific Coordinating Committee (APCC)."
Notes on supporting material: See Report by Martinez-Moyano, Ignacio "New Standing Committee: Asia Pacific Coordinating Committee (APCC)."
Motion 170 Passed (Y:18/N:0/A:0/NV:7)

Motion 171: Subject: Congratulate ASEAN Chapter and welcome APCC
Proposed by: Ignacio Martinez-Moyano, Seconded by: David Andersen
Voting open date: 2017.04.12 Voting close date: 2017.04.22
Formal Motion: Motion to congratulate the ASEAN Chapter on its formation and to welcome the Chair and other members of the APCC to Policy Council Meetings.
Motion 171 Passed (Y:19/N:0/A:0/NV:6)

Motion 172: Subject: Approve the 2018 slate candidates
Proposed by: J. Bradley Morrison, Seconded by: Ignacio Martinez-Moyano
Voting open date: 2017.04.12 Voting close date: 2017.04.22
Formal Motion: Motion to approve the 2018 slate of candidates submitted by the Nominating Committee.
Notes on supporting material: Please see Strohhecker, JŁrgen(1016) Report of the Nominating Committee.
Motion 172 Passed (Y:20/N:0/A:1/NV:4)

Motion 173: Subject: Designate CHMS as vendor for home office operations
Proposed by: EtiŽnne Rouwette, Seconded by: Ignacio Martinez-Moyano
Voting open date: 2017.04.12 Voting close date: 2017.04.22
Formal Motion: Motion to designate CHMS as selected vendor for future home office operations.
Notes on supporting material: Please see Report and Supporting: Breslin, Michael CHMS Proposal for Association Management Services for SDS; Home Office Transition.
Motion 173 Passed (Y:17/N:0/A:3/NV:5)

Motion 174: Subject: Authorize Admin Comm to proceed with home office transition
Proposed by: EtiŽnne Rouwette, Seconded by: Robert Eberlein
Voting open date: 2017.04.12 Voting close date: 2017.04.22
Formal Motion: Motion to authorize the Administrative Committee to develop a scope of work with CHMS, establish the timing of transition activities, develop plans for staff transitions, develop a complete budget for the transition, contract with CHMS for home office services, and terminate existing contracts with the University of Albany.
Notes on supporting material: See report: Breslin, Michael CHMS Proposal for Association Management Services for SDS; Home Office Transition.
Motion 174 Passed (Y:17/N:0/A:3/NV:5)

Motion 175: Subject: Authorize expenditure up to $100,000 for transition costs
Proposed by: EtiŽnne Rouwette, Seconded by: Ignacio Martinez-Moyano
Voting open date: 2017.04.12 Voting close date: 2017.04.22
Formal Motion: Motion to authorize the expenditure of up to $100,000 for transition costs, funded from the existing contingency asset, held in support of our ongoing UAlbany contract.
Notes on supporting material: See 2016 VP Finance Report, System Dynamics Society, (8) Investments-at-a Glance, 1. Investment Goals and Designated Net Assets for the System Dynamics Society, Operating Surplus/"Buffer Funds"
Motion 175 Passed (Y:15/N:0/A:5/NV:5)

Motion 176: Subject: Approve appointment of 2018 Conference Program Chairs
Proposed by: Ignacio Martinez-Moyano, Seconded by: Diana Fisher
Voting open date: 2017.05.16 Voting close date: 2017.05.26
Formal Motion: Motion to approve the appointment of 2018 Conference Program Chairs as recommended by the SPOC: That Bob Eberlein, Allyson Beall and JŁrgen Strohhecker be named as the Program Chairs for the 2018 International Conference of the System Dynamics.
Notes on supporting material: E-voting schedule: May 9 Ė May 15 Electronic DISCUSSION for one week. May 16 Ė May 25 VOTING Open for 10 days. May 26 Send results of vote.
Motion 176 Passed (Y:17/N:0/A:1/NV:7)

Motion 177: Subject: WITHDRAWN-Recognition of the ASEAN Chapter
Proposed by: Stefano Armenia, Seconded by: **lost**
Voting open date: 2017.05.15 Voting close date: 2017.05.25
Formal Motion: I move to recognize the "ASEAN Chapter of the System Dynamics Society". This group proposes an appropriate constitution, has enough founding members and an adequate set of initial officers. The core group has already stabilized, and there are many additional new members expected to subscribe, also given the good momentum following the latest SD Asian Conference.
Motion 177 No Quorum (Y:0/N:0/A:0/NV:25)

Motion 178: Subject: WITHDRAWN-Recognition of the ASEAN Chapter
Proposed by: Stefano Armenia, Seconded by: **lost**
Voting open date: 2017.05.15 Voting close date: 2017.05.25
Formal Motion: I move to recognize the "ASEAN Chapter of the System Dynamics Society". This group proposes an appropriate constitution, has enough founding members and an adequate set of initial officers. The core group has already stabilized, and there are many additional new members expected to subscribe, also given the good momentum following the latest SD Asian Conference.
Motion 178 No Quorum (Y:0/N:0/A:0/NV:25)

Motion 179: Subject: Recognition of the ASEAN Chapter
Proposed by: Stefano Armenia, Seconded by: Warren Farr
Voting open date: 2017.05.22 Voting close date: 2017.06.01
Formal Motion: I move to recognize the "ASEAN Chapter of the System Dynamics Society". This group proposes an appropriate constitution, has enough founding members and an adequate set of initial officers. The core group has already stabilized, and there are many additional new members expected to subscribe, also given the good momentum following the latest SD Asian Conference.
Motion 179 Passed (Y:18/N:0/A:0/NV:7)

Motion 180: Subject: WITHDRAWN-Conference proceedings
Proposed by: Leonard Malczynski, Seconded by: Ozge Karanfil
Voting open date: 2017.05.16 Voting close date: 2017.06.01
Formal Motion: 2017 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society conference proceedings on the System Dynamics Society Conference Papers web page will consist of:
- paper author(s),
- paper title,
- paper abstract,
- author contact information (preferably email address).

No full or partial papers, models, or supporting documents will be provided.

Notes on supporting material: This topic has been discussed exhaustively over several years. It is time to make a decision. Please re-open discussion on the email list.
Motion 180 No Quorum (Y:0/N:0/A:0/NV:25)

Motion 181: Subject: Motion to organize the 2018 ISDC at the University of Iceland
Proposed by: Erik Pruyt, Seconded by: EtiŽnne Rouwette
Voting open date: 2017.05.19 Voting close date: 2017.05.29
Formal Motion: As VP Meetings, based on discussion with the 2018 site selection committee appointed at the March face-to-face meeting, I recommend that the 2018 conference be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, hosted by the Iceland System Dynamics Center at the University of Iceland for the dates August 5-9, 2018.
Notes on supporting material: The President convened a group to make the 2018 ISDC site decision. After a site visit, a report was presented. Based on the report, the groupís decision is to move a motion to host the 2018 ISDC in Iceland (see: action plan & full report).
Motion 181 Passed (Y:21/N:0/A:0/NV:4)


END OF MOTIONS, 2017 Winter Policy Council Meeting

Brad Morrison, Secretary

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