In July 2016, the Governing Board of the PSA passed a motion that in the interest of transparency, motions passed by the Governing Board will generally be posted on the PSA website, starting with the motions passed since January 1, 2015. Some motions will not be posted (e.g. about personnel) and some motions will be posted after various people have been informed first or after an official announcement has been made. PSA will post passed motions as a default, but a motion need not be posted if the Governing Board, President, or Executive Director decides with reason that the passed motion should not be posted. If the President or Executive Director decides subsequent to a vote that a passed motion should not be posted, they should inform the Governing Board and explain their reasons for not posting the motion.

http://region-chel.ru/gazovie-forsunki-harakteristiki-vpriska.html газовые форсунки характеристики впрыска The motions below are listed by date starting from the most recent. The date the motion was passed is listed following each motion.


Motions Passed by the Governing Board of the PSA

правила справедливого человека Motion: PSA will provide onsite childcare at the PSA 2018 Meeting along the lines that were piloted at 2016 meeting. http://okna-alfa.ru/vo-sne-nemeet-levaya-ruka.html во сне немеет левая рука Passed on 2 November 2016.

http://goldenmedals.ru/pled-kryuchkom-polosatiy-shema.html плед крючком полосатый схема Motion: PSA will provide dependent care subsidies for the PSA 2018 Meeting along the lines that were piloted for the 2016 meeting. http://spectransperm.ru/indoutka-razvedenie-i-soderzhanie.html индоутка разведение и содержание Passed on 2 November 2016.

http://germes-autosib.ru/instruktsiya-po-ekspluatatsii-lenovo-r70.html инструкция по эксплуатации леново р70 Motion: PSA will seek to provide travel subsidies to graduate students and recent PhDs along the lines that were piloted for the 2016 meeting. каталог логических игр Passed on 2 November 2016.

[This will include (a) seeking an NSF grant to subsidize travel costs for U.S. citizens and scholars (regardless of citizenship) studying or working at U.S. institutions as has been done for many years and (b) using PSA’s own funds to subsidize travel costs for those ineligible for funding from the NSF grant which was piloted for PSA2016.]

http://gbo58.ru/sitemap16.html постоянство памяти описание картины Motion: PSA will rename the “PSA Recent PhD Essay Award” to the "PSA Early-Career Scholar Essay Award” and change the eligibility requirement for the award to the following: To be eligible for the year X PSA Early-Career Scholar Essay Award, the article must have a publication date in Philosophy of Science during the year X, and the author must supply evidence either that they were a graduate student at the time of publication or that their Ph.D. Degree was awarded after December (year X –5 years). Papers that have received the PSA Graduate Student Essay Award are not eligible for the PSA Early-Career Scholar Essay Award. http://m-42.ru/raspisanie-krasnoyarsk-tomsk.html расписание красноярск томск Passed on 2 November 2016.

http://stommax-klintsy.ru/pravila-attestatsii-rabochih-mest.html правила аттестации рабочих мест Motion: The PSA Lectures and Awards committee shall contain at least one member of the governing board. http://onygmn.ru/pokazateli-konkurentosposobnosti-uslug.html показатели конкурентоспособности услуг Passed on 2 November 2016.

[The President appoints the committee members. Previously, at least three members had to be members of the Governing Board.]

способы транспортировки природного газа Motion: PSA will make the Poster Forum a regular part of its Biennial Meeting. The President will choose a Poster Forum Chair. The Poster Forum Chair will select Poster Forum Committee members in consultation with the President. The Poster Forum Chair will not start this selection process until after the Program Committee Chair has completed selections for the Program Committee. Poster Forum Chairs will serve as consultants to their immediate successors. So, a Chair’s term of service will be four years.  http://stu63.ru/privivka-kpk-posledstviya.html прививка кпк последствия Passed on 6 November 2016.

тест статус военнослужащих Motion: PSA will make the Cognate Societies Sessions a regular part of its Biennial Meeting. http://m-42.ru/sonnik-slishat-muziku-vo-sne.html сонник слышать музыку во сне Passed on 6 November 2016.

http://sgu2016.ru/follikulostimuliruyushiy-gormon-povishen-lechenie.html фолликулостимулирующий гормон повышен лечение Motion: PSA authorizes Governing Board member Janet Stemwedel to pursue further inquiries in to what respectful conduct policy might be worth pursuing with respect to feasibility and report back to board. http://1generator.ru/stihi-dlya-detey-o-voyne.html стихи для детей о войне Passed on 6 November 2016.

схема вышивки крестом подкова Motion: PSA authorizes Executive Director Jessica Pfeifer to look into creating a treasurer position in consultation with the President and to construct a proposal of how the position could be set up. больницы тюмени адреса Passed on 6 November 2016.

название рун и их значение Motion: The minutes of future PSA Governing Board meetings will consist of motions, votes and brief explanation of rationale behind motions if needed. грин плаза донецк адрес Passed on 6 November 2016.

тату кельтские узоры на запястье Motion: PSA encourages authors with papers accepted by Philosophy of Science to post preprints on Phil-Sci Archive. Authors will be informed of this encouragement when their papers are accepted for publication. телефоны dns каталог Passed on 6 November 2016.

http://makeyourmake.ru/elka-iz-bisera-shema.html елка из бисера схема Motion: that in the interest of transparency, motions passed by the Governing Board will generally be posted on the PSA website, starting with the motions passed since January 1, 2015. Some motions will not be posted (e.g. about personnel) and some motions will be posted after various people have been informed first or after an official announcement has been made. PSA will post passed motions as a default, but a motion need not be posted if the Governing Board, President, or Executive Director decides with reason that the passed motion should not be posted. If the President or Executive Director decides subsequent to a vote that a passed motion should not be posted, they should inform the Governing Board and explain their reasons for not posting the motion. http://artimax22.ru/vneshnyaya-politika-napoleona-tablitsa-10-klass.html внешняя политика наполеона таблица 10 класс Passed July 2016

способ передвижения осьминога Motion: that the “Diversity Committee” be renamed the “Committee on Diversity and Climate.” http://galaktika-plus.ru/izgotovlenie-svechey-svoimi-rukami.html изготовление свечей своими руками Passed July 2016

каталог товаров связной тольятти Motion: that the Committee on Diversity and Climate be charged with investigating the best practices for climate policies, formulating both a climate statement proposal and a climate policy proposal for administrative and legal review, as well as further discussion from the governing board. Passed July 2016

Motion: that Jessica Pfeifer, Executive Director of PSA, be authorized to set up on-site childcare services for PSA2016 provided it can be done within a $6,000 budget from PSA (not counting additional fees paid by those using the service). Passed July 2016

Motion: that the Governing Board proposes that Article III, Section 3, of the PSA Bylaws be amended as follows (Passed July 2016):

The function of the Governing Board shall be to formulate and give effect to the major policies of the Association. A proposal before the Governing Board shall be considered adopted if approved by a majority of the Governing Board. A referendum of any action of the Governing Board shall be held at the time of the annual election if a demand for it is filed with the Executive Director by fifteen full members before November 1 April 1. The Governing Board shall be overruled only by an absolute majority of the full members.

Per Article VI §2 of the PSA By-Laws, this proposed amendment shall be adopted if approved by two-thirds of the full members who vote on it in the next PSA Election.

Motion: that the Governing Board proposes that Article IV, Sections 5, 6, and 7, of the PSA Bylaws be amended as follows (Passed July 2016):

Section 5

Biennially in odd numbered years the Governing Board shall nominate at least six individuals to stand for election to the Nominating Committee. In addition nominations may be made by any fifteen full members of the Association. All nominations must be filed with the Executive Director on or before September 15 February 15. Preferential ballots shall be used in the election for Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall consist of three individuals. Terms shall begin on January 1 of even numbered years and expire on December 31 of odd numbered years.

Section 6

Nominations for President shall be made by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall nominate at least three candidates for President. In addition, nominations may be made by any fifteen full members of the Association. All nominations must be filed with the Executive Director on or before September 15 February 15. Balloting for President shall utilize a preferential ballot.

Section 7

Nominations for Governing Board members other than the President, President-elect, and most recent past president shall be decided by the Nominating Committee. The number of candidates for Governing Board that the Nominating Committee must select shall equal twice the number of Governing Board members whose current terms are expiring. In addition, nominations may be made by any fifteen full members of the Association.

All nominations must be filed with the Executive Director on or before September 15 February 15. Elections for Governing Board members shall use a non-preferential ballot. Election to the Governing Board shall be by plurality of votes cast.

Per Article VI §2 of the PSA By-Laws, this proposed amendment shall be adopted if approved by two-thirds of the full members who vote on it in the 2017 PSA Election.

Motion: that the Governing Board proposes that Article VI, Section 1, of the PSA Bylaws be amended as follows (Passed July 2016):

Amendments to this document may be proposed by the Governing Board and shall appear on the annual election ballot with an indication that this is a Governing Board proposed amendment. Amendments may also be proposed by a full member. Any amendment proposed by a full member must be accompanied by the signatures of fifteen full members and must be filed with the Executive Director before October 1 March 1. Any amendment proposed by a member shall be circulated to the Governing Board prior to its appearance on the ballot in order to ascertain whether they wish to make a recommendation concerning its adoption to the membership.

Per Article VI §2 of the PSA By-Laws, this proposed amendment shall be adopted if approved by two-thirds of the full members who vote on it in the 2017 PSA Election.

Motion: that the following amendment (in bold) be made to the PSA’s Conflict of Interest Policy for PSA Awards, adding “or other awards committee”:

Conflict of Interest Policy for PSA Awards (Originally adopted July 19, 2014; Amendments in bold passed July 2016)

1. A conflict of interest occurs when Governing Board or other awards committee member is in any of the following relationships with a nominee:

Familial relationship (spouse, partner, parent, sibling)
Dissertation supervisor or supervisee
Collaborator (e.g. coauthor, coeditor) within last 5 years
Departmental colleague within last 5 years
A personal relationship (positive or negative) that the Governing Board member feels would interfere with or compromise member’s judgment (or be perceived as so compromising)

2. Procedure:

For Hempel Award: In the case a Governing Board member is in a COI relationship with any of the nominations, the Governing Board member merely assigns the median score to the nominee with respect to whom the member has a COI. If there is an even number of nominations the voting member pairs the COI nomination with what would be the middleranked nomination without the COI and splits the vote between the two.

For other awards: Committee member must declare COI to fellow committee members. They have the option of evaluating and ranking the paper themselves or calling on external assistance if they do not feel competent to judge the paper.

Motion: that the following amendment be made to the PSA's Hempel Award Procedure:

Hempel Award Procedure (Originally adopted in 2012. Amended in April and July 2014. New amendments in bold passed July 2016.)

1. Every Governing Board member is a voting member of the committee to decide the Hempel Award.
2. All deliberations, including our discussions and the names of nominees and nominators, are strictly confidential. You should shred delete your copy of the nomination packets at the end of our deliberations.
3. The Executive Secretary Director will distribute the nomination packets of the nominees.
4. There will be several weeks for you to read the files and engage in any necessary discussion. We respectfully request that this time be used for mentioning material that might be overlooked, and not for campaigning for any particular candidate or making invidious comparisons.
5. You may use your own knowledge as well as the information in the nomination packets in coming to your decisions.
6. We will use a Borda count procedure for voting, so as to maximize the chance of selecting a generally preferred candidate. Each Governing Board member must rank every candidate. For example, if there are 4 candidates, they will give 4 points to their first choice candidate, 3 points to their second choice candidate, 3 points to their third choice candidate, and 1 point to their fourth choice candidate. Votes will be sent to the Executive Secretary Director and are strictly confidential. The votes will be tallied, and the top vote getter receives the award. Voting should take place by August 5 July 20. In the unlikely event of a tie between top vote getters, there will be a run off election to decide between them.
7. In the case a Governing Board member is in a COI relationship with any of the nominations (see the PSA Conflict of Interest Policy for Awards), Governing Board member merely assigns the median score to the nominee with respect to whom the member has a COI. If there is an even number of nominations the voting member pairs the COI nomination with what would be the middleranked nomination without the COI and splits the vote between the two.
8. Hempel Award Nominators can renominate candidates for one cycle by simply informing the Executive Director that they would like their previous nomination to be reconsidered. Self-nominations will be accepted. Nominees and nominators should be members of the Philosophy of Science Association. Current members of the Governing Board of the PSA may not make nominations or be nominated for the Hempel Award.

Motion: that the PSA adopt the following Social Media Policy (Passed July 2016):

Background: Increasingly, members of academic disciplines including philosophy are using Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms to broadcast information from professional conferences to a wider audience. However, norms around the use of social media tools at professional conferences have not yet solidified, and some conference participants may feel uneasy at the potential for social media coverage to misrepresent their claims or to broaden their audience in an unwelcome way.

Policy: The biennial conferences of the Philosophy of Science Association allow members to share their research with a wider audience. Social media can help extend that audience to members not at the meeting, and to the public. Norms around the use of social media in academic culture are still emerging. Meeting attendees using social media to broadcast content from the conference to a broader audience are asked to engage with respect and professionalism. Do not post images from presentations without consent. Be clear about when you are posting the words or claims of a presenter and when you are posting your own opinion on a presentation. Be considerate of presenters’ requests for no social media coverage; they may be sharing work with their peers at this conference to foster discussion and feedback, but feel that the findings are not ready for wider consumption. If you prefer that your presentation not be shared via social media, communicate that clearly to your audience.

Motion: that for any PSA meeting the President, in consultation with the Program Chair, have the option of organizing a plenary session, remaining mindful that the Governing Board would not wish that this session decrease beyond necessity the number of accepted papers or symposia among those submitted by the membership. Passed July 2016 

Earlier motions (starting 1 January 2015) will be posted soon.