Policies

The Guiding Policies and Procedures document summarizes established practices for BAAR activities. It is intended to supplement the Bylaws, which provide a minimal set of essential rules but few specifics regarding routine operations. Topics in this document include the responsibilities of officers, committees, and working groups; traditions that are pertinent to conferences; and sections on publications policies and other special information. BAAR anticipates that this will be a living document that will continuously evolve as our organization matures and grows and as fresh ideas emerge with new leadership.

 

TUTORIAL PROGRAM

Tutorials are designed to cover a variety of current topics in the field of aerosol engineer science. Some are of an introductory nature, while others provide an in-depth treatment on an advanced topic. Introductory topics include aerosol mechanics and instrumentation. Advanced topics include areas such as nucleation theory, single-particle analysis,and  pharmaceutical aerosols. Tutorials are organized by the Education Committee. Tutorials are held one day in advance of the start of the Technical Program. Individual tutorials are 75 minutes long. Tutorial notes prepared by the instructors are distributed to paid attendees. Instructors are given free registration to two (2) other tutorials.

Guidelines for Organizing the Tutorial Program

The process begins with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Education Committee roughly one and one half years prior to the Conference at which he/she will run the Tutorial Program. This lead time is necessary so that activities for recruiting tutorial speakers and possible tutorial topics can be selected prior to the Annual Conference at which the speakers will be recruited. Suggestions for lecturers and tutorial topics are solicited at the Annual Conferences from the Working Groups and each Working Group Chair is asked to provide suggestions. Members of the Education Committee should circulate among the Working Group meetings to obtain suggestions.

Suggested criteria for choosing tutorial speakers include the following:
The tutorials should cover the range of current interests of the membership. The Tutorial Chair should come to the Conference with a short list of tutorial topics and speakers and should be prepared to invite these individuals to be tutorial lecturers at the following Conference. An abstract of the lecture and a biographical sketch should be obtained from each speaker for use in the Conference program. The format for this material is to be determined by the Conference organizers. The Tutorial Chair is responsible for coordinating this with the Conference Chair.

Tutorial notes are prepared by each lecturer and should be submitted to the Tutorial Chair by the due date specified. The notes are copied by the Vice Chair, based on the number of tutorial registrants two (2) weeks prior to the Conference and with an allowance for late and on-site registrants. The Tutorial Chair must develop the schedule for the lectures, provide written instructions to each lecturer, see that the the Vice Chair provides each attendee with an evaluation form, and ensure that it the evaluations are collected and tabulated. The details of running the tutorials should be worked out with the Conference Chair. The use of registration tickets is effective in minimizing unregistered attendance; tutorial notes are given in exchange for a ticket.