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Project Title: Measuring Human Capabilities: Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives

PIN: DBASSE-BBCSS-11-01         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
DBASSE Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

Chauvin, Cherie

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Education; National Security and Defense

Measuring Human Capabilities: Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives
December 5, 2013 - December 6, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 C St. NW
Washington D.C.

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Renee L. Wilson Gaines
Phone: 202-334-2145
Fax: 202-334-2210


Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives

Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
National Research Council

Committee Meeting #4
December 5-6, 2013

National Academy of Sciences Building, Board Room
2101 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20418

Thursday, December 5

Open Session (Open to the Public)

Topics: Administrative/logistics issues; agenda revisions.
Breakfast will be available in hallway adjacent to the meeting room.

• Paul Sackett, Chair, Committee on Measuring Human Capabilities

• David Lubinski, Vanderbilt University

10:30 BREAK

• Mica Endsley, Chief Scientist, U.S. Air Force

11:45 Questions & Answers

Topics: Discussion with presenters of potential applications of their areas of research to the assessment of performance potential of individuals.
Lunch will be available in hallway adjacent to the meeting room.

12:45 End Open Session

The remainder of this meeting (adjournment scheduled at 3:00 Friday December 6) is being held in closed session and is not open to the public.

NOTE FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS: This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time; no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy's Report Review Committee and the chair of the National Research Council before it is considered a National Research Council report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee's work based on today's discussions will be doing so prematurely.

Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person's future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inferences about an individual's position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are therefore also premature.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Dr. Paul R. Sackett - Chair
Dr. Georgia T. Chao
Dr. Ann Doucette
Dr. Randall W. Engle
Dr. Richard J. Genik II
Dr. Leaetta Hough
Dr. Patrick C. Kyllonen
Dr. John J. McArdle
Dr. Frederick L. Oswald
Dr. Stephen Stark
Dr. William J. Strickland

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Contents of the final report including overall outline, chapter outlines, draft text, and the committee's potential final findings, conclusions, and recommendations. A presentation on the report review process was provided by the DBASSE reports office.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Draft report materials.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 9, 2013