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September 4

Volume 49, No.3
New registrar New Procurement Card Program Accommodating the disabled Academic Senate reconvenes Help find faculty affairs dean
Learning about service Cash for service learning curriculum Get your promotion in motion Skills workshops begin next week How was your Summer Semester?
Meet your new colleagues Visitacion Day WASC swarm hits Web Ring 'em Visibility for SFSU students

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New registrar

Suzanne Dmytrenko was recently named SFSU registrar following a national search. Dmytrenko spent the last 10 years as associate director responsible for systems in the SFSU Office of Records and Registration. Previously, she was student systems manager and data maintenance supervisor. Dmytrenko served as acting registrar during 2000-2001.

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New Procurement Card Program

Fiscal Affairs is pleased to announce a new Procurement Card Program, which will begin Oct. 1. The new program will feature access to transactions and statements online, procedures for disputes online, and an online review and approval process. All previously issued procurement credit cards will become invalid Sept. 30.

Training workshops for cardholders and approving officials will be held at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 24-28 in the NEC Room on the 5th floor of the Administration building. All Procurement Card users, new or existing, must attend a training session to obtain the new card.

To register, contact Song Park, procurement card coordinator, at ext. 8-2546, or

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Accommodating the disabled

Disability Resource Center (DRC) staff members are available to assist students in arranging for disability-related accommodations. Students with any disability may be eligible, including those with hidden and/or temporary disabilities.

Students already registered with DRC will be approaching instructors with written verification of their specific classroom accommodations. Faculty are asked to help students eligible for note-taking assistance locate a volunteer in class. Reasonable accommodation request forms are available in Student Services 109 or on the Web at: < a href="">

For details, call ext. 8-2472 or Gene Chelberg at ext.5-3728. DRC is located in Student Services 110.

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Academic Senate reconvenes

The Academic Senate convenes its first meeting of fall 2001 at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. The campus community is welcome to attend.

The remainder of the fall 2001 Academic Senate meeting schedule is:

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Help find faculty affairs dean

The Academic Senate Office seeks nominations for faculty representation on the Search Committee for the Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Submit all nominations to the Academic Senate Office, ADM 551, by 5 p.m. Friday. For details contact the Academic Senate Office at ext. 8-1264.

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Learning about service

The Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) and the California Campus Compact will hold a nationwide workshop/conference on service learning from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 10 in Jack Adams Hall in the Student Center. Kerrissa Heffernan will discuss "The Fundamentals of Service-Learning Course Construction."

This one-day regional faculty institute will assist faculty in integrating service into an existing course or constructing a new course using service learning by: examining disciplinary models for service learning and basics of service-learning course construction, reviewing service-learning assignments, and examining courses that focus on the civic capacities of service-learning.

Lunch is included with the registration fee. For details, contact Leisette Rodriguez at OCSL at ext.5-3809 or

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Cash for service learning curriculum

OCSL announces the availability of new funding for its Community Service Learning Curriculum Development Awards program. These awards are designed to help faculty enhance existing undergraduate courses and programs that include community service learning as a central component. Funds have been made available through a multiyear grant from CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed.

OCSL anticipates that 10 or more awards of up to $4,500 will be available for academic year 2001-2002. Faculty must submit applications by 5 p.m. Nov. 16. Guidelines will be available at department offices and OCSL.

For details contact Perla Barrientos, OCSL director, at ext.8-3282 or

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Get your promotion in motion

The University Promotions Committee will conduct two meetings for faculty who are applying for promotion. The meetings will be held 3:30-5 p.m.Wednesday,September 26,in the Verducci Room of the University Club, and 3:30-5 p.m.Tuesday,October 2,in ADM 460.For more information, call ext.8-1264.

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Skills workshops begin next week

Faculty and staff are encouraged to inform students of the free academic skills workshops this fall. No prior sign-up is required. All workshops are held in BUS 202. This semester's schedule is as follows:

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How was your Summer Semester?

A memorandum regarding Summer Semester and a request for information were sent to all units on campus last week. Please submit written comments to the Academic Senate office, ADM 551, by Oct.1. Comments will be forwarded to the University Ad Hoc Committee on Summer Semester Review and Assessment for consideration in its assessment report and recommendations for future summer semesters.

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Meet your new colleagues

President Robert A. Corrigan, the Office of Academic Affairs and the University Women's Association cordially invite you to join them in welcoming new faculty and staff to SFSU from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the University Club. All faculty and staff are encouraged to take this opportunity to meet new colleagues and welcome returning colleagues and friends back to campus.

Recipients of the University Women's Association scholarships will also be introduced at the reception. Light refreshments will be served.

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Visitacion Day

The Urban Institute needs volunteers to help with its Visitacion Valley Neighborhood Day 2001. The event, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, will provide Visitacion Valley residents the opportunity to learn about available resources and services from community-based organizations in their neighborhood and around the Bay Area. There will be education and social services information, free immunization and health screenings, and other activities.

To volunteer or for more information, call ext.8-6419.

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WASC swarm hits Web

SFSU received outstanding accolades for its leadership in developing community service learning programs from a national agency that reaffirmed the University's accreditation for the next 10 years.

SFSU also earned high marks for its efforts in academic excellence, addressing student needs and strategic planning from the nine-member visiting team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment has placed the WASC Reaffirmation of Accreditation Team Report on the Web in its entirety, at:

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Ring 'em

Join the SFSU Handbell Choir, even if you have no experience in handbell ringing. The next rehearsal will be held from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Choir Room of Temple United Methodist Church at 65 Beverly St.,located five blocks from campus. To get into the Choir Room,ring the doorbell on the door closest to the parking lot the church shares with Kaufer's Religious Supplies.

For details, contact Caroline Harnly at ext.8-1454.

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Visibility for SFSU students

In an effort to continue to generate positive news coverage for the University, the Office of Public Affairs is searching for students who have interesting stories to tell. Contact the office with information about students doing significant social or scientific research and/or community work while on campus.

If you know a great student, contact Public Affairs at ext.8-1665 or

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