Volume 54, Number 13 November 6, 2006
In 2005-06, about 37 percent of all SF State students took part in service learning classes, contributing 332,348 hours to the surrounding community. That contribution would add up to about $2.24 million if paid at the California minimum wage of $6.75 an hour. The University offers nearly 150 designated community service learning courses.
In 2004, SF State became one of the few universities in the nation to include on transcripts student community volunteer work that is completed as part of their coursework. The Office of Community Service Learning has awarded nearly $400,000 in Community Scholarship Faculty Grants to establish more community service learning courses.
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is an initiative that responds to George W. Bush's call to service by building on and supporting the civic engagement mission of U.S. colleges and universities. Sponsored by the Corp. for Community Service, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, USA Freedom Corps and President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the program is designed to increase public awareness of the contributions that students, faculty and staff make through volunteer service. The recognition is presented in cooperation with Campus Compact, a national coalition of nearly 1,000 college and university presidents.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Agenda items include: a review of Annual Committee Reports from Gene Chelberg, chair of the Committee on Committees; proposed revisions to the retention, tenure and promotions policy; a resolution on general education segment committees; a proposed revision to the policy on written English proficiency -- #S03-14 B, Lower Division Writing Portion of Policy; proposed revision and name change to Asian area studies; and proposed revisions to bachelor of science program in atmospheric and oceanic studies.
Business Ethics Week
The College of Business invites the campus community to two events that are part of its Business Ethics Week, Nov. 6-9:
Roger Gray, chief operating officer of IP Networks and former chief information officer for PG&E, will speak on business ethics at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in room 101 of the Science building.
A panel of SF state faculty will address the topic "Corporations and the Natural Environment: Does the Market Trump Ethics?" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in room 226 of Burk Hall. Panelists include Joel Kassiola, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Murray Silverman, professor of management, and Bruce Paton, assistant professor of management.
In addition to the public events, more than 45 faculty members in the College of Business will engage their students in a variety of activities related to business ethics.
Dean of undergraduate studies search
Academic Affairs seeks applications and nominations for the dean of undergraduate studies position. The position description and list of search committee members are available on the Academic Affairs Web site at: http://academic.sfsu.edu/
Applications and nominations will be reviewed on an ongoing basis beginning Nov. 15 and will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. Candidates must be prepared to start no later than fall semester 2007.
For details, contact Stephanie Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2571.
International Education Week
SF State celebrates International Education Week, Nov. 13-17, with a host of events of interest to students, faculty and staff. The Nov. 11 edition of CampusMemo will include more details.
A full program of events is available on the Office of International Programs Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~oip/iewhome.htm
Walter Benjamin symposium
The Critical Social Thought Program invites the campus community to a symposium on "The Thought of Walter Benjamin" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Phil McGee Ethnic Studies Conference Room, room 116 of the Ethnic Studies/Psychology building.
The program includes: "Introduction and Summation," by Saul Steier, associate professor of humanities; "Benjamin and Brecht" by Joel Schechter, professor of theatre arts; "Walter Benjamin and the Rituals of Conspiracy," by James Martel, assistant professor of political science; "Benjamin and the Language of Creation" by Sandra Luft, professor of humanities; and "Fire Alarm," by Anatole Anton, professor of philosophy.
For details, call ext. 8-1846.
Complimentary coffee for voters
SFSU Station Café (on 19th Avenue) and Taza Wraps (behind the Student Services building) will offer a complimentary small coffee to voters Tuesday and Wednesday.
Voters should present a valid voter receipt or stub.
SF State was awarded an additional $612,374 in June and $1,526,885 in July.
Read Grants & Contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall06/nov6grants.htm
Distinguished faculty awards
Nomination forms are available at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/
Submit completed nominations by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, to the Faculty Honors and Awards Committee, Office of the Academic Senate, room 551, Administration building.
Nominations can be made online at the Academic Senate Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
For Dear DPRC and other faculty resources, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~dprc/fac_resources.html
Service Learning Awards nominations
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. For award criteria and nomination forms, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~icce/
Award recipients will be notified Feb. 5, 2007. The awards presentation will take place in April.
For details, contact Catherine Park at email@example.com or ext 5-3604.
Jefferson Awards nominations
Nomination forms, which are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, are available on the ICCE Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~icce
For details, contact Catherine Park at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext 5-3604.
Learn and share rubric development strategies and resources in the workshop "Assessment Rubrics" from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in room 202 of the Business building. Participants should bring a course syllabus and an assignment, exercise or learning outcome in order to facilitate discussion.
Learn how to design and evaluate writing assignments that work in a two-part workshop in room 434 of the Library. From noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, faculty will learn how to establish clear writing outcomes and formulate specific writing directions that reflect grading criteria. In the second workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, faculty are encouraged to bring writing assignments for peer feedback.
Learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in a two-part workshop on meeting the different learning styles of students and using technology to facilitate learning. Part one of the workshop takes place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, or Wednesday, Nov. 29, in room 229 of Burk Hall. Part two takes place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, or Thursday, Dec. 14, in room 229 of Burk Hall. A continental breakfast will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. before each workshop.
All full-time faculty who complete both parts of the workshop will receive a UDL training certificate, $100 SF State Bookstore gift certificate and eligibility for EnAct contributions with stipends or assigned time.
For details and registration, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd/workshops.htm
National research society seeks members
Student Center renovation
Noise levels in that area will be elevated from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 6-17 as the alcoves are demolished.
For details, contact Edina Bajraktarevic at ext. 8-6441, or visit
the Student Center Web site: www.sfsustudentcenter.com
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco,
CA 94132 415/338-1111