Campus alumni mixer
More than 600 SF State alumni work on campus. A mixer for faculty and staff who
are also alumni will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Nob Hill
Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Snacks and drinks will be served.
Tickets are $10 per person.
Seats are limited. R.S.V.P. by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Adele
Demler at email@example.com or ext. 5-3648. The event is sponsored
by Alumni Relations.
proposals due Friday
Program proposals for the Jan. 22, 2007, faculty and staff development
retreat are being accepted by the planning team. Faculty and
staff are encouraged to share their visions of the University's
future by presenting research, creative endeavors or service
projects or sparking discussions on new approaches to professional
and personal development.
Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.
Proposal forms are available at the Academic Senate Web site:
For details, call ext. 5-4037.
The SF State Bookstore will once again offer every department on
campus a $1,000 Bookstore gift card if at least 90 percent of
spring 2007 textbook orders (as posted in the class schedule)
for that department are received by Oct. 30. Sixteen departments
met this goal for the fall 2006 term.
Orders can be placed online at http://facultytext.sfsubookstore.com,
by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to ext. 5-0474.
Faculty development events
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development invites faculty
to the following workshops and discussions related to faculty
teaching and research:
and discuss ways technology can provide better access to students
in the brown-bag session, "Using
Technology in Teaching: Access vs. Accommodation," held from
noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 434 of the Library. Lunch must
be brought in a bag due to Library food policies.
how to take ideas from intellectual development to the grants
stage in the brown-bag session, "Grantwriting:
Asking Critical Questions," from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday
in the BSS Conference Room.
how to teach large classes in a workshop by John Elia, associate
of health education, on "Teaching Large Classes
Successfully" from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in room 202
of the Business building.
and share rubric development strategies and resources in the
workshop "Assessment Rubrics" from
2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in room 202 of the Business building.
bring a course syllabus and an assignment, exercise or learning
outcome in order to facilitate discussion.
For details and registration, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd/workshops.htm
Technology workshop offerings
The fall calendar of Academic Technology workshops is available
Academic Technology offers an array of workshops that enable faculty
and staff to create collaborative online teaching and learning
environments, instructional Web sites and digital images. Multiple
workshops are available and offerings are staggered and repeated
to accommodate different schedules. R.S.V.P. is required.
Contact Academic Technology at email@example.com or ext. 8-6906.
Cindy Kolb fund
The Cindy Kolb AIDS Donation Fund provides grants for members of
the SF State community living with HIV. Cindy Kolb helped create
the fund as a member of the AIDS Coordinating Committee and director
of the Disability Resource Center. The fund was renamed in her
honor after her death. The fund is made possible mostly through
payroll deductions and donations. There is no processing fee
Last year, more than $10,000 in small grants were given to students
for such needs as child care, emergency housing expenses, textbooks
and unexpected medical costs. To become a donor through payroll
deduction, contact Michael Ritter at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7339.
Applications are now available for two $1,000 Marjorie Hefter Stern
Scholarships -- one for undergraduates and one for graduate students.
Students majoring in any subject may apply, but preference will
be given to students majoring in women studies, labor studies
or other programs examining social change. The donor is especially
interested in encouraging women to continue their education.
Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 1, and are available in rooms
315 and 484 of the Humanities building. For details, contact Christine
Ramos at email@example.com or ext. 8-6478.
Celebrate faculty tenure/promotions Thursday
A campus-wide celebration in honor of the faculty granted tenure and/or
promoted this year will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Nob
Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
The faculty tenure and promotions list is available at: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall06/promotions.htm
Director of academic technology candidate visits
Three finalists have been selected for the director of academic technology
position and are scheduled for on-campus visits. All members of the
campus community are invited to attend the candidates' presentations
and receptions in room 36 of the AV/ITV Center (basement of the Library)
from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the following dates:
Monday, Oct. 23: Kevin Kelly, online teaching and learning coordinator,
San Francisco State University.
Thursday, Oct. 26: Margaret Beers, academic lead for technology-enabled,
knowledge-educational and information technology initiative and instructional
development consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, British Columbia
Institute of Technology.
Friday, Oct. 27: Sara Baber, director, Academic Technologies, University
of Houston, Texas.
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 report from Jennifer Wissink, student adviser
in the Office of International Programs, on International Education Week;
a proposed resolution in support of International Education Week; a report
on the CSU and campus budget from Provost John Gemello and Vice President
for Administration and Finance Leroy Morishita; proposed revisions to
the retention, tenure and promotions policy; proposed academic calendar
for 2007-08 and revisions to Academic Senate Policy #S93-178, deadline
for final grades; proposed changes to the undergraduate majors in English
literature, English language studies and English individual major; proposed
revisions and name change for the bachelor of arts in speech communications;
and proposed revisions to the bachelor of arts and minor in anthropology.
Campus master plan Environmental Impact Report
SF State is preparing a campus master plan that will guide the physical
growth and development of the campus, and will provide for an increase
in building space and other improvements to meet the needs of the anticipated
campus population through 2020. A Notice of Preparation (NOP) under
the California Environmental Quality Act has been issued by the University
indicating that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be prepared
for the proposed master plan.
Comments on the scope and contents of the EIR are being requested during
the 30-day NOP review period. The NOP is available for public review
at the Reference Desk of the J. Paul Leonard Library or at: http://sfsumasterplan.org/eir.html
A copy can also be requested by calling ext. 8-3838.
Public meetings to
receive comments on the scope and content of the EIR will be held at
3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday in room 101 of the Capital
Planning, Design & Construction building.
Comments on the scope
of the EIR may be submitted until Nov. 10, 2006. Comments received
after this date will be disregarded. Submit written
comments to: Richard Macias, Capital Planning, Design & Construction,
San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA
Call for honorary degree nominations
The University's 2006-07 Honorary Degree Committee invites all members
of the campus community to submit nominations for honorary doctoral
degrees to be conferred at commencement 2007 in the names of SF State
and the California State University. The nomination deadline is Monday,
are confidential, should be accompanied by a statement about the candidate
and any other materials that would support the nomination.
Please label nominations "Attn: Honorary Degree Committee" and
send them to the Academic Senate Office, room 551 of the Administration
Kelly -- at work at sea
who shakes hands with Nettie Kelly will always remember that she
is a sailor. The strength of her grip testifies to the 15 years and
thousands of hours she's held lines and hoisted sails and tempered
the wind with her bare hands.
director of the Tall
Ship Education Academy (TSEA) in SF State's Recreation and Leisure
Studies department. She plans and executes demanding experiential education
programs that help women and high school girls build self-reliance,
in a setting that may very well be nature's toughest learning environment:
more about Kelly: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall06/oct23people.htm
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs invites faculty to
learn to use Grants.gov, a tool for finding grant opportunities,
from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in room 460 of the
Administration building. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch;
beverages will be provided.
For details, contact Christine Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.
Taste of the Bay
Taste of the Bay, a gala scholarship fundraising event benefiting
Hospitality Management Program students, will take place from 5:30
to 9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Yacht Club, 700 Marina Blvd., San
event features renowned chefs from the Bay Area and representatives
from top restaurants
and California wineries presenting their cuisine
and wines. Guests will also enjoy live and silent auctions, musical
entertainment and a raffle. Mistress of ceremonies will be Shirley
Fong-Torres, the "Wok-Wiz."
Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at the event Web
site -- www.tasteofthebaysf.com -- or by contacting Janet Sim at
email@example.com or ext. 8-2673.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' public lecture series/course
continues with a panel discussion of "Campaign Issues: Pre-school,
K-12, After-School Care and Higher Education" from 7:15 to 8:55
p.m. Wednesday in room 133 of the Humanities building.
Panelists include Jane Bernard-Powers, professor of elementary education;
Sheldon Gen, assistant professor of public administration; and Carol
Stevenson, assistant professor of child and adolescent development.
Opera gala concert
The SF State Opera Workshop invites faculty and staff to a benefit
concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building.
The event includes a performance of highlights from popular operas
featuring arias and ensembles and is followed by a dessert reception.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for students and seniors.
For tickets, call ext. 8-2467.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' faculty research series
continues with presentations related to the California coast from
4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in room 361 of the HSS building.
Presentations include Philip King, associate professor of economics,
on "Silt Happens: The Economics of Sediment in California" and
Lesley Ewing, senior coastal engineer at the California Coastal
Commission, on "Global Warming, Sea Level Rise and the Implications
for California's Coast."
For details, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Activist-poet and spoken-word artist Ursula Rucker will present her
work with live music at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Jack Adams
Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Tickets are $7 for students
and $10 for the general public.
event is cosponsored by Associated Students Performing Arts and
Lectures, College of Ethnic Studies and S.A.F.E. Place. For details,
Employee craft fair
An SF State employee holiday craft fair will be held from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the first floor lobby of the Administration
Building. Staff will sell holiday ornaments, notecards, jewelry,
knitted items, soaps, candles, bath salts, pottery, cookies, candy
and other handcrafted items.
details, contact Patricia Earley at: email@example.com