Volume 54, Number 5 September 11, 2006
The faculty tenure and promotions list is available at: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall06/promotions.htm
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Agenda items include: a report from Lee Blitch, vice president for University advancement; proposed revisions to the minor in European area studies; proposed revisions to the Environmental Studies Program; elections for the Academic Senate elections committee; and proposed revisions to the retention, tenure and promotions policy.
Advancement names chief of operations
Debra Chaw joined University Advancement as chief of operations on Sept. 5. Chaw will develop, coordinate and monitor an integrated University Advancement plan, and will oversee Advancement's budget and human resources functions. In addition, she will serve as Advancement’s liaison with the SF State University Foundation.
"Chaw brings a wealth of experience to the position," Vice President for University Advancement Lee Blitch said. "With her help, Advancement will further its goal to serve the SF State community more effectively and efficiently."
Chaw comes to SF State from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, where she served as chief financial officer as well as oversaw chamber administrative functions and the San Francisco Chamber Foundation. Prior to that, she worked in senior manager assignments at AT&T in marketing, product management, finance and auditing.
She holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a bachelor's degree from University of California, Berkeley.
Valero joins VP for Student Affairs office
Agnes B. Valero was named executive secretary for Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Penny Saffold. She began her new position July 1.
Prior to her appointment she served as assistant to the director of the Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development.
Preparing for retention, tenure and promotion
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development invites faculty to an informal discussion on preparing for retention, tenure and promotion from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in room 460 of the Administration building.
The session will be led by Marilyn Verhey, dean of faculty affairs and professional development, and Rita Takahashi, chair of the University Promotions Committee.
R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2204.
SF State draft master plan
The campus community is invited to provide feedback on the draft of its long-term master plan at open houses scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, and from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the lobby of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
For more information on the master plan process, please visit: http://sfsumasterplan.org/
Open enrollment for health benefits
The open enrollment period for faculty and staff to change health and/or dental plans runs through Oct. 13. Employees also can enroll in such programs as FlexCash, Dependent Care (DCRA) and Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA). Changes made during open enrollment will go into effect Jan. 1, 2007.
Employees enrolled in DCRA and/or HCRA must re-enroll for 2007.
For details, contact Benefits and Information Initiatives at ext. 8-1875 or visit the Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management Web site at: www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww
The Annual Benefits Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Jack Adams Hall of the Student Center. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions regarding health and dental plans, CALPERS Home Loan, A+ Auto and Home Insurance, and financial planning services such as VALIC and TIAA/CREF.
This year's fair will also feature a free blood pressure check, back and posture analysis, biofeedback testing, body mass analysis and flexibility training, five-minute back massages and door prizes.
The annual faculty and staff development retreat will take place Jan. 22, 2007, at the new SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., San Francisco.
For details contact the Academic Senate, at email@example.com or ext. 8-1264.
SF State was awarded an additional $421,914 in March and $690,628 in April and $5,942,498 in the first part of May.
Read Grants & Contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall06/sept11grants.htm
Faculty who plan to attend a workshop should read in advance and bring with them a copy of the application guidelines and, ideally, a draft or outline of their proposal that addresses the five evaluative criteria. Directions and application forms are available on the Faculty Affairs Web site -- www.sfsu.edu/~acaffrs -- by clicking on the link "On-Line Forms/Applications."
CTFD will also have drop-in hours from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 25-29 for faculty who would like additional assistance. Proposals are due in college offices Oct. 2. For details, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Academic Technology workshops
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.
Resident director positions
For details contact, Trevor Getz, campus representative to the CSU
Vista Room back in service
For tickets, call Kelly Vuong at ext. 5-3530 or Charlene Ngo at ext. 8-6087. Tickets are $14 each. For block ticket purchases at reduced prices, call ext. 5-3529.
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