The state of schooling
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) invites faculty and staff to attend
a class on education, as a guest of OLLI. The course "Schools, Learning
and Society" runs from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 20, in
room 281 of the Humanities building.
Tamim Ansary is an author, former textbook editor and columnist
for MSN Encarta. His course will examine the history and politics
of schooling, including the state of schools and informal learning
in America today.
details, contact Robert Martin at email@example.com or
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) invites faculty to a
workshop on preparing applications for the Affirmative Action, Mini-Grant,
Summer Stipend and Vice President's Assigned Time award programs. It will be
held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in room 460 of the Administration
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."
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
The fall calendar of Academic Technology workshops is available at: www.sfsu.edu/~workshop
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.
Academic Technology at email@example.com or
FitnessPlus, SF State's faculty and staff on-campus fitness and wellness program,
offers a variety of on-campus fitness classes and programs to help employees
stay active and decrease their stress levels. For registration and class information
contact FitnessPlus at www.sfsu.edu/~fitplus or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Applications are available for resident director positions with CSU study abroad
programs located in China, Italy, Japan, Spain and Mexico. The positions are
full-time, one-year appointed positions for qualified CSU faculty. Faculty
from all disciplines can apply, and those who have never had the opportunity
to serve in this capacity before are especially encouraged.
details, contact Trevor Getz, campus representative to the CSU Academic
Council on International Programs, at email@example.com or
ext. 8-7561. Applications are also available at: www.calstate.edu/ip
The University Women's Association sponsors a discussion of "The Da Vinci
Code" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in room 473 of the Humanities
building. Faculty and staff are encouraged to read the book by Dan Brown and/or
watch the film and join in the discussion.
Constitution Day events Monday
SF State will celebrate Constitution Day with a series of panels and
lectures Monday from noon to 6 p.m. in room 587 of the Humanities building.
All members of the campus community are welcome to attend.
"We The People: Identity, Citizenship and the Constitution" will
run from 12:10 to 1 p.m. and features Jeff Bleich, a civil rights attorney
and former president of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
"Identity, Citizenship and the Constitution in the Courts" will
run from 1:10 to 2 p.m. Christopher Capozzola, associate professor of
history at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present "The
Other Imperial Grunts: Filipino Military Service and the Meanings of
Citizenship Since 1898." Michael Meloy, a graduate student at CSU,
Sacramento, will present "Japanese Exclusion and the Problem of
the Second Generation."
"Native Americans, Identity, Citizenship and the Constitution" will
run from 2:10 to 3 p.m. with two presentations. Brian Daniels, a doctoral
student in history and anthropology at University of Pennsylvania, will
present "Native American Sovereignty and the Problem of 'Cultural
Citizenship': A Case Study" and A.J. Jaimes Guerrero, professor
of women studies at SF State, will present "How the U. S. Government
Identifies Who Is Eligible for Federal American Indian Services in Education
and Related Areas."
"Identity, Citizenship and the Constitution during the Civil War
and Reconstruction" will run from 3:10 to 4 p.m. Michael Caires,
a graduate student in history at SF State, will present "The Ship
of Constitution: The Centrality of the Constitution to Republican Identity
in the Civil War" and Melissa Stein, a doctoral student in history
at Rutgers University, will present "The Body Politic and Political
Bodies: Gender, Race and the Reconstruction Amendments in American Ethnology."
"Native Identity, Citizenship, Land and the Constitution" will
run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and features Ariela Gross, professor of law and
history at University of Southern California, presenting "Between
Race and Nation: Native Identity, Citizenship and Land in the United
CEL names Bryan associate dean
Jim Bryan has been named associate dean of the College of Extended Learning,
effective Sept. 18.
Bryan brings expertise in curriculum design, organizational development,
off-campus programs, distance education, assessment, human resource development
and educational administration to the position.
His most recent position was as associate dean of the College of Education
at Azusa Pacific University. Prior to that he served as director of CSU,
Fresno's extended learning programs.
Campus has new director of operations
Barbara Keville has been named director of operations for the new SF
State Downtown Campus. Keville will report to Zelinda Zingaro, director
of campus asset and space administration.
Keville has been overseeing construction of the new campus located at
the Westfield Centre at 835 Market St. She has 10 years of service to
Slated to open in
January 2007, the campus will house various programs including: SF
State’s MBA/EMBA programs, College of Extended Learning,
INGI (Institute for Next Generation Internet) and other academic programs
as the campus develops. To support these programs, the new campus will
provide centralized operations staffing for classrooms, conference services
and technology support under Keville's leadership.
Insiders include a presentation by Peter Biella, associate professor
of anthropology, on applied visual anthropology; an award to participate
in a leadership institute
Thoreau Lovell, digital systems design development coordinator in the
Library; the world premiere of a film adapted from a short story by
Nona Caspers, assistant professor of creative writing; and a collection
of essays on cultural representation in Native America edited by Andrew
assistant professor of American Indian studies.
Draft master plan open houses
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 and from
4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
more information on the master plan process, please visit: http://sfsumasterplan.org/
Humor in the classroom
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development will offer an audio conference
on the educational, psychological and physiological benefits of humor in the
classroom on Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 36 of the Library.
to firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.
8-6456. For details and more workshops, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd/workshops.htm
Mexico election observers report
Students and faculty who traveled to Mexico in July to observe the general
election will report on their trip from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in
room 116 of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology building. The presentation includes
photos, analysis and personal reflections on the participants' interactions
with Mexican activists and community-based organizations.
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
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.
open enrollment period for faculty and staff to change health and/or
dental plans runs through Oct. 13.