Volume 54, Number 7 September 25, 2006
Agenda items include: a report from Linda Ellis, chapter president of the California Faculty Association; a report from Linda Buckley, associate vice president for academic assessment and educational effectiveness, on the handbook for the sixth cycle of academic program review; a proposed revision to the bachelor of arts in mathematics with three concentrations; an introduction to the proposed revision to the retention tenure and promotions policy; and a proposed educational doctorate program.
Faculty/staff retreat proposals
Program proposals for the Jan. 22, 2007, faculty and staff development retreat are now being accepted by the planning team. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share their visions of the University 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: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
For details, call ext. 5-4037.
Voter registration drive
The California Faculty Association invites faculty and staff members to help register students to vote in the Nov. 7 election. Volunteers are needed to staff voter registration tables in front of the J. Paul Leonard Library and the Humanities building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 9-23. Shifts are generally one or two hours.
To volunteer for the Humanities location, contact Jan Gregory at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To volunteer for the Library location, contact Mitch Turitz at: email@example.com
For details, contact Eloise McQuown at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2131.
The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC) invites faculty, staff and their family and friends to its annual Discovery Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at RTC, 3150 Paradise Drive, Tiburon. Admission is free.
Discovery Day offers the public a unique opportunity to spend the day behind the scenes at RTC and learn about the center's scientific research activities. The day features marine animal touch tanks, scientific exhibits, live music, art and more. Food, drink and snacks will be available.
For details, visit http://rtc.sfsu.edu or call ext. 8-3543.
Voloshin -- literature, scholarships, painting
"It is professors like Beverly Voloshin who exemplify the real spirit of SFSU by supporting not only the regular students, but also the students taking the road less traveled, by reaching out and helping us get the tools we need to succeed at whatever path we choose," said Rebekah Enoch...
Read more about Voloshin: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall06/sept25people.htm
All proceeds benefit the student organizations to help support their missions on campus.
For details, contact Alberto Olivares at ext. 8-3887.
For details, e-mail Kathy Johnson at: email@example.com
Faculty who plan to attend the 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
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 open enrollment period for faculty and staff to change health and/or dental plans runs through Oct. 13.
A study/work/travel abroad fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, on Malcolm X Plaza. More than 40 organizations specializing in study, work and travel abroad will be participating. There will also be an information table on certified CSU/SF State study abroad programs.
An International Education Exchange Council study abroad fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, on Malcolm X Plaza. Information for study abroad opportunities as part of the certified CSU and SF State programs will be available. SF State international students will be on hand to talk about their home countries and universities.
Da Vinci Code' discussion
colonialism and postcards
The event is part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures colloquium series.
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco,
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