to Learn iLearn?
Free workshops on iLearn, the University's official learning management system,
will be held throughout the fall semester. The workshops will cover different
aspects of iLearn, such as posting syllabi and course materials, how to create
discussion forums and conduct student polls, and how to create assessment strategies.
All workshops are free.
registration and details, visit: http://power.sfsu.edu or
contact Academic Technology Workshops at 405-3536, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the iLearn Learning Management System,
Accepting Course Requests for 2008
The College of Extended Learning is now accepting courses for Winter
Session and Spring Semester 2008. If you have not received the
course request information and are interested in teaching during
Winter or Spring, please contact Richard Kay at email@example.com or
specialsessions.cfm to download the course request forms. The deadline for
including course information in
the CEL printed catalog is Wednesday, Sept 12. Courses received
after that date will be posted online only.
Committee seeks volunteers
The Campus Cat Committee is seeking staff, faculty and students to feed the cats
who make SF State their home. Volunteers deliver food and water to campus felines
on Saturdays or Sundays once a month. All cat food is provided by the Cat Committee.
If interested, contact Sheila McClear at ext. 8-7107, firstname.lastname@example.org or Brigid
Duffy at ext. 8-1493, email@example.com.
for retention, tenure and promotion
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has
scheduled three informal discussion sessions focused on helping faculty to
prepare for retention, tenure and promotion. The sessions will be conducted
by Marilyn Verhey, dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, and
Lorraine Dong, chair of the University Tenure and Promotions Committee.
The discussions will be held in ADM 460:
Tues., Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-noon
Thurs., Sept. 6, 1-3 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 10, 1-3 p.m.
For more information or to register, call ext. 8-2204 or send an e-mail to
SWAP Shop is open
The SF State SWAP Shop has opened for the fall semester. The Shop collects
gently used goods, technology, and furniture. The Shop's hours of operation
are subject to change, so please call for current hours prior to bringing in
items. All items must be in working order and in good condition. Broken items
will not be accepted.
you are dropping off furniture, please call to verify that your
item(s) can be accepted. The SWAP Shop does not accept all types
of furniture and has limited space.
SWAP Shop staff asks that you refrain from leaving any items
in the hallway, as this is a violation of the Fire Code. The
SWAP Shop is located in the basement of Burk Hall and at ext.
named associate dean for academic affairs
Barbara Ford is the new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the
College of Education. Ford comes to the position with years of experience
within the College in Elementary Education and Africana Studies. "Dr.
Ford will be a valuable asset to our various educational endeavors,
and to the campus community at large," said Jacob Perea, dean
of the School of Education.
the Academic Senate
The election for University-wide Search Committee members for Dean of
Undergraduate Studies will begin Wednesday, August 29 and conclude on
Friday, Sept. 7. Please check your e-mail for this important announcement
and voting procedures.
The nominees are: Matthias Beck, Mathematics; Shawn Whalen, Communication
Studies; Jassen Todorov, School of Music and Dance; Jaimes Guerrero,
Women Studies; Carmen Diego, Biology; Deborah vanDommelen, Learning Assistance
Center; Saul Steier, Humanities; Gary Pahl, Anthropology.
The Academic Senate will hold elections for the following committee
vacancies at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Please contact the Senate
office if you are interested in running.
Committee on International Programs; statewide; two-year term
Budget Committee; two vacancies; three-year term
SF State receives donation of Korean films
The University has received an outstanding collection of 30 feature-length
films and two groups of short student-made films from the Korean Film Council.
They range from classic Korean Cinema such as "The Coachman" and
"Flower in Hell" to recent works such as "Welcome to Dongmakgol" and
"The King and the Clown." Faculty and students can check out the films
for viewing through the Media Access Center. For a complete list and descriptions
of the films, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~avitv/AV.mediacatalog.html and
click on "Newest!" or contact Brigid Duffy, Media Acquisitions,
Academic Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New moniker for SF State Foundation
The San Francisco State University Foundation, Inc.'s official name
has changed. The organization's Board of Directors approved the name
change to "The University Corporation, San Francisco State" at
its June 2007 meeting.
and funders should be instructed to use the name "The University
Corporation, San Francisco State" when issuing payments after Sept.
1. Questions regarding the change should be directed to Tammie Ridgell
at ext 8-1706 or Anthony Victoria at ext. 8-2238.
In Memoriam: Asa Hillard
Asa G. Hilliard, III passed away on August 13 from complications related
to malaria while attending a conference in Cairo, Egypt. The native of
Galveston, Texas began teaching at San Francisco State University in 1963
and became Dean of Education 18 years later. He was also a visiting professor
at Stanford and Harvard universities. A teacher, psychologist and historian,
Hilliard was a mentor to many educators including Africana Studies Professor
Wade Nobles, SF State Dean of Education Jacob Perea and Dean of Ethnic
Studies, Kenneth Monteiro.
was an intellectual giant in his fields," said Monteiro. "He particularly
succeeded in connecting ancient and classical
and science to modern issues and concerns for African Americans in America
and the Diaspora, and to the concerns of humanity in general."
"It was from Asa that I gained a greater understanding of the importance
of education for our children and the role that higher
education must play to ensure that quality education be there for them."
Hilliard received an Ed.D. in educational psychology from the University
of Denver. In addition to teaching, he was involved in the creation of
national assessment systems including proficiency of educators and developmental
assessments of young children and infants. He is survived by his wife,
Patsy Jo Hilliard, two sons, two daughters and his grandchildren. Funeral
services were held on August 23 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. International
Chapel in Atlanta, GA.
This month's Newsmakers include Niels Teunis, assistant professor with
the Institute of Sexuality, Social Inequality, and Health commenting
on sex and seniors; Finance Professor Yea-Mow Chen commenting on
trade deficit with China; Associate Professor of Business Sally Baack
discussing the Hewlett Packard phone
scandal and lawsuit; Jamal Cooks, assistant professor of Secondary Education
discussing what track, rap and the achievement gap have to do with high
school learning; and Niccolo Caldararo, an Anthropology lecturer, expressing
his views on fire safety policies.
issue's Insiders include a Distinguished Leadership Award for Cynthia Gomez,
director of health equity initiative research and sponsored programs; an
invitation to teach graduate students in Taiwan for James G. Edwards, Design
and Industry; participation by Jamal Cooks, Secondary Education, in an
educator's panel at a youth poetry slam festival; and completion of an
executive program at Harvard by David E. Lee, Political Science.
SF State received more than $2.7 million in new grants between April
and July, 2007.
& Contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall07/aug27grants.htm
Opening faculty meeting
The fall faculty convocation will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 27 in the McKenna
Theatre of the Creative Arts building. The meeting will feature remarks
by SF State President Robert A. Corrigan, Academic Senate Chair James
Kohn and Provost John Gemello, and the presentation of the University's
first Distinguished Faculty Awards for excellence in teaching, research
and service. A breakfast reception begins at 8:15 a.m. in Room 153 of
the Creative Arts building. Professors Jassen Todorov (violin) and William
Corbett-Jones (piano) will perform at 8:45 a.m. in McKenna Theatre.
China Rising and the World
The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences kicks off its annual public
lecture series, "China Rising and the World." The lecture series
will examine the economic, social, political and cultural changes taking
place in contemporary China, how these changes influence China's rising
status as a world power, its relations with other nations in the global
economy, and the implications of both of the developments for the U.S.
for-credit course is open to the campus community and the general public
on a space available basis. Lectures are held
each Wednesday evening from 7:55 p.m.- 8:55 p.m. in HSS 154. The series
runs from Aug. 29 - Dec. 12.
Welcome new members of the SF State community
Faculty and staff are invited to visit with colleagues and welcome new
faculty and staff to campus at a celebration from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday,
Sept. 11, at the Towers Conference Center. The celebration is sponsored
by President Robert A. Corrigan, the Office of Academic Affairs and
the University Women's Association. Recipients of the University Women's
Association scholarships will be honored at the reception. Refreshments
will be served.
Conference on German Colonialism
"German Colonialism and Post-Colonialism" conference, sponsored
by the departments of History and Foreign Languages and Literatures.
The four-day conference will explore Germany's colonial legacy
and feature research from international scholars. Professor Geoffrey
Eley, historian of imperial Germany and the Karl Pohrt Distinguished
University Professor at the University of Michigan, will deliver the
keynote address. The conference will take place on campus at the Seven
Hills Conference Center. For more information, visit www.sfsu.edu/~german/GOC/index.html,
or contact Dr. Volker Langbehn, Department of Foreign Languages (email@example.com).