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Volume 57, Number 3    August 31, 2009         

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Academic Technology workshops available
Starting this fall, Academic Technology is offering workshops related to using technology in physical and virtual environments. The topics range from making a teaching-with-technology plan to using technology for collaboration, coursework and research. All SF State faculty and staff are welcome to attend the workshops free of charge.
Workshop and registration information is available at For more information, contact, or ext. 5-3536.

Faculty Thursdays held all fall
Colleges and departments are reserving every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for new faculty members. A variety of departments will offer workshops, seminars and meetings in a semester-long continuation of faculty orientations. For details or to sign up, visit

CTFD Sponsors faculty learning community
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) will sponsor a faculty learning community for those interested in all aspects of writing. Monthly meeting times will be determined by learning community members. Membership will be capped at 10 participants. To join, e-mail 

Compensated Faculty Development Opportunity
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) seeks tenured or tenure-track faculty to develop an online video case story that exemplifies the successful implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in higher education. Each faculty member will receive $3,000 as compensation and reimbursement for any development expenses. Proposals are due Sept. 30. For more information, visit

Three faculty members honored at opening faculty meeting
At SF State's opening faculty meeting on Aug. 24, three faculty members received Distinguished Faculty Awards in recognition of their outstanding contributions in research, service and teaching. The awards were presented by Provost Sue Rosser.

The Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Service was awarded to Andrea Boyle, associate professor of nursing. Boyle has played a critical role in shaping the School of Nursing curricula. She has developed two new family nurse practitioner programs and co-developed the master's cohort program, which provides flexible graduate study for working nurses.

The award for Excellence in Professional Achievement was awarded to Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto, whose research on culture, emotion and facial expressions has attracted international attention and is being applied in such fields as national defense, immigration, athletics and business.

Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy Linda Wanek received the Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award. Since she joined SF State in 1993, Wanek's instruction has consistently received the highest ratings from colleagues and students, particularly her "theory to practice" approach, which translates scientific theory into clinical applications for patients.

For more information, visit

Faculty retention and tenure sessions scheduled
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has scheduled four informal discussion sessions focused on helping faculty to prepare for retention, tenure and promotion.  The sessions will be conducted by Wanda Lee, dean of faculty affairs and professional development, and Nancy "Sami" Reist, chair of the university tenure and promotion committee (UTPC). The discussions will be held in ADM 460 on:

  • Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Sept. 3, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (First year faculty only)
  • Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Sept. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon (Faculty applying for tenure and promotion only)

To register or for more information, call ext. 8-2204 e-mail

This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride published an essay in a new book, Associate Professor of Counseling Rebecca Toporek guest edited a journal, and Marc Dollinger, professor and Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies, was appointed to a national civil rights board.

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This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Geosciences Tim Janssen is featured and Professor of Accounting Scott Jerris comments on his experiences on the first day of classes.

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New way to submit events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo will now pick up event listings directly from the University Calendar, to streamline the events publicity function for campus units. Departments interested in publicizing an event in CampusMemo simply need to register the event on the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday of the previous week. To submit an event, go to and click on "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar. This new procedure saves event sponsors the extra step of entering information specifically for CampusMemo, and the later deadline for submittal allows more time for event sponsors to submit their items to CampusMemo.

Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.

Objectives & Tech: Achieving Learning Objectives with Technology: 10 a.m.

iLearn Forums: Create and Facilitate Online Class Discussions: 1 p.m.

The 49th Annual Film Finals: 7 p.m.

iLearn Assignments: Provide Students Feedback on Work They Submit: 10 a.m.

DIVA Overview: 10 a.m.

iLearn Quizzes: 1:30 p.m.

Teaching with DIVA: 1:30 p.m.

iLearn from 0 to 60: Catching Up to Speed: 1:30 p.m.

Qualitative, Open-Ended Data Analysis presentation: 3:30 p.m.

Coming Up

Sept. 10: Emergency preparedness training


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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