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Volume 58, Number 17    December 13, 2010         

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CampusMemo schedule
The Dec. 20 issue of CampusMemo will be the final issue of the fall semester. Weekly publication of CampusMemo will resume Jan. 24.

Upcoming UBC meeting
The University Budget Committee (UBC) will meet Friday, Dec. 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the NEC Room (ADM 560).

Women's basketball camp
The SF State Women's Basketball team will host a basketball camp Dec. 20-21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp is open to girls from third to eighth grade and will help them develop techniques and fundamental skills. The cost for the two-day clinic is $120 per child. For more information, download the PDF:
or contact Nicole Schutte at or at ext. 8-1084.

Community Service Learning Award nominations
Each year, the Community Service Learning program recognizes leadership efforts that promote community service learning on campus and within the surrounding community. Awards will be presented at the annual Awards for Excellence dinner in April 2011 to: one SF State faculty member ($1,000); one student from each college ($250 each); and one nonprofit community organization ($250)

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13. Visit for criteria, guidelines and to download nomination forms.

Community Engaged Scholarship Award nominations
The Community Service Learning program, a unit within the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, established the Award for Excellence in Community Engagement to recognize and encourage exceptional engagement within the surrounding community by a member of the University staff and student body. Faculty, staff and students may nominate staff or students for this award. Awards will be presented at the annual Awards for Excellence dinner in April 2011. The award, given to one student and one staff member, will include a $250 honorarium.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. Downloadable nomination criteria, guidelines and nomination forms are available at

Academic Technology Winter Institute and Expo
Spring into 2011 with the help of the Academic Technology (AT) Department's Institute and Expo on Jan. 11. Featured events will include demonstrations of innovative uses of technology to teach and engage students, a faculty showcase to share proven techniques and technologies and 30-minute sessions on various topics. Many sessions are hands on and do not require experience. Visit for more information and to enroll.

Faculty honors and awards
Nominations for faculty honors and awards in teaching, professional achievement and service will be accepted through Feb. 11, 2011. The awards, which include a stipend, a commemorative plaque and a certificate, are designed to highlight the consistently exceptional work of SF State faculty. To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit the Academic Senate website at For more information, contact or ext. 8-1264.


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Invitation to President Corrigan's holiday party, Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Seven Hills

Address changes for tax information
Each year the State Controller’s Office mails W2 forms to the address of record for SF State employees. If your home address changed this year, it is important to change your address of record so that your 2010 W2 form is mailed to the correct address. The deadline for submitting address changes is Friday, Dec. 17. There are two methods for reporting an address change:

Electronic address change reporting:

  • Report your address change at the SF State login page at
  • Click on "SF State Gateway"
  • Click on "login" in the upper right hand corner and login to the gateway
  • Click on the tab titled "Human Resources (HR)"
  • Under the heading "Home Address Information," click on "select to change your home address"
  • Scroll down, click the "Edit" button, update the information and then click the "Save" button.
  • When finished, click the "Log Out" link in the top right of the page

Paper address change reporting:
Employees may also go to Human Resources (ADM 252) to complete the appropriate form: Employee Action Request form (EAR) for faculty and staff, or a Student Payroll Action Request (SPAR) form for students.

Contact your department's Payroll and Benefits representative in Human Resources for answers to questions or call the Human Resources switchboard at ext. 8-1873.

Web template update scheduled
The University is planning its next annual modification of the standardized Web template. The template is used by colleges and departments to present a unified identity on official University Web pages and ensure compliance with section 508 accessibility requirements.

To suggest features or functions to be addressed in this update, please complete the survey at

Suggestions for modifications will be reviewed by the Disability Programs and Resource Center, Division of Information Technology and University Communications. Suggestions that meet accessibility, functional and branding requirements will be implemented in version 1.06 of the template code.

Revised code will be ready for use by March 1. Notification of the new code's availability will be made in CampusMemo. To be alerted when version 1.06 is ready, subscribe to the Web Development e-mail list at

Syllabus Help from CTFD
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) has added an online guide to help faculty create or revise syllabi. This developmental resource represents a summary of current University policies, best pedagogical practice and a practical methodology to construct or reconstruct a syllabus.

Make the most of winter break and get a head start on your course design and syllabi. To access the tool, visit the CTFD website at

Academic Senate
The following is a list of action items from the Dec. 7 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Approved the minutes for Nov. 16
  • Approved the agenda for Dec. 7
  • Heard a report from Academic Senate Chair Shawn Whalen on the accomplishments made during the fall 2010 semester
  • Heard a presentation from the Student Affairs Committee on the pilot study for Online Teaching Evaluations
  • Approved unanimously a resolution in support of Darlene Yee-Melichar as the SF State nominee for CSU Faculty Trustee
  • Approved a title change to the Special Majors MA and MS programs
  • Discussed the proposed revisions to the Reasonable Accommodations Policies for employees with disabilities, first reading
  • Discussed the proposed revisions to the Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees Policy: Addition of Culminating Experience and Capstone Course Requirements, first reading

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Hsiu-huei Lin Domizio, Assistant Professor of Secondary Education Jamal Cooks, Assistant Professor of Secondary Education and Mathematics Judith Kysh, Associate Professor of Information Systems Leigh Jin, Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan, Periodicals Acquisitions Coordinator Bruce F. Mueller, Assistant Professor of Management Antoaneta Petkova and Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Anatomy lecturer Gloria Nusse, Biology Lecturer Thomas Jenkinson, Senior Research Scientist Richard Dugdale and SF State graduation rates.

Read Newsmakers:

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

Fall '10 Last Day of Classes

SFSU Handbell Choir's Winter Holiday Concert: 7 p.m.

Fall '10 Final Exams begin

Nathaniel Dorsky, four films: 7 p.m.

14 Hills Release Party: 7 p.m.

Coming Up
Dec. 18: Concert: SF State Gospel Choir: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 22: Fall '10 Evaluation Day

Dec. 23: Fall '10 Grading Day


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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