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A message to the University community
We invite you to make a holiday gift that supports the University. Please join us and a growing number of our colleagues and donate to SF State today.
As the year closes and your thoughts turn to what is important to you, we hope the future health and prosperity of our University might be among your considerations. With your support, SF State will continue its promise of offering quality public higher education to deserving students, many of them the first in their families to attend college.
For the first time in SF State’s history, students are paying more than 50 percent of the cost of instruction. Since 2007 the state has cut the University’s budget by nearly half, while annual tuition has increased 100 percent in the past five years.
There are many ways to make a gift to SF State. Follow the links below for more information. Payroll deduction is a quick and easy way to include the University among the charities you already support. Outright donations via credit card or check are also encouraged. In addition, you may select SF State as an option when giving through the United Way forms distributed to all campus employees.
You can give to the college, department or program of your choice -- or support SF State’s scholarship funds by making a gift to Students First, a three-year campaign to raise $12 million to be used solely for student support. Nearly 50 percent of our students, about 15,000 annually, qualify for financial assistance. Great minds built this great state. We can’t forget that they had help. Please help today’s students prepare for a better future.
Make a gift online, by mail, or fax. Learn more about using payroll deduction to support SF State. Download a payroll deduction form.
Thank you, and many warm wishes to you and your family and friends for a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Nancy Hayes
Vice President for Advancement Robert Nava
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Rosser
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Jo Volkert
Call for Participation: Quality Online Learning and Teaching Awards
CSU Academic Technology Services is sponsoring a Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) program to recognize exemplary teaching and learning in blended/hybrid/HyFlex and fully online courses in which at least 30 percent of instruction is carried out in an online environment.
Faculty who teach courses in which 30 percent of instruction is carried out online are invited to participate. For more information, visit http://ecatalst.org/our-services/qolt/call-participation
QOLT has been designed to assist with four important aspects of providing quality online education at SF State and across the CSU:
- As a way to inform the development of a new online course
- As a self-assessment tool for faculty to revise and improve an existing course
- As a tool to collect student feedback
- As a means for gaining public recognition for exemplary online instruction
Student ratings and faculty self-assessments are due Jan. 20, 2013.
For assistance, contact the SF State QOLT campus coordinators, Noelia Mendoza at ext. 8-6906 or Areej Atawneh at ext. 8-7641, or e-mail email@example.com
Following is a list of action items from the Dec. 4 Academic Senate meeting:
- Budget Officer Franz Lozano provided a brief report and overview of the Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and its impact on SF State employees
- Read and Adopted by acclamation a resolution in honor of Director of Undergraduate Advising Brett Smith
- Adopted by majority vote a resolution endorsing the Program Outcomes for Baccalaureate Degrees at SF State, from the Educational Policies Committee
Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
Distinguished Faculty Awards nominations sought
Each year, the Academic Senate acknowledges outstanding faculty members for their extraordinary, meaningful and lasting contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and service. These awards, which include a stipend, a commemorative plaque and a certificate, are designed to highlight the accomplishments of these individual faculty members and to showcase a few examples of the consistently exceptional work of the SF State faculty. The awards are presented at the Opening Faculty Meeting at the beginning of each academic year in August.
Award categories are:
- The Sarlo Award for Excellence in Teaching ($5,000 stipend, pre-tax)
- Excellence in Professional Achievement ($4,000 stipend, pre-tax)
- Excellence in Service ($4,000 stipend, pre-tax)
For more information on the Faculty Honors and Awards Policy, visit www.sfsu.edu/~senate/documents/policies/S05-233.html To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit the Academic Senate Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~senate The Academic Senate office in ADM 551 will accept nomination packets until 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013. Contact the Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Nominees for Faculty Trustee
The Academic Senate office is seeking faculty members interested in serving as a California State Universities Faculty Trustee. The CSU Faculty Trustee is a 12-month position. Faculty Trustees are required to attend the CSU Academic Senate as well as all Board of Trustee meetings and CSU Senate Executive Committee meetings. The Faculty Trustee is a two-year term that also includes visiting several CSU campuses to meet with faculty and discuss Board of Trustee actions.
Each campus is eligible to submit nominees who both meet the criteria for Faculty Trustee and have submitted a completed application no later than Friday Jan. 11, 2013 following the established application process available at www.calstate.edu/AcadSen/documents/Faculty_Trustee_Nominee_Information_Required_Form.pdf
Interested faculty are asked to contact the Academic Senate office as soon as possible by calling ext. 8-1264 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com Completed applications must be received in the Academic Senate office by Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. More information on eligibility criteria, the selection process and timeline can be found at www.calstate.edu/AcadSen/
This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Apparel Design and Merchandising Connie Ulasewicz, Professor and Chair of Creative Writing Maxine Chernoff, Professor of Creative Writing Toni Mirosevich, Associate Professor and Chair of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette, Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta, Professor and Chair of Gerontology Darlene Yee-Melichar and Assistant Professor of Social Work Candy Madrigal.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall12/dec10insiders.htm
This week in Newsmakers: Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro and Assistant Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri.
Submitting events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo picks up event listings directly from the University Calendar. 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 www.sfsu.edu/calendar and click on "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar.
Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.
Emily Payne: Last Year of a Rebel: 8 a.m., Monday-Friday through Jan. 15, 2013
Occupation: Economic Justice as a Civil Right in San Francisco, 1963-1964: through Feb. 15, 2013
Recital: Chamber Music Ensembles: 1 p.m.
Panel: Being Trans and Under 30 in the San Francisco Bay Area: 6 p.m.
Lecture: Writers on Writing: Stoyan Vassilev: 7 p.m.
Pashto Dreams: staged reading of a new play by Roberta D'Alois: 7:30 p.m.
Poetry: Homage to Etel Adnan book release party: 7:30 p.m.
Opera Workshop and University Orchestra: 1:10 p.m.
Recital: Opera Workshop: 7 p.m.
Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 4 p.m.
Recital: Chamber Music Ensembles: 7 p.m.
Concert: Works by Student Composers: 1 p.m.
Dec. 15: Fall '12 Final Exams begin
Dec. 15: Lecture: George Oppen Memorial Lecture: Myung Mi Kim: 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 17: Fall '12 Last Day of Classes
Dec. 17: Concert: Works by Student Composers: 7 p.m.
Dec. 17: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Lemony Snicket: 7 p.m.
Dec. 18-22: Fall '12 Final Exams
Dec. 25-Jan. 1, 2013: Winter Break: campus closed
Jan. 4, 2013: Fall '12 Semester Ends: Grades Due
For more upcoming events, see the University