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Volume 60, Number 12    October 29, 2012         

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Winter Writing Colloquium
The Committee on Written English Proficiency invites faculty to its annual Winter Writing Colloquium on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in HUM 587. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.

This year, the topic will be "Managing the Paperload: New Ways of Responding to Student Writing." Amy Conley (Child and Adolescent Development) and Wen Chuang (Academic Technology) will discuss how to use TurnItIn on iLearn, and Mary Soliday (English) will simulate a peer review workshop.

Attendees should RSVP by Jan. 15, 2013 to Mary Soliday and indicate if they wish to reserve lunch. To learn more about writing across the curriculum at SF State, visit

Business Ethics Week
The College of Business invites the campus community to participate in Business Ethics Week, Monday, Nov. 5 through Friday, Nov. 9. The annual event brings lectures about ethical business practices in areas such as marketing and pricing, social media, workplace diversity, finance and banking, labor and supply chains and social entrepreneurship. Visit the Business Ethics Week website for more information, including a full list of events and presenter biographies.

UWA art and theatre tours
The University Women's Association (UWA) invites the campus community to a private tour of the public and backstage areas of the Art Deco-style Paramount Theatre in Oakland on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. The group will meet at the Box Office entrance on 21st Street, near the 19th Street BART Station. Cost of the tour is $20 per person and participants must RSVP by Oct. 20.

The UWA has also scheduled a docent-led tour of The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism that includes works by Cezanne, Picasso, Degas and Matisse. The private Nov. 10 event at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park will begin at 9 a.m. RSVP by Oct. 26. Cost of the tour is $30 per person.

Contact Lin Ivory at or (415) 721-7432 to RSVP or visit for more information.

Edelman Town Hall meeting
The Marian Wright Edelman Institute invites the campus community to join them Nov. 7 from 4 to 5 p.m. in LIB 222 for an important discussion about the inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood settings. The discussion will include several inclusion experts:
• Professor of Early Childhood Special Education Marci Hanson
• Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Special Education Amber Friesen
• Program Director for Life Steps Foundation Children and Family Services Cynthia Fong-Wan

To complement the discussion, a segment of the nationally recognized documentary, Including Samuel, will be screened. The documentary describes a family's journey in having their child with a disability included in a general education setting. RSVP to

Request disability accommodations by Oct. 26 by calling Carmen Mandic at ext. 5-4224 or e-mailing For more information, visit the Edelman website.

Adobe Creative Suite presentations
Adobe Education Solutions Consultant Rick Miller will present an overview of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere and Acrobat on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The presentation in LIB 121 will be open to faculty, staff and students.

• 8:10 to 9 a.m.: Adobe Photoshop CS6; edit digital photos and images
• 9:10 to 10 a.m.: Adobe Acrobat Pro; create or convert accessible PDFs
• 10:10 to 11 a.m.: Adobe InDesign CS6; create PDFs, publish books, magazines and iOS and Android apps
• 11:10 a.m. to noon: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6; edit digital video from a variety of sources

SF State has an agreement with Adobe to provide Creative Suite Web and Design Premium software to faculty, staff and students using campus computer labs. For more information about the Adobe agreement, including how to obtain the software, visit the SF State Creative Suite subscription page. To RSVP for any session, contact:

Phi Beta Kappa nominations
The Nominations Committee of the SF State chapter of Phi Beta Kappa seeks nominations for the offices of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Current officeholders are eligible for nomination for an additional two-year term until spring semester 2015. Those who are interested in serving should contact Patricia Bartscher or Eva Sheppard Wolf by Dec. 1. Questions about officer duties should be directed to the Chapter President Pamela Vaughn.

One-on-one with Provost Sue V. Rosser
Interested faculty are invited to make a 10-15 minute appointment with Provost Sue V. Rosser to talk about such topics as their interests, research, community service and creative projects. An office hour will be scheduled each week to accommodate several individual faculty appointments. Contact Candice Piper in the Provost's Office at or by calling ext. 8-1141 to schedule an appointment.

Campus Recreation faculty/staff memberships
The Campus Recreation Department has faculty/staff memberships available for those interested in using the pool and strength and conditioning room, or who want to participate in a Group X class. Campus Recreation has added new programs, such as functional fitness, private swim lessons and wellness workshops. Visit for more information or to sign up.


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Educational Effectiveness Review
On Oct. 14, President Les Wong sent an e-mail to the campus about the University's regional accrediting body -- the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) -- and the Educational Effectiveness Review (EER) of the campus. The message highlighted the importance of the WASC review to the future of the University. During the past two years, committees of faculty, staff and administrators have developed the report for the EER, which will be sent to WASC on Dec. 2.

The WASC Team will be on campus for their review March 6-8, 2013 and will visit departments to discuss Educational Effectiveness (assessment). Team members will be interested in how departments (faculty and chairs) are examining Student Learning Outcomes.

A draft of the EER Report and a website for feedback is located at Interested parties may click on "Access Internal Content" and then log in using their SFSU employee ID number. Feedback for the Steering Committee is requested by Nov. 15.

Screening of First Generation, feature length film
The SF State Student Success/Graduation Initiative, in conjunction with the CSU Chancellor's Office, will host a screening of the film, First Generation, which follows four first-generation students navigating college and provides good insight into the challenges that these students face. For more information on the film, go to

The event will begin with introductions by President Les Wong and Provost Sue V. Rosser and will conclude with a discussion facilitated by Jeff Gold of the Chancellor's Office. Admission is free and all faculty and staff are invited, but due to limited seating, people will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Join your colleagues for an in-depth look at who our students are and how we might best help them to succeed.

First Generation will be screened Oct. 29, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the August Coppola Theatre, Fine Arts Building.

International Education Week event proposals due Nov. 2
International Education Week (IEW) 2012, Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Friday, Nov. 16, emphasizes the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages. To learn more about IEW 2012, visit the International Education Week website or contact Jay Ward at or ext. 8-1121. To submit a proposal for an activity or event for IEW 2012, complete an event proposal form by Friday, Nov. 2.

Automatic refund for incorrect Clipper charges for free Daly City BART transfers
The University Transportation Committee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) have resolved the problem with incorrect charges to Clipper cards for the free round-trip transfer from Daly City BART to the Muni 28/28L. Cubic, the contractor that operates the Clipper system, has identified an issue with the software and has tentatively scheduled to implement a fix by Oct. 26. At the request of the SFMTA, Cubic has identified all customers who have been incorrectly charged and will proactively initiate refunds to these cards within 30 days.

Meet the new iLearn and join AT's open house
The new iLearn for spring 2013 will include numerous enhancements, with smarter and easier ways to build iLearn courses, engage students and provide feedback on their performance. iLearn users will be able to use the new drag-and-drop functionality to quickly add and group related files. Spring 2013 course shells will be made available Tuesday, Nov. 13 so users can get a jumpstart on building courses in the new environment. To learn more about the feature-changes and ways that Academic Technology can provide support during the transition, visit

An Academic Technology (AT) open house will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in LIB 240 for faculty and staff. The AT team will demonstrate technology, lead tours of AT services and facilities, present the new iLearn and facilitate discussions about how AT can support all stages of instruction in the classroom and online, from syllabus creation to student engagement to assessment. Participants are encouraged to bring a colleague or friend to the event.

For more information on the open house and new iLearn, e-mail, call ext. 5-5550 or visit the AT website at

LabSpace online
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and the Statistics Community of Representative Researchers (Stat CORR) are pleased to announce that faculty and staff can now log in to LabSpace, the new faculty virtual software environment. LabSpace provides employees the research methods and statistics software tools to perform sophisticated work from analysis to publishing. Available software tools include Adobe Design Premium Creative Suite, ArcGIS, ATLAS.ti, Comprehensive Meta-Analysis, Wolfram-MATHEMATICA, MPLUS, NVivo-QSR, R, SAS, SPSS, STATA and SUDAAN.

Visit for the full list of software, instructions on how to access LabSpace, faculty-specific details and links to the required "Remote Desktop Connection" software.

Faculty can also request LabSpace access for their classes by sending an e-mail to with the class roster.

Contact Stat CORR co-chairs Rick Harvey or Jeff Cookston with questions.

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. An open floor period will be held from 2 to 2:10 p.m., providing an informal opportunity to raise questions or make comments to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Chair's report
  • AVP for Academic Planning and Development Linda Buckley will give a brief update on the WASC review
  • Discussion with Executive Director of the San Francisco Labor Council Tim Paulson
  • Reports from standing committee chairs
  • Recommendation of the Curriculum Review & Approval Committee regarding the proposed revision to the Sustainable Business Emphasis to a Concentration in Sustainable Business under the MBA program, first reading (by 3 p.m)
  • Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Academic Program Review Committee membership composition, 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: Romberg Tiburon Center Senior Research Scientist and Biology Lecturer Wim Kimmerer, Associate Professor and Chair of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan and Felix Salvador Kury, lecturer in Latina/Latino Studies and founding director of the joint SF State-UCSF Clínica Martín-Baró.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Biology John Hafernik and Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nan Alamilla Boyd.

Read Newsmakers:

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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

The 25th Annual Leo D. Stillwell Student Exhibition: 11 a.m., Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 13 through Dec. 6

Transgender Visibility/Awareness/Remembrance Day: noon

Film: First Generation feature-length film screening: 2 p.m.

Lecture: Writers on Writing: Karen Joy Fowler: 7 p.m.

Academic Senate meeting: 2 p.m.

Concert: Annual Scary Concert: 1 p.m.

Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 4 p.m.

Poetry: Q.R. Hand Jr.: 4:30 p.m.

Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.

Film: Desert of Forbidden Art: noon

Master class: Frederick Marx: Creating Meaningful Subject Relationships: 6 p.m.

Volleyball Hosting Cal State Dominguez Hills: 7 p.m.

Coming Up
Nov. 3: Symposium: Equity Issues in Schools and Community Colleges: 9 a.m.

Nov. 3: Wrestling Hosting Alumni Match: 11 a.m.

Nov. 3: Volleyball Hosting Cal State LA: 7 p.m.

Nov. 4: Wrestling Hosting Under 2 JC/College Open: 9 a.m.

Nov. 4: Pre-concert talk: Morrison Artists Series: ARTefact: 2 p.m.

Nov. 4: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: ARTefact: 3 p.m.

Nov. 5: Lecture: Does Business Ethics Pay? And How You Can Know: noon

Nov. 5: Master class: ARTefact: noon

Nov. 5: Recital: SF State Creative World Ensemble: 1 p.m.

Nov. 5: Lecture: Ethical Issues in Marketing and Pricing: 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 5: Lecture: Writers on Writing: Sarah Riggs: 7 p.m.

Nov. 5: Bertrand Lecture: The Embryology of Central Italian Cities: 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 6: Poetry: Election Day Reading with Peter Orner and Chanan Tigay: 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 6: Panel discussion: The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis: 5 p.m.

Nov. 6: Lecture: Ethical Issues in Social Media: 6 p.m.

Nov. 7: Lecture: Student Ethics Game: noon

Nov. 7: Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.

Nov. 7: Lecture: A Poetry That is Life: 3:10 p.m.

Nov. 7: Edelman Town Hall: Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings: 4 p.m.

Nov. 7: Lecture: HR & Workplace Diversity: 6 p.m.

Nov. 8: Lecture: Empowering Ethics in the Workplace: noon

Nov. 8: Lecture: Ethics in Finance & Banking: 5 p.m.

Nov. 8: Lecture: Artist Lecture Series: Travis Somerville: 5 p.m.

Nov. 8: Lecture: Global Labor & Workforce Supply Chain Issues: 6 p.m.

Nov. 9: Lecture: Social Entrepreneurs Unplugged: 11 a.m.

Nov. 9: Master class: Debra Chasnoff: Social Activism and Documentary Film: 6 p.m.

Nov. 10: 2012 San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures: 9 a.m.

Nov. 12: Fall '12 Veterans Day Observed: No Classes; Offices Closed

For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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