CampusMemo has long carried a publication date that falls on a Monday, even though it has typically been sent the preceding Friday. Beginning with this issue, CampusMemo will carry a Friday date.
Fall faculty meeting Monday
Faculty members are invited to attend the annual fall semester faculty meeting on Monday, Aug. 25. This year's meeting will be held in McKenna Theatre beginning at 1 p.m. A reception will follow from 3 to 4 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The meeting will include the presentation of distinguished faculty awards, the introduction of new faculty members and remarks by President Les Wong, Academic Senate Chair Trevor Getz and Sheila Tully, president of the SF State chapter of the California Faculty Association.
Food trucks return Monday
The food trucks will return to campus on Monday, Aug. 25. One truck will serve the west side of campus from the West Campus Green Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Another truck will be stationed between the Science Building and Hensill Hall Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to serve the east side of campus. Check out the Gator Group website for a schedule.
Free 12-Week Mandarin Class, Fall 2014
The Confucius Institute at SF State will present a free 12-week Mandarin class for faculty and staff from Sep. 2 to Nov 20. It will be offered in beginning, intermediate and advanced skill levels. Participating faculty and staff will receive a free textbook, access to the Confucius Institute resources and guidance for taking the HSK Chinese Language proficiency tests in addition to saving the $200 course fee.
To register, submit a completed 2014 Fall Chinese Language Class registration form to the Confucius Institute by Sep. 1. It can also be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The form is available for download from www.sfsu.edu/~ci (see right-most column under Programs Application Forms). Questions? Contact the Confucius Institute at ext. 8-7624 or ext. 8-7631.
Join Campus Recreation
Campus Recreation welcomes back faculty and staff with membership packages for varying levels of use of their facilities, which include a pool, strength and conditioning rooms and Group X classes during the fall and spring semesters. Additionally, the Campus Recreation Office has moved to SSB 206. Visit www.sfsu.edu/~recsport for more information or to sign-up.
Vista Room opens Sept. 15
The Vista Room will reopen Sept. 15. The Vista Room features California cuisine and serves the highest quality food prepared from fresh ingredients purchased from reputable vendors. Foodservice management students manage the Vista Room and serve meals Monday through Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (seating is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.). For ticket information, contact Kelly Vuong in Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics (ext. 5-3530, BH 329) or Beverly Colindres in Hospitality and Tourism Management (ext. 8-1023, BUS 306). Tickets are $17 each and may be paid for by check or OneCard. To purchase a block of tickets at a reduced price, call ext. 5-3530.
Campus Cats Committee volunteers needed
The SF State Campus Cat Committee has fed the small, friendly cat population on campus for nearly 40 years, and volunteers are needed to continue the tradition. Volunteering is easy: simply choose a weekday or a once-a-month weekend rotation and one of three feeding sites. Food is provided. The greatest need is volunteers for feeding on various days of the week and weekends. Donations for food and veterinarian bills are also being sought. Other ways to help include cat food runs, accepting cash and in-kind donations and scheduling volunteers. For additional information, contact Irene Donner by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at ext. 8-2763.
Women's Association 2015 cruise
The University Women's Association (UWA) has scheduled its 21st scholarship cruise, which will sail June 27, 2015, from Istanbul, Turkey, to Barcelona, Spain. The 14-day Princess Cruise, the "Mediterranean & Aegean Medley," will stop at ports in Greece, Malta, Italy, Sicily, Tunisia and France. Travelers will experience unforgettable and historic sights, spectacular scenery and pristine beaches.
Group prices for the many stateroom categories begin as low as $2,498 per person. One choice is a two-category upgrade from brochure prices, which includes balcony staterooms starting at $3,598 per person, based on double occupancy. Prices include virtually all shipboard entertainment, activities and superb dining venues. Past Princess passengers who book prior to August 31, 2014, will receive an additional $100 per person discount with only a 10 percent deposit. While airfare is not included, Princess will offer an air package at a later date.
The cruise is open to all, and membership in the UWA is not required. For every 16 paid passengers, Princess Cruises will return the equivalent of one fare for the Gloria Spencer UWA Scholarship Endowment Fund -- so all aboard for fun and education support. For more information and a detailed flyer, e-mail Lin Ivory or visit the UWA website.
Dalton named interim equity programs and compliance manager
Katon Dalton assumed the role of equity programs and compliance manager on an interim basis as of Aug. 1, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Luoluo Hong announced on July 31. Dalton will remain in the position through the academic year while a national search is conducted to fill the position on a permanent basis. It is anticipated that the search will begin late fall 2014.
"Dalton will play a pivotal and foundational role in helping ensure SF State's full compliance with all Title IX and Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act mandates, and I can think of no individual on our campus better qualified to immediately assist in this capacity," Hong said.
Dalton has worked for SF State since 2011, but he has been part of the Gator family for much longer, having earned his bachelor's degree and his master’s degree in International Relations from SF State in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco in 2010. For the past three years, Dalton has held the role of manager of training and compliance in Human Resources, where he has been responsible for ensuring the University’s compliance with legally required sexual harassment prevention training and conflict of interest training. He has also had responsibility for investigating issues of discrimination, harassment and retaliation involving staff, faculty and third parties.
Dalton has taken the lead in developing the University's responses and helped bring to resolution external agency complaints filed through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Civil Rights and Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Most importantly, Dalton is deeply passionate about his work and is devoted to making SF State the best environment possible for all constituents -- students, faculty, staff and others.
Dalton will be located in the Student Services Building, Suite 403 and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2032.
More information about SF State’s Title IX efforts can be found at http://titleix.sfsu.edu
Campus Solutions now the 'system of record'
Campus Solutions is now the system of record for student information at SF State, providing a one-stop solution for registration, applications, financial aid, student financials, grading, transcripts and more. The Campus Solutions student information system is used by 22 CSU campuses and more than 500 colleges and universities around the world.
The Campus Solutions Executive Committee thanks the many individuals who worked diligently to complete Phase 1. Phase 2 of the implementation will focus on improving efficiency and ease of use, adding more reporting, training and support for users.
Tips on using Campus Solutions:
- Not all Internet browsers work well with it:
- Do NOT use the browser's "back" button when navigating in Campus Solutions -- instead, use the "return" button on Campus Solutions pages
- Find more tips, how-to guides, video guides, training schedules and frequently asked questions at http://cms.sfsu.edu
Apply for DRC grants
Development of Research and Creativity (DRC) Awards are available to tenured and tenure-track faculty. The awards focus on supporting early scholars in work that will significantly benefit their scholarship and creative work. The awards are also intended to help established scholars leverage nascent projects in ways that contribute to their careers at SF State.
The grant opportunities provide a budget up to $8,000 per grant proposal for the 2014-15 academic year. Proposals must be submitted to the faculty member's college office by Aug. 25. Application guidelines and FAQs are available at http://facaffairs.sfsu.edu/
Basic Information Competence Requirement/OASIS update, alternatives
The new undergraduate baccalaureate graduation requirements that take effect with the fall 2014 semester no longer include the Basic Information Competence Requirement, and continuing students are not required to complete it. Faculty whose syllabi require the OASIS (Online Advancement of Student Information Skills)/Basic Information Competence Requirement will need to make some changes:
- Information literacy student learning outcomes are now embedded in lower division general education courses
- OASIS chapters continue to be available, but quizzes are no longer part of the chapters and completion is not tracked for student records or prerequisites
- The library has created new digital learning objects that can be embedded in syllabi and iLearn sites, such as the Library Skills Tutorial
- Library faculty are available to consult with faculty on how to integrate such objects into courses or how to design assignments and assessments for information literacy skills
- Library faculty are also available to teach in-class information competency workshops for upper division and graduate courses. Faculty should contact the subject librarian for their department or college
For more information, contact Library Education Coordinator Kendra Van Cleave at email@example.com
HR2U to return Sept. 16
The Human Resources program HR2U provides additional availability and access to services for faculty, staff and student workers. Beginning September 16 -- and continuing on the third Tuesday of each month through December -- a group of HR employees will set up shop in LIB 242 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Employees who need personal assistance or have questions (benefits, payroll, retirement, hiring, classification, HRMS, performance evaluations, employee relations, etc.) are encouraged to stop by.
This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper, Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey, Piano Technician for the School of Music and Dance Israel Stein, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies Robert Keith Collins, Assistant Professor of Design and Industry Pino Trogu and Associate Professor of Communication Studies Rick Isaacson.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall14/aug22insiders.htm
This week in Newsmakers: Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nan Alamilla Boyd, Associate Professor of Biology Katharyn Boyer, Professor of Political Science Robert Smith, Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov and Associate Professor and Chair of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan.
We mark the passing of Professor Emeritus of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education Jack Fraenkel.
In Memoriam: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall14/aug22memoriam.htm
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Shenny Cruces: Keys: through January 5, 2015
Fall '14 Academic Semester Begins
Fall '14 First Day of Instruction
Fall '14 Faculty Development/Department Meetings; Friday-only classes meet
Sept. 1: Labor Day; No Classes; Offices Closed
Sept. 5: Recital: Winners of the San Francisco Young Pianists Competition: 1:10 p.m.
Sept. 7: Women's Soccer Hosting Academy of Art: 2 p.m.
For more upcoming events, see the University