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Volume 62, Number 17    December 12, 2014         

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CampusMemo publication schedule
The last CampusMemo of the fall semester will be the Dec. 19 edition. It will resume publication on Jan. 23, 2015.

Lily Gee to retire
Lily Gee, parking and transportation coordinator, will retire effective Dec. 30 after 35 years of service. She started working for Public Safety in September 1984. Before that, Gee was graduate program coordinator in the Dean's Office of the School of Business, following stints with Science & Engineering, Creative Arts and Education. Gee earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in education administration from SF State.

To celebrate Gee's time at the University, a farewell reception in her honor will be held Monday, Dec. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Annex I Building on North State Drive. To RSVP, call Joy Manaois at ext. 8-3388 or Frances Hui at ext. 8-7744.

Affordable Instructional Materials request for proposals due Dec. 15
SF State's Affordable Instructional Materials Initiative (AIM) has been awarded funding by the Chancellor's Office to expand the impact of the CSU Affordable Learning Solutions initiative. Funding will go to faculty and department projects that target specific courses or programs that currently use high-cost instructional materials or have historically not used free or low-cost materials.

Individual faculty members may each submit one proposal for funding to support efforts to reduce the cost of learning to students. Multiple faculty may submit program- or department-level proposals as a group. The amount of funding ranges from $250 to $2,500 per proposal, depending on projected impact. For additional information, visit the new Affordable Instructional Materials website at

The final due date for proposals is Monday, Dec. 15, or until funding is fully allocated. Submit AIM project proposals to SF State's Affordable Instructional Materials team using the form at

PO2U to expand access, assistance for Procurement
Procurement will join HR2U and AP2U for PO2U sessions starting Tuesday, Dec. 16, and continuing every third Tuesday of the month in LIB 242 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Procurement staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance with requisition input, requisition and purchase order tracking, and general purchasing policies and procedures.

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program 2015-16
The CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program is accepting application, which are due by Feb. 6, 2015. For more information, visit the Doctoral Incentive Program website or contact the SF State program coordinator Angie Mendoza at

Weight loss support group
Faculty and staff who are interested in forming a weight loss support group, beginning January 2015, should contact Linda Bowles-Adarkwa at or ext. 8-6252.


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Majewski named EH&S director
After an extensive search, Marc Majewski has been appointed director of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S). Majewski brings with him more than 30 years of industry experience in such roles as environmental health and safety manager, consultant, tenured educator and published author. He is a former senior EH&S manager at numerous high-tech and biotech companies, including Genentech, Raychem Corporation and Seagate Technology. His successes include authoring the world's first ISO-9000 based safety and health management system and the development and implementation of a corporate-wide international culture of safety at Raychem Corporation.

Majewski earned a BS in organic chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. in biology and biochemistry at Johns Hopkins University and an M.S. in environmental health science at Hunter College City University of New York. He also holds CIH, CSP, CHMM, CPEA, CHO and CSHM certifications.

Vice President for Administration & Finance and CFO Ronald S. Cortez thanks the search committee for their hard work in identifying the right candidate for the position and asks the campus community to join him in welcoming Majewski to SF State. Majewski may be contacted by e-mail at and by phone at ext. 8-2596.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation tonight
Join the Athletics department, along with the Academic Senate, Alumni Association and Kinesiology department, for Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night on Friday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Don Nasser Family Plaza in front of the Main Gym. After the reception, attendees are asked to stay to watch the Gator women's and men's basketball teams play the Sonoma State Seawolves.

Comcast Hometown Network will televise the game, and Dennis O'Donnell (B.A., '82, Radio/TV) will provide play-by-play commentary.

RSVP by 3 p.m. to Mekleet Aytenfsu at or ext. 5-3618.

For more information, visit

Address changes for 2014 W2 tax information due Dec. 17
Each year the State Controller's Office mails W2 forms to the address of record for state employees. It is important that faculty, staff and student assistants whose home address changed in 2014 change their address of record to ensure their 2014 W2 form is mailed to the correct address.

The deadline to submit address changes is Wednesday, Dec. 17. There are two ways to report an address change:

Electronic address change via the SF State Gateway:

  1. Visit
  2. Enter SF State ID and password
  3. Choose the "Employee Services tab"
  4. Under the heading "Address and Emergency Contact Information," click the "profile" link
  5. Select the "change your home address" link
  6. Update the information, click "Save" and then log out

The electronic publication "How to Update Your Contact Information" includes instructions with screen captures in a printable format.

Paper address change reporting:

  • Faculty and staff may complete an Employee Action Request form in the Human Resources office in ADM 252
  • Student employees may complete a Student Payroll Action Request form in the Human Resources office in ADM 252

Questions? Contact your department's Payroll representative or Human Resources Payroll staff.

Academic Technology Winter Series Institute 2015
All faculty and staff are invited to attend any or all of the Academic Technology (AT) Winter Institutes, Webinar or Boot Camps to explore instructional strategies that enrich courses. Participants will also receive customized support to meet individual teaching needs.

AT Mini-Series

  • Quick Start Webinar: Monday, Jan. 12, from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Gradebook Boot Camp: Tuesday, Jan. 13, from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Video Boot Camp: Friday, Jan. 16, from noon to 2 p.m.

Register for any or all three of the mini-series at

AT Winter Institutes

  • Two-day Winter Institute: Wednesday, Jan. 14, and Thursday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (first-time Institute attendees receive priority registration)
  • Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) Advanced Institute: Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Peer Review Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) Institute: Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Register for any or all three institutes at

Visit for more information. Email questions to or call ext. 5-5550. Enrollment is limited. SF State faculty who register by Jan. 2, 2015, will receive priority. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Faculty Retreat 2015
"Teach to Learn: Making Connections – Building Community"
All faculty are invited to join and participate in the Faculty Retreat 2015 on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the SF State Library.

Join colleagues for a stimulating day of collaboration and exchange to explore our core values and shared experiences in teaching as it relates to learning and scholarship at SF State.

The program includes:

  • Plenary Session
  • Workshops
  • Affinity groups
  • Faculty-student scholarship
  • Book author reception

For the retreat program, book author submission, registration for specific events and RSVPs for lunch and reception, go to

For answers to questions, contact the Faculty Retreat 2015 Steering Committee:

  • Sacha Bunge, Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
  • Troi Carleton, Vice Chair, Academic Senate; Professor, Linguistics
  • Jennifer Summit, Dean, Undergraduate Studies

Distinguished Faculty Awards 2015: Application Deadline is March 16
San Francisco State University annually acknowledges outstanding faculty members for their extraordinary, meaningful and lasting contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and service. Honorees receive a $4,000 stipend (pre-tax) for the Excellence in Teaching awards, a $3,000 stipend (pre-tax) is awarded for both the Excellence in Professional Achievement award and the Excellence in Service award. (Please note: there will be two Excellence in Teaching awards. Individual awards will be offered for Excellence in Teaching for Tenured/Tenure-Track faculty and Lecturers.)

The awards were first instituted in 2007 and are designed to highlight the tremendous accomplishments of faculty members and to showcase a few examples of the consistently exceptional work of the San Francisco State University faculty.

Please visit the Academic Senate Web site for more information, or to download an application at

Academic Senate
Following are the action items from the Dec. 9 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Heard a report from award-winning Senate Chair Getz
  • Heard a report from Provost Rosser on Faculty Hiring for academic year 2014-15
  • Heard a report from CSU Senators
  • Approved the Graduate Certificate in Ethnic Studies
  • Approved revisions to the Minor in Sexuality Studies
  • Approved revisions to the Minor in LGBT Studies
  • Approved the proposed Indicators and Standards of Program Success for the 7th Cycle of Academic Program Review
  • Discussed the proposed revisions to the University Mission Statement Recommended by the Strategic Planning Committee, item will return for further review in the spring
  • Discussed proposed revisions to the University Syllabus Policy to include information from Title IX policy, item will return for further review in the spring

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Professor and Chair of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies David Hemphill and Donor Relations Manager Brandon Brown

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies John-Carlos Perea, Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith, Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel, Dean of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro and Associate Professor of Asian-American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales.

Read Newsmakers:

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We mark the passing of Professor of Education Judith Ann (Fox) Blomberg and Professor Emeritus of Social Work Felix Rivera.

Read In Memoriam:

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Shenny Cruces: Keys: through Jan. 5, 2015

Coming Home: A Veteran's Experience: through Jan. 15, 2015


Saturday, Dec. 13
Fall '14 Final Exams

Gospel Gators Fall Concert: 7 p.m.

Theatre: Translations: 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 14
Theatre: Translations: 2 p.m.

Dance: Village Dancers Children's Concert: 3 pm.

Monday, Dec. 15
Fall '14 Last Day of Classes

Recital: Piano students of Victoria Neve: 1:10 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16
Fall '14 Final Exams

Documentary for Health and Social Justice Screening: 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17
Fall '14 Final Exams

Thursday, Dec. 18
Fall '14 Final Exams

Friday, Dec. 19
Fall '14 Final Exams

Monday, Dec. 22
Fall '14 Department Meetings

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
Men's Basketball vs. Cal State East Bay: 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Monterey Bay: 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
Fall '14 Grading Day

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
Fall '14 Semester Ends; Grades Due

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Spring '15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day; No Classes; Offices Closed


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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