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|CUSP update and chance to contribute||Founders Day: SFSU turns 104!||Retirement workshops|
|Staff person needed to serve on budget committee
||Incentive to get in textbook orders||Blackboard workshops in March
|Research using human subjects
||Provost search: John Gemello||Career expo for students||To write is good, to revise is divine
||Rhetoric and feminist utopian fiction||Testing, testing||Judicial Affairs Q&A
||Women's History Month: film festival||Judicial Affairs Q&A, take two||The history of feminism|
|Defensive driver training|
Nominations are being sought for a staff representative to the University Budget Committee (UBC). This 14-member group, chaired by President Corrigan, provides consultation and advice throughout the University budget process. The UBC includes representatives from the administration, faculty, staff and student body. Nominations (including self-nominations) should be sent to Vice President for Administration and Finance Leroy Morishita as soon as possible via campus mail or to email@example.com. Nominations should include a brief statement about the nominee's interest in serving on the UBC.
The Bookstore is now processing orders for the summer and fall semesters. Faculty who submit their summer order by Saturday, March 15, or their fall order by Tuesday, April 1, will receive a 20 percent discount coupon from the Bookstore. Faculty who taught a class in summer or fall 2002 should have received a requisition form in their campus mailbox last week. Indicate any changes, then sign and return the form to the Bookstore. Orders can also be faxed to ext. 5-0474, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is still time to learn about Blackboard this semester. The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) is offering another Blackboard workshop series beginning this month. For dates and registration info, visit: http://cet.sfsu.edu/spring.
In response to faculty requests for assistance in monitoring student use of information from the Internet, SFSU has licensed Turnitin.com, a plagiarism detection service. CET is providing workshops on how to use this service. For dates and registration, visit: http://cet.sfsu.edu/spring.
For more about academic integrity at SFSU, visit: http://cet.sfsu.edu/academicintegrity.
March Richards, protocol analyst in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and Ann Hallum, acting dean of Graduate Studies, will present "Human Subjects Research" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 202 of the Business building. The presentation will focus on research from the social science point of view and will address how to turn in a perfect protocol for systematic research involving human subjects. All are welcome to attend.
The event is part of the College of Business Research Roundtable. For details, contact Sally Baack at ext. 8-6421 or email@example.com.
An open meeting for provost candidate John Gemello will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the University Club. All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend.
Gemello is interim vice president of academic affairs at San Francisco State University.
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend Career Expo 2003 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The expo is open to students from all majors.
The expo is sponsored by the Career Center.
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend an academic skills workshop on how to improve writing through revising at noon Wednesday in room 202 of the Business building. No prior sign-up is required.
Ellen Peel, professor of English and comparative and world literature, will present "Politics, Persuasion and Pragmatism: A Rhetoric of Feminist Utopian Fiction" from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in room 203 of the Humanities building.
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend an academic skills workshop on test preparation and test taking at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in room 202 of the Business building. No prior sign-up is required.
All deans, department chairs and faculty members are invited to attend a Judicial Affairs Q&A session on how to deal with students who may have violated the Student Code of Conduct.
Participants can choose to attend a session from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday or from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. Both sessions will be held in room 401 of the Student Services Building.
RSVP to Judicial Affairs at ext. 8-2032.
The campus will celebrate Women's History Month with a series of events during March. The series kicks off with a film series presented by the United Nations Association from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in room 133 of the Humanities building.
Admission is $10 general public and $8 students with ID. Proceeds benefit the United Nations Association.
Films include: "Nisha" by Duco Tellegen; "Women by Women: New Hope for the Villages of India" by Dorothy Fadiman/Kristen Atwell; "She Wants to Talk with You" by Cinema lecturer Anita Chang; and "Journey Back to Youth" by Alexander Gutman.
Second chance to attend a Q&A session. For details, see Thursday item.
The campus community is invited to a reading by Estelle B. Freedman, founder of the feminist studies program at Stanford University, at noon Friday in the SFSU Bookstore. Freedman will read from her book "No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women."
For details, call ext. 8-2650.
Four defensive driver training classes will be offered later this month. Dates and times are as follows:
Classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. RSVP at ext. 8-1449.
- Tuesday, March 25: 8 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 26: 9 to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 to 5 p.m.
The University held two informational meetings last week on how the proposed Governor's budget may affect SFSU. For more information on the subject, see President Corrigan's Viewpoint column in today's edition of First Monday.
A budget Q&A for the CSU system can be found at: www.calstate.edu/budgetcentral/ faqs.shtml.
The four Commission on University Strategic Planning (CUSP) groups have begun their semester's work to review the University's draft vision statement (available on-line at: www.sfsu.edu/~acadplan/cuspIIvision1.htm ), and to develop strategic planning recommendations. The focus and meeting information for each planning group is provided below:
The Academic Experience is currently focusing on issues of quality education and lifelong learning, as well as elements beyond quality, including leadership, entrepreneurship and generation of new knowledge. This group meets from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays in the NEC Conference Room (room 560, Administration building).
The Student Experience Group is focusing on meeting student resource needs, providing a welcoming and supportive environment, offering better access to information and support services, enhancing communication across the campus, and providing opportunities for student professional development. This group meets from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays in the Academic Affairs Conference Room (room 460, Administration building).
The Employee Experience Group is focusing on creating a collaborative culture of respect, promoting communication and a circle of success, aligning practices with values, and improving employee benefits. This group meets from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays in room 579 in the Humanities building.
The University and its Environment Group has formed three subgroups that will focus on marketing, service delivery, and resources. Participation is available on-line at: http://online.sfsu.edu/students/enroll.htm. To participate, enroll in CUSP II: The University and Its Environment. This site provides scheduling information, documentation and a forum to exchange views. Subgroups meet during the weeks of March 6, March 27 and April 3. The full planning group meets from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on March 13 and April 10 in room 202 of the Business building.
Join the Planning Groups
To be added to the e-mail reminder list for planning group meetings, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, contact Richard Giardina, CUSP executive secretary, at ext. 8-2073.
SFSU will celebrate Founders Day at noon Tuesday, March 25 on the Main Lawn. The celebration includes comments by President Robert A. Corrigan, announcement of the staff STAR of the Year award and performances by a jazz band led by SFSU's own Andrew Speight and by the University Choir. Following the program, President Corrigan and other administrators will serve birthday cake to the campus community.
SFSU looks back
SFSU, then known as the San Francisco Normal School, graduated its first class of students in 1901. The class consisted of 36 women who were all studying to be teachers. They learned a radical new theory of education developed by Normal School President Frederic Burk called "Individual Instruction," a method that combined classroom teaching with self-paced work for the students. Last year, the University graduated nearly 7,200 students in more than 150 graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
Paul Alires, senior benefits analyst, will present a series of retirement workshops this semester. All sessions will be held in room 352 of the Administration building.
To register for a workshop, contact Jackie Bender at ext. 8-2678 or email@example.com.
Additional sessions may be scheduled.
About the Faculty Early Retirement Program
Planning to retire by the end of 2003?
- 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4.
- noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6.
- 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19.
Planning to retire in the next five years?
- noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 11.
- noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12.
- 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesay, March 26.
- 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9.
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