Vista Room returns
The Vista Room, SF State's fine dining restaurant, begins service
Monday, Feb. 12. Chef Daniel Honan will supervise the kitchen
Tickets for lunches, served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays,
are $14 each or call ext. 5-3529 for block ticket purchases at
For tickets, call Bessie Batara at ext. 8-1219 or Charlene Ngo
at ext. 8-6087.
The Educational Policies Committee will be hearing proposals to
discontinue several programs at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in
room 460 of the Administration building. The campus community
is invited. Proposals will be presented to discontinue the following
programs: bachelor of arts concentrations in speech communications,
business administration concentration and minor in human resources,
and certificate in educational therapy.
For details, contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264.
At the recommendation of the provost and in response to department
chair requests, the annual research, scholarship and creative
activity awards cycle has been moved to the spring semester.
The deadline for faculty to submit proposals for Vice President's
Assigned Time, Affirmative Action, CSU Mini-Grant or Summer Stipend
is Friday, March 2.
All tenure-track and tenured faculty can apply in spring 2007
for either fall 2007 or spring 2008 awards or for summer stipends
to be awarded in July 2007 or June 2008. Probationary faculty are
particularly encouraged to submit a proposal.
Application forms, ranking sheets and detailed directions can
be downloaded from the Faculty Affairs Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~acaffrs
In addition, the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development is
offering two workshops for faculty to review guidelines and application
procedures for the awards. The workshops will be held from 3 to
5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in room 361 of the HSS building and from
2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in room 587 of the Humanities building.
Drop-in consultation hours will also be available in room 435 of
the Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28.
Civic engagement workshop
Faculty are invited to a workshop on civic engagement from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Suite 750, Pacific Plaza, 2001
Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City. Rick Battistoni, professor of
political science at Providence College and the author of numerous
articles and books on community service learning, will speak.
Registration is $15 and must be completed by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb.
23. To register, complete the form at: www.sfsu.edu/~icce/events/civic
The Office of University Development invites faculty to a workshop
on principles of raising major gifts from individuals from 10
to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22 or 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in
room 587 of the Humanities building.
The workshop will also cover how to work with Development staff,
identify potential donors, obtain approval for prospects and more.
R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Feb. 9.
research awards deadline
The CSU Student Research Competition provides an opportunity for
undergraduate and graduate students to present their research
projects and creative works. Faculty members are asked to encourage
students to apply.
Current students, as well as those who graduated in spring, summer
or fall 2006, are eligible. The deadline for submissions is Monday,
Feb. 19, for the campus competition, which will take place Feb.
26 - March 2.
Student registration forms and application guidelines are available
on the Graduate Studies Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy
details, contact Lisa White, associate dean of graduate studies,
The Village Fitness is offering a six-week extreme makeover program.
The deadline to enroll is Feb. 16.
For details, call (415) 452-1010 or visit: http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~fitness
strategic plan: how to provide input
The CSU Board of Trustees is developing a new long-range strategic plan
called Access to Excellence. More information can be found at: www.calstate.edu/acadaff/system_strategic_planning/
As a first step in developing the strategic plan, the Access to Excellence
Task Force has requested information about long-range plans and priorities
from all CSU campuses. The SF State response is being formulated by the
Academic Senate's Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC), which seeks input
from the campus through three channels.
1. FAC has posted preliminary proposals on an iLearn site open to all
members of the campus. The site includes a forum for entering comments.
To view the iLearn site, go to http://iLearn.sfsu.edu and enter your
SF State ID and PAC. You will see the Access to Excellence materials
on the iLearn front page. Please respond by Monday, Feb. 26, so FAC can
incorporate a broad spectrum of campus opinions into the report.
2. To help clarify campus priorities, the Academic Senate will hold
a town hall meeting from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Seven Hills
Conference Center. Representatives from the Board of Trustees and CSU
Chancellor's Office will attend as will members of the community and
political and community leaders. The discussion will allow all present
to have direct input to the trustees on long-range planning. A reception
follows the discussion.
3. Faculty, staff and students may also e-mail Jim Kohn, chair of the
Faculty Affairs Committee, with comments about Access to Excellence:
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill
room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Agenda items include: a report from Enrique Riveros-Schafer, associate
vice president of academic affairs, on the Office of Research and Sponsored
Programs; a report from John Kim, associate vice president of academic
resources, and Kevin Kelley, academic technology, on iLearn and Blackboard;
a discussion item on the CSU strategic plan Access to Excellence; a proposed
resolution on faculty contract negotiations; proposed revisions to the
certificate in music-recording industry; and proposed revisions to the
Academic Senate bylaws.
of undergraduate studies candidate
Michelle Behr, associate provost for academic initiatives at Western
New Mexico University and the final candidate for dean of undergraduate
studies, will speak about her vision for undergraduate studies at 3
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in room 202 of the Business building.
will follow the presentation.
Academic calendar policy survey
The Academic Policies Committee is considering a proposal to replace
the annual academic calendar approval process with an academic calendar
The Academic Policies Committee invites faculty and staff to complete
a brief survey to help the committee understand if there is widespread
support for an academic calendar policy and employee preferences on the
start date of the fall semester and placement of spring break.
Survey results will be used to develop a proposal for consideration
of the Senate. The survey runs until Feb. 23 and can be found by clicking
on the Academic Calendar Survey link at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
For details, call the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264.
Insiders include a researcher of the year award from Caitlin Ryan, Cesar
Chavez Institute; an exhibit of prints by Barbara Foster, Art; a preseentation
on the U.S. media landscape by Ronald J. Compesi, Broadcast and Electronic
Communication Arts; and a presentation on native eelgrass restoration by
Katharyn Boyer, Biology.
The Bookstore is hosting the annual grad fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in
the lobby of the Student Center this week for students. The Fair offers
cap and gown rental information, class rings, graduation portraits and
invitations and representatives from the Career Center and SF State Alumni
Amos Guiora, director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, will discuss "Counter-Terrorism:
Policy and Legal Global Perspective: Specific Analysis of How Different
Nations Deal with Terrorism (USA, Israel, India, Spain, Russia)" at
4 p.m. Monday in room 587 of the Humanities building.
The event is part of the Jewish Studies Program's Academica Judaica
series and is co-sponsored by the faculty in Middle Eastern and Islamic
studies and the departments of History and International Relations.
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development presents a workshop titled "Did
My Students Actually Learn It?" from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
13, in room 361 of the HSS building. Cece Iandoli, professor of design
and industry, will offer quick, practical, hands-on exercises that help
educators ensure that students are learning what is being taught.
R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or ext. 8-6456 or enroll online at: http://power.sfsu.edu
next workshop will be "MERLOT: The Integration of
Digital Scholarship with Teaching" from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Tuesday,
March 13. For a full workshop schedule, visit the center's Web site:
A look at hip-hop
The film "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes" will be screened
at 5 p.m. Thursday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
A reception will take place at 4:30 p.m., and the film will be followed
by a discussion between hip-hop writer Jeff Chang and filmmaker Byron
Hurt. Admission is free.
The event is sponsored by Associated Students Performing Arts and Lectures
and KQED Community Outreach and School Services.
SF State has renewed its license for Turnitin, an online plagiarism detection
tool. Amy Love, lecturer of English, will lead Turnitin workshops from
4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, and from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20,
in the Collaboratory, room 229 of Burk Hall. The workshops are sponsored
by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development.
to firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-6456
or enroll online at: http://power.sfsu.edu
Creative writing faculty reading
SF State faculty authors Nona Caspers, Barbara Tomash and Toni Mirosevich
will read from their new books at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Black
Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley.
The University Budget Committee will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday,
Feb. 26, in the NEC room on the fifth floor of the Administration building.
Members of the campus community are welcome.
The Art Department presents a public lecture and conversation with master
printmaker Tadayoshi Nakabayashi from 1 to 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.
28, in room 193 of the Fine Arts building. A demonstration and workshop
will follow from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in room 251 of the Fine Arts building.
Nakabayashi is considered a "Living Treasure" of Japan.
This event is supported by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation,
Printmaking Guild of SFSU, Kala Art Institute, Jimin Lee and University
of California, Santa Cruz.