Presidential search update from the Chancellor's Office
The Presidential Search Committee has completed candidate reviews. Six candidates were interviewed on April 19, and of those, the top nominees were advanced to the Board of Trustees for further consideration. It is anticipated that, following Board review the week of May 7, the 13th President of San Francisco State University will be announced. In the interests of maintaining a strong, highly competitive applicant pool, the committee chose to maintain the confidentiality of applicants, therefore on-campus meetings with the finalists will not be scheduled. The Chancellor's Office and University will work with the new appointee to schedule an on-campus visit as soon as possible following the announcement.
For more information on the search for a new president, visit www.sfsu.edu/~news/transition/
Distinguished Faculty Awards announced
Faculty Honors and Awards Committee Chair Robert Keith Collins will present the winners of the 2012 Distinguished Faculty Awards at the Academic Senate meeting on Tuesday, May 1 at 4 p.m. Awards will be presented as follows:
- The Excellence in Service Award; Professor of Biology Barry Rothman
- The Excellence in Professional Achievement Award; Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy
- The Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award; Associate Professor of Sociology Karen Hossfeld
The Senate asks the campus community to join them in congratulating these distinguished faculty for their exemplary commitment to San Francisco State University.
New endowed chair for classics department
Alexandra Pappas has been selected by the Department of Classics to be the first endowed Raoul Bertrand Chair in Classics. Currently a fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., Pappas will join SF State this fall as an assistant professor. She will teach courses in Greek and Latin language, Greek art and archaeology, and Greek and Roman culture.
Read more at www.sfsu.edu/~news/2012/spring/60.html
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 from 2 to 2:10 p.m. will provide an informal opportunity to raise questions or make comments to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:
- Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Committee on Written English Proficiency Policy (F10-14), second reading
- Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed policy on a Graduate Council (formerly Graduate Council guidelines), first reading
- Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding proposed revisions to the All-University Committee on International Programs Policy (S87-151), first reading
- Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding proposed revisions to the University Interdisciplinary Council Policy (S09-74), first reading
- Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Course Repeat Policy, first reading
- Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council regarding proposed revisions to the Academic Program Discontinuance Policy (S93-177), first reading
- Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed resolution in honor of retiring Former Senate Chair David Meredith (2006-7), consent item
- Recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding the proposed resolution in honor of retiring Former Senate Chair Robert Cherny (2002-3), consent item
- Presentation of the Distinguished Faculty Awards for Excellence in Service, Teaching and Professional Development (at 4 p.m.)
- Excellence in Teaching: Associate Professor of Sociology Karen Hossfeld
- Excellence in Service: Professor of Biology Barry Rothman
- Excellence in Professional Development: Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy
- Senate Honors for Robert A. Corrigan, San Francisco State University President, 1988-2012, consent item
Faculty election results
In the recently completed University-wide elections, the following individuals were elected to serve:
- Academic Freedom Committee:
- Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies John-Carlos Perea
- Associate Professor of Journalism Yumi Wilson
- At-Large Academic Senators:
- Associate Professor of Sociology Chris Bettinger
- Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies Robert Keith Collins
- CSU Academic Senator: Associate Professor of American Indian Studies Joanne Barker
- Honorary Degree Committee: Associate Professor of Journalism Yumi Wilson
- University Advancement Activities Advisory Board: Professor of Management Bruce Paton
- University Tenure and Promotions Committee (UTPC):
- Professor of Sociology Luiz C. Barbosa
- J. Paul Leonard Senior Librarian Caroline Harnly
- University Faculty Search Committee Pool: All Nominees for the Faculty Search Committee Pool were elected for the 2012-15 term
Honoring emeritus/emerita faculty
Faculty and staff are invited to honor retiring faculty at the annual Rites of Passage celebration Tuesday, May 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Seven Hills Conference Center. A list of emeritus/emerita faculty is available on the Faculty Affairs website: http://academic.sfsu.edu/CMS_uploads/files/27faff-757.docx
For more information, please contact Stephanie Schwartz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride, Assistant Professor of Cinema Julian Hoxter, Emeritus Professor of Art Richard McLean, Emerita Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Margareta Sequin and Associate Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring12/april30insiders.htm
This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Decision Sciences Özgür Özlük, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences Susan Cholette and Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies Juliette Hua.
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May 1: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.
May 1: San Francisco Math Circle Teachers' Circle: 6 p.m.
May 1: Concert: Vocal Jazz: 7 p.m.
May 1: Theatre: Spring Awakening: 8 p.m.
May 2: Theatre: Storytelling Studio: 10:30 a.m.
May 2: Recital: Student chamber ensembles: 1 p.m.
May 2: Talk: Deborah Brown: The National Breastfeeding Campaign in Imperial Germany: 6 p.m.
May 2: Recital: Student chamber ensembles: 7 p.m.
May 2: Theatre: Spring Awakening: 8 p.m.
May 3: Poetry: Chris Vitiello and Brent Cunningham open workshop: 4:30 p.m.
May 3: Lecture: Artist Lecture Series: Katie Grinnan: 5 p.m.
May 3: Fashion Show: Runway 2012: Defined: 6:30 p.m.
May 3: Book Launch: The Terrestrial Gospel of Nikos Kazantzakis: 7:30 p.m.
May 3: Theatre: Spring Awakening: 8 p.m.
May 4: CSU Student Research Competition (Long Beach)
May 4: Conference: Paths and Panoramas: Exploring the Landscape of TESOL: 10 a.m.
May 4: Baseball vs. Cal State East Bay: 3 p.m.
May 4: Poetry: Chris Vitiello and Brent Cunningham: 7:30 p.m.
May 4: Theatre: Spring Awakening: 8 p.m.
May 5: Theatre: Spring Awakening: 8 p.m.
May 6: Baseball vs. Cal State East Bay: 11 a.m.
May 6: Theatre: Spring Awakening: 2 p.m.
May 7: Film: Film Previews: 10 a.m.
May 7: Recital: Happy Concert: 1 p.m.
May 7: San Francisco Greek Film Festival: 7 p.m.
May 7: Concert: Works by SF State composers: 7 p.m.
May 8: Film Previews: 10 a.m.
May 8: Academic Senate: 2 p.m.
May 8: Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble: 7 p.m.
May 8: Theatre: Simply Shaw: 8 p.m.
May 9: Theatre: Storytelling Studio: 10:30 a.m.
May 9: Lecture: Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex: 12:30 p.m.
May 9: Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.
May 9: Concert: Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of SF State: 7 p.m.
May 9: Theatre: Simply Shaw: 8 p.m.
May 10: Book Launch: The Shackles of Modernity: 4 p.m.
May 10: Media arts: BECAFest 2012: 7 p.m.
May 10: Theatre: Simply Shaw: 8 p.m.
May 11: Spring '12 Last Day of Classes
May 11: Film: The 52nd Film Finals: 7 p.m.
May 11: Theatre: Asia in Motion 2012: 8 p.m.
May 11: Theatre: Simply Shaw: 8 p.m.
May 12: Spring '12 Final Examinations begin
May 12: Theatre: Asia in Motion 2012: 2 p.m.
May 13: Theatre: Asia in Motion 2012: 2 p.m.
May 14: Spring '12 Final Examinations continue
For more upcoming events, see the University