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Volume 61, Number 24    March 3, 2014         

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Retirement Association St. Patrick's Day luncheon
The SFSU Retirement Association invites the campus community to their annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon on Friday, March 14 at the Basque Cultural Center (599 Railroad Ave., South San Francisco). The cost is $30 per person, which will include one menu item (Corned Beef and Cabbage; Chicken Chasseu, Vegetarian Plate; or Chef’s Special Salad and Soup), dessert and coffee.

To reserve your spot, mail a check, payable to SF Retirement Association, by Monday, March 3 to Yolanda Thompson, 156 Lunado Court, San Francisco, CA 94127 -- be sure to specify which entrée you would like. Questions? Call (415) 334-1130.

Late term textbooks
The SFSU Bookstore is beginning to return extra textbooks to the publishers to make room for textbooks for the next term. Faculty who plan to use a book later in the semester should inform the bookstore as soon as possible, so that the books can be held for later purchase. Contact the bookstore by e-mail or call ext. 8-7377.

Faculty who plan to use the same textbook for the summer or fall terms should submit an order as soon as possible to ensure the bookstore keeps the title in inventory. Faculty are also asked to encourage students to purchase their texts now, if they have not already.

Reception for AVP Linda Buckley
Academic Planning and Development will host a retirement/farewell/appreciation reception for Linda Buckley, associate vice president for Academic Planning and Development, on Thursday, March 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. in ADM 450. Invitations have been e-mailed and RSVPs are required by March 6. Those who did not receive an invitation and would like to attend should contact Mari Fong at ext. 5-3569 or

HR2U schedule
Human Resources Safety & Risk Management's (HRSRM) new HR2U program kicked off Tuesday evening at HSS -- special thanks to Dean Taylor for hosting the first HR2U in his college. The HR2U team will again set up shop from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 -- with snacks -- at HUM 212. All are welcome to drop by.

ORSP Research Methods courses continue
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) Research Methods courses, designed to help faculty hone their research skills, have resumed. Upcoming classes include:

• Foundation Grantseeking Basics, March 6 from 9:30 a.m. to noon (register by 2/28)
• Effective CBPR Partnerships: Measuring Asociations Between Promising Practices and CBPR/Health Outcomes, March 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in LIB 286
• Analysis with the Open source Software Package "R," May 2 in HSS 290 (time to be announced)
• Summer Institute, June 9-11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in LIB 222

For more information, locations, schedule and registration instructions, visit the ORSP Research Methods Course Web page Some classes require reservations in advance.


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Luoluo Hong appointed VP for student affairs
Luoluo Hong has been appointed vice president for student affairs at SF State, where she will begin her tenure on May 1. Hong currently serves as vice chancellor for student affairs and associate professor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, a position she has held since 2008. Her previous positions include dean of student affairs for the West Campus of Arizona State University and dean of students at the University of Wisconsin--Madison.

Hong has partnered with academic affairs, student affairs, faculty and staff to develop and implement programs to further student success, such as a guaranteed academic scheduling system for first-year students, an intrusive advising program to identify and assist students in distress, clear pathways for community college students to achieve bachelor's degrees and a comprehensive summer bridge program for first-generation Hawaii Island students. She also oversaw the completion of three major construction projects at UH, Hilo that included a state-of-the art campus recreation facility, a 300-bed suite-style residence hall and a one-stop student services center.

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Candidates for Dean of the Graduate College of Education to visit campus
Four candidates have been selected to interview for the position of Dean of the Graduate College of Education. All members of the campus community are invited to attend the candidates' presentations, which will be held at the following times and locations (40 minutes; seating limited), followed by a reception (30 minutes).

The Search Committee would appreciate receiving feedback about the candidates from those who have the opportunity to meet with them and/or attend the presentations. Feedback must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, March 16 via the candidate's unique links, which appear after their entries below. For additional information, e-mail Stephanie Schwartz.

  • Monday, March 3, 3:10-3:50 p.m. in LIB 121, followed by a reception in the Library Faculty Commons (LIB 286)
    Kip Tellez, professor of Education and director of Master of Arts/Credential Program, University of California, Santa Cruz
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  • Wednesday, March 5, 4-4:40 p.m. in LIB 244, followed by a reception in the Library Faculty Commons (LIB 286)
    Judith Munter, associate dean, College of Education and associate professor of Teacher Education, University of Texas, El Paso
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  • Friday, March 7, 4-4:40 p.m. in BH 28, followed by a reception in BH 503
    Michael Sampson, dean/professor, College of Education, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
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  • Friday, March 14, 4-4:40 p.m. in BH 28, followed by a reception in BH 503
    Jeanne Wilcox, associate dean of Research and Nadine Basha professor of Early Childhood, Division of Innovation and Leadership, Mary Lou Fulton Teacher's College, Arizona State University
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CSL nominations sought
Each year, the Community Service Learning Program, a unit within the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, recognizes leadership efforts that promote community service learning at SF State and within the surrounding community. The campus community is encouraged to nominate Faculty, Students and Community Partners for these awards in the following categories:

  • Community Service Learning Leadership
  • Bay Area Jefferson Award for Public Service
  • Community and Civic Engagement Awards

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 24. For information about award criteria, guidelines and nomination forms visit

Get ready to celebrate Founders Day on March 18
Since its founding in 1899, San Francisco State University has undergone changes in name, leadership and location, but one thing has remained constant: the University’s commitment to providing students with a quality education. Over the years, SF State has provided scholarships to thousands of deserving students who are working to realize their dreams.

In honor of Founders Day -- and to continue that tradition of support -- the Alumni Association has set a goal of raising 1,899 donations by the end of March. On March 18, learn more about the Founders Day Challenge at the faculty and staff information table in Malcolm X Plaza, where Taqueria Girasol will give away 1,899 tacos. For more information, visit

Faculty, staff asked to promote student survey
Starting March 3, the César E. Chávez Institute, in collaboration with the Academic Institutional Research Office, will conduct a campus-wide survey of undergraduates to better understand student life on campus. The survey will take a close look at some of the opportunities and challenges student experience in their day-to-day life from their own point of view. The purpose of this study is to improve programs on campus and create opportunities for all students. Areas of focus include.

  • Campus programs, activities and services
  • Enrollment and class registration
  • Mentoring and support
  • Diversity and campus climate
  • College affordability

The confidential survey will take students around 10 minutes to complete. In addition to helping improve students' campus experience, participants will have an opportunity to win one of 40 gift certificates worth $25.

Faculty and staff are asked to help recruit student by making announcements in classes, events and meetings. Survey promoters are available to make a three-minute presentation to classes and events, and a promotional video is also available. Interested in helping to improve campus life? Send an e-mail to

Academic Senate
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 will be held from 2 to 2:10 p.m., providing an informal opportunity to raise questions or make comments to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Chair's Report
  • Report: Standing Committee Chairs
  • Introduction of and brief report from Anne Harris, AVP for University Development
  • Report: Jo Volkert, interim VP of Student Affairs: Enrollment Management Update (3 p.m.)
  • Recommendation from the Academic Senate Executive Committee regarding a proposed resolution in honor of Linda Buckley, AVP for Academic Planning & Development, consent item
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review & Approval Committeeregarding a proposed degree title change for the M.S. in Counseling from "Rehabilitation Counseling" to "Clinical Rehabilitation - Mental Health Counseling," consent item
  • Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Evaluation of Tenured Faculty for Professional Development & Support, Post Tenure Review Policy#S00-122 , first reading

Following is a list of action items from the Feb. 18 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Heard a brief report from Chair Hanley
  • Heard brief reports from Standing Committee Chairs and CSU Senators: brief updates
  • Heard a report from Senator Alvarenga: Update on Strategic Issues Planning process
  • Approved the proposed Academic Senate meeting schedule for Academic Year 2014-15 in a first reading

Distinguished Faculty Awards nominations sought
The Academic Senate acknowledges outstanding faculty each year for their extraordinary, meaningful and lasting contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and service. The Distinguished Faculty Award categories are:

  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Professional Achievement and Growth
  • Community Service

We are happy to announce that this year the Senate will be offering two excellence in teaching awards, one for tenure/tenure track faculty and one for lecturer faculty. Each of these awards includes a $4,000 stipend, a commemorative plaque and a certificate.

Faculty who are interested in applying or would like to nominate a colleague are asked to review the application process and candidate criteria on the Academic Senate website, as well as the Faculty Honors and Awards policy page.

The Academic Senate office (ADM 551) will accept nomination packets until 4 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014. One nomination packet must be completed for each person being nominated. Questions? E-mail or call the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264.

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

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This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee

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This week in Newsmakers: University Police Officer Enrique Vera Cruz, Information Security Officer Mig Hofmann and Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel.

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Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.

Josie Iselin: An Ocean Garden: through July 1

Recital: Voices from the Canefields: Folk Songs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawaii: 1:10 p.m.

Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m.

Recital: Asian Improv Today: 1:10 p.m.

Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute spring course and faculty preview: 3 p.m.

Poetry: Matvei Yankelevich and Julien Poirier: 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: Pamela Gray: The Heroine's Journey: Writing the Female-centered Screenplay: 5:10 p.m.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Imin Yeh: 5:30 p.m.

Panel discussion: Legends and Legacies: 6:10 p.m.

Theatre: Measure for Measure: 8 p.m.

March 7: Recital: The Inspiration of Mahmoud Zoufonoun: 1:10 p.m.

March 7: Theatre: Measure for Measure: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
March 8: Theatre: Measure for Measure: 8 p.m.

March 9: Theatre: Measure for Measure: 2 p.m.

March 10: Recital: Music of Women Composers: 1:10 p.m.

March 11: Lecture: Alison Kafer, Annual Longmore Lecture in Disability Studies: 4 p.m.

March 11: Networking: Speed Networking With Business Professionals: 5 p.m.

March 12: Poetry: Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora: 12:30 p.m.

March 12: Choral recital: 1:10 p.m.

March 13: Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: noon

March 13: Poetry: George Albon and Colleen Lookingbill: 4:30 p.m.

March 13: Theatre: Measure for Measure: 8 p.m.

March 14: Recital: Alexander String Quartet: 1:10 p.m.

March 14: Theatre: Measure for Measure: 8 p.m.

March 15: Theatre: Measure for Measure: 8 p.m.

March 16: Theatre: Measure for Measure: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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