Volume 61, Number 1 July 29, 2013
A reception will follow at 4 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The reception is sponsored by the Office of the President, University Advancement, Allam El Qadah and the Academic Senate Office. Catering and conference support is provided by SFSU Station Café/Café Rosso and Chartwells Conference Services.
SF State receives 10-year reaccreditation from WASC
The WASC Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities praised the progress made on the three themes chosen for emphasis during the review -- social justice and civic engagement, the changing university and student success -- as well as the University's collaboration and focus during the review process.
"Despite many challenges, SF State has not wavered from its commitment to provide a quality education to all and to serve as a leader in diversity, social justice and civic engagement," President Les Wong said. "I want to thank Provost Sue Rosser, Associate Vice President Linda Buckley and the entire campus community for their tireless efforts to demonstrate to the WASC Commission the many strengths of this University."
Read more at SF State News: http://news.sfsu.edu/sf-state-receives-10-year-reaccreditation
Ono appointed Director of Special Events
Ono has more than 25 years experience in event management, including oversight of major fundraising events. She previously served as the Advancement Services Manager, Interim Chief of Operations for University Advancement and as Secretary/Treasurer of the SF State Foundation Board. Most recently, Ono served as the project manager for President Wong's Investiture week of celebration.
Small Grants awarded
After external review and three levels of internal review, 27 small grant awardees were chosen. The awards include studies of sonic space, observational learning in infants with and without disabilities, and the role of women in science. Of the awards, 10 were for collaborative projects, many of which span two or three colleges.
The awardees will present results from their funding at ORSP's Research Roundup in June 2014.
For more information and a list of grant recipients, visit the ORSP website.
Electric vehicle charging stations now open in parking garage
Read more at SF State News: http://news.sfsu.edu/electric-vehicle-charging-stations-open-public
The California State University employee update: July 2, 2013
The proposed increase brings state funding levels to $2.3 billion for the CSU's programs and operations.
The budget will allow the CSU to focus on three main areas of expenditure: student access and success, faculty and staff compensation and mandatory costs. The CSU remains committed to using $10 million for technology/online approaches to address course bottlenecks.
"This budget officially begins the state's reinvestment in higher education and the California State University," Chancellor Timothy P. White said. "While this is an important step in the right direction, additional efforts are still needed to help meet the unprecedented demand to attend a California State University campus."
The governor vetoed legislative language that earmarked specified dollar amounts for various programs or created reporting requirements, but did not veto any funds from the CSU budget. He signed the higher education trailer bill (AB 94), which includes a list of outcome measures that will be part of an accountability plan, and the law for the new Middle Class Scholarship program.
"We continue to work with our elected officials and all stakeholders on further restoration of access and increases in student success," White said. "We look forward to continued engagement on appropriate and meaningful ways to measure and to be accountable for this critical work."
For more information, visit http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=18114
Free transfer from/to Daly City BART station, Muni 28/28L
BART riders are eligible for two free rides on the 28/28L Muni routes when transferring from the Daly City BART Station and paying the fare using a Clipper card. The free fares are stored automatically when the Clipper card is tapped when exiting the Daly City station. The Clipper card must also be tapped upon boarding a Muni 28/28L bus for proof of payment. The transfer is valid for 24 hours after exiting BART.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/summer13/july29insiders.htm
Read Newsmakers: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/summer13/july29news.htm
Read Grants & Contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/summer13/july29grants.htm
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