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Volume 57, Number 5    September 14, 2009         

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Vista Room reopens
The Vista Room will reopen Sept. 15. Meals will be served Monday through Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Seating is between 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Call Denise Hall at ext. 8-1219 or Charlene Ngo at ext. 8-6087 for ticket information. Tickets are $15 each or call ext. 8-1219 for block ticket purchases at reduced prices. Reservations can be made online through the OneCard Online Web site at

CTFD sponsors faculty learning community
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) will sponsor a faculty learning community for those interested in all aspects of writing. Monthly meeting times will be determined by learning community members. Membership will be capped at 10 participants. To join, e-mail 

Compensated Faculty Development Opportunity
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development seeks tenured or tenure-track faculty to develop an online video case story that exemplifies the successful implementation of Universal Design for Learning in higher education. Each faculty member will receive $3,000 as compensation and reimbursement for any development expenses. Proposals are due Sept. 30. For more information, visit

Benefits open enrollment Sept. 14 to Oct. 9
From Sept. 14 to Oct. 9, faculty and staff may enroll in or make changes to health, dental and vision plans, FlexCash, Dependent Care (DCRA) and Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA). Forms must be received by Oct. 9. Changes made during open enrollment will go into effect Jan. 1, 2010. Employees currently enrolled in DCRA and HCRA programs must re-enroll for the 2010 year during this open enrollment period. For more information, contact the benefits and retirement services unit at ext. 8-1875 or visit the Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management Web site at

Faculty retention and tenure sessions scheduled
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has two remaining informal discussion sessions focused on helping faculty to prepare for retention, tenure and promotion. The sessions will be conducted by Wanda Lee, dean of faculty affairs and professional development, and Nancy "Sami" Reist, chair of the university tenure and promotion committee. The discussions will be held in ADM 460 on:

  • Sept. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon (Faculty applying for tenure and promotion only)

To register or for more information, call ext. 8-2204 e-mail

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. The agenda will include:

    • Approval of the Agenda for Sept. 15 meeting
    • Introduction of Provost Sue Rosser
    • A report by Leroy Morishita, vice president of administration and finance
    • A report by Jo Volkert, associate vice president of enrollment management
    • A report on Academic Senate summer activities by Ray Trautman, vice chair of the Academic Senate
    • A Senate procedures orientation
    • Approval of standing committee assignments
    • Proposed Revisions to the Student Affairs Committee Charge, first reading

This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies Tanya Augsburg co-edited a book.

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This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Wesley Ueunten is featured.

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New way to submit events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo will now pick up event listings directly from the University Calendar to streamline the events publicity function for campus units. Departments interested in publicizing an event in CampusMemo simply need to register the event on the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday of the previous week. To submit an event, go to and click on "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar. This new procedure saves event sponsors the extra step of entering information specifically for CampusMemo, and the later deadline for submittal allows more time for event sponsors to submit their items to CampusMemo.

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

Teach with Tech: Develop a Personalized Teaching-with-Technology Plan: 10 a.m.

Turnitin: Turnitin for Written Assignments 1:30 p.m.

iLearn Gradebook: Track Student Progress Online 10 a.m.

Objectives & Tech: Achieving Learning Objectives with Technology: 1:30 p.m.

Fall 2009 Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop Series: 5:15 p.m.

iLearn Forums: Create and Facilitate Online Class Discussions: 10 a.m.

DIVA Overview: 1 p.m.

iLearn from 0 to 60: Catching Up to Speed: 1:30 p.m.

Teaching with DIVA: 2 p.m.

San Francisco State Rights Conference: 9 a.m.

Qualitative Data Analysis: Inductive data: 3: 30 p.m.

Digital Textbook Demystified: 3:30 p.m.

"From Here to There: Truck Drawings" opening reception: 4 p.m.

Coming Up
Sept. 19: "Cartographic Imagination" reception: 1 p.m.

Sept 23: Planning for your retirement with CalPERS: 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 24: Planning your retirement with CalPERS: 9:30 a.m.

Sept. 24: Sustainable SF State: 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 24: The Third Annual John H. Gagnon Distinguished Lecture on Sexuality, Modernity and Change: 7 p.m.

Sept. 24: Poetry Reading: Maurice Scully & Tinker Green: 7:30 p.m.



For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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