March 13, 2017

NEWS

Gators' tourney run ends

The SF State men's basketball team, which won a spot in the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament for the first time in 23 years, saw its banner season come to an end with a loss to California Baptist Friday night. Read a full report on the game. Congratulations to the team and Head Coach Paul Trevor for making SF State history.

Conference to explore ethnic studies

The College of Ethnic Studies will host the 45th annual National Association for Ethnic Studies Conference, "The Promise of Ethnic Studies: On Home, Healing and the Radical Power of Solidarity," March 23-25. All events will be held on campus at the Annex and conference towers.

An opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, will feature local Ohlone leaders, the San Francisco superintendent of schools, President Les Wong and Interim Provost Jennifer Summit. Also on hand will be community leaders and performers and artists, including SF State's Gospel Choir along with Professors John-Carlos Perea, Wesley Uenten and Edwardo Madril. Members of the Black and Latino alumni associations are also invited to attend.

For more information about the conference, please visit ethnicstudies.org.

Sneak Preview Day 2017 set for April 8

Admitted students can learn about SF State's academic programs and majors, support services and campus life during Sneak Preview Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. The annual open house offers campus tours, financial aid information and advice on housing options to prospective students and their parents.

Representatives from the six SF State colleges will introduce students to the more than 100 majors offered at the University and discuss career possibilities. Information on student services and organizations will also be available.

Last year, more than 12,000 prospective students and parents visited SF State on Sneak Preview Day. This year, the event is expected to draw more students and parents. It is highly recommended that participants take public transportation to campus on this day since parking in lots and on surrounding streets will be scarce.

Library Databases: Non-Renewals for 2017-18

With no increases to the Library's collections budget to cover annual increases in costs of databases and journals, the Library must evaluate renewals of ongoing subscriptions based on criteria that include increases in cost, cost per use, relevance to the curriculum, alternative sources available that provide comparable content and features such as user interface and analytics. The following two databases will not be renewed effective July 2017.

  • LexisNexis: For many years, LexisNexis was one of the CSU centrally funded databases included in the Electronic Core Collection. Beginning in 2016-17, the central funding, which has also not increased in many years resulting in the need to refine the content provided, was redirected to support Westlaw, and campuses could elect to subscribe to LexisNexis using their own local funds, which SF State did for 2016-17. However, with the legal content provided by Westlaw, other sources offering comparable coverage of business and news content, and having to take on the cost of the LexisNexis subscription with local funds, continuing the subscription is not sustainable, particularly given steadily decreasing usage systemwide. For other sources of business information, see library.sfsu.edu/business-research. For other sources of news content, see library.sfsu.edu/news-research.
  • NBC Learn: The CSU Chancellor's Office initiated and paid for a subscription to NBC Learn for three years. Continuing the subscription is now up to campuses using local campus funds. Given minimal use and the fact that it would be a new subscription for the Library's budget, the Library will not be renewing this database.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Health Promotion & Wellness recruiting student health leaders

The Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW) is recruiting for its part-time, paid internship and volunteer ambassador program for academic year 2017-2018. Both opportunities give students the skills to help create programs, be a voice for campus health issues and help change our environment to promote health and wellness.

Interns will focus on one of eight topic areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs; Campus Health Initiatives; Graphic Design; Men's Health; Mental Health; Nutrition; Sexual Health; or Sexual Violence Prevention. Ambassadors who complete four volunteer hours per month on projects and health events will become Certified Health Promotion & Wellness Ambassadors.

Applications for both programs are now open.

Internship application deadline: April 15

Ambassador application deadline: May 23

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage current undergraduate and graduate students to apply. For more information, visit wellness.sfsu.edu.

Summer sports camp on the way

The Department of Kinesiology will be hosting the Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp June 19-July 28, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. for boys and girls ages 7-14. The department will also be hosting Gator Start, its morning enrichment program from 8 a.m. to noon with a supervised lunchtime from noon to 1 p.m. The two programs provide a full-day option. Visit the Gator Camp webpage for program details: kin.sfsu.edu/gatorcamp.

Sexuality Institute will focus on activism

Registration is now open for the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality's (CREGS) 2017 Summer Institute on Sexuality, which will be held May 30-June 3 at the Downtown Campus. This year's theme is "Sexuality, Activism and Social Justice."

The 2017 institute will examine previous social justice movements connected to sexuality and gender, including BDSM, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ activism and reproductive rights and freedoms, while looking at current social justice movements and how they are using art and social connections to forward the cause. Scholars and community members will give talks and lead workshops.

The final application deadline is April 7. To register go to cregs.sfsu.edu/our-projects/summer-institute-on-sexuality/register.

Free concert to feature world premiere

The Morrison Chamber Music Center will present a free concert with the Daedalus Quartet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the Creative Arts building's McKenna Theatre. The concert will feature the world premiere of Louis Karchin's String Quartet No. 3 -- commissioned by SF State's Morrison Artists Series for the Daedalus Quartet -- as well as works by Leos Janacek and Brahms. The concert is part of the Morrison Artists Series, the longest-running chamber music series in San Francisco.

Professor Richard Festinger, artistic director of the Morrison Artists Series, will deliver a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. in McKenna Theatre. The Daedalus Quartet will also lead a master class with students from 10 a.m. to noon March 16 in Room 348 of the Fine Arts building.

Praised by The New Yorker as "a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets," the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles.

Reserve your free seats now at morrison.sfsu.edu/events/1087, or call the SF State Box Office at ext. 8-2467.

Study Abroad Fair to spotlight overseas education opportunities

Take a stroll through the Cesar Chavez Student Center's Malcolm X Plaza on Tuesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to see this year's Study Abroad Fair. The tables at the fair will represent different countries that students can study in thanks to SF State and California State University international programs. International students and study abroad alumni have decorated each table and will be on hand to talk about their experiences. Please encourage your students to attend, as well.

Coffee hour with Interim Provost Jennifer Summit, March 24

Interested faculty are invited to meet with Interim Provost Jennifer Summit on Friday, March 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. in LIB 286 to discuss any topics of concern or commitment. Come pull up a chair for a group discussion. No appointment necessary. Please send an email to monas@sfsu.edu if you will be attending. Coffee and bagels will be provided.

Presentation offers intro to Geographic Information Systems

Faculty and staff members are invited to attend "An Overview of Geographic Information Systems Techniques: Visualizing and Analyzing Spatial Data," a free presentation scheduled for Monday, April 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Commons (LIB 286). The presentation will touch on common uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in research, offering an introduction to spatial data aggregation and visualization techniques as well as a demo of ways to explore spatial patterns statistically. Lunch will be served. RSVP by sending an email to rharvey@sfsu.edu.

The presentation is sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) through its funding of the SFSU Statistics Community of Representative Researchers (CORR) Research Cluster.

Become a Safe Zone ally

The SF State Safe Zone program is looking for staff, faculty and administrators to become safe zone allies for the campus LGBTQQIA community. The Safe Zone program’s mission is to foster a safe campus environment by building a support network for people of all gender and sexual identities. Safe Zone allies are active and visible volunteers who are open to talking to members of the LGBTQQIA community in a safe and supportive environment. To become a Safe Zone ally, volunteers must attend one of the training sessions offered throughout the year. The next training will be Friday, April 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Library. A light lunch will be provided.

Contact Rick Nizzardini at rnizzard@sfsu.edu or ext. 8-7791 for further details about the training.

Faculty invited to Commencement 2017

SF State faculty members are invited to attend this year's Commencement, which will be held at AT&T Park. Faculty will gather and mingle in the Field Club Lounge before the procession begins. Faculty must bring or be dressed in regalia. Regalia rentals will be available from the SF State Bookstore from now through Thursday, April 13.

The faculty procession will enter AT&T Park along the first base line and will be seated in a special VIP section of the stadium. Light refreshments will be served. Concessions will also be open at the park.

Faculty regalia rental information along with important dates and details can be found on the Commencement site.

"Midsummer" comes to campus this spring

The Creative Arts building's Little Theatre will host a production of one of the world's most popular plays, William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," this spring. The play runs from Thursday, April 6, through Sunday, April 16. To get more information or buy tickets, go to the production's webpage.

Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase returns

The Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase, held each spring, is an annual exhibition of the diverse work of SF State's innovative and talented graduate students. Student presentations are typically in the form of a poster display that depicts the purpose, design, methods and results of their research or creative project. Participants and their faculty mentors are also invited to attend a dinner reception following the showcase where registered students are eligible to win prizes such as an iPad, camera or gift certificates. Please encourage your graduate students to participate.

This year's showcase will be held Thursday, April 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. The deadline to register is Monday, April 3. View a video about the showcase. For more information regarding how to participate, please visit the competition webpage at grad.sfsu.edu/content/graduate-research-and-creative-works-showcase.

Public lunchtime events in the planetarium

The SF State community is invited to come to the Charles F. Hagar Planetarium (Thornton Hall, room 422) on the first and third Friday of every month to learn more about the sky, stars, sun, moon and planets and how they move each night, month and year. The second and fourth Friday of every month will be devoted to "quiet time," when visitors can sit silently and gaze up at the stars for as long as they like. Doors open for all shows at noon. No entry after 12:10 p.m. Shows last until 1 p.m. Questions? Contact Jim Gibson at jimg@sfsu.edu.

Writing Pedagogy Workshops for faculty, April 3

The Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning and Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) invite faculty to attend an upcoming Writing Pedagogy Workshop. On Monday, April 3, from 12:10 to 1 p.m., Betsy Blosser will present "Using Writing Prompts in GWAR -- and Other -- Classes" in ADM 460. The workshop will explore the use of informal writing to serve a variety of purposes at the undergraduate level. Faculty will design informal writing prompts for their own classes.

Lecturers will be paid for participating, and lunch will be served. No RSVP is necessary, but feel free to contact Juliana van Olphen or Jennifer Swanson with any questions..

Affordable Learning Lunch & Learn and Funding Opportunity

Attend the Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM) Awareness Lunch & Learn to hear firsthand how students are impacted by affordable materials and how faculty have creatively helped lower the cost of instructional materials to students. SF State faculty and the AIM initiative have helped save students more than $2.5 million in the last three years. Join the movement of affordable learning!

The lunch will be held Wednesday, April 19, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in LIB 286. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP online.

Do you have an idea that could help cut the cost of instructional materials? AIM is currently accepting proposals. Apply for funding to support efforts to reduce the cost of learning to students. Faculty awards vary from $250 to $2,500, depending on projected impact. Submit an AIM Project Proposal.

Five-year administrative review for AVP Brian Beatty

The five-year administrative review is underway for Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Operations Brian Beatty. The Administrative Review Committee (ARC) solicits input from members of the campus community. Those who would like to participate in the review process, please send an email to Mona Sagapolutele at monas@sfsu.edu or call ext. 8-2571. The deadline to submit online questionnaires to the ARC is March 31.

In keeping with the procedures for academic administrative reviews approved by the Academic Senate, the committee will not accept any anonymous responses. The ARC will preserve the confidentiality of those who submit evaluations, within the limits of the law, and individual responses will not be shown to the administrator under review.

The Administrative Review Committee co-chairs are Andrea Taylor, instructional designer in Academic Technology, and John Elia, associate dean in the College of Health and Social Sciences.

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ACADEMIC SENATE

The following are the action items from the March 7 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Announcement: The SF State “Alcademics” Wine Club will host Aaron Lahey from Humanitas Wines in the Vista Room in Burk Hall on March 14 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Go to register.commerce.cashnet.com/ucorp?Cname=WINE to register.
  • Announcement from Senator Yee-Melichar: The Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase will take place on Thursday, April 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Gymnasium. Registration opens Monday, April 3.
  • Announcement from Senator Williams: The Health Center is sponsoring a paid internship program and a volunteer ambassador program for students.
  • Chair's Report: The Senate is a platform for engaging in constructive dialog. In the last Plenary, Sutee Sugitparapitaya, senior analyst in Academic Resources, presented data regarding census and enrollment projections, and important questions were raised. The Senate will continue discussion with Provost Summit and VP Hong, who will give a short overview of campus efforts to address these issues.
  • Presentation on Strategic Enrollment Management -- Interim Provost Summit and Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management & Title IX Coordinator Hong: Interim Provost Summit and VP Hong gave a short presentation about the enrollment challenge. Unique this year is collaboration between Faculty Affairs and Student Affairs to mobilize campuswide efforts to address this issue. Two main areas of focus are enrollment of new students and efforts to improve retention of freshman and sophomore students.
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Reapportionment for Academic Senate College Representatives: The proposed recommendation was approved unanimously.
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Revision to the CTFD Advisory Board Charge: Senator Toporek proposed an amendment to Line 104 to include a representative from Student Affairs appointed by the VP for Student Affairs. The amendment did not pass. Senator Sanchez proposed to amend Line 104 to read "...appointed by the VP for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management." The amendment passed. The recommendation as amended was approved unanimously.
  • Recommendation from the Educations Policies Committee: Proposed Revision to the Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees Policy (first reading): The proposed revision was approved unanimously.
  • Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council: Recommendation to Approve the Discontinuance for the B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development Concentration in Policy Advocacy and Systems: The recommendation was approved unanimously.
  • Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Resolution in Support of GTA Tuition Waivers: The resolution was approved with a minority of nay votes and abstain votes.
  • Title IX Training: Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management and Title IX Coordinator Hong: VP Hong updated senators on Title IX and answered questions.

All-University elections for spring 2017

AImportant dates for the all-University elections this spring are:

  • Nomination period: March 13 through April 3
  • Voting period: April 11 through April 29

To nominate yourself or someone else for a position, please contact the Elections Committee representative for your college or unit. You may also visit senate.sfsu.edu/content/all-university-elections-spring-2017.

Description of Committees:
To view a description of each committee, please visit their respective pages at senate.sfsu.edu/content/committee-information-landing.

List of Open Academic Senate Positions:
At-Large Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open in the spring 2017 election: 5
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected at large. Must have availability every Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Term Length: 3 years
Outgoing representatives: Erik Rosegard, Sara Hackenberg, Mary Ann van Dam (Therese Doan), two vacancies

Staff Representative
Total number of seats open: 1
Eligibility and process description: Staff member from bargaining unit 1, 2 ,4 ,5 ,6, 7, 8 or 9, elected at large. Must have availability every Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Term Length: 3 years
Outgoing representative: Dylan Mooney

Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 1
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected at large. Must have availability every Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and willingness to travel to the Academic Senate CSU Meeting, typically held in Long Beach, Calif.
Term length: 3 years
Outgoing representative: vacant

Library Representative
Total number of seats open: 2
Eligibility and process description: Library member elected at large. Must have availability every Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Term Length: 3 years
Outgoing representative: Chris Mays, vacant

Academic Freedom Committee: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 1
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected at large. Cannot hold a seat on the Academic Senate, the University Tenure and Promotions Committee or an administrative position higher than department chair.
Term length: 3 years
Outgoing representative: Yumi Wilson

Academic Program Review Committee: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 1 HSS, 1 LCA, 1 COB, 1 GCOE
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected at large.
Term length: 3 years
Outgoing representatives: Kwong-Liem Kwan (HSS), Toni Petkova (COB), Patti Solomon-Rice (GCOE), vacant (LCA)

All-University Committee on International Programs: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 1 HSS, 1 ETHS
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected at large.
Term length: 2 years
Outgoing representatives: Pavlina Latkova (HSS), Johnetta Richards (ETHS)

Athletic Advisory Committee: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 1
Eligibility and process description: NCAA faculty member elected at large.
Term length: 1 year
Outgoing representative: vacant

Baccalaureate Requirements Committee: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 1 HSS, 1 LCA, 1 COB, 1 GCOE, 1 ETHS, 1 COSE
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected at large.
Term length: 3 years
Outgoing representatives: Mi-Sook Kim (HSS), Justin Tiwald (LCA), Zuzana Janko (COB), Jae Paik (COSE), Lorraine Dong (ETHS), vacant (GCOE)

Lower Division Certification Committee of BRC: Faculty/Library Representative
Total number of seats open: 2 HSS, 2 LCA, 1 COB, 2 GCOE, 2 COSE, 1 ETHS, 1 LIB
Eligibility and process description: Faculty/Library member elected at large.
Term length: 3 years
Outgoing representatives: Juliana van Olphen (HSS), Elizabeth Brown (HSS), Samuel McCormick (LCA), Julie Paulson (LCA), Laura Epstein (GCOE), Ming-Yeh Lee (GCOE), Dawn Terrel (COSE), Petra Dekens (COSE), Teresa Carrillo (ETHS), Nicole Allensworth (LIB), vacant (COB)

Upper Division Certification Committee of BRC: Faculty/Library Representative
Total number of seats open: 2 HSS, 2 LCA, 2 COB, 1 GCOE, 2 COSE, 2 ETHS, 1 LIB
Eligibility and process description: Faculty/Library member elected at large.
Term length: 3 years
Outgoing representatives: Maria Veri (HSS), Mickey Eliason (HSS), Laura Garcia-Moreno (LCA), George Li (COB), Yi-Kuan Lee (COB), George Gassner (COSE), Chris Moffatt (COSE), Anatha Sudhakar (ETHS), Dorothy Tsuruta (ETHS), Hesper Wilson (LIB), vacancies (LCA, GCOE)

Center of Equity & Excellence in Teaching & Learning Board: Faculty/Library Representative
Total number of seats open: 1 COSE, 1 LIB
Eligibility and process description: Faculty/Library member elected at large from each college and library.
Term length: 3 years
Outgoing representatives: Blake Riggs (COSE), vacant (LIB)

Exceptional Assigned Time Committee: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 6 (1 faculty member from each college)
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected at large from each college.
Term length: 1 year
Outgoing representatives: Shengle Lin (COB), Patti Solomon-Rice (GCOE), Christen Sasaki (ETHS), Rene Dahl (HSS), Tendai Chitewere (COSE), vacant (LCA)

Graduate Council: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 1 COB, 1 ETHS
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected at large from each college. Must come from a department with a graduate program and have experience with said graduate program.
Term length: 3 years
Outgoing representatives: Sudip Chattopadhyay (COB), Melissa Nelson (ETHS)

Honorary Degree Committee: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 2
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected at large.
Term length: 2 years
Outgoing representatives: Darlene Yee-Melichar, Dianthe Spencer

Library Advisory Committee: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 1 COB, 1 GCOE, 1 HSS, 1 LCA
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected at large from each college.
Term length: 2 years
Outgoing representatives: Sylvia Flatt (COB), Ernita Joaquin (HSS), Daniel Meier (GCOE), Christopher Concolino (LCA)

Online Education Committee: Faculty/Library Representative
Total number of seats open: 1 COB, 1 HSS, 1 ETHS, 1 LCA, 1 LIB
Eligibility and process description: Faculty/Library member elected at large from each college and library.
Term length: 2 years
Outgoing representatives: Don Danner (COB), Robert Collins (ETHS), Jackson Wilson (HSS), Leah Wingard (LCA), Mira Foster (LIB)

Professional Development Council: Faculty/Library Representative
Total number of seats open: 1 GCOE, 1 HSS, 1 LIB
Eligibility and process description: Faculty/Library member elected at large from each college and library.
Term length: 2 years
Outgoing representatives: Larry Horvath (GCOE), Fang-Yu Chou (HSS), vacant (LIB)

University Academic Assessment Advisory Committee: Faculty/Library Representative
Total number of seats open: 1 GCOE, 1 HSS, 1 ETHS, 1 LCA, 1 LIB
Eligibility and process description: Faculty/Library member elected at large.
Term length: 2 years
Outgoing representatives: Greg Woods (HSS), Robert Collins (ETHS), Scott Siegel (LCA), Joseph Daniels (LIB), vacant (GCOE)

University Advancement Activities Advisory Committee: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 2
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected at large.
Term length: 3 years
Outgoing representatives: Darlene Yee-Melichar, Scott Patterson

University Committee on Written English Proficiency: Faculty/Library Representative
Total number of seats open: 1 GCOE, 1 COB, 1 LCA, 1 English, 1 at large, 1 LIB (5 total)
Eligibility and process description: Faculty/Library member elected at large. One faculty member from the English department to be voted in.
Term length: 3 years
Outgoing representatives: Theresa Roeder (COB), Paul Morris (English), Betsy Blosser (at-large), Kendra van Cleave (LIB), vacancies (GCOE, LCA)

University Interdisciplinary Council: Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 1 (LCA)
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected at large.
Term length: 3 years
Outgoing representative: Lehua Yim (LCA)

University Sabbatical Committee: Faculty/Library Representative
Total number of seats open: 1 HSS, 1 COB, 1 LCA, 1 LIB
Eligibility and process description: Faculty/Library member elected at large. Must have associate or full tenure.
Term length: 2 years
Outgoing representatives: Darlene Yee-Melichar (HSS), Phil King (COB), David Landy (LCA), Mitch Turitz (LIB)

University Tenure & Promotion Committee: Library/Faculty Representative
Total number of seats open: 3
Eligibility and process description: Full-tenured faculty or Library member elected at large. Cannot hold a seat on the Academic Senate. Cannot be an administrative officer position, department chair, dean or program director nor be on leave for the 2017-2018 academic year. Cannot serve simultaneously.
Term length: 2 years
Outgoing representatives: Mary Soliday, Peter Palmer, Daniel Gonzales

Administrative Search Committee Pool: Faculty Representatives
Total number of seats open: unlimited
Eligibility and process description: Faculty member elected to have name included in pool from which members of administrative search committees are drawn. All faculty members are welcomed and encouraged to put their name on the list.
Term length: 2 years

Questions? Please contact the Senate Office at ext. 81264/senate@sfsu.edu.

Call for nominations: Exceptional Assigned Time Awards

Article 20.37 of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement for the CSU provides a limited pool of funds to be awarded to faculty employees who are engaged in exceptional levels of service that support the CSU's priorities. Faculty members will have received an email recently inviting them to nominate themselves or other eligible members in a letter no longer than two pages. Please include a statement to the effect that the faculty member is not already receiving assigned time for the same general category of supported activity during AY 2017-18. Senate policy F15-271 is on the Senate website at senate.sfsu.edu/policy/assigned-time-exceptional-levels-service-students and includes details on eligibility, supported activities, review criteria and process. Awards for AY 2017-18 will be announced in early May.

All nominations must be received by the Academic Senate office in ADM 551 no later than 5 p.m., Friday, March 17.

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at senate.sfsu.edu.

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EXHIBITS & EVENTS

Exhibits

"Mashrabiya: The Art of Looking Back": through March 16 in the Fine Arts Gallery

“Inside/Outside: Working Our Way out of the Damaged Now" (Design as Dialectics): through March 30 in the Design Gallery, Fine Arts building

Events

Monday, March 13

Concert: Intertribal Ensemble: Improvising Home: 1:10 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building

Tuesday, March 14

Concert: SF State Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building

Wednesday, March 15

Recital: Resolution of the Soul: 1:10 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building

Pre-concert talk: Morrison Artists Series: 7 p.m. in the McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building

Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Daedalus Quartet: 8 p.m. in the McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building

Thursday, March 16

Master class: Daedalus Quartet: 10 a.m. in the Fine Arts building, room 348

Baseball hosting UC San Diego: 11 a.m. at Maloney Field

Panel discussion: The Art of Looking Back II, New Approaches to Curating the Region: 12:10 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts building

Taste of the Bay: 6:30 p.m. at City View at METREON, 135 Fourth Street, San Francisco

Poetry: Arcana Boil: 7 p.m. at Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco

Friday, March 17

Softball hosting Cal State San Marcos: 1 p.m. at the SF State softball field

Recital: Quartet San Francisco: 1:10 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building

Baseball hosting Stanislaus State: 2 p.m. at Maloney Field

Lecture/recital: Ensemble TrioPolis: 1:10 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building

Nonprofit Management Certificate Program: Nonprofit Resource & Fund Development: An Overview: 6 p.m. at the Downtown Campus

Concert: Ensemble TrioPolis: 7 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building

For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar.

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INSIDERS

Comparative and World Literature

On February 27, Associate Professor of Comparative and World Literature Shirin A. Khanmohamadi visited the UCLA campus as a guest lecturer in Zrinka Stahuljak's medieval literature seminar in Travel and Translation. On March 10-11, Khanmohamadi also attended the Medieval Colloquium of the University of Sewanee to serve as respondent to a panel examining Britain's role in medieval transnationalism, "Nation within and across Borders."

Department of Recreation, Parks, & Tourism

Jackson Wilson presented two studies at the California Parks and Recreation Society conference in Sacramento on March 1 and 2. The first study, "Leash Use Associated with Higher Levels of Physical Activity for Dog Walkers in Parks," was presented with Wilson's graduate students Rachelle Wilson and Andrea Wilson. The second study, "Use of Interactive Webinars to Increase Student Satisfaction by Elevating Engagement," was presented with his colleague from CSU Chico, Dr. Emilyn Sheffield.

Department of Geography & Environment

In a letter published in the latest issue of Science, Geography & Environment Professor Ellen Hines discusses the major threat posed by marine mammal bycatch to marine mammals globally, a particular challenge in developing countries with fisheries that export to the United States.

J. Paul Leonard Library

Unique, archival film footage from the J. Paul Leonard Library's Bay Area Television Archive featured in three of the five films nominated for the Oscar award for Best Documentary Feature this year, including the winning picture, "O.J.: Made in America." The other two films were "I Am Not Your Negro" and "13th." Footage from the TV archive was also used in two previous Oscar winners: "The Times of Harvey Milk" (1984) and "Milk" (2008).

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NEWSMAKERS

Class App

Professor of Biology Kimberly Tanner talked to Insider Higher Ed about the study she co-authored involving a new tool that has the potential to help teachers measure active learning in their classrooms. "It's really hard to change if you don't measure what it is you're starting with," Tanner said. "It's like trying to lose weight without a scale. To make changes you need some really quick feedback."

For more media coverage of faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, see SF State in the News

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GRANTS & CONTRACTS

SF State received $3,068,870 in grants and contracts in February 2017.

Frank Bayliss, Biology, University of California, San Francisco/Prime: National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Center: Center for Cellular Construction, $100,400

Daniel Bernardi, School of Cinema, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Legacy Program, $309,148

William Cochlan, Romberg Tiburon Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Particulate and Metal Analysis of Marine Sedates in California Estuarine Systems, $32,905

Karen Crow, Biology, National Science Foundation, RUI: There Is More to the Hox Code Than You Thought -- The Role of the "Hox Fin/Limb Building Toolkit," $509,639

Megumi Fuse, Biology, National Institutes of Health, Modulation of Nociception in the Hornworm, Manduca sexta, $457,548

William Kimmerer, Romberg Tiburon Center, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mechanisms Underlying the Flow Relationship of Longfin Smelt: I. Movement and Feeding, $1,263,991

Gretchen Lebuhn, Biology, Golden Gate National Park Conservancy, Pollinator Inventory and Monitoring at Mount Tamalpais, $10,097

Laura Mamo, Health Equity Institute, University of California, San Francisco/Prime: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Public Housing and Public Health: A Prospective Mixed-Method Investigation of the Health Implications of Housing Transition, $72,300

Stephanie Sisk-Hilton, Marguerite Conrad, Eric Hsu, Davide Celoria, Maria Zavala, Elementary Education, California Department of Education/Prime: U.S. Department of Education, Project ExCEL: Elementary Science and Engineering in Local Contexts, $251,842

Yue-Ting Siu, Department of Special Education & Communicative Disorders, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, Improving Access to Described Video for the Blind through Technology and Community, $16,000

Jessica Wolin, Health Equity Institute, Urban Institute/Prime: Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children Youth and Families (ACYF), Promoting Adolescent Sexual Health and Safety (PASS) Program, $45,000

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