May 1, 2017


AVP for enrollment management candidates to visit campus

The campus community is invited to a series of open forums for the associate vice president for enrollment management candidates. The associate vice president for enrollment management will be responsible for providing leadership, management, oversight, accountability and direction in support of inclusive excellence for a comprehensive portfolio of enrollment services, programs, units and functions that respond proactively and effectively to the full life cycle of a student, from pre-college to post-graduation, in a constantly changing and shifting environment. In addition, the associate vice president for enrollment management will serve as an integral member of the vice president's executive leadership team in support of the cabinet area's mission, vision and strategic goals/priorities, demonstrating an openness to innovation and change. The associate vice president for enrollment management will also actively support President Wong's commitment to increasing student access, success and graduation via the campus' Student Success and Graduation Initiative in concert with the CSU Chancellor's Office's Graduation Initiative 2025 and similar efforts.

The open forums will be held:

  • Wednesday, May 3, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, in LIB 242
  • Wednesday, May 10, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, in LIB 244
  • Thursday, May 11, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, in LIB 242

Help shape the future of the University: Ideas Week May 1-5

SF State is embarking on a community-based master planning update effort for the University. Ideas Week is a week-long event to plan the future of our campus. There will be many opportunities to provide input. Outdoor tabling and survey kiosks will be popping up all week, all over campus. We'll report on your input at a reveal event on May 10 at 1 p.m. Check out for a calendar of events and progress reports, and participate in person or online. Follow the discussion on social media with the hashtag #futureSFstate.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS offers new file storage and collaboration features

Departments can enhance their collaborations through With Folders for Departments, users can easily share, collaborate and retain files related to their department. This service provides simple and effective document management that individual users have become accustomed to.

There are three file storage solutions to fit every department's need:

  • Box Folders for Departments
    • Share and interact with files on a mobile device
    • Automatic versioning and file restore capabilities
    • Online editing in shared, collaboration mode
    • Flexible access control allowing files to be shared with users outside SF State
  • Departmental File Shares (
    • Access control managed at group level
    • Controls for content requiring managerial or administrative oversight
    • Access through mapped drives
  • Secure Departmental File Shares (

To learn more about each service, please visit the ITS File Storage Guide. To get started with Folders for Departments, request a folder for your department now. If you have questions about these services, please contact the ITS Service Desk at

Academic Technology Summer Institute 2017

The two-day, in-depth Academic Technology Summer Institute is designed for those who are new to iLearn or would like to learn more about the wide array of technology tools and services available to instructors. Don't miss this opportunity to meet your colleagues and expand your skills and knowledge. Institutes are hands-on, with interactive demonstrations and engaging activities.

Three identical sessions will be offered:

  • Session 1, June 6 and 7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Session 2, July 11 and 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Session 3, August 8 and 9, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All sessions take place on campus in LIB 242. Lunch and refreshments are included.

Register for Summer Institute 2017.

Call for Constitution and Citizenship Day papers, panels and more

Proposals for papers, presentations, panels, roundtables and workshops are being accepted for Rights and Wrongs: A Constitution and Citizenship Day Conference, to be held Sept. 18 and 19 at SF State. The conference will provide multiple opportunities to reflect critically on the past, present and future of constitutional rights and freedoms and larger questions about equality, democracy and justice. The proposals (maximum length: 250 words) should be sent to by June 20.

Last year's event was sponsored by the College of Liberal and Creative Arts and was cosponsored by 15 other SF State colleges, departments, programs, centers, institutes and student groups. More than 1,100 faculty, students and community members attended the conference, which featured a mix of faculty, graduate student and community-based presenters.

Learn more about plans for the 2017 conference.

Documentary about Project Rebound student to be screened

"Life After Life," a documentary about the struggles faced by three young men after they're released from San Quentin State Prison, will be shown Wednesday, May 10, in the Creative Arts building's McKenna Theatre. One of the former inmates went on to earn a degree from SF State through the groundbreaking Project Rebound. The film's director, Tamara Perkins, and Project Rebound Director Jason Bell will take part in a panel discussion after the screening.

A reception kicks off the evening at 6 p.m., with the screening following at 6:45 p.m. and the panel at 8 p.m. The event is free.

Learn more about "Life After Life."

UndocuAlly Training for staff and faculty, July 27

Staff and faculty are invited to participate in a summer UndocuAlly training. The training has been designed to guide the SF State community in learning how to support the undocumented student population. Participants will receive an overview of immigration history, recent legislation and ways to support DREAMers' common post-election challenges while hearing the stories of current SF State students and learning about resources available for current and prospective undocumented students. Space is limited, so interested staff and faculty members are asked to register in advance at

Questions? Email AB 540 Dream Coordinator Norma Salcedo.

The training will be held Thursday, July 27, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in LIB 244

Interdisciplinary STS Hub final spring meeting

The Science and Technology Studies (STS) Hub is where scholars engaging in medicine, technology, science, health and justice come together to build, think and collaborate on a variety of events, projects, programs and conversations. The group will host a meeting Tuesday, May 2, in HSS 361 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. It will be the group's final meeting for the spring semester.

Fashion show to spotlight student creations

The annual SF State fashion show, titled Runway 2017: UNFORESEEN this year, will defy boundaries while showcasing the talents of juniors and seniors in the Apparel Design and Merchandising program. This year the junior pattern class collaborated with people with disabilities on a collection of garments. SF State students, staff and members of V.E.T.S.@SFSU, have volunteered to help advise designers on their ideal garment and model the designs on the runway. Embodying the ideal of going beyond limits, the show will also feature the work of senior designers who are given full control over the design and construction of their collections.

Runway 2017: UNFORESEEN will be held at Annex 1 on Thursday, May 11. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m., with an opportunity to meet and mingle with the creators at the end of the show. Tickets cost $10 for students and $30 for general admission. For all ticket inquiries and purchases, please visit and enter Runway 2017: UNFORESEEN.

Study Abroad students to be saluted at May 3 reception

Faculty and staff are invited to come celebrate students who will be studying abroad this fall. The SF State Study Abroad Ceremony and Reception will be held Wednesday, May 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Student Life Event Center (Annex I). Doors open at 2:30 p.m. This year special guests from area consulates will be attending, as well.

Enrollment spaces available at Children's Campus

The Children's Campus at SF State has several openings for enrollment for the 2017-18 program year beginning in August. Children's Campus is a child care facility for children ages 6 months to 5 years old. Priority enrollment is given to SF State faculty and staff. The Children's Campus is offering enrollment for toddler and preschool classrooms. There are several part-time openings and limited full-time openings.

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please register on the Children's Campus' online waitlist and contact Rosie Schoen at

Handbell Choir anniversary celebration, May 6

The SF State Handbell Choir will be performing a special anniversary concert in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Caroline Harnly, founder, started the handbell choir for faculty, staff, students and the San Francisco community in 1997. Since then, the choir has performed at various venues in the Bay Area during spring and fall semesters each year. The 20th anniversary celebration and concert will feature the debut of "Contemplation," a piece commissioned by the ringers to honor Harnly's many years as conductor.

The event will take place Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the Temple United Methodist Church sanctuary at 65 Beverly Street in San Francisco. More information is available on the choir's Facebook page:

Call for Applications: GWAR Mentoring Program

The Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning (DUEAP) invites applications for the fall 2017 GWAR (Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement) Mentoring Program. The GWAR Mentoring Program is a learning community designed to provide support and an opportunity for growth and development to both new and experienced GWAR faculty. Through regular group meetings with fellow mentors, participating faculty will share ideas and insights, discuss writing pedagogy and learn about best practices in disciplines across campus. Faculty work as a group and in pairs throughout the semester to provide each other support in GWAR course design, effective strategies for teaching writing and assessment of student learning.

Eligible mentors will either be teaching a GWAR course in the fall 2017 semester or will have taught GWAR courses for several semesters in the past, with plans to continue teaching GWAR in future semesters, and will have an interest in intra-disciplinary writing. Faculty new to campus and faculty new to teaching GWAR are welcome to apply.

All faculty (tenured, tenure-track and lecturers) interested in joining this program for the fall of 2017 are encouraged to apply. Proposals from teams (mentor pairs) within and across disciplines are highly encouraged. Those interested in applying should email Juliana van Olphen, professor of health education and director of WAC/WID (Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines), or Jennifer Swanson, associate director of WAC/WID.

Download the application form. Applications are due May 12. Stipends will be provided to participating faculty. Successful applicants will be notified by June 1.

Talk on genealogical resources, May 3

Grant Din, community resources director for the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and a genealogy and resource development consultant, will give a free talk Wednesday, May 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Sutro Library on the fifth floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library. The talk will focus on the immigrants who came through Angel Island between 1910 and 1940 and genealogical resources available through federal government sources. Learn from examples of case studies of Chinese, Jewish, South Asian and Japanese immigrants and find out about resources that might be available for your own research.

Phi Beta Kappa initiation ceremony correction

The Phi Beta Kappa annual initiation ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 11, not May 12 as stated in last week's CampusMemo. The event will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on the Administration Building's fifth floor patio and will be followed by a reception. The Phi Beta Kappa Society also wishes to remind SF State/Omicron chapter members that annual dues of $25, which help defray the cost of the annual student initiation, should be submitted to Society Treasurer Lisa Takeyama of the Economics Department.

Questions? Contact Chapter President Masahiko Minami or, for finances, Chapter Treasurer Lisa Takeyama.

Farm to Fork returns May 2

The eighth annual Farm to Fork will be held Tuesday, May 2. The event features organic and seasonal produce grown within 250 miles of campus. The local cuisine, prepared by the Vista Room and SF State Dining Services, will be served on the Quad. Tickets cost $8 and may be purchased in person at the Bursar's Office or online at

Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning seeks faculty fellows

SF State's new Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL) is seeking applications for three tenured faculty members and one lecturer to serve as faculty fellows for AY 2017-2018. Fellows receive a .2 release time for both fall 2017 and spring 2018. CEETL faculty fellows have two primary areas of responsibility. Fellows will work as a team to shape the culture and ongoing operations of the center. Tenured Fellows will also develop and facilitate a faculty learning community (FLC). The lecturer fellow will also develop an infrastructure in CEETL that will support adjunct faculty.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5. The position descriptions and application procedures are posted on the Faculty Affairs website at

Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW) Now Recruiting Student Peer Health Leaders

Health Promotion & Wellness is recruiting for its volunteer ambassador program for academic year 2017-2018. This opportunity gives students the skills to help create programs, be a voice for campus health issues and help change our environment to promote health and wellness.

Ambassadors who complete four volunteer hours per month on projects and health events will become Certified Health Promotion & Wellness Ambassadors. The application deadline is May 23.

For more information, visit

LCA Undergraduate Research Showcase, May 11

The Committee for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (URSCA) is hosting the first LCA Undergraduate Research Showcase on Thursday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Seven Hills Conference Center. Please come celebrate student projects from across the University, including posters, performances and presentations. Winners in each category will be announced at the reception, after which light refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact URSCA committee members.

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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. Please arrive promptly at 2 p.m. The agenda will include:

  • Chair's Report
  • Distinguished Faculty Awards (2:30 p.m.)
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding proposed revision of the Academic Calendar
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding a proposed Don Danner Memorial Resolution in support of changes to the Online Education Policy (#F12-254) to address large online classes
  • Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council regarding a proposed policy on discontinuance of the certificate in the professional practice of internal auditing
  • Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee regarding a proposed resolution in support of Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) rights for all SF State campus community members (first reading)
  • Report: Strategic Issues Committee
  • Standing Committee Reports
    • Academic Policies Committee
    • Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
    • Faculty Affairs Committee
    • Strategic Issues Committee
    • Student Affairs Committee

Results of the spring 2017 all-University election

The Academic Senate is pleased to announce to results of the Spring, 2017 All-University Election. Please join us in congratulating the following newly elected representatives:

Academic Senate: At-Large Faculty Representative

  • Nancy Gerber: Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, COSE
  • Ellen Hines: Professor, Geography & Environment, COSE
  • Genie Stowers: Professor, Public Affairs & Civic Engagement, CHSS
  • Rachel Small: Lecturer, Chemistry & Biochemistry, COSE
  • Jerald Shapiro: Professor, Social Work, CHSS

Academic Senate, SF State: Staff Representative

  • Dylan Mooney: IT Helpdesk & Computer Lab Manager, CHSS

Academic Senate, CSU: Faculty Representative

  • Dipendra Sinha: Professor, Engineering, COSE
  • Academic Freedom Committee
  • Jason Vasche: Assistant Librarian, Library

Honorary Degree Committee

  • Darlene Yee-Melichar: Professor, Public Affairs & Civic Engagement, CHSS
  • Andrew Joron: Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, LCA

University Advancement Activities Advisory Committee

  • Darlene Yee-Melichar: Professor, Public Affairs & Civic Engagement, CHSS
  • Hui Yang: Associate Professor, Computer Science, COSE

University Tenure and Promotions Committee

  • Andrew Jolivette: Professor, American Indian Studies, Ethnic Studies
  • Mary Soliday: Professor, English Language & Literature, LCA
  • Pending

Administrative Search Committee Pool

  • Cristina Azocar, Associate Professor, Journalism, LCA
  • Sara Barber, Assistant Professor, Psychology, COSE
  • Cheng Chen, Associate Professor, Engineering, COSE
  • Ed Cheng:, Associate Professor, Engineering, COSE
  • Tendai Chitewere, Associate Professor, Geography & Environment, COSE
  • Fatima Chrifi Alaoui, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, LCA
  • Robert Collins, Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, Ethnic Studies
  • Kurt Daw, Professor, Theatre & Dance, LCA
  • Therese Doan, Assistant Professor, Nursing, HSS
  • Alegra Eroy-Reveles, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, COSE
  • Kevin Eschleman, Assistant Professor, Psychology, COSE
  • Nancy Gerber:, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, COSE
  • Sara Hackenberg, Associate Professor, English Language, LCA
  • Michael Hammer, Associate Professor, Modern Language & Literature, LCA
  • Diane Harris, Professor, Psychology, COSE
  • Barbara Henderson, Professor, Elementary Education, GCOE
  • Ellen Hines, Associate Professor, Geography & Environment, COSE
  • Hamid Khani, Professor, BECA, LCA
  • Amy Kilgard, Professor, Communication Studies, LCA
  • Christopher Koenig, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, LCA
  • Yeon-Shim Lee, Associate Professor, Social Work, HSS
  • Karen Lovaas, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, LCA
  • Bruce Manning, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, COSE
  • Samuel McCormick, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, LCA
  • Gerianne Merrigan, Professor, Communication Studies, LCA
  • Sepideh Modrek, Assistant Professor, Economics, COB
  • Pete Pamer, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, COSE
  • Belinda Reyes, Associate Professor, Latina/o Studies, Ethnic Studies
  • Erik Rosegard, Professor, Recreation, Parks & Tourism, HSS
  • Christina Sabee, Professor, Communication Studies, LCA
  • Kim Schwartz, Associate Professor, Theatre & Dance, LCA
  • Jerald Shapiro, Professor, Social Work, HSS
  • Amy Smith, Associate Professor, Psychology, COSE
  • Genie Stowers, Professor, PACE, HSS
  • Rita Takahashi, Professor, Social Work, HSS
  • Kimberly Tanner, Professor, Biology, COSE
  • Dawn Terrell, Professor, Psychology, COSE
  • Justin Tiwald, Associate Professor, Philosophy, LCA
  • Linda Wanek, Professor, Physical Therapy, HSS
  • Darlene Yee-Melichar, Professor, PACE, HSS
  • Grace Yoo, Professor, Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies
  • Susan Zieff, Professor, Kinesiology, HSS

The Academic Senate extends thanks to the entire University community for its support of San Francisco State University's system of shared governance.

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at

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College of Ethnic Studies

Associate Professor of American Indian Studies Robert Keith Collins will give a lecture, "Galvanized in Defense of Liberty: African Americans and Native Americans in World War I," at the History Museum of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa on May 4. Tickets cost $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members. Purchase a ticket online.

School of Social Work

Associate Professor Yeon-Shim Lee delivered two presentations at the 5th Annual Summit of the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health held April 4-6 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The summit brought together scholars, government officers, medical and social service providers, American Indian tribal leaders and activists. Lee presented "Cancer Survivors' Depression and Coping among Indigenous Women: Directions toward Culturally Competent Interventions" and "American Indian Mental Health: From Childhood Victimization to Adult Re-Victimization and Depressive Symptoms among American Indians in the Northern Plains."

The Family Acceptance Project

In late April, Family Acceptance Project Director Caitlyn Ryan led a two-day training for the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The training offered a family-based approach to wellness, prevention and care for LGBT children, youth and young adults. Attendees (representing organizations in 19 states and the Republic of Palau) learned how to increase family-oriented services and supports in their agencies and communities.

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Science, Not Folklore

Associate Professor of American Indian Studies Melissa Nelson was quoted in a BuzzFeed article about the participation of indigenous scientists in the March for Science. Nelson commented on the way indigenous knowledge and practices are often dismissed as mythology rather than time-tested truth. "There are numerous contemporary indigenous sciences based on a long tradition and history," Nelson said. "They need to be validated as such -- not as folklore."

Cisgender Assumptions

Associate Professor of Psychology Charlotte Tate was interviewed about non-binary gender identity for a KQED story. Tate discussed her research, which has shown that cisgender heterosexuals tend to have more negative feelings about non-binary individuals than about transgender people. "Looking at cisgender, heterosexual respondents, they seem to exist in a world that has two suppositions," Tate said. "The first is that everyone is static in their gender category. The other supposition is that there are only two of those gender categories."

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

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