Campus Announcements

Patents webinar
The Research Administration office is hosting an 11-part webinar course from the National Center on Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) on the essentials of commercialization for researchers. 

The next topic in this series is on patents and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Boardroom (suite 3010) in the Hornet Bookstore Building.

The series is presented in partnership with the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) and Colleges of Engineering and Computer Science, Business Administration, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the Center for STEM Excellence and University Enterprises, Inc.  For more on the series, or to reserve a seat, visit www.csus.edu/research/workshops/webinars.htm.
Submitted by Research Administration

Webcast
The first research webcast of the spring semester is 9-10:30 a.m., Jan. 30, in the University Union’s California Suite. The topic is “The Grounded Theory Approach to Qualitative Data Analysis,” presented by Karen Locke, from the College of William and Mary.

This webcast series is offered in conjunction with Virginia Commonwealth University and provides the opportunity for faculty and graduate students to receive advanced training in research methods and data analysis. 
Submitted by Research Administration

Employee of the Month
You can help make deserving staff members feel great about the wonderful job they do for the University by nominating them for employee of the month.  All nominations are kept as part of the continuing pool of nominees until June, and all nominees are eligible for the award until then. 

For details regarding eligibility, criteria and nomination procedures visit www.csus.edu/president/staffrec/index.stm.
Submitted by the office of the President

Faculty mentoring program
The Center for Teaching and Learning invites faculty to participate in the Faculty Mentoring Faculty program. This program offers a variety of mentoring support for individuals at all points in their careers and provides an excellent opportunity for them to get individualized help with any teaching questions.

Some of the support offered includes observation of courses, syllabus preparation, lesson planning, strategies for assessing students, strategies for pacing courses and strategies for presenting course material. 

For more information, visit the Faculty Mentoring Faculty website at www.ctl.csus.edu/fmfdirectory.htm.
Submitted by the Center for Teaching and Learning

Undergraduate writing journal call for submissions
The Faculty Senate subcommittee for Writing and Reading is now accepting submissions for Writing the University, a new online journal of undergraduate writing across disciplines at Sacramento State. A faculty sponsor is required for each submission. For information about how to submit, visit the Writing the University homepage at www.csus.edu/wac/journal.
Submitted by the Department of English

Clery Act information
In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, crime statistics for Sacramento State are available at www.csus.edu/police/cleryact.stm.

The statistics include crimes reported on campus over the last three years. Crimes reported on off-campus property owned or controlled by Sacramento State, or on property adjacent to or accessible from campus, are also included.

In addition, the report includes information on campus security policies, crime prevention, crime reporting and other safety matters. Print copies are available in the library or from the public safety or student affairs offices.
Submitted by University Counsel

Human Resources

Catastrophic leave donation program
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 40 hours of sick or vacation leave credits each fiscal year in one-hour increments. Bargaining Units 1, 8, 10 and 11 may only donate up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained at www.csus.edu/hr/forms.htm#Disability, or by visiting the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Julie Bradley, Math Department
Maharisha Belton, Admissions and Records
Maryann Alvarez, Nursing
Wanderah Anderson, Division of Social Work
Michael Wilson, Economics
*Annette Karle, Strategic Planning and Quality Improvement

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee