February 9, 2009
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Sac State President joins leaders in announcement
A major announcement about the efforts of public and private leaders from more than 70 organizations in the Sacramento region to create a list of projects for the federal stimulus package funding.

WHEN:  11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 9

850 Merkley Ave., West Sacramento 95691 (across street from West Sacramento City Hal). See Map


  • Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez
  • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson
  • Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters
  • West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon
  • Sacramento Regional Transit General Manager Mike Wiley
  • Los Rios Chancellor Brice Harris
  • Metro Chamber President & CEO Matt Mahood
  • Teichert President Jud Riggs
  • Granite Construction Public Affairs Director Robert Dugan

WHY:  To be more competitive nationally for stimulus funds, regional leaders have joined together to ensure local projects are well positioned for dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Leaders will also call for passage of a federal bill with increased infrastructure funding and explain why the public should support the proposed projects.
Submitted by the Office of the President

Anticipated vacancies for part-time instructors  
Sacramento State is anticipating a need for part-time instructors for the 2009-2010 academic year. A master's degree in the subject area is the normal minimum requirement, although a doctorate degree is preferred. Supplemental degree requirements are listed with the subject area.

Teaching experience in the subject area is desirable and may be required.  Additional qualifications may be required by individual departments. Salary rate varies depending on qualifications and relevant experience.

Applicants are asked not to telephone departments, but to send a personal letter stating their interests and qualifications along with a supporting current resume to the appropriate department or college care of:
California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA, 95819.
For a complete list of vacancies, please visit

Deadline for receipt of resumes is Monday, March 9. 
Submitted by Human Resources   

Helping students prepare for careers
The Career Center will hold its annual spring career fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the University Union Ballroom. The center will also hold a drop-in resume clinic, noon-3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the University Union. Walk-in services are available 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students may drop by to receive help with resume writing, job search strategies, interviewing skills and much more.

For more information on career fairs and other programs and events, contact the Career Center at 278-6231.
Submitted by the Career Center

Thesis Writing Workshop
Writing Across the Curriculum and the Office of Graduate Studies will sponsor a workshop on writing a thesis 4-5:15 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13 in the Delta Suite of the University Union.
Submitted by the English Department

Education conference
Shawn Ginwright, an associate professor at San Francisco State University, will be the guest speaker at the 15th annual Multicultural Education Conference, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, in the University Union. The conference is free and open to the public.

The program is sponsored by the Bilingual/Multicultural Education Department to provide an opportunity for Sacramento State faculty and educators to help promote multicultural education in K-12 public schools in the Sacramento region.
Submitted by the Bilingual/Multicultural Education Department

Student research competition
The Office of Research Administration will host the 23rd Annual Student Research Competition Saturday, March 7, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., in Mariposa Hall, room 1001. Up to 10 students will be selected to present at the statewide competition to be held at CSU, Los Angeles on May 1-2.

Application guidelines are available at  Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to participate. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 2. Faculty jurors are also needed for the local competition Saturday, March 7.

For additional information regarding the competition, contact Adrienne Thompson at 278-3667 or via email at
Submitted by the Office of Research Administration

Time management workshops
The Academic Advising Center will offer time management workshops prior to spring break. These workshops provide students with time management and study skill techniques. Workshops last one hour and are located in the University Union. Dates are:

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m., Lobby Suite
Tuesday, Feb. 17, noon, Lobby Suite
Monday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., California Suite, 3F
Tuesday, March 3, 9 a.m., Lobby Suite
Wednesday, March 11, 3 p.m., Oak Room, 2F
Thursday, March 19, 9 a.m., Oak Room, 2F
Monday, March 23, noon, Folsom Room, 3F
Submitted by Academic Advising

Faculty Mentoring Faculty 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 teaching questions.

Some of the support offered includes observations of courses, syllabus preparation, lessons 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
Submitted by the Center for Teaching and Learning

Faculty brown bag workshop
The Community Engagement Center is hosting two faculty brown bag workshops on its Writing Partners program. The workshops are designed to help faculty re-energize the classroom environment and enhance students' critical and creative thinking by integrating effective and meaningful writing exchange assignments that students will enjoy

Workshops are 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11 and 1-2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26.

For information on the Writing Partners program, visit To RSVP, email or call 278-4610.
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

Proposal Development Workshops
The Research Administration office offers proposal development workshops in February. Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend.

“National Science Foundation FastLane Overview and Interactive Demo,” 9-10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, Foothill Suite, University Union. This workshop is for those new to FastLane, the interactive, web-based system used for the submission of grant proposals and project reports to NSF.

“Funding Sources, Funding Searches,” 9-10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27, Hornet Bookstore Building, Boardroom (Suite 3010). This interactive workshop is for people interested in seeking funding for research ideas or who currently have grants and would like to seek supplemental support. Participants will learn about online resources including the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) and will discuss ways to ensure funding opportunities are a mutual good fit.

To register, visit
Submitted by Research Administration

Webinar on employment agreements
The Research Administration office is hosting an 11-part webinar course from the National Center on Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer on the essentials of commercialization for researchers. 

The topic of the next session is “The Fundamental Essentials: Tech Transfer and Licensing Agreements,” and it will be broadcast from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Hornet Bookstore Building Boardroom (suite 3010).
Sacramento State faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend.  For more on the series, or to reserve a seat, visit
Submitted by Research Administration

Open Forums for Information Technology Strategic Planning
The Information Technology Steering Committee cordially invites the campus to the following two open forums for review and discussion of the draft campus-wide Information Technology Strategic Plan:

  • Wednesday, February 11, 11:30am  to 12:30pm, Library 11 (enter from AIRC side basement level)
  • Tuesday, February 17, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Library 11  (enter from AIRC side basement level)

Each forum will include a brief overview of the IT Strategic Plan and its relationship to the university-wide Strategic Plan, followed by comments and questions from the attendees. Members of the IT Steering Committee will be present to listen and respond.

The Plan, along with associated materials used in the work of the Steering Committee, can be found at The plan addresses information technology needs on a campus-wide basis, meaning that there is something pertinent to almost everyone in the content of the plan. Review of the IT Strategic Plan is also highly pertinent to both implementation of our campus Strategic Plan and discussions surrounding our new Futures Initiative. We hope to receive feedback from all sectors of the campus, to ensure the plan truly represents broad institutional needs.

If you are unable to make one of the forums, but would still like to comment, you may do so by navigating to the IT strategic planning website noted above and clicking on Comments and Suggestions, or by writing to
Submitted by Information Resources & Technology

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, 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
Brittini Collins, University Transportation and Parking Services
*Annette Karle, Strategic Planning & Quality Improvement

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee


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