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March 2, 2009
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

My Sac State 2.0
My Sac State 2.0 has been running  parallel with the classic version and has performed well. Because of this, the classic version was turned off Feb. 27.   During the 10-month transition between the portals, much testing and feedback occurred. As a result, My Sac State 2.0 was carefully refined to make the user experience more positive. The new portal will see more changes as it evolves to meet the needs of the campus. If you have any questions about the, contact the Information Resources and Technology Service Desk at 278-7337.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

Community Engagement faculty cohort call
A new Community Engagement faculty cohort is being created with funding from a University Enterprises Inc., Project Activities Grant and the Research Administration and Contract Administration Office. The cohort will create a group of faculty committed to community engagement in their teaching, assessment, and research and to provide resources and opportunities for each of these activities.

This cohort will operate from March 2009 to May 2010. The deadline to submit applications is March 13.

For more information, contact Jana Noel, Community Engagement Faculty Scholar, at noelj@csus.edu, or visit www.csus.edu/cec.
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

Time management
The Academic Advising Center will offer four time management workshops before 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:
Tuesday, March 3, 9 a.m., Lobby Suite; Wednesday, March 11, 3 p.m., Oak Room; Thursday, March 19, 9 a.m., Oak Room; and Monday, March 23, noon, Folsom Room.
The Academic Advising Center

Human Subjects
Research Administration and the Sacramento State Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects will hold a workshop that explains what the committee does, why it is necessary and how it can help researchers from noon-1:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the University Union Foothill Suite.

The workshop will review the policies and ethical principles that affect the conduct of research involving human subjects, identify vulnerable populations, and clarify the essential elements of a consent form.

Faculty, staff and students conducting or considering research involving human subjects are urged to attend. To register, visit http://www.csus.edu/research/registration/workshops.htm.
Submitted by Research Administration

Poster workshop
Research Administration will hold a poster workshop from noon-1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in the University Union Capital Room.

The presentation of research projects using posters is an important part of the academic tradition, but may be challenging for new or emerging researchers to visualize, organize and develop the design and production of their first posters. The workshop will provide the tools to produce quality posters faster and at lower cost than through off-campus resources. Workshop highlights include poster design and development, templates, image resources, production services, recommended software, accepted digital media and options for transporting posters. Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend. To register, visit http://www.csus.edu/research/registration/workshops.htm.
Submitted by Research Administration

Commercialization for Researchers Webinar
The topic of the next webinar in the Essentials of Commercialization for Researchers course is “The Advanced Essentials: Shareholder Agreements; Directors and Executives; Term Sheets; Private Placement Memoranda; Stock Purchase Agreements.”  The webinar will be broadcast from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 4, 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 http://www.csus.edu/research/workshops/webinars/index.htm.
Submitted by Research Administration

New faculty workshop
A new workshop for preparing accessible instructional materials will be held from noon-1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in Library Room 11 (Lower Level).

Participants will learn about Accessible Technology Initiative requirements, new course requirements, new instructional materials accessibility checklists, universal design concepts for teaching and learning and tips to create accessible Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Adobe PDF instructional materials.

To attend, RSVP by e-mail at cvera@csus.edu or call 278-2847. Pizza and beverages will be provided.
 
The workshop is presented by the Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Technology and Creative Services, Information Resources and Technology and Services to Students with Disabilities. Individuals needing reasonable accommodations for disability access should e-mail cvera@csus.edu or call 278-2847 at least 5 business days before the workshop.
Submitted by Services to Students with Disabilities


Webinar Series
The topic of the next webinar in the Essentials of Commercialization for Researchers course is “The Advanced Essentials: Shareholder Agreements; Directors and Executives; Term Sheets; Private Placement Memoranda; Stock Purchase Agreements.”  The webinar will be broadcast from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 4, 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 http://www.csus.edu/research/workshops/webinars/index.htm.

Free tickets
Faculty and staff can enjoy a free night out to see the production of “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying,” 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the University Theater.  Present your OneCard for free admission for faculty and staff and a guest.
Submitted by the Department of Theatre and Dance

Community engagement workshops
Workshop on making community engagement meaningful to students, faculty, schools, and communities will be held throughout March. Discussions will focus on engagement in its varied forms, including service learning, civic engagement, and community service.

March 6, 9:30-1 a.m., Incorporating Community Engagement into Courses

March 20, 9:30-11a.m., “Assessing Community Engagement Student Learning Outcomes”

March 27, 1-2:30 p.m., “Conducting Community Engagement Research”

Light refreshments will be served. Workshops will be facilitated by Jana Noel, Community Engagement Faculty Scholar. RSVP to cecenter@csus.edu

For more information, visit www.csus.edu/cec
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

Community engagement faculty survey
Sacramento State has been selected as one of 13 institutions to participate in the Western Region Campus Compact Consortium Faculty Engagement Survey. Survey results will help Sacramento State understand the depth and breadth of community engagement on the part of our faculty and to help shape future directions in community engagement.

Faculty will receive an e-mail a letter with the link to the survey during the first week of March.
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

IRA call
The 2009-2010 Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) call for proposals is now posted at http://www.csus.edu/aba/ira/. This year’s proposal deadline is Friday, March 27.

Instructions and information needed to submit a proposal are available on the website. Contact Serena Fuson, IRA committee coordinator, at 278-2537 or sfuson@csus.edu for questions regarding the process.
Submitted by Administration and Business Affairs

Newsletter available
The latest edition of the Writing Across the Curriculum Newsletter is now available at www.csus.edu/wac/newsletters. Issue #22 includes an article on teaching research as a process by Laura Basini of the Music Department, an article on evening tutoring at the Library and information about upcoming Writing Across the Curriculum workshops.
Submitted by the English Department

Staff Awards luncheon
The Staff Awards luncheon is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, in the University Union Ballroom. The event will honor University staff and administrators, as well as employees of University Enterprises and Associated Students for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service.

Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased by April 7. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door. To purchase tickets, contact one of the following: Denise Anderson, 278-6127; Thamsyne Brown, 278-4339; Lillie Jones, 278-3635; Cossette Leos, 278-7001; Kelley Ogden, 278-8758; Barbara Oseto, 278-5694; Leah Railey, 278-5484; Rolly Robinson, 278-6607 or Arianne Young, 278-4072.

Group tables are available, but tickets must be purchased in groups of 10 from any of the above ticket sellers. To select a group table, bring all 10 tickets to Linda Robles in the Office of Human Resources.

For additional luncheon information, visit the USA website at http://www.csus.edu/usa/lunch, or contact Linda Robles at 278-6967 or roblesl@csus.edu.
Submitted by Human Resources

Library survey
To assist the University Library in planning, Sacramento State faculty, students and staff are asked to participate in LibQUAL+ (2009), a survey developed by the Association of Research Libraries to measure the quality of library services, facilities and collections and to help identify ways to improve them.

The online survey is available from March 2-20. It consists of 27 core questions and takes approximately 8 to 13 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and responses are anonymous. Participants will have an opportunity to win an Apple iPod Touch or other prizes.  

Survey results will be available in the fall. Details will be posted on the Library's LibQUAL+ web site and linked from the Library web site.
For more information about the survey visit: http://library.csus.edu/libqual/  or contact the Sacramento State LibQUAL+ team at libqual@library.csus.edu.
Submitted by the University Library

Returned books
The Hornet Bookstore will begin returning unsold textbooks to vendors March 9. Instructors are asked to inform students who need to purchase books to do so before the deadline. 

Also, instructors who have textbooks that will not be used until later in the semester should contact the Textbook Department so the books can be retained.

Instructors who will use the same textbooks for summer or fall should submit their request now.        

Students who have been waiting to purchase textbooks should visit the textbook information counter to request that a textbook be placed on hold.
Submitted by the Hornet Bookstore

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 level 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 is variable depending upon 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, CA  95819

For a complete list of vacancies please visit www.csus.edu/hr/faculty/vacancies.htm.
Deadline for receipt of resumes is Monday, March 9. 
Submitted by the Office of Human Resources   

One book luncheon

Sacramento State faculty are invited to attend a One Book Program presentation and luncheon focused on the 2009-2010 One Book, When the Emperor Was Divine,  by Julie Otsuka, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, March 6, at the University Center Restaurant.

Attendees will learn about the book, resources and ways to integrate the book’s many themes into the classroom. Advanced reservation is required.  E-mail RSVPs to cecenter@csus.edu by Friday, Feb. 27.
Submitted by the Community Engagement Center

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, May 1-2.

Application guidelines are available at www.csus.edu/research/student/researchcomp.htm.  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 on Saturday, March 7.

For additional information regarding the competition, contact Adrienne Thompson at 278-3667 or via e-mail at adrienne.thompson@csus.edu.
Submitted by the Office of Research Administration

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 in one-hour increments each fiscal year. 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:
Janelle Robinette, Nursing
Julie Bradley, Math Department.
Wandarah Anderson, Division of Social Work
Michael Wilson, Economics
Brittini Collins, University Transportation and Parking Services

 

 

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