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June 1, 2009
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Employee Assistance Program hours
The Employee Assistance Program is open for appointments during the summer. Beginning Monday, June 1, appointments will be given between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call 278-5018, or e-mail www.csus.edu/eapprogr/living.htm to set up an appointment.
Submitted by the Employee Assistance Program

Technology Assisted Classroom orientation
Orientation sessions will be held to to explain the new technology found in traditional "smart" classrooms or the new Technology Assisted Classrooms (SQU 301, SQU 316 or BNC 1025).

The “smart classroom” orientation is 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, in AIRC 1008. The Technology Assisted Classroom orientation is 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, June 3, in BNC 1025.

Participants will learn how to connect either Windows or Macintosh laptops to a video projector; playback a DVD, VHS tape or Campus TV; switch video sources between laptops, desktop computers, DVD/VCR players or a document camera; adjust the volume; turn closed-captioning on or off and how to report a problem or request assistance.

Register for sessions at http://www.csus.edu/training. For more information visit the Technology Assisted Classrooms website at http://webapps2.csus.edu/smartclassrooms/default.aspx
 Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

Chief of police candidates
The campus community is invited to meet the chief of police candidates on the following dates:

Reuben Meeks, 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, Sequoia 301, chief of police, Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Daniel Davis,  1-2 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, Sequoia 301, lieutenant, Department of Public Safety, Sacramento State

Mark DeRosia, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 4, Sequoia 301, chief of police, Delano, Calif.

Steve Jaureguy, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Friday, June 12, Sequoia 301, chief of police/director of Public Safety, CSU Stanislaus

Gregory Harris, 1-2 p.m., Monday, June 15, Sequoia 301, chief of police, South Carolina State University

Individuals who attend are encouraged to submit written comments to Stephen G. Garcia in Administration and Business Affairs, SAC 272 or e-mail him at sggarcia@csus.edu by noon, Wednesday, June 17th.
Submitted by Public Safety

Research Funding Update
The June issue of Research Funding Update is available. This update is published monthly to alert the campus community to possible sources of external support for research, scholarly and creative activities. An abbreviated listing and a more detailed version are available on the web at http://www.csus.edu/research/funding/update/.

This month's highlight includes National Academies' Partnership with Google, along with targeted funding opportunity notices in the following areas: arts, humanities, education, community development, health, mental health, science and engineering.

Additional information about any of the opportunities announced in Research Funding Update can be obtained by clicking on the web address or by contacting Research Administration at 278-7565.
Submitted by Research Administration

Housing and Residential Life candidates
The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the director of Housing and Residential Life.

Anthony DeSantis, director of Housing, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2–3 p.m., Monday, June 15, Lassen Hall 3008 (Student Affairs Conference Room).

Lovellie Cimenski-Almogela, director of Housing and Residential Life, CSU, San Bernardino, 2–3 p.m., Tuesday, June 16,  Lassen Hall 3008 (Student Affairs Conference Room).

Michael Speros, assistant dean of Residential Life, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, Mo., 2–3 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, Lassen Hall 3008 (Student Affairs Conference Room).

Individuals who attend are encouraged to submit written comments to Edward Jones in Student Affairs, Lassen Hall 3008 or e-mail him at jonese@csus.edu by noon, Monday, June 22.
Submitted by Student Affairs

Modified work schedule

To help conserve energy during the summer months, the University will continue using a modified work schedule. Effective Monday, June 1, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 21, normal business hours for the campus will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 30-minute lunch break. As always, authorized supervisors may modify individual work schedules to address special situations as long as these basic hours are covered.  It is important that offices are staffed during these announced hours.
For more information, contact your supervisor or Elizabeth Redmond, associate vice president for Human Resources.
Submitted by Human Resources

New employee discount program

With the Sac State OneCard, Sacramento State employees can now receive discounts all over the Sacramento area. The OneCard office has compiled a list of businesses that provide reduced rates on frozen yogurt, doggie day care and even auto body work, just to name a few. Visit the OneCard website www.csus.edu/onecard to view the discount vendors and start saving money.

Every week the discount list expands and with your help it can grow even further. If you know of any vendors that would like to provide discounts to employees or if you have any vendor suggestions, call the OneCard Center at 278-7878 or visit the OneCard Tent at the USA Employee Picnic on Friday, June 5.
Submitted by Business and Administrative Services

First college year experience survey available online
In spring 2009, the Office of Institutional Research administered a First College Year Experience survey to first-year students in an effort to better understand student learning and to help improve the quality of college education. This survey asked first-time freshmen to share their views on a variety of issues covering many aspects of their journey to Sac State, as well as their educational expectations and experiences once they got here. 

The survey report consists of ten sections: concerns, satisfaction with campus services and facilities, satisfaction with college life, adjustment to college life, campus climate, interactions among racial/ethnic groups, co-curricular activities and behaviors, academic work, overall experience, and background information.  For instance, when asked to relay their satisfaction with their overall academic experience at this university, 72.8 percent indicated that they were either “Satisfied” or “Very satisfied.” Findings are also broken down by college. Please go to http://www.oir.csus.edu/reports/default1.cfm  to view the report.
Submitted by the Office of Institutional Research

SBIR/STTR Webinar Course
The Research Administration office is hosting a webinar course on the federally funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The course is offered by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) and will provide an overview of SBIR/STTR and discuss how universities and university researchers can benefit. Applying to SBIR/STTR is often the next step for university researchers with inventions ready for commercialization.

The webinars will be broadcast from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Hornet Bookstore Boardroom (Suite 3010) and will be open to all Sacramento State faculty, staff and grad students.  Those interested in attending can register online at www.csus.edu/research/workshops/registration/webinars.htm

The remaining topics and dates are:
Thursday, June 4:   Mistakes and Pitfalls To Avoid
Thursday, June 11:  SBIR/STTR Winners Experiences and Success Stories
Submitted by 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:

Wandarah Anderson, Davison of Social Work
Julie Bradley, Mathematics Department
Janelle Robinette, Nursing
Michael Wilson, Economics
Joseph Small, Reprographics

 

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