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September 15, 2008
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Monthly award winners
University President Alexander Gonzalez announced Jennifer Campbell, human resources, University Enterprises, Inc., and Rolly Robinson, administrative support coordinator, Information Resources and Technology, as Staff Employee Recognition Employees of the Month.

Jennifer’s nominator indicated, “she works diligently to ensure that proper procedures are followed and decisions are fair and equitable.”  Her colleague mentioned, “she is a great asset and a valuable resource to the campus.”

Rolly is described as “exhibiting outstanding attributes indicating she has clearly exceeded expectations for her position in the areas of service, dedication, and professionalism.”  Her nominator mentioned, “Rolly continually performs her duties as a collegial team member, treating others with courtesy, civility, cordiality, and respect in all relations.”

Nominations for this month are being accepted. Names of the recipients will be announced in October. Details regarding eligibility, criteria, and nomination procedures are available on the website link: www.csus.edu/president/staffrec/index.stm.
Submitted by the Office of the President

Accreditation web site
Sacramento State is preparing for the Educational Effectiveness Review phase of its Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation cycle, and Academic Affairs has developed a website to facilitate campus involvement in the process. The website provides an avenue to share resources, materials, and insights that ultimately will help strengthen the collective campus presentation throughout this process. Visit the website at www.csus.edu/wascaccreditation.

The website will be updated regularly with new resources and data as they become available. Members of the campus community are encouraged to suggest additional resources, data, and reports that focus on evidence-based institutional effectiveness and decision making. Submit any materials/comments to wascaccreditation@csus.edu or you may contact Don Taylor in Academic Affairs at 278-6331.
Submitted by Academic Affairs

Identity Style Guide
The revised Identity Style Guide, which provides direction on using the University’s seal, has been updated to reflect input received from the campus community since the identity package was put in place. It includes guidelines for the expanded color palette, options for typefaces and directions for downloading the logo, as well as information on web and Power Point templates, logo and associated graphics. It also describes the core values that the identity package is intended to convey. The guide and related tools are available online at www.csus.edu/pa/identity.

If you have additional suggestions, please direct them to Public Affairs at infodesk@csus.edu or 278-6156. Public Affairs is also available to answer questions about the Identity Style Guide, make presentations to small groups, or provide guidance for implementing the Web templates.
Submitted by Public Affairs

City seeks input on 2030 General Plan
The City of Sacramento is creating a new general plan that will guide its physical, economic and environmental growth as it strives to be “the most livable city in America.”  The plan includes creating a campus-centered community that achieves smart growth around the 65th Street Redevelopment area.

Representatives from the city will be in the University Union’s Hinde Auditorium at Wednesday, Sept. 24 to present their ideas and solicit feedback.

This forum is one of the first ways the campus community is invited to participate in the historic partnership between Sacramento State and the City of Sacramento, which was recently formalized in the signing of a memorandum of understanding between President Alexander Gonzalez, Mayor Heather Fargo and City Manager Ray Kerridge. 
Submitted by Governmental Affairs

EOP  40th anniversary
The Equal Opportunity Program will celebrate its 40th anniversary this academic year with a campus-wide celebration Sept. 29 in Serna Plaza.

EOP on the CSU campuses is a direct result of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Community activists and students pressured the California State Legislature to provide higher education access to underserved students. In 1968, several pilot programs were established in the CSU system including the Sacramento State campus. After the first year, the program was evaluated and results were submitted to the California State Legislature. Because of the positive evaluation, Senate Bill 1072 (the Harmer Bill) established EOPs at all CSU campuses in 1969.

Since that time, EOP has served as one of the primary vehicles for the access and success of low-income and first generation students in the CSU system. Visit www.csus.edu/eop for more information on EOP.
Submitted by EOP

Faculty and staff invited to Homecoming game
President Alexander and Gloria Gonzalez invite University faculty, staff and their families to the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 27, when the Hornets take on Portland State at 2:05 p.m. in Hornet Stadium.

Faculty and staff members may pick up four game tickets at the Sacramento State Ticket Office by presenting their OneCard to receive the tickets. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional tickets may be purchased from the Sacramento State Ticket Office or at the game.

The campus community is encouraged to come to the stadium early, tailgate, and enjoy Sacramento State’s Homecoming Festival beginning at 10 a.m. at the Alumni Center. Festival activities include live music by Steel Jam and the Sacramento State Marching Band, bounce houses, carnival games, and a kids’ parade. Festival events are open to the community.

Homecoming Festival and game details can be found at www.csus.edu/homecoming.
Submitted by the Office of the President

Visiting speaker
Dr. Deborah Stipek, an expert on education, will discuss ways of motivating youth from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the University Union California Costal Suite. Stipek is the dean of the School of Education at Stanford University. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Submitted by Child Development

Emergency preparedness
As part of National Emergency Preparedness Month, Sacramento State will join with the Council for Excellence in Government to test the readiness quotient of the campus community.

The Council for Excellence in Government worked with the Department of Homeland Security, the American Red Cross and the Citizen Corps to develop a quick test that determines how ready people are to respond to a weather emergency, natural disaster or terrorist attack. Individual results will be displayed immediately after the test, and the aggregate results will appear in the Bulletin in October.

The test is available to members of the campus and the region. It is located at whatsyourrq.org/form.php?refcode=CSUS.

The Risk Management Services office will hold its annual Emergency Preparedness Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, along the walkway between the University Union and the Library Quad. The fair will provide information to the campus community on how to prepare and respond during an emergency. Information booths will be set up on campus throughout the day.

For more information, contact Risk Management Services at 278-6456 or send an e-mail to slouie@csus.edu.
Submitted by Risk Management Services

Fact Book is here
The 2008 Department Fact Book is now available from the Office of Institutional Research. The book is designed to give each department a snapshot of its individual data to be used for program reviews and overall departmental planning. The data has been collected during the census dates and includes a five-year range.

A copy is being sent to each department chair and online access is available at www.oir.csus.edu. Click on “Data Center” then “Departmental Fact Book” and choose a department.
Submitted by Institutional Research

Arts of California Conference
Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies is sponsoring the 20th annual Envisioning California Conference, Sept.18-19 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The theme is Imagined: The Arts of the Golden State. The keynote address will be given Thursday, Sept. 18, by author and journalist Richard Rodriguez.
Submitted by Center for California Studies

Human Resources

Extension of open enrollment

The 2008 open enrollment deadline has been extended to Oct. 24 for the CSU.  Open enrollment begins Sept. 15.  The effective date of all open enrollment transactions will be Jan.1, 2009. 

CSU dental benefit changes
Beginning Jan. 1, benefits for cleanings, examinations and bitewing x-rays will shift to a calendar year schedule rather than a rolling 12-month period. 

When the new benefit period begins, cleanings, examinations and/or bite x-rays that were paid in 2008, will not negatively affect eligibility in 2009.  For example, if an enrollee has a cleaning in November 2008, that cleaning will not count as one of the two cleanings provided under the plan in 2009. That applies even if the enrollee’s first cleaning in 2009 is less than six months from the November 2008 cleaning.

Coverage changes for dental implants
Beginning Jan. 1, there will be a change to Delta Dental’s coverage of implants. Implants will be covered under the prosthodontic benefit level (50 percent) and will be subject to the plan’s prosthodontic limitation (once every five years), as well as the plan’s annual maximum and deductible. Implant procedures include surgical placement of the implant, removal if necessary, implant-supported prosthetics (crowns) and any repair and/or recementation.

Enrollees are encouraged to obtain a pre-determination of benefits from Delta Dental. Delta Dental and DeltaCare USA have a new URL address for the CSU system. It is www.deltadentalins.com/csu

Time to apply for sabbaticals
Full-time faculty members interested in applying for sabbatical leaves for the 2009-10 academic year must submit an online application to Human Resources no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26. The application must be completed online at www.csus.edu/hr/faculty/sabbatical/sabbatical.htm. For more information, or if there are questions about the sabbatical leave process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 278-6169.

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:

Mary Ann Alvarez, Nursing
Nancy Hackbart, Career Center
Carolyn Ann Hollahan, Academic Information Resource Center
Christine Kellerman, College of Health & Human Services

 

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