Academic Affairs Announcements

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2018-2019 Faculty Awards

Outstanding Community Service Award

Dr. Xamuel Bañales
Anthropology, Geography and Ethnic Studies

Dr. Bañales has served in various roles as part of the Ethnic Studies program here at Stanislaus State and currently as the program director. He also assists with organizing various cultural events on campus and in the local community such as, Day of the Dead and Indigenous Peoples Day events along with advising the Ethnic Studies Student Club and the Queer and Trans People of Color Collective. Through the program and the various organizations, Dr. Bañales has given selflessly his time, energy, and attention to promoting diversity, equity, and social justice not only here at Stan State but the Central Valley region.

Outstanding Professor

Dr. Kurt Baker

Dr. Baker has had an incredible impact on his colleagues and his students during his time at Stanislaus State in the Department of Psychology. He is a mentor to many and continues to demonstrate and integrate influential teaching practices into his courses. Students have described Dr. Baker a great listener, a creative instructor, and an advisor who helps students envision career and academic paths that are both bold and attainable. His colleagues describe him as someone who can connect with students quickly and meaningfully, developing relationships built on trust and empathy.

Outstanding RSCA Award

Dr. Panos Petratos
Management Information Systems

Dr. Petratos has made significant contributions to the department of Computer Information Systems at Stanislaus State and his field. He has written a book along with dozens of articles and chapters for other books, academic journals, and conference proceedings. Outside of his publications, Dr. Petratos has also delivered 30 conference presentations, acted as a Co-Chair for an international conference and was an invited speaker for two other international conferences regarding information quality and copyright law for digital intellectual property in cyberspace.

Outstanding Faculty Governance Award

Dr. Chris Nagel
Philosophy and Modern Languages

Dr. Nagel has participated in remarkable levels of university engagement and service in regard to shared governance on campus. His advocacy for lecturers to be included in faculty governance has been a central part to his contributions and success. Dr. Nagel has played a vital role in the inclusion of lecturers as fellow colleagues and members of the profession. His colleagues consistently comment on his commitment to shared governance and his ability to dissect problems and communicate solutions to all involved parties on campus.

Elizabeth Anne B. Papageorge Faculty Development Award

Dr. Renato Alvim
Philosophy and Modern Languages

Dr. Alvim has not only built meaningful relationships with his students and colleagues but has also revitalized the Portuguese Program here at Stanislaus State. His colleagues have referenced his passion for the language and culture as the powerhouse behind the growing program. By starting a Portuguese Club and taking on the role as Director of the Portuguese Program, Dr. Alvim demonstrates his commitment to student engagement and student success.


Library Instruction Services

The University Library instruction program helps students develop key academic research skills and become information literate in the ever-changing research environment. 

Librarians can help students:

  • Spend less time searching for information and more time evaluating it.
  • Understand the key concepts necessary for research success.
  • Utilize online library research tools effectively.

How to collaborate with a librarian:

  • Schedule a librarian-taught instruction session.
  • Embed a research guide in your Blackboard/Moodle shell.  
  • Work with a librarian to create tutorials or library guides tailored to your needs.
  • Direct your students to the reference desk or live chat for research help.
  • Direct your students to a one-on-one appointment with a librarian.

Please let me know if you have any questions or contact your library liaison.

Tim Held
Instruction Coordinator
University Library 
(209) 664-6555


Curriculog - Paperless Curriculum Management

The Office of Academic Programs completed the implementation of Curriculog, a paperless curriculum management system, for all curriculum proposals.  Curriculog is now ready for the submission of curriculum for the 2019/2020 academic catalog.  

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Student Engagement in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (SERSCA) Program

Opportunities Available to Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Student Engagement in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (SERSCA) Program has the following opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students this 2018-19 academic year.

  • Assistantships: Undergraduate and Graduate students earn money working with faculty on research, scholarship, and/or creative projects.  Applications are due on September 24th.
  • Mini-Grants: Students may receive a mini-grant to fund research or creative projects with money for equipment, materials, and supplies.  Eligible applications will be awarded as received until all funds are allocated.
  • Travel Grants: Travel grants are available to support student attendance/participation and presentation at professional conferences.

For more information, including application requirements, deadlines, and other details, please visit

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Study Abroad Classroom Presentation

Customized for you! Study Abroad Classroom Presentations can range from 5 minutes at the beginning of class to the whole class period.  Hosting faculty member sets the parameters.

How do I sign up?

Faculty and staff can find our form online.

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Graduate Writing Support Available

The Center for Excellence in Graduate Education (CEGE) offers free writing support to all currently enrolled graduate students at Stan State. English Professor Dr. Matthew Moberly, and CEGE Graduate Student Peer Writing Coach, Tara Dybas, provide writing support for graduate students.

The focus of each session is on one targeted writing issue – such as mechanics, sentence structure, or organization – that can be addressed in a 20-minute period. CEGE writing support coaches do not offer editing of any documents. Coaches offer targeted, personalized feedback meant to improve the quality of graduate student writing.

Writing support sessions are available in person at CEGE during drop-in hours, or online via Zoom. All available hours are listed on the CEGE website. Instructions for scheduling a writing support appointment are also included on the website.

CEGE Writing Support Website

Center for Excellence in Graduate Education | MSR 160

Warrior Cards Issued @ University Library

Warrior Cards are now issued in the University Library - Circulation desk (2nd floor).  This service is available during all library open hours, except 30 minutes before closing time.

Students, faculty and staff do not pay for their first Warrior Card.  Replacement cards may be purchased for $5.00. Additionally, faculty and staff needing to have their picture taken for door access may do so without charge.

For more information, please contact Library Circulation at (209) 667-3234 or visit the Help Page.

  • Warrior Card Fee: First card is free
  • Replacement Card Fee: $5 per card; advance payment is required.

How to Pay: