2019 Archived Academic Affairs Announcements

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March - May 2019


Don't forget to visit the University Events Calendar page for all events! 

March 25-29, 2019

WASC Warm Up Week

April 2-5, 2019

WASC Site Visit

May 6, 2019

Outstanding Student Awards

May 13, 2019

Faculty Recognition Dinner

May 23-24, 2019

Commencement

Explore the Campus with Provost Greer

  • Date: March 25, 2019
  • Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Where: Keck Visual Anthropology Lab

RSVP required by emailing us or calling extension 3703.

provostasst@csustan.edu

Limited seats available! 


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
Psychology

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.


Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Funds – Important Update!

The Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Committee is pleased to share some exciting updates and changes coming in Spring 2019.

2019 IRA Application Window

  • Competition Opens: February 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Competition Closes: February 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Applicants Notified: No later than May 17, 2018.

If you would like to get started early on your application, the questions are already posted on the IRA website.

We’re Going Paperless!

The IRA Committee will be using infoReady, a paperless workflow system designed to streamline competitions for funds for both applicants and reviewers. If you are a faculty member, you may have already used this software to apply for RSCA dollars and other awards administered through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. 

During the month of February, the IRA committee will be hosting a series of informational webinars for interested applicants to learn more about the new application process, IRA eligibility requirements, and using the infoReady software. Stay tuned for more information on dates and times.

New Website

The IRA Committee is excited to have recently launched an updated website with everything you need to know about IRA fund competitions, resources for fund recipients, committee membership, application timelines and more.

We Need Photos of Your IRAs!

To fully outfit our new website, we are seeking photos of current and previous IRAs. We are specifically looking for high-quality photos that highlight student participation and the unique experiences made possible by IRA funds. Please send your photos to po-opsassistant@csustann.edu.

For questions about the work of the IRA Committee please contact any of the members.


February 2019


Webinar on CSU Supplemental Instruction Strategies

Register by February 15, 2019

The Department of Academic Technology Services in the California State University, Office of the Chancellor (CO) has organized a free two-hour webinar on Supplemental Instruction (SI), a high-impact practice that CSU campuses are implementing in support of their Graduation Initiative 2025 goals.

  • Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Register by February 15, 2019

Topic

Julie CollinsThe webinar will feature Dr. Julie Collins, executive director of the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at University of Missouri-Kansas City and presentations from CSU campus SI programs. The webinar will provide a framework of successful SI, inform campuses as to planning, progress and assessment of SI effectiveness, showcase data and the impact of mature CSU SI programs and provide resources and networking through the CSU SI community. The webinar agenda is included.

SI is an inclusive, non-remedial approach that provides regular review sessions outside of class. Students work collaboratively by discussing readings, comparing notes and sharing ideas for improving course material. Courses selected for SI are typically those with a disproportionately high number of students receiving grades of D, F and W. The CO supports an SI community that meets online to discuss best practices and progress within and across campuses.

More information regarding SI in the CSU

Audience

This webinar is open to any of the campus community with an interest in SI. We recommend that campuses invite provosts, associate vice presidents for student success, institutional research directors, SI coordinators and liaisons and faculty.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact Brett Christie, director, CSU Academic Technology Services at bchristie@calstate.edu or (707) 486-6519.


Faculty Member Susan Stephenson’s Panoramic Oil Paintings Exhibition

Mark your calendar! Susan’s exhibition will run Jan. 28 through Feb. 23. Everyone is invited to attend the reception on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m., followed by an artist talk at 6:30 p.m.

Event Details


33rd Annual Student Research Competition

Applications from students to participate in the 33rd Annual Student Research Competition are due by Monday, Feb. 18 at noon. The Competition will be held on Friday, March 8.

Applications are now being accepted from students to participate in the 33rd Annual Student Research Competition. The Stanislaus State 33rd Annual Student Research Competition will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019, in MSR130.

The Student Research Competition promotes excellence in student research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student scholarship across all disciplines. Students present their research before a panel of faculty judges; top presenters in each category earn monetary awards; and delegates are nominated to participate at the statewide CSU Research Competition, where they compete against other outstanding scholars in the CSU system.

Students can apply to present in one of five categories:

  • Undergraduate Social Sciences
  • Undergraduate Natural and Physical Sciences
  • Graduate Arts and Humanities
  • Graduate Natural, Physical and Social Sciences

Applications are due Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at noon.

For more information and a link to the application, please visit the SERSCA Student Research Competition website.


Champions of the American Dream

Honoring the entrepreneurial and community spirit of innovative leaders from the Central Valley.

Stanislaus State is pleased to recognize Jose R. Rodriguez, President/CEO of El Concilio, as the 2019 Champions of the American Dream honoree.

Event Details


January 2019


MSR Exhibit Space Opens With Colombian Woodcarvings

Four new display cases adorn the foyer of MSR, and right now they’ll filled with Colombian Artisan Woodcarver pieces collected by Richard Wallace, Stan State Professor of Anthropology, during his recent research in the Amazon region.

But by mid-spring, those displays should be different. And the person responsible for the next content could be you.

Wallace’s display is the first that is a part of the MSR Exhibition, a rotating showcase of artistic, visual and intellectual expression in that airy and natural light-soaked space. The purpose of the rotating exhibition is to provide a forum for students, faculty, staff and alumni to share their work and interests with the broader campus community.

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Innovation Grants Request for Proposals by the CSU Commission on Extended University

Request for proposals that will advance the success of CSU students and support the needs of local, regional, state and global employers. Final proposals are due by Jan. 30, 2019 by noon.

The California State University Commission on the Extended University is seeking proposals that will advance the success of CSU students and support the needs of local, regional, state and global employers. The commission's grant committee evaluates proposals based on their ability to:

  • Meet California's economic and workforce development needs
  • Increase access to educational opportunities by serving broader constituencies
  • Develop alternative instructional delivery systems
  • Creatively develop new programs
  • Provide personal and lifelong learning opportunities
  • Support international educational experiences
  • Support Graduation Initiative 2025

Final proposals are due to Extended and International Education, Dean's Office by Jan. 30, 2019 by noon.

Learn More!


33rd Annual Student Research Competition

Applications from students to participate in the 33rd Annual Student Research Competition are due by Monday, Feb. 18 at noon. The Competition will be held on Friday, March 8.

Applications are now being accepted from students to participate in the 33rd Annual Student Research Competition. The Stanislaus State 33rd Annual Student Research Competition will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019, in MSR130.

The Student Research Competition promotes excellence in student research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student scholarship across all disciplines. Students present their research before a panel of faculty judges; top presenters in each category earn monetary awards; and delegates are nominated to participate at the statewide CSU Research Competition, where they compete against other outstanding scholars in the CSU system.

Students can apply to present in one of five categories:

  • Undergraduate Social Sciences
  • Undergraduate Natural and Physical Sciences
  • Graduate Arts and Humanities
  • Graduate Natural, Physical and Social Sciences

Applications are due Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at noon.

For more information and a link to the application, please visit the SERSCA Student Research Competition website.


Innovation Grants Request for Proposals by the CSU Commission on Extended University

Request for proposals that will advance the success of CSU students and support the needs of local, regional, state and global employers. Final proposals are due by Jan. 30, 2019 by noon.

The California State University Commission on the Extended University is seeking proposals that will advance the success of CSU students and support the needs of local, regional, state and global employers. The commission's grant committee evaluates proposals based on their ability to:

  • Meet California's economic and workforce development needs
  • Increase access to educational opportunities by serving broader constituencies
  • Develop alternative instructional delivery systems
  • Creatively develop new programs
  • Provide personal and lifelong learning opportunities
  • Support international educational experiences
  • Support Graduation Initiative 2025

Final proposals are due to Extended and International Education, Dean's Office by Jan. 30, 2019 by noon.

Learn More!


Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Funds – Important Update!

The Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Committee is pleased to share some exciting updates and changes coming in Spring 2019.

2019 IRA Application Window

  • Competition Opens: February 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Competition Closes: February 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Applicants Notified: No later than May 17, 2018.

If you would like to get started early on your application, the questions are already posted on the IRA website.

We’re Going Paperless!

The IRA Committee will be using infoReady, a paperless workflow system designed to streamline competitions for funds for both applicants and reviewers. If you are a faculty member, you may have already used this software to apply for RSCA dollars and other awards administered through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. 

During the month of February, the IRA committee will be hosting a series of informational webinars for interested applicants to learn more about the new application process, IRA eligibility requirements, and using the infoReady software. Stay tuned for more information on dates and times.

New Website

The IRA Committee is excited to have recently launched an updated website with everything you need to know about IRA fund competitions, resources for fund recipients, committee membership, application timelines and more.

We Need Photos of Your IRAs!

To fully outfit our new website, we are seeking photos of current and previous IRAs. We are specifically looking for high-quality photos that highlight student participation and the unique experiences made possible by IRA funds. Please send your photos to po-opsassistant@csustann.edu.

For questions about the work of the IRA Committee please contact any of the members.