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Weekly Wednesday Message

March 14, 2012

Policy Approved on Academic Progress Rules

The Academic Senate has approved a new policy on Academic Progress Rules for Undergraduate Programs. The policy provides guidelines for departments that wish to identify academically at-risk students and help those students develop plans to complete their degrees.

Additional information can be found on Enrollment Services website. The policy can be found on the Academic Senate website.


New Guidelines for Campus Email and Calendar

CSULB has new guidelines to define the email and calendar services provided by the University and ensure that email serves as a reliable source of campus communication.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to read the Campus Legal Guidelines for Email Service & Usage and FAQs. The document applies to anyone who uses a CSULB email account, including faculty, staff and students, and addresses email topics such as eligibility, email security and privacy, usage responsibilities, email retention, broadcast/mass emails and using email with mobile devices.

President’s Commission on the Status of Women Seeks Members

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) will hold elections in April to add the following members to the commission:

  • One staff member
  • One HEERA administrator
  • One lecturer
  • One tenured/tenure-track faculty member

The term of office for each category is three years, from September 2012 through May 2015. The PCSW meets from 10 am to noon on the second Friday of each month during the academic year.

The mission of the PCSW is to ensure that the University responds to the needs of women by removing inequities and by providing a supportive educational, working and social environment for all members of the campus community.

Candidates interested in contributing to the work of the PCSW should complete the Candidate Election Form and submit it by 5 pm on Tuesday, April 3 to Betsy Decyk via email, fax (562-985-9100), or in person at the Office of University Ombuds (Foundation Building, Suite 140).


President’s Commission on the Status of Women Awards

New Deadline: March 23, 2012

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) has extended the deadline for nominations from the campus community for the following awards.

  • Advancement of Women Awards
  • Honoring Community Organizations and their Campus Partners Award

More information and the nomination form for each award can be found on the PCSW website.


Upcoming Events

Estate Planning Seminar – Wealthy Women, Wise Women

The Office of Gift Planning is offering a free seminar to help women take care of others by planning for their own financial future.

The seminar will be on Wednesday, March 28 from 5:30 – 7 pm at the Microsoft Store Theater at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa.

Speakers include Paula Clarkson, an attorney at Brown & Streza and Susan Green and Sharon Jones, financial advisors at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Seating is limited, so registration is required. Register online, by phone at (562) 985-5489 or by e-mail at Additional information is available online.

FCPD MunchNLearn Focuses on Free and Open College Textbooks

On Tuesday, March 20, from noon to 1 pm in the CSULB Faculty Center (AS 116), Lisa Grobar (Economics) will talk about her experiences using a Flatworld text, demonstrate how these texts can be customized using Flatworld’s “Make-it-your-own” editing platform, and provide sample materials for workshop participants to review.


Deadline to Order Lunch/Vendor Booth for Staff Day is Next Week

Staff Day will be held on Wednesday, March 28 from 10 am - 2 pm. This is the last week to order lunch tickets, reserve a vendor booth or donate items for the rummage sale taking place on Staff Day. Staff are encouraged to RSVP, order lunch tickets, reserve a table as a vendor, or list rummage sale items they want to donate using an online form. For additional details about Staff Day visit the Staff Council website.


University Achievement Awards is Thursday, April 19
Display Your Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

The University Achievement Awards and Celebration of Instruction, Research, Creative Activity & Service will be held at the Pointe in the Walter Pyramid from 3 - 7 pm on Thursday, April 19.

Event Schedule

  • Displays featuring student and faculty research and creative work will be available to view from 3 - 7 pm.
  • The University Achievement Awards program will take place at 4 pm.
  • A cash bar will be available. Following the awards program, attendees can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and browse the research and creative displays.

Faculty and students are encouraged to submit poster/s, exhibits, books and/or published works to display at the event.

Submitting Posters and Displays - Please email poster titles and authors for each proposed poster to Ms. Mae DeBruin no later than Monday, April 2. You will receive a confirmation and a poster location number via email. Please limit the size of the posters to 4 feet wide by 4 feet tall.

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) will start setting up posters and displays for all participants at 12 pm on Thursday, April 19. Therefore posters and displays must be collected by ORSP by Monday, April 9.

Please contact Ms. DeBruin (x54633) to schedule the time/date to collect the posters and displays. Posters and displays will return to all participants by Monday, April 30.

Submitting Books and Published Work - Please email book or article titles with the list of authors to Ms. Becky Eisemann by Monday, April 2. You will then receive a confirmation email with additional information on how to submit your books and articles.


Did You Know?

The #12 CSULB men’s basketball team will play #5 University of New Mexico in Portland, Oregon tomorrow, March 15, at 1:10 pm in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The 49ers advance to the tournament for the ninth time in school history and the first time since 2007.


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