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2/18 - Wednesday

3/25 - Wednesday

4/20 Monday (with PDS)



The Annual Emeritus Faculty Recognition Dinner will be held on March 265th at Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park. The evening starts at 6:00 and ends at 9:30. You can see information here. Please RSVP by March 13th.







This is a very important day. Plan to be there for our students and their families. Lunch provided! Contact Andrea Rodriguez for more info.

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February 2, 2015

Oh, you missed a great retreat this year, if you didn't attend!


Student Panel!

Infographics as Pedagogical Tool

Establishing & Managing a Productive Classroom Climate

Leading Change: What You Can Count On

My SSU: Personal Maps and Inner Geographies


Professional photos were taken.

A photo booth was available for fun pictures.

Info about the Textbook Alternative pilot

Social Media for the classroom


A huge thanks to all who presented and participated!

Something NEW!
First annual Faculty Tenure and Promotion Recognition event

Thanks to Jennifer Mahdavi for the picture


The first annual Faculty Tenure and Promotion Recognition event was held on October 8th in the Student Center ballroom. A website is now available listing all the faculty recognized at the event. Beautiful medallions were presented to all who were present. We hope this event will grow in popularity over the years and create a new tradition at SSU. 

Spring Election coming up fast!

It's time to think about running for leadership positions in faculty governance. This spring we will be electing:

Chair of the Faculty
Vice Chair of the Faculty
At-Large Senator (one position)
2 positions on URTP - Full Profs only
2 At-Large to APC
1 At-Large member to SBS
1 At-Large member to SDS

Don't know our acronyms? Go here. You may self-nominate or nominate another with their approval. If you nominate, please send in a ballot statement to the Senate office. 
What's Happened at the Senate
In the Fall semester, the Mayors of Rohnert Park and Cotati both visited the Senate. Senate meetings are always open to the campus for guests to attend. Ask your Senate rep what's on the Senate agenda you might be interested in. 

Policies Important to Faculty


The Senate approved a new SSU SETE policy. This policy guides the administration, implementation and access of electronic SETEs and the data they provide. 


The Senate approved a revision to the Lecturer's Role in Departmental Governance to align it with the CBA and recent arbitration findings. This policy is important to every department that employs lecturers.

Faculty Role in the Graduation Initiative

The Chair of the Faculty gave a presentation to the Senate about the faculty role in the the Graduation Initiative and the new CSU Dashboard website to help departments find solutions for their particular area. Check it out at Also, see Chair Senghas' presentation here
S&F Task Force on the Re-Org of Faculty Governance

This task force started by getting a sense of TT faculty service in the University, in order to have good data to work with. An info graphic was produced to illustrate what was found to the Senate. This is a small version. If you would like the large version, just email the Senate office. A website had been put up to document task force work.

Excellence in Teaching
Excellence in Teaching Award Reception for 
Dr. Jerry Morris and Dr. Eric Williams

This event was held on September 25th in the 
Art Gallery courtyard
Dr. Brigitte Lahme for Dr. Morris, President Armiana 

and Dr. Williams

Every year we honor our Excellence in Teaching award recipient(s) with a reception. The award is made possible by the President's office. You can read more about this award here
Faculty Center update and news

The Faculty Center's services range from one-on-one consultation sessions to improve Moodle skills to creating videos using a green screen. Beginning January 2015, the Faculty Center will be open from 9 - 5, Monday through Thursday and 9-4:30 on Fridays.


To contact in the center, please call 664-2659 or on the web at .



Curricular Items approved in Fall  2014

  • Advance Practice Clinical Education Certificate- Nursing 
  • Revision to ENSP program
  • Revision to Sociology program
  • Revision to Global Studies major and minor
  • Revision to Cultural Resources Management MA
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