Weekly Wednesday Message
October 2, 2013
Current Dates and Deadlines
2014-15 RSCA Award Proposals
Academic Affairs is pleased to announce plans for the 2014-15 faculty Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) Award. Academic Affairs plans to allocate $1 million, the largest campus amount ever allocated to support faculty research, scholarly and creative activities.
The RSCA Award supports reassigned time for faculty during the academic year. Although Academic Affairs provides funding, academic colleges administer the RSCA process. College faculty councils establish (or have established) respective policies and procedures governing award processes. Colleges use slightly different application forms; applicants should check with their respective college offices for proper forms.
The due date in all colleges for faculty proposals for 2014-15 awards is February 3, 2014. College award committees will review, evaluate, and rank proposals; Deans will make final decisions on awards.
Faculty members who receive awards are required to submit a Report of Work Accomplished by announced deadlines to the respective College Dean’s office. Academic Senate policy 11-08 Section 3.2 dictates the competitive process by which reassigned time will be awarded.
Become a VET NET Ally
Because the transition from military life to life on a college campus can be difficult, the CSULB Veterans Affairs Services Office has developed the VET NET Ally Seminar to educate faculty and staff about the unique needs and concerns of military service members and veterans studying at CSULB. Registration is available for the October 9 session.
Funding Available for Ethics in the Classroom
Faculty are invited to submit proposals for Ethics Across the Curriculum stipends by November 8. These $2,000 stipends, provided by the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership, are designed to support the development of an ethics module in the courses faculty teach.
Applications should be sent via email to Dr. Kathleen Lacey or via campus mail: CBA-418, MS8501.
CSULB Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop
On Friday, October 25 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, workshops covering Responsible Conduct of Research pertaining to Human Subjects, Animal Welfare, and Safety in Research will be held in HSCI – Room 103.
Students participating in NIH-funded research are required to complete the CITI RCR module along with face to face RCR training. Students who need to fulfill this requirement are strongly encouraged to attend the workshop. Members of the campus community interested in RCR are welcome to attend, as well.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Nancy Lewis as soon as possible. Priority will be given to students participating in NIH-funded research.
Evacuation Drill – Tuesday, October 15
On Tuesday, October 15 the University will conduct a campus wide building evacuation drill from approximately 10 am to 10:15 am. A test of the Beach Alert - Emergency Notification System (ENS) will also be conducted at that time. Please take a moment to ensure that your contact information is current in MyCSULB.
More information on the Emergency Notification System is available online. To update your contact information, please log in to your MyCSULB account. For assistance in updating your contact information, please visit the Technology Help Desk website or call (562) 985-4959.
Prepare for an Active Shooter Situation
As part of Living Well at the Beach, CSULB’s first Health and Safety Week, University Police will present four demonstrations for students, faculty, and staff on how to react in an active shooter situation. These sessions are designed to demonstrate what you can do during an active shooter scenario or any situation where evacuation is not advisable.
The sessions will be conducted in a classroom and will discuss several response options and communications you can expect from University Police. A question and answer period will follow.
Four identical demonstrations will be held to maximize attendance. The times are:
- Wednesday, October 16 – 10 to 11 am, VEC 202
- Wednesday, October 16 – 11 to 12 pm, VEC 202
- Thursday, October 17 – 2 to 3 pm, LA5 246
- Thursday, October 17 – 3 to 4 pm, LA5 246
The sessions will be videotaped and will be available for viewing.
If you have questions, please contact Lieutenant Richard Goodwin at extension 5-2302.
Annual California State Employees Charitable Campaign
Faculty and staff have the opportunity to participate in the annual California State Employees Charitable Campaign (CSECC), which allows employees to financially support a nonprofit organization of their choice through monthly payroll deduction.
You can choose to support a nonprofit from the CSECC Donor Resource Guide, which includes hundreds of vital nonprofit programs and organizations in California or donate to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, even if the organization is not listed in the Resource Guide.
If you wish to designate a gift, contact Payroll Services at extension 5-4164 for materials. Please submit the completed payroll deduction pledge form by Friday, October 25 to Payroll Services.
Tech Tip: When to Call the Help Desk
The Technology Help Desk provides assistance with resetting passwords and accessing accounts such as CSULB email, FTP, PeopleSoft, MyCSULB and BeachBoard. The Help Desk is open 8 am to 8 pm Monday - Thursday and 8 am to 5 pm on Fridays.
Did You Know?
The College of Engineering has been named one of Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Core University Partners for playing a key role in generating the knowledge, innovation and talent required to maintain and increase the corporation’s global competitiveness.
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