TUESDAY, February 9, 2016.
Academic Senate Meeting
Community Time (with snacks) begins at 2pm
LOCATION for FALL 2015:: 1908 Smith in the MVS Decision Making Center
Agenda Overview and Links to Materials
We have one item under "Continuing Business" on our agenda that will be second reading items and up for a vote.
The General Education Committee (GE) has incorporated feedback from the first reading and is offering a policy on the "Golden
Four" to keep us in compliance with a recent Executive Order (EO) from
the Chancellor's Office. The "Golden Four" are the GE categories of:
Communication, English Writing, Critical Thinking, and
Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. The (EO) sets forth a minimum grade
of C for these GE classes.
There is one 'New Business' item on our agenda as a first reading item, and one Special Report
The first reading item is a Policy on Conducting MPP Searches. This policy is meant to be used in tandem with SP 14-15, Policy on Composition of MPP Searches. This policy will also be under simultaneous review by the President's Policy and Planning Council.
The Special Report during New Business is regarding senate restructuring. We will discuss the proposed models, the gaps, as well as timeline and work remaining.
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Faculty Tenure Track Recruitment Search Reminder:
Spring 2016 faculty recruitment is now underway! The first group of faculty candidates will be arriving Thursday, February 25th and on campus Friday, February 26th. The second group of candidates will be arriving Thursday, March 3rd and on campus Friday, March 4th. We are searching for new faculty in Art, Computer Science, Health Science, History, Performing Arts, Political Science, and Secondary Education.
A Note from the Senior Research Officer
Lots of things happening this semester. Here's a list of a select few.
1. Staff from Research and Sponsored Programs continue offering workshops for faculty in the craft of grant writing. Watch the RSP web page for announcments, and RSVP for those of interest to you!
2. This semester, there will be a couple IdeaFests that will bring CI faculty and Navy employees together to talk about common interests. The first two IdeaFest themes will be "(Big) Data and Modeling" and "Unmanned Aerial Systems". If either of these topics interest you, let me know and I'll make sure you see the announcements.
3. On March 24th, CI will play host to the Navy's annual Industry Expo. Organizers are so eager to have faculty and students participate that registration for them is gratis. See http://industryexpo.cikeys.com for registration information.
4. The SAGE Student Research Conference is on Saturday, 14 May. The format will be similar to previous years, but the conference has grown so much that it's moving out of the library. Stay tuned for details, and watch for the call for abstract submissions.
5. Last semester, I met sat down with many faculty members to take a deep dive into learning about their research interests. If I missed you and you want to sit down with me, send me an email and we'll get together!
This is only a short list of things happening this semester in the grants-corner of the University. Watch the RSP web page and campus emails for other opportunities. Contact me if you have any questions or ideas for other ways we can. --Jason (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A message from the Interim Dean of the School of Education:
DATE: January 20, 2016
FROM: Merilyn Buchanan, Dean - School of
SUBJECT: Early Childhood Studies Program in Santa
We are excited
to welcome the 3rd Early Childhood Studies Cohort for the Santa
Barbara County satellite in Goleta this Fall. This program is a state-side
cohort of our ECS program housed at CI and offered at Santa Barbara City
College’s Wake Center to support local students in the Santa Barbara County
area. Our first cohort will graduate this Spring!
is the result of a lot of internal and external work and partnerships lead by
Dr. Carola Matera and Ms. Mari Estrada, Adjunct Faculty & Special
Consultant. We are currently in the process of reviewing systems and creating a
sustainable infrastructure for our students to navigate and access services
that you keep our satellite students in mind when implementing, delivering and
promoting student services and invite you to share any ideas of how we may
support students to navigate these processes.
contact Dr. Carola Matera, Assistant Professor & Santa Barbara Coordinator
at email@example.com or by phone 805-738-8278. We have also
setup the program website for Santa Barbara http://earlychildhoodstudies.csuci.edu/goleta.htm,
Thank you for
your assistance with this process!
Dean, School of