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April 15, 2004, Vol. 3, No. 7
Campus News Updates
SCU in negotiations with service employees' union
The University is working with representatives of the Service Employees International Union Local 715 to approve a new contract.
SCU has requested and received the services of a mediator from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to help the parties reach an equitable agreement.
In the interim, SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J., has urged the departments that would be most directly affected by a strike action to develop contingency plans to ensure uninterrupted services in the event of a strike.
On April 6, the president informed the faculty and staff councils of the status of negotiations. He told the members of the councils that the administration “will continue to act fairly and justly in terms of respecting our employees, offering them a fair wage and benefits package, and ensuring they be part of our community.”
Law school magazine is online
Et. al., the magazine for alumni and friends of the Santa Clara University School of Law, is now online at http://www.scu.edu/etal.
Like the print edition, the online version has feature stories and news about the School of Law, class notes, alumni profiles, information about upcoming events, and essays by faculty.
The current edition also includes the Honor Roll of Donors, a list of those who contributed to the law school from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003. Et al. is published twice per year. The next issue will be published in mid-September.
Rank-and-tenure committees elected
The Faculty Senate has announced the results of elections for the University rank-and-tenure committees, which make recommendations on faculty promotions and tenure decisions.
A petition for promotion or tenure goes first to the school/college committees, then to the University rank-and-tenure committee. For the University Committee, only tenured full professors can serve but tenure-track and tenured faculty can vote in the election of its members.
Faculty vote within their school/college only, but any full professor from any school or college can serve and all tenure track faculty can vote for the at-large person. For the school/college committees, only tenured faculty may serve but other faculty can vote within their school or college.
Committee terms begin with academic year 2004-05 and expire June 30 of the years indicated.
The election results:
University Committee: Gerald McKevitt, S. J., history 2005; Eric Hanson, political science 2005; Samiha Mourad, electrical engineering 2006; Tom Savage, Jr., education 2006; Robert Senkewicz, at-large 2007; William Sundstrom economics 2007
Friday is deadline to nominate for student awards
It is time to nominate students for five major University awards: the Nobili, St. Clare, Richard J. Riordan, Handlery and Student Life Awards.
The deadline for faculty and staff to submit nominations is Friday, April 16.
Nominations should be sent to Jeanne Rosenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Handlery Prize is awarded to the graduating senior who has contributed most to the success of any student publications at the University.
New e-tools to make student rosters easier to manage
The Drahmann Center and Student Records Office have announced a new tool available for faculty to run class rosters, degree audits, and more in ecampus.
The new Web functions will assist with undergraduate academic advising during next month's mandatory spring advising period, May 3-14.
Faculty interested in additional information about the undergraduate advising process, Instructor Advisor Self Service, and the degree audit report should attend the Advising 102 workshop which will be held on Monday, April 26, and Tuesday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Campus Ministry conference room in Benson Memorial Center.
Contact the Drahmann Center 408-554-4318 for more information about the Web site and about Advising 102.