March 17, 2003
Vice chancellor for research Robert Miller has convened a committee to
carry out a review of the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP). This is
a critical time for the campus in that the need for external funding is
growing, and the growth in the campus will accompany significant increases
in workload for OSP. The committee would like to hear from the user community--both
faculty and nonfaculty users of the office. The committee would like to
The committee welcomes all input and invites direct contact with committee
members. Individuals on the committee will be reaching out to people in
their own divisions, but input to any committee member will be considered
by the group as a whole. Individuals not affiliated with an academic division
may contact committee chair Eli Silver (see contact information below).
The committee plans to complete the review before the end of spring quarter
and would like your input as early as possible to help focus its efforts.
Input will be accepted and considered at anytime during the review but
will have the most impact if received by April 7.
Committee members are:
American studies professor Judy Yung will present a slide/talk featuring
the personal stories of women in Chinese American history on Tuesday,
March 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Bay Tree Building, Conference
Room D. See Currents
The event is part of a new Diversity Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action. All UCSC faculty and staff are invited to attend.
The presentation is based on extensive research Yung conducted for her latest book, Unbound Voices: A Documentary History of Chinese Women in San Francisco. Drawing upon an intimate collection of letters, poems, autobiographies, newspaper clippings, and oral histories, the book portrays the lives of 40 Chinese American women from the late 1800s through World War II, creating a picture of their ability to make a home for themselves in America, despite severe racial, economic, and cultural constraints.
The campus will get a glimpse of the new
Academic Information System--offering users quick access to information
on everything from student grades to enrollment statistics--at the Town
Hall Meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 31, in the Media Theater.
All members of the UCSC campus community are invited to attend.
Campus community system steward Eric Goodman, student records lead Pam
Hunt-Carter, and student records process manager Paul Bauman will present
the first look at the new system. Teams including multiple campus constituencies
have been working on a preliminary configuration using UCSC information.
Those with questions may e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or call Bonita Sebastian at (831) 459-5312.
The UC Teaching, Learning & Technology Center (TLtC) is seeking proposals
for its Intercampus Collaborative Grants program, which aims at furthering
innovative and appropriate uses of technology in teaching and learning
through partnerships across the campuses. UC faculty are invited to apply
for TLtC Full-scale Expansion & Implementation grants (up to $75k
per year for a maximum of three years) which are intended to expand curricular
strategies that use technology beyond a single campus, for the potential
benefit of the entire UC system. The deadline to submit proposals is April
"Introduction to the University of California Retirement System,"
the first of several presentations by the UCSC Benefits Office, will be
offered on March 21 and May 14 at the Bay Tree Conference Center, Room
D. The March 21 session will be from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. and the May 14
session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Subjects to be covered will include the University's Defined Benefit
Retirement Plan, the Capital Accumulation Provision, the Defined Contribution
Plan Pre-Tax and After-Tax programs, and the voluntary tax-deferred 403(b)
plan. The workshop is similar to that given at new employee orientations.
All faculty and staff members may attend the sessions, but space is limited.
To enroll, call (831) 459-2013.
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