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December 12, 2014                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]


December 16
Where: SHSU Website

SHSU Online and IT Web Development are collaborating to produce responsive, mobile-friendly designs for SHSU websites. On December 16, one of these new designs will be applied to the main SHSU website pages. After the December 16 launch, SHSU Online's Web Content Team will work with individual SHSU colleges and departments over the course of 2015 to upgrade their various websites to a mobile-friendly format. The move to mobile-friendly web pages for SHSU is another result of the Web Optimization Project, an ongoing cross-divisional project to ensure search engine optimization and continuous improvement on SHSU websites.

Contact: Elisa Crossland (4-2782;

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  Federally-mandated Title IX, Campus SaVE, and VAWA: Preventing and Reporting Gender-Based Misconduct training due 12/23/2014

All faculty and staff who were hired prior to 9/24/2014 were assigned the federally-mandated Title IX training and were given 90 days to complete it (employees hired after that date have 30 days to complete it). The 90-day period ends 12/23/2014 and is the last date the training can be completed before it is considered past due and late notices begin going out to the employee and the employee’s supervisor.

Human Resources strongly encourages all employees who have not yet completed the mandatory Title IX training to do so prior to leaving for the winter break, which begins 12/22/2014. To access the training, go to My Sam>Employees tab>Human Resources>Talent Management link. In Talent Management, click on Learning>View Your Transcript. Launch the training from the Active tab of your transcript.

Human Resources office
               Professional Development section

CJ MANDATE Now Available!

CJ Mandate, the alumni newsletter for the College of Criminal Justice, is now available at The Winter 2014 issue includes the latest news from the College, including a new institute in Forensic Science to train laboratory professionals for certification tests and to collaborate with crime labs on research; the latest student organization for Hispanics in criminal justice;  Alumna Nancy Rodriguez, who was appointed as Director of the National Institute of Justice; a research project to investigate the success of a new prostitution court in Harris County; a statewide conference hosted by CMIT on mental health issues in the criminal justice system;  an eyewitness identification study at SHSU that led to an international gold award for the Houston Police Department and much, much more!

Contact:  Beth Kuhles (4-4425;


When: Saturday, Jan. 10, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Woodlands Center, Rm. 109

The process of dissertation writing is like no other experience! Come to the Dissertation Support Group meeting and get concrete advice and strategies as well as a dose of inspiration. For more information, contact the program facilitator, Dr. Bernice Strauss at

Contact:  Dr. Strauss at

Early Bird Submissions for The Woodlands Center Research Symposium

When: January 15
Where: The Woodlands Center

Save your spot at the Woodlands Center Research Symposium. Although the Symposium is not scheduled until April 11 2015, we are inviting Early Bird abstracts to be submitted by January 15, with completed papers not due until March 28. Send completed applications forms to Dr. Bernice Strauss at

Contact:  Dr. Bernice Strauss at 936-202-5027
Downloads: Submission Forms


Friday, Jan. 16, Noon – 3 p.m.
Where: TBA

The January IDEA Workshop will be held Friday, Jan. 16th.  To register, contact PACE ( or x4-2688). Participants are limited to eight so that each can receive individual attention if desired.  Lunch is served at Noon. Completing the Faculty Information Form (FIF) and interpreting results are addressed in the workshop.

Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688;

Registration Now Open in Talent Management: 
Art of Teaching Series - Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced - Main Campus

Beginning – Tues., Jan. 20, 2 – 3 p.m.
           Intermediate – Tues., Jan. 27, 3 – 4 p.m.
           Advanced – Tues., Jan. 20, 3 – 4 p.m.
Where: CHSS, PACE Conference Room

The three groups on SHSU’s main campus will each meet four times during spring 2015.  The Beginning group will begin with Lecture 4: The Teacher’s Persona.  The Intermediate Group will begin with Lecture 9:  Demonstrations, Old and New. The Advanced group asked for a playback of Lectures 11 & 12: Engaging the Discussion, Parts 1 & 2. Light refreshments are served before and after each session. Register through Talent Management or contact PACE ( or x4-2688) for assistance.  Please see flyers for additional information.

Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688;
Download Flyers: Beginning; Intermediate; Advanced

Project-Based Learning (PBL) Splash Registration is Open

Friday, Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Lowman Student Center (LSC) 320

The outcome of the first cohort was so awesome that we are beginning a second cohort for spring 2015.  For a taste of what’s to come in the training, please register for the Splash.  Lunch is served at 11:30, and the informational meeting is fast-paced.  We would like to have at least three people from each college in the cohort.  UNIV 1301 instructors and DELTA course designers are also welcome.  If you are not an instructor and would like to register, please contact Dr. Marsha Harman in PACE.  If you have difficulty registering through Talent Management, please contact PACE ( or x4-2688).  Please see flyer for more information.

Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688;
Download: Flyer

Registration Now Open in Talent Management: 
Art of Teaching Series - Advanced - TWC

Wednesday, January 28
Where: The Woodlands Center (TWC)

This Advanced group has been extremely faithful and have insisted on finishing the series (24 lectures) this spring.  However, we welcome anyone to these lectures who has the time to attend.  Lecture 17: The Learner’s Perspective & Lecture 18:  Exam, Evaluation, and Feedback. Light refreshments are served.  Register through Talent Management or contact PACE ( or x4-2688) for assistance.  Please see flyer for additional information.

Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688;
Download: Flyer

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

18th Annual Graduate Research Exchange

February 18, 2015
Lowman Student Center, main campus

Contact: Weston Rose

College of Education Distinguished Educator of the Year Awards Ceremony

March 7, 2015
LSC Ballroom

Contact: Sherry Hirsch

Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost


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