New SF State Task Force To Help Student Success

September 28, 2016 News

This September, invitations were sent out to students, staff and faculty to form the first ever campus task force at SF State that will identify barriers to success for first-year students and develop a plan to combat student attrition.     “Research shows that freshmen student success in the first year of college is one ...

Summit begins year long interim provost position

August 30, 2016 News

When Jennifer Summit, dean of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning, steps into the position of interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs on Thursday, colleagues expect her to excel in the challenging new role. Summit is temporarily replacing Sue Rosser, who was recently appointed to the state Chancellor’s Office, effective Thursday. Summit’s appointment will ...

Tensions flare at CSU East Bay during chancellor visit

March 1, 2016 News

Faculty and students came toe-to-toe with Chancellor Timothy White at Cal State East Bay to express their frustration as part of a contentious listening tour forum Monday afternoon. White’s listening tour, during which he visits all 23 CSU campuses throughout the state to listen to each community’s concerns, comes in the midst of stalled contract ...

Lack of advertising curbs student exposure to app

February 16, 2016 News

The developers of SF State Mobile, the college’s first-ever mobile app, are seeking feedback from students to determine which features should be included in the platform’s second iteration. A lack of advertisement of version one, however, has stymied students’ exposure to the app and left the developers with limited feedback since the app’s debut Feb. 3. Inquiries ...

Increased fees bittersweet for art department

February 9, 2016 News

SF State’s art department made its first major increases to instructional materials fees in 20 years this spring, forcing returning studio art majors to pay double or even triple the fee costs of last semester. Of the 80 studio art classes currently requiring materials fees, 38 of those had their fees increased by at least 50 ...

Road sharing with ride-sharing leads cab cooperative to bankruptcy

January 26, 2016 News

When it comes to getting around San Francisco, students have wide range of options. Despite filing for bankruptcy Friday, the city’s largest taxicab co-op, Yellow Cab Cooperative Inc., remains one of those options. Though many students surmised SF Yellow Cab filing for bankruptcy reflects the burgeoning app-based ride-sharing market, pointing to companies like Uber Technologies Inc. and ...