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Posted November 17, 1999

L&S Deans Seek Innovative Course Proposals for 2000-01

Beginning in spring 2000, the Letters and Science deans will sponsor a new series of college courses, designed for students who are not majoring in the given discipline, but who would like a challenging, thought-provoking introduction to the field.

The deans are now soliciting course proposals for the 2000-01 academic year. Funding is available for graduate student instructors, technical support and other course-related expenses. Faculty members in the college are invited to submit proposals to the appropriate divisional dean.

For information, see the college courses Web site at or contact program coordinator Alix Schwartz (642-8378 or

New Academic Policies Available For Review

Two proposals affecting academic appointees have been distributed for review and comment. The Postdoctoral Fellow Grievance Procedure was issued Oct. 28, and comments are due by Dec. 3. The Draft Guidelines for Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships are the Berkeley campus implementation procedures for Academic Personnel Manual 191. Comments are due by Dec. 15.

The draft proposals can be accessed through the Academic Personnel Web site at ( Comments on both proposals should be sent to Patti Owen, Office of Academic Personnel, 200 California Hall or to via e-mail.

Holiday Energy Curtailment Scheduled for Dec. 24-Jan. 2

As part of the holiday energy curtailment, heating and ventilation will be limited on campus Friday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 2. The cutback affects most buildings on campus. Faculty and staff are encouraged to be away from campus during that time period.

This year's curtailment plan includes two regularly scheduled work days (Dec. 28 and 29). Provisions have been made to allow staff employees who have not accrued enough vacation time to "borrow" up to three days of vacation leave. Staff in this situation should contact their supervisors.

Heads of units with temperature-sensitive facilities, essential research and public service operations may request an exemption from the curtailment. To do so, contact Paul Black with Physical Plant, 642-1100.



November 17 - 23, 1999 (Volume 28, Number 15)
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