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TEMPLE TIMES October 12, 2006 Vol. 37, No. 8
Announcement School of Dentistry dedicates preclinical lab
Hart issues new
Editor’s note: On Sept. 29, President Ann ate revisions of the Faculty Hand-
Weaver Hart addressed the University com- book and the 2001 guidelines. The
munity in a memo regarding revised guide- goal will be to achieve a unified
lines on tenure and promotion. The text of
structure for tenure and promotion
that memo follows.
across all schools and colleges while
respecting the unique features of
In July, I appointed a President’s
Task Group on Tenure and Promo-
The new guidelines strongly
tion Guidelines, composed of facul-
encourage each school and college
ty and administrators. That task
to develop its
group deliberated over July and
August and provided me with a On the Web pline-specif-
report, including recommendations
See the new tenure ic guidelines.
for revision of the President’s Tenure and promotion I urge all
and Promotion Guidelines. We all guidelines and
are indebted to the members of the deans to
their companion work closely
task group, and I especially want to document by going
express my deepest personal appre- to www.temple.edu/ with their
ciation to them for the hard work, vpfaculty and faculties to
dedication and collegial spirit they selecting “Promotion produce
all exhibited. and Tenure” at left. school/col-
As suggested by the task group, I lege guide-
reviewed their recommendations lines as soon
with the Council of Deans. After due as possible. If these school/college
consideration of the recommenda- guidelines are approved by the
tions of both the task group and the provost by Dec. 31, 2006, they will
deans, I made revisions to the guide- become effective for the 2007–08
lines. I am now prepared to issue the cycle of tenure and promotion. In
attached guidelines for use, effective the meantime, for the remainder of
2006–07 academic year. In addition, the 2006–07 cycle, only the attached
I attach a companion document guidelines will govern all tenure and
“Organizational Outline for Promo- promotion processes for the affected
tion and Tenure Files,” also recom- schools and colleges.
mended by the task group. In a memorandum I sent to the
The attached guidelines govern Council of Deans on Aug. 8, 2006, I Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg/University Photography
Sophomore dental students practice crown preparation in the Dr. John and Joan H. Ballots Preclinical Laboratory.
the tenure and promotion processes recognized that each discipline has
of the Law School and the schools its own timeline for publications
and conferences, and that our hiring The School of Dentistry recently Joan Ballots, a Temple trustee, is a
and colleges covered by the TAUP dedicated the Dr. John and Joan H. member of the Dentistry School’s
collective bargaining contract. The committees need flexibility to
accommodate these varying cycles. Ballots Preclinical Laboratory in board of visitors and a graduate of
Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and recognition of the Ballots’ generous Temple’s Teacher’s College (now the
Podiatric Medicine continue to be Therefore, there will not be a dead-
line for submitting files for new fac- scholarship support of Temple dental College of Education). John Ballots, her
governed by the provisions of the students. late husband, played basketball for
ulty hires; I will issue letters of
Faculty Handbook and the 2001 Before dental students work with real Temple, where he received bachelor’s
appointment for tenure track hires
Presidential Guidelines. I have asked patients, they spend two years practic- and master’s degrees before going to
at any time. In order to support a Ballots
Faculty Senate President Jane Evans ing with plastic teeth, jaw and head dental school at Temple, from which he
year-round calendar of hiring,
and interim Provost Richard Englert mannequins to perfect basic dental skills in the graduated in 1957.
to initiate discussions on appropri- Tenure on page 4 preclinical laboratory. — Eryn Jelesiewicz
Theater’s Hedley to receive Lifetime Barrymore
By Harriet Goodheart director of The Philadelphia Com- ley and Jean Harrison, a well-
[email protected] pany (now the Philadelphia Theatre If you go known New York actor, founded
Company — a name change that he The 2006 Barrymore Awards for The Philadelphia Company, the
For theater professor Robert Hed- views as redundant and unneces- Excellence in Theatre will be held first of the city’s fledgling perform-
ley, it’s been all theater, all the time sary: “I wanted our company to be Oct. 23 at the Merriam Theater in ing arts companies dedicated to
as a director, playwright, developer as familiar to audiences as the gas Philadelphia. Tickets are available for developing and producing new
of new plays and educator. company!”). purchase at www.theatrealliance. work.
org/barrymores/2006_awards.html “We wanted playwrights to be
During a career that has spanned On Monday evening, Oct. 23, through Oct. 20.
more than four decades, he has Hedley will receive the Lifetime able to write and get their plays
directed productions around the Achievement Award at the Barry- staged,” Hedley recalled. “But we
country, mentored nationally more Awards ceremony in recogni- major professional theater honors, had no money, and Jean and I took
known playwrights, headed the tion of his contributions to the turns laying each other off so one of
the local equivalent of New York’s
us could collect unemployment.”
departments at Temple, Villanova Philadelphia theater community. Tony Awards.
Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg/University Photography and Iowa, and was founding artistic The Barrymores are the region’s It was the mid-1970s when Hed- Hedley on page 3
Temple’s weekly newspaper for the University community
Page 2 October 12, 2006
Preview Acrobat 8.0 and more
On Wednesday morning, Oct. 18, a
team from Adobe will be on Main
Change is in the air all across the University
Campus to present three sessions on Temple University is changing. will be left with less of something
Acrobat. Acrobat is a widely used pro- Here are the facts: valued and more of something Case study: How one office managed change
gram that enables people to share files • A 40 percent surge in under- unwanted. When Martha Phan came to using the Myers-Briggs assess-
across system platforms through the graduate applications from 2000 to Our reactions to change can Temple more than a year ago, she ment tool,” Phan said. “As creative
creation of portable document format fall 2005. range from denial, anger and apa- faced a tough job: To lead the professionals, we recognize that
files. PDF files retain the original • A 17 percent increase in total thy to self-protective maneuvers Office of Publications while it we work differently, so now we
design and formatting of a document. student enrollment since 2000 to designed to buy time, save face or adopted new processes and tech- try to use this knowledge to
The file can then be opened using the more than 34,000 — an all-time protect our position. On the other nologies, created brand strategies become a stronger team.”
freely distributed Acrobat Reader. high. hand, our reactions may reflect for schools and colleges, and The Office of Publications
The sessions will focus on the fol- • The freshman class keeps get- excitement and enthusiasm with helped the University roll out a recently held another mini-
lowing topics: ting smarter: This fall, their average behaviors that are focused and new graphic identity. retreat, working with Amey-Tay-
• 9–10 a.m. Getting Started with high-school GPA (3.26) and SAT highly creative. In addition, it As the newly hired director, lor to discuss the results of its
Acrobat: Obtain an overview of PDF sore (about 60 points above the appears that transitions — those Phan was responsible for oversee- second annual report card. The
technology and get familiar with the national average) are far higher uncharted spaces between the past ing that its staff of designers group is planning to work with
differences between the Acrobat than those of the average Temple and the future — are where the come together while finding ways Eric Brunner, another member of
Reader and Acrobat Professional freshman in the 1990s. real challenges and opportunities of to transform the office from a organizational development and
applications. View a demonstration of • We have a $16 million TECH managing change reside. reactive, print production shop training, in the coming year for
the methods in which PDF technolo- Center and more than $400 million These reactions to change are into a strategic, customer-friendly training on customer service.
gy interfaces with Creative Suite 2,
in new construction/renovation is predictable and manageable, and marketing communications oper- Eighteen months into her
Microsoft Office, and other products.
planned. they occur for individuals, groups ation. tenure, Phan believes that the
• 10:15–11:15 a.m. Stepping into
• There are about 10,000 stu- or work teams. “When I came [to Temple], Office of Publications has made
Acrobat Advanced Features: The
dents living on or around campus Temple offers support for indi- key progress: reorganizing the
sophisticated features of Acrobat will everyone worked on projects sep-
— more than double the number in viduals and departments deter- department and hiring new staff
be demonstrated to enhance teach- arately,” Phan said. “We wanted to
2002. mined to successfully ride the (including an art director and
ing, research, and administrative create an environment where we
• A new General Education cur- waves of changes that Tom Peters, production manager), forming
tasks. View the methods to create worked together creatively as a
riculum is approved, and pilot co-author of In Search of Excellence, client account teams, elevating
forms and incorporate business logic, team and collaborated closely
classes are scheduled to begin in has referred to as “permanent design standards, and creating
such as calculations and data valida- with clients across campus.”
the spring. whitewater.” The Human Resources strong visual brands for clients
tions. Also learn about safeguarding Phan enlisted the guidance of
• Both the football and men’s Department offers training pro- across the University.
information using password protec- Marie Amey-Taylor, Human
basketball coaches are new bring- grams (such as “Ready, Set … “I rely on the professionals in
tion of documents, control permis- Resources’ director of organiza-
ing with them new enthusiasm and Change” and “Managing Change”), Human Resources to help me
sions, and digital signatures. tional development and training,
promise. assessments, departmental/work address the challenges I face as a
• 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wel- to help get the ideas flowing.
• Temple has had two new presi- unit customized training, and indi- director,” she says. “The
come to Acrobat 8.0: Preview the Amey-Taylor met one-on-one
dents in six years — including its vidual coaching to assist individu- HROD&T group, in particular,
features of Acrobat 8.0. Observe with Publications employees,
first female president. als and teams successfully adapt to has been a great partner and
how you can securely create profes- developed a report card and
According to Ken Blanchard, a and champion change. resource in helping our team
sional forms, optimize documents, questionnaire, and took time to
global leader in workplace learn- To effectively manage change, through a year of incredible
and produce engaging multimedia observe the group’s dynamic.
ing, productivity, performance ask yourself: change.”
packages by combining multiple “Marie helped us understand
and leadership effectiveness solu- • What is changing? Why? — Karen Shuey
files into a PDF package. Step into our individual work styles by For the Temple Times
the collaborative features of Acrobat tions, most employees typically • What is my or my department’s
8.0 through accelerated document react to change with feelings of typical approach to change?
reviews and management of shared discomfort, isolation, vulnerabili- • What is the current state of state? • Have I anticipated and pre-
reviews. Solutions for Adobe Reader ty and fear of the unknown. affairs? Who is involved? Who are • What is supporting me as I pared for the next set of changes?
users will be provided, such as how According to Blanchard, author of the change sponsors (ones initiat- experience the change, and what is As individuals and teams
to save forms offline and digitally the bestseller One Minute Manag- ing the change) the change agents, impeding my progress toward my address these questions in training
sign PDF documents. er, we are often concerned that (ones implementing the change) goals? sessions or as a part of a larger
The sessions will be held in the expectations will be altered, that and the change targets (ones being • What is my plan of action? organizational development
TECH Center, first floor, room 111. there will be increased oversight changed)? Have I included resources and process, it is clear that employees,
Registration is required to attend or visibility, that control and • What are my goals relative to timelines? How will I monitor and work groups and ultimately all of us
but the sessions are free for stu- power may erode, and that they this change? What is my desired evaluate my success? at the University benefit. N
dents, faculty, and staff. Enrollment
is limited so please register early by
going online to www.temple.edu/
cs/seminars. On the site, click on
Seminars, then on the Seminar Cal-
endar link and scroll to Oct. 18. Provost Search Advisory www.temple.edu/temple_times October 12, 2006 Vol. 37, No. 8
ITUG to focus on Connect Committee named Chief Communications Officer:
Director of Communications:
Mark Eyerly [email protected]
Ray Betzner [email protected]
Betsy Winter [email protected]
On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Instruc-
tional Technology Users Group President Ann Weaver Hart uate School; Concetta M. Stewart, Assistant Editor: Kevin Gardner [email protected]
(ITUG) will present “Acrobat Con- has named Ronald T. Brown, School of Communications and Director, Health Sciences PR: Eryn Jelesiewicz [email protected]
nect: Conduct Classes and Meetings dean of the College of Health Pro- Theater; and Robert T. Stroker, Contributing Writers: Denise Clay [email protected]
Anytime, Anywhere.” fessions, as chairman of the 13- Boyer College of Music and James Duffy [email protected]
Acrobat Connect (formerly member Provost Search Advisory Dance. Alix Gerz [email protected]
Committee consisting of repre- Administration: Theresa A. Harriet Goodheart [email protected]
known as Macromedia Breeze) is a Hillel J. Hoffmann [email protected]
Web conferencing tool that enables sentatives from the faculty, stu- Powell, vice president for student Lisa Z. Meritz [email protected]
instructors or meeting hosts to con- dents, administrators and affairs. Preston M. Moretz [email protected]
duct dynamic online classes or trustees. The members of the Trustees: Leonard Barrack, For a complete beat list, visit www.temple.edu/news_media/staff.html.
meetings from any computer that is committee are: chair, Academic Affairs Commit- University Photography: Joseph V. Labolito [email protected]
connected to the Internet, at any Faculty: William E. Aaronson, tee; and Loretta C. Duckworth, Ryan Brandenberg [email protected]
time. The event will provide an associate professor, risk, insurance member of the Academic Affairs Betsy Manning [email protected]
overview and demonstration on the and healthcare management; Committee and president of the Temple Times Online: Cheryl Afonso [email protected]
use of the collaborative features and Rebecca Alpert, associate profes- General Alumni Association. Calendar Editor: Leslie Saunders [email protected]
tools offered through Connect. sor, religion and women’s studies; The search advisory commit-
Faculty and staff members are Shohreh Amini, professor and tee will be staffed by Vicki Lewis Submit news to [email protected] and calendar items, at least two weeks
chair, biology; James Earl Davis, McGarvey, special assistant to in advance, to TUcalendar at http://calendar.temple.edu.
invited to attend the ITUG presen-
1601 N. Broad St.
tation in the TECH Center, room professor, educational leadership the president for academic 302 University Services Building
111, from noon to 1 p.m. and policy studies; and Phoebe affairs. Temple ZIP #083-43
To be notified of upcoming ITUG Haddon, professor, James E. The committee will be selecting Philadelphia, PA 19122
Beasley School of Law. a search firm to assist in its efforts. Phone: 215-204-8963
events, subscribe to the ITUG mail- Fax: 215-204-4403
ing list by sending an e-mail to Student: Raysean Hogan, presi- A position description and other
[email protected] For more infor- dent, Temple Student Govern- information about the search will Temple Times is published by the Division of University Communications
mation, visit the ITUG Web site at ment. soon be available at www.temple. each Thursday of the academic year.
http://isc.temple. edu/itug. Deans: Aquiles Iglesias, Grad- edu/provostsearch. N
October 12, 2006 Page 3
Creating a competitive edge in the job hunt
By Julia Straka
For the Temple Times Career services at Temple
Last year, one green freshman, Aalok Joshi,
went up against more than 20 Fox School sen- TU Leadership Challenge: Opportunities for stu-
dents to practice leadership skills, including
iors in competition for an internship with Cin- academic courses, seminars, service opportu-
tas Uniforms. But Joshi had a competitive edge nities, leadership conferences, and a leadership
that no one else had — an advantage he had institute.
developed at The Fox School’s Center for Stu- Contact: Amy Hecht, [email protected],
dent Professional Development — and that 215-204-7188, www.temple.edu/
edge got him the internship. studentleadershipchallenge
The Fox School CSPD, one of several at
Temple run by individual schools and colleges, Career Development Services
gives students the tools to go from the class- Services and resources: Career library, career
room to the boardroom through its career counseling and advising, online career assess-
preparation services. According to Fox CSPD ment, decision-making tools, career-oriented
director Corinne Snell, the center has a three- workshops, career fairs, on-campus recruiting,
pronged approach to professional coaching. part-time and summer job fairs, experiential
The CSPD focuses on personal development, learning opportunities (e.g., internships, extern-
which concentrates on assessing students’ ships, etc.), videotaped mock interviews, online
strengths and areas of improvement; industry career resources, career exploration tools,
resume critiques and graduate school
and career awareness, which concentrates on resources.
understanding specific industries and career
Contact: Chet Rispoli, [email protected],
options; and impression management, which 215-204-7981, www.temple.edu/careerdev
helps students develop a strategy to market Photo by George Bilyk
themselves and manage others’ perceptions of At The Fox School’s 2006 senior reception in September, hosted by the Center for Student Professional Development,
them, Snell said. marketing and finance double major America Castro impressed Target representative Nicole D’Ambrosio with her College of Liberal Arts
business etiquette skills, which were polished to a shine with help from the CSPD.
“All of it is designed to prepare you and give Center for Internships and Career Development
you the confidence to find that ideal job or services and resources: Career library, career
skills when he met a Cintas Uniforms HR counseling and advising, decision-making
internship, and to go forward in your career,” executive. tools, career-oriented workshops, on-campus
she explained. “Aalok really wanted an internship, but “Before I went to CSPD, I didn’t recruiting, experiential learning opportunities
During his freshman year, Joshi joined the most freshmen have trouble finding and get-
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