Talk About Teaching
INSERT: Budgetary Policies & Strategic Issues
Until SEPTA and the Transit Workers Union relieve doubt about public
transportation, Penn and Drexel are maintaining their cooperative arrangements
for emergency services (see
the back page of Almanac March 17). Penn's
home page has links to Penn Transportation and to SEPTA's own site for
- PPSA From the Chair - Call for
- The Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) seeks nominees for membership
on its Executive Board, to take office July 1, 1998. We are looking for
candidates for Member-at-Large (2-year term), Vice-Chair (1-year term),
and Chair-elect (1 year as Chair-elect, 1 year as Chair, and 1 year as
- Interested candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by other members
of the A-1 community. Please send all nominations to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Jim Bean, Chair, PPSA
- Omitted in this issue for lack of space is a follow-up to the March
4 Council meeting, promised in last week's brief coverage. That will be
carried in next week's issue, along with several news articles that were
superseded by more time-dependent announcements.
- Meanwhile, a major item originally scheduled for last week is in this
one: the Cost
Containment Report noted by Senate Chair Vivian Seltzer (see also the
response). Also published this week is a summary of the Food
Service Study foreshadowed at Council by EVP John Fry. At the end of
the report is announced the decision to implement the "middle option"
he cited, with Bon Appétit as contractor. --Ed.
- GSE/HED Open House
- The Higher Education Division (HED) of the Graduate School of Education
will host its annual Spring Open House for prospective students on Friday,
April 3, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Stiteler Lounge.
- More than a third of HED students are employees at Penn, most of them
part-time. The Open House provides information on the academic curriculum,
faculty, students, and opportunities to engage in research. To register
or find out more: Perry Monastero, 898-2444; e-mail email@example.com.
- Computer Courses in April
- The Office of Information Systems and Computing, Technology Training
Group, offers computer courses to Penn faculty, staff and students with
a valid PENNCard. All classes and seminars are held at the Computing Resource
Center, 3732 Locust Walk (across from the Penn Bookstore). Registration
is required for all hands-on courses. Individuals must register themselves
by calling 573-3102 (no third party registration). Registration for April
classes has begun.
- All prerequisites must be satisfied before registering for any course.
For more information on course descriptions and prerequisites send e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit our web site at http://www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/ttg.
- Hands-On Courses: DOS/Windows Users
- Intro to Windows 95,April 6, 1-4 p.m.
- Intermediate Word 7.0, April 8, 1-4 p.m.
- Intro to Word 97, April 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Intermediate Excel 7.0, Apr. 16, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Intro to Excel 97, April 20, 1-4 p.m.
- Intro to Filemaker Pro 3.0, April 22, 1-4 p.m.
- Creating a Web Page (Intro), April 28, 1-4 p.m.
- Intro to Access 97, April 30, 1-4 p.m.
- Lunchtime Seminars
- Intro to Netscape, April 8, noon-1 p.m.
- Intro to WS_FTP, April 14, noon-1 p.m.
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24, 1998, Volume 44, Number 26