May 18, 2009
BSI 2009 PREPARING FOR THE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Preparing for Success | BSI 2009
Now that you have registered for the Institute, there are a few things that we would like you to do.
We understand that you are probably busy with end-of-the-semester work and summer projects,
but we urge you to complete these tasks before you arrive in San Francisco. (Required work
highlighted in red below)
If you have any questions or difficulty completing them, feel free to contact your regional network
1. Review/be familiar with your college’s BSI self-assessment and action plan; bring both to
2. Select an existing program on your campus that you believe is attempting to address the
needs of under-prepared students. You may consider it to be successful or unsuccessful; in
either case, you are familiar with it. Analyze the program by addressing the bullets below.
You can respond to each with notes, visuals, or existing materials. You will share your
information with other members of your network—so please bring to the institute and
please, be brief!
• What is the program?
• How does it work?
• Why do you think it works (or does not work)?
• How do you know that it works (or doesn’t work)?
3. Sign up for the Student Success Conference on October 7-9, 2009 at the San Francisco
Airport Marriott Hotel by going to http://www.rpgroup.org/events/sss09.html; you need to
register specifically for the BSI Leaders Pre-Conference Session, which takes place on
Wednesday, October 7th, from 9am-12pm.
4. Save the date for the statewide ASCCC BSI Coordinators Workshop being held on
September 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach. Registration details coming shortly.
5. You may—as an option—also want to begin planning to take a team of 3-5 (including
yourself) to the Dale Tillery Summer Institute for Community College Leadership and
Innovation at UC Berkeley, August 9-12, as they will be working closely with our leadership
institute and have taken as their theme, “Planning for Systemic Change in Implementing the
Basic Skills Initiative.” Your campus will be contacted directly about participation in the
Tillery in the coming days.
6. Please Note: You will receive an email soon from your regional network coordinator with a
link to a short (about 10 minutes) online survey. Please complete the survey before the
ONCE YOU ARE IN SAN FRANCISCO
The cost of a Super Shuttle from San Francisco Airport to San Francisco State is
From the North: Take highway 101 south, cross the Golden Gate Bridge (toll $5). Take
19th Ave/Hwy 1 exit. Follow this (several miles) to a right turn onto Holloway Avenue. Turn
right onto Font Boulevard. Then turn right to Lake Merced Blvd. At the first stop light turn
right onto State Drive.
From the East: I-80 across the Bay Bridge to Hwy 101 South. Take 101 South (stay on the
right) to I-280 and take the second Daly City/Mission Blvd. Exit, bearing right onto
Sagamore St. and then to Brotherhood Way. Follow Brotherhood until it ends and then take
a right to merge onto Lake Merced Blvd. At the second stoplight turn right onto State Drive.
From the South: On I-280 North stay towards the left lane to exit at 19th Ave/Hwy 1 and
then bear to the right onto the ramp to Brotherhood Way. Follow Brotherhood until it ends
and take a right onto Lake Merced Blvd. At the second stop light; turn right onto State Drive.
From SFO Airport: Highway 101 to 380 junction to I-280 North (follow signs to SF). On I-
280 North stay in the left lane to exit at 19th Ave./Hwy 1 and then bear to the right onto the
ramp to Brotherhood Way. Follow Brotherhood until it ends and then take a right onto Lake
Merced Blvd. At the second stop light; make a right onto State Drive.
You will need to park in Lot 20 (E/4 on the map) and buy a parking pass ($5.00) for the day.
We will provide parking passes for all subsequent days. Passes expire at midnight, so you
will need to obtain from us (and post in your vehicle) the next day’s pass before midnight on
the day before.
Make your way to the Village at Centennial Square’s check-in office (G/3 on the map).
Once You Are on the SFSU Campus
Someone will meet you there and help you settle in before the evening’s banquet.
The rooms come in two or three bedroom suites with shared kitchen and bathrooms.
What’s Available in the Rooms
Each suite is fully furnished and includes a kitchen, living/dining area, and two
Suites do not include kitchen utensils or cookware, but do have microwave ovens
and full refrigerators
Suites are furnished and each guest is provided with
bed linen (two sheets and a pillow case)
two bath towels
soap (so bring your own toiletries!)
NOTHING ELSE IS PROVIDED, SO YOU MAY WANT TO BRING:
Light jacket (it can get cold in San Francisco)
Comfortable walking shoes
A robe (bathrooms are shared)
o YOU ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO BRING A LAPTOP.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided in the dining hall on all full days. On the day of
your arrival, a special dinner will be provided. On the day of departure, breakfast will be
provided. With the exception of the first night’s dinner, all of those meals will be provided
through food cards which give access to the City Eats dining hall. City Eats serves a wide
variety of creative and healthy foods.
San Francisco, particularly around SFSU, can be quite chilly, windy, and foggy in the
summer. Please plan accordingly.
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
PRE-INSTITUTE – TOGETHER WE CAN: CREATING A STUDENT-FOCUSED INITIATIVE
3:00-5:00 PM -- CHECK-IN
5:00-9:00 PM – COCKTAIL PARTY, DINNER, AND STUDENT PANEL (PRESIDIO &
MONDAY, JUNE 15
DAY ONE: INQUIRING MINDS: ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
9:00 AM-5:00PM – INSTITUTE WORK
5:00-7PM – COCKTAIL PARTY AND DINNER
TUESDAY, JUNE 16,
DAY TWO: PROGRAM DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT: BREAKING DOWN SILOS
9:00 AM-5:00PM – INSTITUTE WORK
5:00-9:00PM -- COKTAIL PARTY, DINNER, AND GUEST SPEAKER
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
DAY THREE: EVALUATION AND LOGIC MODELS: CREATING A CULTURE OF EVIDENCE
9:00 AM-5:00PM – INSTITUTE WORK
5:00-7:00PM -- COKTAIL PARTY AND DINNER
THURSDAY, JUNE 18
DAY FOUR: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CREATING A CULTURE OF INQUIRY
9:00 AM-5:00PM – INSTITUTE WORK
5:00-9:00PM -- COKTAIL PARTY, DINNER, AND GUEST SPEAKERS
FRIDAY, JUNE 19
DAY FIVE: USING TECHNOLOGY TO BUILD A NETWORK
9:00 AM-4:00 PM – INSTITUTE WORK
4:00PM-??? -- AN EVENING OF FUN IN SAN FRANCISCO
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
DAY SIX: TECHNOLOGY, NEXT STEPS
9:00 AM-12:00 – INSTITUTE WORK
12:00-2:00PM – CHECK OUT
Welcome to San Francisco State University! We are delighted you
have decided to stay with us this summer. We look forward to
hosting your summer conference. Enclosed, please find information
S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y that will assist you in preparing for your conference prior to your
arrival on campus.
If you require other information please contact us at (415) 405-2296,
by fax at (415) 405-0393 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Office
Conference Services 2009 summer program
hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST).
Welcome and thank you for selecting San Francisco State University
as to hold your summer event, conference, and workshop!
Volume 1, Issue 1
In this issue:
Your Amenities 2
Dining Services 2 • Two 24-hour front desks in the community
Your Mail/Parking 3 • Mail service delivered centrally to Towers at
Centennial Square at 796 Font Blvd, SF, CA
Places to Eat/Your Telephone 4
Services 5 • Diverse shopping and entertainment venues
available near the campus
YOUR ARRIVAL & Departure
In June and July, the front desks at Towers @ Centennial Square Apartments and Village at Centennial
Square Apartments will be open 24 hours daily. The Science & Technology Theme Community front
desk is open from 8 AM to 12 AM daily. The desks are staffed by knowledgeable Residential Services
Assistants (RSAs). RSAs will facilitate the check-in and check-out process for your conference guests.
They can also assist with information regarding the City, the University, and services we provide.
Check-In begins at 4 PM
If you anticipate an arrival time before 4 PM., we will be more than happy to store your luggage in a
secure area until you are ready to check-in. Upon arrival, each guest will be asked to sign a Conference
Registration Card, much like a hotel. Once this card is signed, a room key, a bathroom key (if
applicable), an access card and meal tickets will be issued.
Check-Out is before 10 AM
Even if your conference does not end before the 10 AM designated check-out time, we ask that all
conference guests check-out of their rooms by 10 AM. A secure area to hold luggage will be
available. At time of departure, each conference participant will need to turn their keys and access card
back to the front desk.
Your accommodations & amenities
card & Each guest will be provided with a blanket, pillow, mattress pad, bed linen (two sheets
meals and pillow case), two bath towels, and soap. A linen exchange will be provided at a
designated location for towels to be replaced (please speak with your Summer
Coordinator regarding details). Daily maid service is not provided. All facilities are
An access card is issued to ready for internet access. Wireless internet access is not available in the housing
you upon signing your community. You must bring an Ethernet ready laptop computer and cable to
Conference Registration be able to connect to the internet.
Card. This card serves as
access into the building you The Towers at Centennial Square Apartments (TCS) have one bathroom per
are occupying. apartment. One and two-bedroom apartments are furnished with a couch, overstuffed
chairs, and dining room furniture. In each apartment, the bedrooms are furnished with
If you are not given meal two twin beds, two desks, two dressers, and two closets. Laundry facilities and vending
tickets at registration, your machines are available on the Lobby level.
access card will also work
Rooms in the Science & Technology Theme Community (STTC) have private
as your pre-paid, non-
bathrooms. Each room is furnished with two twin beds, two desks, two dressers, and
refundable meal card. It is
two closets. The STTC has a computer lab open during business hours 8:00 AM to 5:00
important that you have
your card with you when
you go through City Eats The Village at Centennial Square Apartments offer two and three bedroom
Dining Center. configurations. Each apartment includes two bathrooms, full size refrigerator, dining
and living room furniture. Each apartment has its own kitchen but cooking
For access into your utensils and dishware are not provided. Each double occupancy bedroom
building, simply swipe includes two twin beds, two armoires, two desks and chairs. Single occupancy
your access card bedrooms include one set of furniture for a single person.
through the reader
located near the front
door of the building .
Upon check-out, please be
prepared to turn in your
City Eats is our dining facility, featuring an all- period. The self-service salad bar also offers an
card to the RSA. If your
you-can-eat variety of well balanced and additional variety of garden fresh items.
card was lost or stolen, you creative menus. It is located directly across
will be invoiced a non- from Mary Ward Hall. Restricted Diets
refundable fee of $50.00 We give special consideration to guests who
per card. The hours of operation are as follows: have medical or religious dietary concerns.
Breakfast: 7:00 am-9:00 am Daily
Lunch: 11:00 am-1:00pm Daily If you require special meals, please let
Dinner: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm Daily us know. We will do our best to
accommodate your needs.
*Extended times may be arranged through
your group’s contract*
The Residential Dining menu always features
at least one vegetarian entree during each meal
Mail is delivered Monday through Saturday except for Postal Outgoing Mail
Services holidays to the Towers at Centennial Square (TCS) at 796 The nearest U.S. mailbox is on Font Boulevard between Mary Park
Font Boulevard, SF, CA 94132-4039. and Mary Ward Halls. Pick up times are located on the mailbox.
Your assigned summer Coordinators will contact you by phone The nearest Post Office is in the Sloat Boulevard Plaza area near
when letters or packages have been received for your conference Lucky grocery store.
participants. If we are unable to reach you, we will leave a .
message on the Message Board of your building.
In order for to receive your mail promptly, please use the
San Francisco State University
796 Font Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94132-4039
Conference Services does not provide guest parking.
All vehicles parking in San Francisco State University parking lots are required to have a valid SFSU permit. Parking is
enforced twenty-four (24) hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year. Lot 19 located behind the STTC on State Drive is
a faculty and staff lot and therefore a valid faculty and staff parking permit is required.
From 5 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday, all valid daily permits enable to park in any SFSU parking lot. Handicap spaces
require a valid SFSU permit in addition to a valid handicap placard or handicap/disabled plate. There is a 20-minute time
limit, while parked in a yellow zone. Vehicles in excess of 20 minutes will be cited. Parking is not
allowed in a red zone. Violators will be cited immediately.
The Parking and Transportation Office, located on North State Drive sells parking permits for Lot 20,
which are valid inside the parking structure, for $5.00 per day. Lot 20 permits are not valid on the roof
level except between 5 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday. Conference groups must coordinate parking
requirements in advance with the Parking and Transportation Department at (415) 338-1441. Specific
information is available at: www.sfsu.edu/~parking/text/parking.html.
It is your responsibility to abide and follow all parking regulations at SFSU. The Office of Conference
Services declines responsibility for parking issues on or off campus.
Your Keys Other Places to EAT
Aside from the various food options in our residential dining
facility we have 4 other places in the community for you to choose
from: Café Rosso, Subway, Taza, and Village Market.
Upon check- CAFÉ ROSSO Summer Hours:
in, a room key Monday - Friday *7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
and if applicable, a
bathroom key, are issued to SUBWAY Summer Hours:
you after signing your Monday - Friday *9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Conference Registration Saturday & Sunday *10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Card. These keys should be
returned upon check-out. TAZA SMOOTHIES & WRAPS Summer Hours:
Your keys are valuable, and Monday - Friday *9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
every effort should be made
to see that they are not VILLAGE MARKET Summer Hours:
misplaced or lost. Monday - Friday *10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday *10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
If you lock yourself out of
your room a resident *Please note: hours are subject to change without notice.
services assistant will assist
you with acquiring access.
To ensure that only you Your telephone
and/or roommate(s) have
access to the Lock-Out Each apartment is equipped with a telephone. You may receive calls from on and off campus. It is
Key, our RSAs will verify important to answer your phone, as the university will contact you through your on campus
phone. All guests’ telephone numbers begin with the (650) area code. To call off campus, dial the
your identity and room
area code and the number. If you are dialing another telephone number in the (650) area code,
number prior to issuing the then simply dial the 7 digit number. If you are dialing from your room or apartment phone, and
key. Once you have want to call a campus telephone number, you will need to dial (415) and then the telephone
received the Lock-Out number for the campus office.
Key, the Lock-Out Key
should be returned it to the All campus business or office phone numbers begin with 415 area codes. For on-campus
front desk within 15 calls, simply dial the last five digits of the campus extension to be connected. All guest rooms will
minutes. have a prefix of either 406 or 405. Therefore, you will need to dial ‘6’ or ‘5’ and the last four
digits of the room extension. Upon check-in, you will receive the phone extension to your
designated room assignment.
If your room or bathroom
key is not returned upon Making off-campus calls require the use of calling cards, credit cards, or collect billings. In
check-out, your group will addition, payphones are located in all buildings. On-campus calls are at no charge to the
be charged $50.00 per guest.
key. If you request a lock
change, a charge of $50.00 Our Residential Services Assistants will transfer incoming calls
will be added to your final from the Front Desk to your room. If you are not available, a
message will be taken for you. Please remember to ask at the
Front Desk for your messages or check the message board
located in the lobby area of your building.
YOUR BUILDING SUMMER COORDINATOR
Towers at Centennial Square (TCS)
elcome to San Francisco State University! My name is Matthew
Gilsbach and I am excited to have you with us this summer. I
just completed my first year of graduate school at Northeastern
University in Boston, Massachusetts where I am studying
College Student Development and Counseling. Upon completion I plan to go into
Student Activities or Residential Life. I am a proud alumnus of Gallaudet
University in Washington, DC where I received a bilingual education in American
Sign Language and English majoring in Communication Studies. I’m also a native
of Southeast Michigan. This will be my first summer here in San Francisco and I
am looking forward to sharing my experience with you.
Science and Technology Theme Community (STTC)
elcome to San Francisco State! I am very excited to be a part of
your experience here this summer! My name is Ally Meo. I have
just completed my junior year at The College of New Jersey,
located just outside of Trenton, New Jersey, where I am currently
studying Special Education and Math, Science, and Technology. I am enrolled in a five
year program that culminates in a Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education.
Despite my choice of major, I plan on entering the field of Student Affairs upon
completion of my Masters. I have worked in the Conferences office at the College of
New Jersey for about two years on the planning end of summer camps and programs.
While this is my first summer in San Francisco, I am eager to bring a little of my East
Coast spirit to the Conference Services Summer Team!
Village at Centennial Square (VCS)
elcome! My name is Clay Chou and I moved to San Francisco
from Taiwan about six years ago and have been living in San
Francisco State ever since. Currently, I am a MA Chinese
student at San Francisco State University. This is my third
summer working with Conference Services, so I am extremely excited to see
some old faces and meet the newcomers in the coming summer. I will provide
you with the best in customer service that is professional and compassionate,
during and after your stay. Please do not hesitate to ask for my assistance if
Shuttle services/taxis, movies, hospitals, etc.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE/ 24-HOUR FITNESS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION 1850 Ocean Avenue CAL TRAIN
BAY SHUTTLE 415-334-1400 800-660-4287
To & From All Bay Area Airports YMCA MUNI
415-564-3400 Stonestown Galleria 415-673-6864
QUAKE CITY SHUTTLE 415-759-9622
BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT
To & From SFO & OAK HOSPITALS (BART)
415-255-4899 SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL 415-992-2278
SUPER SHUTTLE 1001 Potrero
GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT MARIN
To & From SFO 415-206-8000
415-558-8500 SETON MEDICAL CENTER 415-923-2000
BANKING ESTABLISHMENTS (Closest to SFSU)
BANK OF AMERICA 1900 Sullivan Avenue-Daly City
Stonestown Galleria 650-991-6455
415-615-4708 For general San Francisco/Bay Area
Public Transportation Information,
CITIBANK 505 Parnassus Avenue
log on to: www.transitinfo.org
West Portal District 415-476-1037
415-664-0814 TAXICAB COMPANIES
MOVIE RENTAL CITY CAB 415-468-7200
WELLS FARGO DALY CITY CAB 650-992-8865
Stonestown Galleria SERRA CAB 650-991-3881
1503 Sloat Boulevard
415-781-2235 UNITED CAB 415-552-8562
GROCERY STORES VETERANíS CAB CO.415-552-1300
LUCKY YELLOW CAB CO.
AMC 1000 VAN NESS
1515 Sloat Blvd. 415-333-333 OR 650-756-0275
1000 Van Ness
SHOPPING AREAS (NEAR SFSU)
EMPIRE CINEMA Stonestown Galleria
85 Westlake Mall
85 West Portal Avenue 19th Avenue & Winston Drive
Westlake Shopping Center
SONY METREON 285 Lake Merced Boulevard
WALGREENS DRUG STORE
5TH and Mission Street Daly City
650-756-0275 Serramonte Center
UA STONESTOWN TWIN 3 Serramonte Boulevard
501 Buckingham Daly City
200 West Portal Avenue
415-665-1008 San Francisco Shopping Center
For general San Francisco/Bay Area 5th and Market Street, Downtown
HEALTH CLUBS & GYMS
movie showings, call:
415-777-FILM or 415-777-3456
3251 20th Avenue