January 6, 2005
Vol. 35, Special Issue No.1


   2005-06 Pennsylvania and Metropolitan Philadelphia Survey Fellowship
One Fellowship will be awarded in association with the 2005 PMP Survey, based on a competitive proposal process. Proposals must be submitted by Feb. 25, 2005. [more]  

   New Photo for Your New Temple University ID Card
   New Temple ID cards will be issued in late spring–early summer as part of the University's plans to eliminate the social security number as the primary identifier for faculty, staff, students, and associates. Throughout January, employees may have their photographs retaken for the new ID card. A number of dates and locations are available. [

  TAUP Contract Extended
  Temple University and the Temple Association of University Professionals (TAUP) jointly announced today that they have agreed to formally extend the previous TAUP contract through Feb. 15, 2005. TAUP represents 1,165 full-time faculty and other academic professionals in Temple's library system and 13 of its schools and colleges. The previous contract expired on Oct. 15, 2004. Faculty have continued to work under the terms of the previous contract as the parties continue to negotiate under the contract extension.

  Address Verification and Year-End W-2 Reporting Reminders
   Temple University plans to print and distribute 2004 Form W-2s during the third week of January to all employees. [


Trustees approve bold new gen-ed program
On Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 14, 2004, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new program of general education for all Temple bachelor’s degree candidates, a move that will transform the undergraduate educational experience at the University.
    In the fall semester of 2007, the new program of general education —
or “gen-ed” — will replace Temple’s core curriculum, which was approved in 1986 and revised in the ’90s. [more]

Executive Summary
Establishing a general education curriculum for all baccalaureate students
    Every Temple student currently pursuing a baccalaureate degree must meet specific core curriculum requirements.
The attached new General Education curriculum will replace the present core curriculum in fall 2007. [