Academic Governance and Service

Represented through its Academic Senates, faculty participate in the shared governance of their campus and the California State University system.

Committee Service for the College of Liberal & Creative Arts, 2017-2018

There are two different types of committee service in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts: (1) College of Liberal & Creative Arts Committees and (2) College of Liberal & Creative Arts Representatives on University-Wide Committees. The term range is given in academic years. Service on the committee ends in the spring semester of the last year of the term.

College of Liberal & Creative Arts Committees

Affiliate Faculty Committee

Description: Advises the Dean and Chairs/Directors on the establishment, procedures and "best practices" of a faculty affiliate program whereby faculty in one Department/School apply for and, if approved, become affiliated faculty in another Department/School.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 4 faculty from the College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Eligibility: Tenured faculty
Meeting time: 3 times per year
Elected/Appointed by: Dean

Current Membership:
Christina Sabee, Communications Studies, csabee@sfsu.edu
Vinay K Shrivastava, Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts, vinay@sfsu.edu
Philip J. Dreyfus, History, pdreyfus@sfsu.edu
Dane Johnson, Comparative and World Literature, danej@sfsu.edu

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College Council

Description: Advises the dean on policy.

Term: Based on position as Department Chair/School Director
Membership: 1 representative requested from each Department/Program
Eligibility: Department Chairs/Program Directors only
Meeting time: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 2:00-4:00pm (subject to change)
Elected/Appointed by: Departments/Schools and Dean

Current Membership:
James Quesada, Anthropology, jquesada@sfsu.edu
Gail Dawson, Art, gdawson@sfsu.edu
Vinay Shrivastava, Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts, vinay@sfsu.edu
Britta Sjogren, Cinema, britta@sfsu.edu
David Leitao, Classics and Comparative & World Literature, dleitao@sfsu.edu
Christina Sabee, Communication Studies, csabee@sfsu.edu
Dane Johnson, Comparative & World Literature, danej@sfsu.edu
Peter Orner, Creative Writing, orner@sfsu.edu
Christina Sabee (interim), Design, csabee@sfsu.edu
Sugie Goen-Salter, English, Technical and Professional Writing, sgoen@sfsu.edu
Mohammad Salama, Modern Languages & Literatures, mrsalama@sfsu.edu
Phillip Dreyfus, History, pdreyfus@sfsu.edu
Cristina Ruotolo, Humanities and Liberal Studies, ruotolo@sfsu.edu
Sanjoy Banerjee, International Relations, banerjee@sfsu.edu
Fred Astren, Jewish Studies, fastren@sfsu.edu
Cristina Azocar, Journalism, cazocar@sfsu.edu
Ed Luby, Museum Studies, emluby@sfsu.edu
Cyrus Ginwala, Music, cginwala@sfsu.edu
Justin Tiwald, Philosophy, jtiwald@sfsu.edu
James Martel, Political Science, jmartel@sfsu.edu
Todd Roehrman, Theatre and Dance, roehrman@sfsu.edu
Julietta Hua, Women & Gender Studies, jyhua@sfsu.edu

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CSU Student Research Competition Committee for Behavioral and Social Sciences

Description: Judges written papers and oral presentations by college participants.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 2 faculty judges from College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty; maximum one judge per Department/Program
Meeting time: Once in spring, usually late February
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Membership:
2016-2018 - Lena Zhang, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, lzhang@sfsu.edu
2016-2018 - Scott Siegel, International Relations, snsiegel@sfsu.edu

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CSU Student Research Competition Committee for Creative Arts and Design

Description: Judges written papers and oral presentations by college participants.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 5 faculty judges
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty; maximum one judge per Department/Program
Meeting time: Once in spring, usually late February
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Membership:
2016-2018 - Hsiao-Yun Chu, Design and Industry, hychu@sfsu.edu
2016-2018 - Javon Johnson, Communication Studies, javonj@sfsu.edu
2016-2018 - Victoria Lyall, Art, vlyall@sfsu.edu
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017-2019 - Chris Clemens, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, cclemens@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Laura Moorhead, Journalism, lauralm@sfsu.edu

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CSU Student Research Competition Committee for Humanities and Letters

Description: Judges written papers and oral presentations by college participants.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 5 faculty judges
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty; maximum one judge per Department/Program
Meeting time: Once in spring, usually late February
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Membership:
2016-2018 - Mindi Golden, Communication Studies, mgolden@sfsu.edu
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017-2019 - Tanya Augsburg, Humanities and Liberal Studies, tanya@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Jiyoung Cha, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, jycha@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Shirin Khanmohamadi, Comparative and World Literature, shirin1@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Martha Lincoln, Anthropology, mlincoln@sfsu.edu

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Elections Committee

Description: Oversees election process (nominations, balloting, announcement of results) for election of College representatives to College and University Committees and to the Academic Senate. Reference College Elections Policy & Procedures and University Faculty Elections Procedures (Section C).

Term: 3 years
Membership: 2 College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Eligibility: Tenured/Tenure-Track, College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty only
Meeting time: Twice in Fall and twice in Spring; additionally, if/as needed, for special elections
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Membership:
2015-2018 - Amy Skonieczny, International Relations, askonie@sfsu.edu
2016-2019 - Karen Lovaas, Communication Studies, klovaas@sfsu.edu

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Faculty Advisory Board for LCA's Advising Resource Center (ARC)

Description: Provides recommendations to the College’s Advising Resource Center.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 6 Tenured/Tenure-Track and one lecturer, College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty, each from a different academic program
Eligibility: College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty only
Meeting time: Two Fridays in Fall and two Fridays in Spring
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Membership:
2017-2019 - Christopher Clemens, Broadcast and Electronic Communication, cclemens@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Frederik H. Green, Modern Languages and Literatures, fgreen@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Rachel Gross, Jewish Studies, rbgross@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Martha Kenney, Women and Gender Studies, mkenney@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Paloma Mathern, Communication Studies, amolap@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Meg Schoerke, English Language and Literature, schoerke@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Kim Schwartz, Theater and Dance, ks@sfsu.edu

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Leave-with-Pay Committee

Description: Evaluates and ranks leave-with-pay applications submitted by College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 7 College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Eligibility: Tenured College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty only; maximum one representative per Department/Program; cannot serve and also apply for a leave award; cannot serve and also be a member of the University Sabbatical Committee
Meeting time: Once or twice in Fall
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Membership:
2016-2018 - Jeff Jacoby, Broadcast and Electronic Arts, jjacoby@sfsu.edu
2016-2018 - Scott Patterson, Broadcast and Electronic Arts, spatters@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Maziar Behrooz, History, mroozbeh@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Andrew Joron, Creative Writing, andrew.joron@gmail.com
2017-2019 - Ellen Peel, Comparative and World Literature, epeel@sfsu.edu

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Scholarship Committee

Description: Evaluates applications for college scholarships.

Term: 2 years
Membership: 5 Tenured/Tenure-Track, College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Eligibility: Tenured/Tenure-Track College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty only
Meeting time: Once in Fall and once in Spring
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Membership:
2016-2018 - Evren Savci, Women and Gender Studies, savci@sfsu.edu
2016-2018 - Miriam Smith, BECA, miriam@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - William Christmas, English, xmas@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Laura Moorhead, Journalism, lauralm@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Scott Siegel, International Relations, snsiegel@sfsu.edu

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College of Liberal & Creative Arts Representative on University-Wide Committees

Academic Senate

Description: Formulates policies and procedures regarding: (1) appointment and review of academic administrators; (2) faculty appointment, retention, tenure, promotion, leave, and dismissal; (3) curriculum and instruction; (4) library and research; (5) student affairs, admissions, retention, awarding of grades and graduation; (6) business and fiscal matters; (7) campus development; (8) academic and professional standards; (9) mission and goals; and (10) other matters about the welfare and excellence of the University. View additional information on Academic Senate.

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): Approximately 12 college representatives
Eligibility: Tenured/Tenure-Track College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty only
Meeting time: Bi-weekly on Tuesday during academic semester: 2-5pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representatives:

2015-2018 - Marie Drennan, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, mdrennan@sfsu.edu
2015-2018 - Jose Acacio de Barros, Liberal Studies, barros@sfsu.edu
2015-2018 - Troi Carleton, Linguistics, troi@sfsu.edu
2016-2019 - Yutian Wong, Theatre and Dance, ytw@sfsu.edu
2016-2019 - Teddy Albiniak, Communication Studies, albiniak@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Martin Carcieri, Political Science, carcieri@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Michael Hammer, Modern Languages and Literatures, mhammer@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Dee Spencer, Music, deejazz@aol.com
2017-2019 - Chris Chekuri, History, cchekuri@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Todd Roehrman, Theatre and Dance, roehrman@sfsu.edu

* Elected LCA seats in Senate Subcommittees

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All-University Academic Program Review Committee (APRC)

Description: Reviews and evaluates the efforts of faculty and administrators to clarify the intellectual vision, range, coherence, and currency of each academic program. In addition, APRC examines the program’s organizational structure, reviews the program’s learning outcomes, evaluates their indicators of program success, and evaluates program goals and effectiveness. View additional information on APRC.=>

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 2 college representative
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Every other Wednesday: 10-12am in ADM 460
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Membership:
2015-2018 - Anita Silvers, Philosophy, asilvers@sfsu.edu
2017-2020 - Miriam Smith, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, miriam@sfsu.edu

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All-University Committee on International Programs (AUCIP)

Description: Enhances the University's international programs. View additional information on AUCIP.

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1 college representative
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: One Wednesday per month: 12pm-1:30pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representatives:
2016-2018 - Kathleen McAfee, International Relations, kmcafee@sfsu.edu

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All-University Teacher Education Committee (AUTEC)

Description: Serves as a major university forum for issues related to teacher education and shall recommend and support activities designed to foster positive attitudes toward teacher education and the teaching profession. View additional information on AUTEC.

Term: 1 year
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: Dean or Dean’s designee
Meeting time: 1-2 Wednesdays per semester, afternoon
Elected by: College Dean or designee

Current Representative:
2014-2015 - Susan Shimanoff, College of Liberal & Creative Arts, shimanof@sfsu.edu

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Baccalaureate Requirements Committee

Description: The BRC is responsible for developing, reviewing, recommending, and publicizing the policies, principles, procedures, and guidelines that govern University-wide requirements for baccalaureate degrees; including establishing the policies by which courses proposed for inclusion in the GE program will be collected and reviewed by the initial certification committees. The BRC will also establish a timeline for implementing the new GE policy. View additional information on BRC.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 1 college representative
Eligibility: College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Every working Thursday: 2-4pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representatives:
2017-2020 - Jiyoung Cha, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, jycha@sfsu.edu

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Baccalaureate Requirements Lower Division Certification Committee (LDCC)

Description: The LDCC will work with the University Academic Assessment Advisory Committee (UAAAC) to carry out assessment of lower division courses designated as meeting baccalaureate degree requirements on a rotating schedule to ensure their continued currency and adequacy to satisfy assessment. View additional information on BRCLDCC.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 2 college representatives
Eligibility: College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Every other working Thursday: 2-4pm
Elected by: All eligible College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representatives: 
2017-2020 - Eva Sheppard Wolf, History, shepwolf@sfsu.edu
2017-2020 - Justin Tiwald, Philosophy, jtiwald@sfsu.edu

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Baccalaureate Requirements Upper Division Certification Committee (UDCC)

Description: The UDCC will work with the University Academic Assessment Advisory Committee (UAAAC) to carry out assessment of upper division courses designated as meeting baccalaureate degree requirements on a rotating schedule to ensure their continued currency and adequacy to satisfy assessment. View additional information on BRCUDCC.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 2 college representatives
Eligibility: College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Bi-weekly on Wednesdays during academic semester: 2-4pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representatives: 
2017-2020 - Mary Scott, Humanities and Liberal Studies, mscott@sfsu.edu
2017-2020 - Saul Steier, Humanities and Liberal Studies, sauls@sfsu.edu

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Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning Board (CEETLB)

Description: Provide advice and recommendations regarding the ongoing activities of the CEETLB; serve as liaison to its various constituencies; and provide an annual report to the Academic Senate. View additional information on CEETLB.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 1 college representative
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: First Tuesday of the month from 12:30-2:00pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Membership:
2014-2018 - Maricel Santos, English, mgsantos@sfsu.edu

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Graduate Council (GC)

Description: Advises university-wide administrators for graduate studies and graduate programs. View additional information on GC.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 12:30-2:00 pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representative:
2016-2019 - Hsiao-Yun Chu, Design and Industry, hychu@sfsu.edu

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Library Advisory Committee (LAC)

Description: Advises the University Librarian on the resolution of problems affecting the Library. View additional information on LAC.

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Irregular schedule/when needed
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representative: 
2017-2019 - Christopher Concolino, Modern Languages and Literatures, conco@sfsu.edu

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Online Education Committee

Description: Monitors outside developments in online education (including CSU, CA government, and private industry efforts), disseminate these efforts to appropriate bodies on campus, help create appropriate policy responses, and proactively guide on-campus online education initiatives. View additional information on OEC.

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: The second Friday of the month: 9-10:30am
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representative:
2017-2019 - Bernice Le Marchand, Modern Languages and Literatures, blemarch@sfsu.edu

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Professional Development Council

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: The second Thursday of the month: 12:30-2:00pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representative:
2016-2018 - Gillian McIntosh, Classics, gillianm@sfsu.edu

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Teacher Credential Committee (TCC)

Description: Makes recommendations to the Dean of the College of Education regarding all existing and proposed University teacher credential programs. View additional information on TCC.

Term: 1 year
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time:  Irregular/when needed
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representative:
2016-2017 - Sam McCormick, Communication Studies, mccrmck@sfsu.edu

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University Academic Assessment Advisory Committee (UAAAC)

Description: Provides a channel for communication, advice, and liaison among Academic Affairs, the Academic Senate, and the faculty on academic assessment. View additional information on UAAAC.

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Second Thursday of every month: 1:15-2:15pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representative:
2017-2019 - Gwen Allen, Art, gwen@sfsu.edu

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University Advancement Activities Advisory Committee (UAdAAC) to Stand for University Election

Description: Provides a channel for communication, advice, and liaison among Academic Affairs, the Academic Senate, and the faculty on academic assessment. View additional information on UAdAAC.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): All University Representatives Only
Eligibility: University faculty
Meeting time: Twice per academic year
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty to run in University-wide election for one position

Current Representative:
2014-2017 - Scott Patterson, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, spatters@sfsu.edu

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University Committee on Written English Proficiency (CWEP)

Description: Proposes, reviews and provides recommendations regarding policy and procedures on writing proficiency. View additional information on CWEP.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 1 college-elected representative and 1 elected represented from the English Department and 1 at large all-university representative
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time: Alternative Wednesdays, 10am-12pm
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representative:
2017-2020 - Christopher Koenig, Communication Studies, cjkoenig@sfsu.edu
2017-2020 - ENG: Vacant

Other Representatives to CWEP from the College of Liberal & Creative Arts, but not elected by College faculty:

Composition Coordinator (or designee): Tara Lockhart (voting), taralock@sfsu.edu
Coordinator of Composition for Multilingual Students (or designee): Lisa Heyer (voting), lheyer@sfsu.edu
English Department Representative: Nelson Graff (voting), graff@sfsu.edu
Jennifer Hammett, Cinema, Spring 2015, hammettjb@aol.com
Leah Wingard, Communications Studies, Fall 2014, wingard@sfsu.edu

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University Interdisciplinary Council (UIC)

Description: Exercises academic leadership in developing and fostering interdisciplinary efforts for the benefit of the University as a whole. View additional information on UIC.

Term: 3 years
Representative(s): 1 college representative
Eligibility: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty
Meeting time:  Irregular/when needed
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representative:
2017-2020 - Dina Ibrahim, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, dibrahim@sfsu.edu

Other Representative to UIC from the College of Liberal & Creative Arts, but not elected by College:

Lawrence Hanly, English, Chair of EPC

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University Sabbatical Committee (USC)

Description: Review sabbatical leave applications and make recommendations regarding them. View additional information on USC.

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1
Eligibility: College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty assoicate professor or full tenure only
Meeting time: As needed throughout the fall semester
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty

Current Representative:
2017-2019 - Jo Tomalin, School of Theatre and Dance, jtomalin@sfsu.edu

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University Tenure and Promotions Committee (UTPC) to Stand for University Election

Description: Reviews candidates Working Personnel Action Files (WPAF) and recommendations for tenure and promotion made at departmental and college levels before making its own recommendations regarding tenure and promotion. View information information on UTPC.

Term: 2 years
Representative(s): 1 person from the college is selected to run in a university-wide election
Eligibility: Nominee must be a Tenured, full Professor in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts with no administrative or review role, familiar with University Policy #S07-241, available during the full Academic Year with anticipated heavy workload (equivalent of .20) during the spring semester.  Additionally, no department chairs, no deans, no faculty on leave for 2017-18 academic semester.
Meeting time: Weekly during spring semester and irregular/when needed during the fall semester
Elected by: All College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty to run in the University-wide election for one of two positions

Current Representative:
2017-2019 - Andrew Jolivette, American Indian Studies, Ethnic Studies, ajoli@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Mary Soliday, English Language and Literature, LCA, soliday@sfsu.edu
2017-2019 - Rita Takahashi, Social Work, CHSS, ritatak@sfsu.edu

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