Announcements for the week of January 22, 2018

  • Note to All Faculty:  According to the faculty handbook, it is your responsibility to initiate application for promotion as you are eligible. If you are eligible and would like to apply for promotion next year you need to complete the Declaration and Peer Evaluator Form by February 15. It can be found online Here (you will need to log in with your CLU username and password first – the form begins by entering your Chair and Dean information). You will receive a confirmation email once it has been submitted. If you have any questions, contact Karissa Oien at
  • Adjunct and Faculty overload contracts for the Spring Semester were run on the first day of classes, Wed., Jan. 17. They will be mailed this week. If your enrollment goes up after the first day of classes, or you add a tutorial, you will need to notify Jason Lopez at for your contract to be updated. The contracts are paid out February through May.
  • New Accommodate Software: Academic Services and DSS is pleased to announce the implementation of new software, Accommodate, to support the providing of services for students with disabilities. Accommodate will provide you the following information:
    • Information regarding students that have activated services in your courses.
    • Information regarding any notetake accommodations that may occur in your courses.
    • Information regarding testing accommodations.
    • In order to access Accommodate:
      • Log into the MyCLU portal
      • Click on the "Accommodate-Faculty" link in the Tools section
      • Click on the Course tab in Accommodate.
      • Select one of your courses.
      • Click on the Enrolled Students tab.
    • A tutorial video will be posted to the DSS website by the end of next week.  In addition, the website also has a list of the accommodations listed in the Accommodate software, along with  additional description information.  If you have any questions, please contact Maria Kohnke or Wendy Jimenez at
  • Staff and Faculty Lunch, Wed., Jan. 24, 11am - 1pm, reserved area in theUPSTAIRS Ullman Dining Commons. The discounted price of $8 + tax includes all menu options offered in the Dining Commons.
  • University Chapel, Thurs., Jan. 25, 11:25am Samuelson Chapel.  Stephanie Hessemer (Alumni) will be speaking.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning's Lunch Series, Thurs., Jan. 25, 12:15pm, Hum 124 (Note room change). Cia De Martino (CTL Director) will speak on "Getting Involved with Teaching Triangles." If you would like to propose a topic or lead a session, please contact Joan Wines at
  • Festival of Scholars: The last day to plan a session to be included in the 2018 Festival of Scholars is Fri., Jan. 26. Please click here to complete the Session Request Form and return to or Ashley Fessenden at MC 1425.
  • Don’t Cancel That Class – The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to offer Don’t Cancel That Class to faculty members who may be away for conference travel, meetings, etc.  You may request a Student Affairs staff member to present on a particular topic (e.g., job interview skills, dealing with test anxiety, financial literacy, etc.) or welcome them to present on the topic of their choice.  To make arrangements for an upcoming class, please contact Senior Coordinator for Residence Life and Student Conduct, Caitlin Hodges at
  • The Hewlett Grant application deadline is Thurs., Feb. 1Click here for specific application information.
  • Latinx Faculty/Staff Affinity Group - Join the group that was created to support, encourage and empower Latino/a faculty and staff on campus. Meetings take place several times a semester. For information, contact Elena Jaloma or Paloma Vargas at





  • Executive Hospitality Management Series presents: The Future is Now: Technology and Tourism, Mon., Jan. 29, 6pm, Lundring Events Center. Click here for more information and to register.
  • International Film Festival presents: Mona Lisa is Missing (2012), Wed., Jan. 31, 7pm, AMC Thousand Oaks 14. Admission is free.
  • CTL presents: Light Up Your Lectures: The Lightboard, Fri., Feb. 2, 10:30am-11:15am, online. RSVP to Kaitlin Hodgdon at for the link to join.
  • Faculty Recital: Michael Hart, Fri., Feb. 2, 7:30pm, Samuelson Chapel. Donations accepted.
  • Lunchbox Diversity Series - Faculty and staff are invited to attend a guided discussion with a screening of the PBS documentary The Divided States of America in six 40-minute segments from 11:30am to 1pm in the Kingsmen Room, Student Union 114. Lunch is included. The remaining series dates are Wednesdays Feb. 7, Mar. 7 and Apr. 4. Sponsored by the Campus Diversity Initiative. Reservations are required. Visit the website or RSVP to Nighat Shah at
  • Harold Stoner Clark Lecture Series presents: Dr. Shannon Vallor, Professor of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, speaking on "Humanizing Machines: Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and the Future." She will be giving two lectures in the Samuelson Chapel on Tues., Feb. 20. The first is at 11:10 am: “Looking at the AI Mirror.” The second is at 4:00 pm: “How to Cultivate Humane Machines (and People).” Please note that the university will be on convocation schedule on that date, with classes ending at 11:00am and resuming at 12:40pm, to enable students to attend. For more information on Dr. Vallor and the two HSC talks click here. In addition, Brian Collins (Philosophy) will be giving a “pre-lecture discussion” for interested students and faculty on Tues., Feb. 13, from 11:25am – 12:15pm in Swenson 104.