Announcements for the week of January 29, 2018

  • Note to All Full-Time 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 Thurs., Feb. 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
  • Senior Adjunct Status and Application Process: If you are eligible and would like to apply for promotion to Senior Adjunct effective Fall 2018, please complete the application in the link by Thurs., Feb. 15Declaration and Self-Assessment for Promotion to Senior Adjunct. Your department chair or program director will need to observe you in the classroom, so please be aware that will happen this semester. Department chairs will submit their recommendation by Apr. 15 which will be reviewed and approved by the Dean and Provost. You will be notified of the decision in June. The promotion will be effective in Fall 2018. If you have any questions, contact Karissa Oien (
  • Flu Season: As we are experiencing a severe flu season, please be flexible with your attendance policies for students who have flu symptoms. It is important for students to stay home if they are sick so they can recover and so they do not spread the flu to others. This also goes for faculty with flu symptoms. Please take care of yourself and stay home if you are sick enough to suspect the flu.
  • 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 this 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
  • Executive Hospitality Management Series presents: The Future is Now: Technology and TourismMon., Jan. 29, 6pm, Lundring Events Center. Click here for more information and to register.
  • Staff and Faculty Lunch, Wed., Jan. 31, 11am - 1pm, reserved area in theUPSTAIRS Ullman Dining Commons. The discounted price of $8 + tax includes all menu options offered in the Dining Commons.
  • International Film Festival presents: Mona Lisa is Missing (2012)Wed., Jan. 31, 7pm, AMC Thousand Oaks 14. Admission is free.
  • University Chapel, Thurs., Feb. 1, 11:25am Samuelson Chapel.  Ryan Macias '18 will be speaking.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning's Lunch Series, Thurs., Feb. 1, 12:15pm, Hum 124 (Note room change). Cynthia Smith (Assistant Director, Career Services) will speak on “The Importance of Early Student Involvement with CLU’s Career Center." If you would like to propose a topic or lead a session, please contact Joan Wines
  • The Hewlett Grant application deadline is Thurs., Feb. 1Click here for specific application information.
  • CTL presents: Light Up Your Lectures: The LightboardFri., Feb. 2, 10:30am-11:15am, online. RSVP to Kaitlin Hodgdon at for the link to join.
  • Faculty Recital: Michael HartFri., Feb. 2, 7:30pm, Samuelson Chapel. Donations accepted.
  • Fall 2017 course evaluations are available! To access your reports, begin by logging into the system at with your Cal Lutheran username and password.  When you login you will see a message that says, “There are no recent reports available to you.”  This message is showing because all of the course evaluations have closed.  There are two ways you can access your report.  Either click on the link that says, “Click here to view past reports” or hover over the Reports tab and choose Evaluation reports.  Once in the Evaluation Reports screen, please make sure the Year drop-down is set to 2017 and the Period drop-down is set to the correct semester/term (17/FA – Fall Semester; 17/FA/A – Fall Term, 17/OM/2 = Online Term 2). 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Adjunct and Faculty overload contracts for the Spring Semester were run on the first day of classes, and were mailed last week. If your enrollment goes up after the first day of classes, or you add a tutorial, you will need to notify Jason Lopez for your contract to be updated. The contracts are paid out February through May.




  • Academic Difficulty Notices for Traditional Undergraduates: The official reporting period for Academic Difficulty Notices (ADNs) begins Wed., Feb. 7. The goal is to have an early start in identifying the students who might be struggling. Please submit unsatisfactory grades for your students who are earning a C- or below through WebAdvisor between Feb. 7-23. Only one submission per student in a particular class is requested during this time frame. Academic Services will reach out to these students and offer support until the last day to withdraw with a "W" (April 5). If you have any questions, contact Erashel Vaiz at or x3258. Clickhere for detailed reporting instructions.
  • 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
  • History Lecture Series: Collapse, Wed., Feb. 7, 7pm, Grant Brimhall Library Community Room. Sam Claussen (History) explores issues leading to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 CE. Admission is free.
  • Mainstage Production-The Colored Museum, Wed.-Sat, Feb. 7-10, 8pm, Sun., Feb. 11, 2pm, Black Box Studio Theatre.  Admission is $10, free with CLU ID.
  • Nordic Spirit Symposium-Vikings Reach America: First Contact, Fri., Feb. 9 - Sat., Feb. 10, various locations.
  • 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. 
  • New Science Building Groundbreaking Ceremony - Fri., Feb. 23, 11:30am-noon, between Ahmanson, Swenson and Spies Bornemann buildings.