- 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," Tues., Feb 20 in Samuelson Chapel. A pre-lecture discussion for interested faculty and students led by Brian Collins (Philosophy) will take place on Tues., Feb. 13 from 11:25-12:15 in Swenson 104. For more information on Dr. Vallor and the two HSC talks click here.
- Lecture 1: "Looking at the AI Mirror," 11:10am. **Please note we will be on Convocation Schedule with classes ending at 11am and resuming at12:40pm.
- Lecture 2: "How to Cultivate Humane Machines (and People)," 4pm.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SABBATICAL DEADLINE – Thur., Feb. 15 is the deadline to submit your Request for Sabbatical Leave for the 2019-20 Academic Year. In order to be eligible for a sabbatical, faculty members must have completed six academic years of continuous service as a full-time member of the faculty, or have completed six years of continuous full-time service since May of their last sabbatical year. Click here to access the new “Request for Sabbatical Leave” eForm. Click here to access instructions for the eForm. These links can also be found on the Academic Affairs website under Faculty Resources and Forms. You will receive a confirmation email that your request has been submitted. If you do not receive this, you must contact Academic Affairs before the deadline as your request has NOT been received. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have any questions, contact Karissa Oien at email@example.com .
- 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. 15: Declaration 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 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 email@example.com or Wendy Jimenez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Academic Difficulty Notices for Traditional Undergraduates: The official reporting period for Academic Difficulty Notices (ADNs) begins Wed., Feb. 7. 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). For questions, contact Erashel Vaiz at email@example.com or x3258. Click here for detailed reporting instructions.
- Helping Faculty and Staff Manage Student Health Concerns, Wed., Feb. 7, 11am-1pm, Hum. 105. Lunch is provided. Click here to register by Feb. 6.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Staff and Faculty Lunch, Wed., Feb. 7, 11am - 1pm, reserved area in the UPSTAIRSUllman Dining Commons. The discounted price of $8 + tax includes all menu options offered in the Dining Commons.
- The Center for Teaching and Learning presents: Blackboard-Grade Center, Wed., Feb. 7, 1-2pm, SBET 136. Learn how to: create new columns (numeric, calculated); use smart views to filter the grade columns; enter and edit grades; download and upload the grade data; create feedback for students; enter manual overrides to grades; weight grades. RSVP to Natalina Parker at email@example.com.
- 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.
- 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.
- University Chapel, Thurs., Feb. 8, 11:25am Samuelson Chapel. Charlotte Trent '17 will be speaking.
- Center for Teaching and Learning's Lunch Series, Thurs., Feb. 8, 12:15pm, Hum 124 (Note room change). A History Faculty Panel will present "Incorporating Food and Food History into Course Content." If you would like to propose a topic or lead a session, please contact Joan Wines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lunchtime Organ Recital Series featuring Joseph Peeples, Fri., Feb. 9, 12:30-1:00pm, Samuelson Chapel. Admission is free. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch.
- Nordic Spirit Symposium-Vikings Reach America: First Contact, Fri., Feb. 9 - Sat., Feb. 10, various locations.
- The Student Life Committee is requesting faculty nominations for students who would be inspiring commencement speakers. Please recommend students who are scheduled to graduate in May 2018 and who would do an excellent job sharing their story in a 2-minute speech at Commencement. The Committee will email your nominees to let them know they have been nominated, and encourage them to submit a speech no later than midnight on Sun., Feb. 25. If you have any questions or would like to recommend a student, please email Penny L. Cefola atCefola@callutheran.edu. More information can be found here.
- Please share with your students: The Community Service Center (CSC) is looking for students to help senior citizens at University Village (across the street from CLU) learn basic technology such as smart phones, iPads, computers, Microsoft Word, and Roku. The time commitment is from 1-2pm on Tuesdays, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, Mar. 6 and Mar. 20. Click here to sign up. For questions, contact Laura Willits email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Paloma Vargas at email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for your contract to be updated. The contracts are paid out February through May.
- Reserved Seating at Commencement - If you have an immediate family member graduating in May, you are eligible to receive up to five tickets in the tented, Reserved Seating section at Commencement! For information, contact Academic Affairs email@example.com.