Announcements for the week of June 8, 2020









Announcements for the week of June 8, 2020








Operational Update Webinar: All faculty and staff are invited to attend this webinar on Wed., June 10, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Information will be provided on operational areas including Cal Lutheran’s fall planning, budget overview, education delivery, enrollment, and housing, and questions will be answered. Click here to submit questions in advance.  Click here for more information and Zoom instructions. 

Fall Course Blackboards Open: As our courses will still be taught in a variety of modalities this fall, we are aware this may require extra preparation time. To allow for this time, we have opened all fall course blackboards as of today, June 8. For adjunct faculty, you will also receive a scheduling notification regarding this change and your timesheet will be active as of June 8. Your overall hours are not being changed, just the length of time to do the work.

Preparing for the Fall: We have established some guidelines that will be followed as we plan for Fall 2020 and posted them here. There is information on how different academic programs will offer classes as well as plans regarding social distancing, testing, monitoring and operations. These guidelines are based on current directives from county, state and federal public health officials and the American College Health Association. We expect changes to these directives over the following weeks. Accordingly, this document is meant as a starting point for fall planning and is expected to change over time. Additionally, we have developed surveys for students, faculty and staff to help us prepare for fall and work toward accommodating individual needs. Please answer the brief questionnaire as soon as possible, and update it as circumstances change.

Coming to Campus: Campus access is still restricted to only those individuals who have been specifically approved to work on campus. If you need to come to campus you must send an email to and to Leanne Neilson ( indicating the date/time that you want to come to campus and the location where you need access. After receiving approval, you will need to check in at the screening station when you arrive on campus. You also need to stay 6 feet away from others and wear a mask when in the presence of others.

Digital Learning Resources: Did you know that Cal Lutheran’s Digital Learning Team has a variety of resources available for virtual instruction and on-line learning? These learning resources are designed to be engaging and practical across a variety of disciplines. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources:

Faculty Development: Summer Teaching and Training - Preparing for alternative course delivery? What resources do you need to better prepare? Are there any on-line tools you would like to learn or master? How do we best keep in touch with our students during the summer transition? These are a few questions/ideas we plan to cover through a variety of workshops and training sessions. Grady Hanrahan and the Digital Learning Team want to hear from you. Please send any ideas or needs you may have to Grady at

To view the Coronavirus Information page, click here. This page provides the latest updates, plans and protocols, and other resources.





  • Faculty Fulbright Information Session: Wed., June 10, 2-3pm. Join a zoom presentation showcasing the application process and options for Fulbright Scholars. The 2021-2022 awards ranging from 2-12 months are now posted. The national deadline for most awards is September 15, 2020. Note: Must be a US citizen to apply. Email with any questions or to express interest. The session is offered if convenient. CGE will be creating a recorded version and posting to the website.
  • Faculty Development Workshop: Thurs., June 11, 11am-12pm. Dr. Mary Jo Shane (School of Management) will host a virtual workshop titled “Incorporating Active Learning into The Virtual Classroom”. In this workshop, participants will learn novel active learning techniques for a virtual classroom as well as tips on engaging differences between students/student groups in relation to active learning. Zoom Meeting:
    Password: 555570
  • University Chapel, Thurs., June 11. Watch and interact at 11:25am every Thursday at our facebook watch party.  After worship, meet us on zoom from 12:00-12:15pm for online "cookie and lemonade" conversation time!
  • Forward Together Webinar Series presents: Leadership and Innovation in CrisisFri., June 12, 12:00-12:45pm, via Zoom.  Click here to register. 
  • Free Spanish lessons (virtual) – A Spanish for University Professionals class will be offered this summer for faculty, staff and families of current and prospective students. With two sessions for introductory and intermediate levels, the courses are highly interactive and conversation-based for those interested in improving their speaking or listening skills in Spanish.
    Session 1
    Monday-Thursday, June 8-11, 15-18 and 22-25
    SPAN 101: 1:45-3 p.m.
    SPAN 102: 3:15-4:30 p.m.
    Session 2
    Monday-Thursday, July 6-10 and 13-17
    Monday-Wednesday, July 20-22
    SPAN 101: 1:45-3 p.m.
    SPAN 102: 3:15-4:30 p.m.
    Click here to sign up for one or multiple courses. A Zoom link will be sent via email in advance of class. 
  • Senior Art Exhibit: Passionate Perspectives (virtual) through Sept. 2. 
  • Thingamajig VI: A Printmaking and Ceramics Exploration (virtual) through Sept.2. Thingamajig features student printmaking and ceramic processes, from beginning and advanced classes, in a wide exploration of content and composition.





  • Full-time Faculty - Please complete your Faculty Annual Report as soon as possible, so that we may include this information in the "At the Leading Edge" Faculty Accomplishments publication. The online form can be found on the Academic Affairs Website under Faculty Resources or click here. Upon successful submission, you will receive an immediate email copy of your report. 
  • Data Requests: All data requests should be submitted to EEIR and Academic Services via the Data Request Form.  Examples of data requests include but are not limited to census data, data required to complete program reviews, course evaluation data, number of majors, course rosters, and so on.  The purpose of the data request form is to track requests and ensure you receive your data in a timely manner.  Due to the large volume of requests and mandatory reporting, please try to submit your data request at least one to two weeks prior to when the data are needed.  Time allotted for data request completions depend on the complexity of the request and availability of staff.  The form is available at
  • Faculty Housing Loans: Due to the uncertainty of the budget for the upcoming year, we are not accepting applications for the housing loan program. If we are able to meet our enrollment, housing, and discount rate goals in the fall, then we may be able to accept applications later and make selections during the 2020-21 academic year.
  • International Student Resources - The Cal Lutheran international student community received direct communication from the Office of International Students and Scholars that, if facing financial crisis associated with the COVID-19 crisis, international students should outreach to the OISS at While not eligible for the government’s COVID-19 student relief funds, through the Cal Lutheran CARES DAY initiative, some limited funds have been identified to support the international students who are facing economic hardship. If you are engaging with international students, please remind them to always read the OISS Weekly Update for important details about support initiatives and direct them to contact OISS at with questions. Additionally, remind them that Campus Ministry offers support through the Community Cupboard which is still providing food resources during the summer. 



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