Announcements for the week of June 15, 2020









Announcements for the week of June 15, 2020








Juneteenth: Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865 and is observed to honor African-American freedom and achievement. We ask our campus community to set aside and invest time on Friday to learn about Juneteenth and the issues that face our campus and our nation. Readings and podcasts will be sent to the campus community this week as well as suggestions for actions that you can take individually as well as with members of your office, households, and friends. Please set aside time in your workday on Friday and watch for the educational materials which will be coming your way.

Faculty Equity Advocates Training - With over a dozen faculty searches being conducted in academic year 2020-21, Academic Affairs is eager to host the next training for Faculty Equity Advocates. As a refresher, at least one Equity Advocate will serve on each search team, collaborating with (and leading) colleagues to uphold an equity-minded checklist, or a set of action items to improve equitable hiring practices at Cal Lutheran. In preparation, Academic Affairs would like to gauge your interest and availability. If you are interested in attending Equity Advocate training this summer 2020, please contact Diane Rodriguez-Kiino at by Mon., June 22.

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL): Resources

The CTL supports Cal Lutheran's mission of teaching and learning excellence, and provides valuable tools and resources for faculty including Blackboard tutorials, course design, lecture capture, and technology and equipment recommendations. Click here for the CTL home page. 

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL): Professional Development
The CTL's Professional Development page provides recent workshop recordings and related resources to engage our faculty in the pursuit of teaching excellence. Click here for the CTL Professional Development page. 

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





  • University Chapel, Thurs., June 18. 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!
  • Virtual Lecture Series: The Tentmakers of Cairo, Fri., June 19, 4pm, via Zoom. Click here for more information. 
  • 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 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. 





  • 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. 
  • Virtual Shakespeare – The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will present a virtual opening night on Fri., June 26, at 7 pm. The virtual event will feature memories and music from past seasons, guest presentations, special awards, Shakespeare Educational Tour bits and a reprise of a past green show parody. Click here to register for a fun-filled hour via Zoom celebrating the works of William Shakespeare.
  • Virtual Shakespeare Summer Camps -  The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company is offering seven virtual summer camps for students from ages 4 to adult beginning in late June, throughout the summer. As in the past, they are offering the camps at half price to all Cal Lutheran staff and faculty families. Click here for more information. Please contact Elizabeth Wold, for registration.
  • 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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