Announcements for the week of September 6, 2022











Announcements for the week of September 6, 2022








  • Faculty Senate and Assembly Meeting Minutes: The minutes for the summer session Faculty Senate meetings and the August Faculty Assembly meeting are now posted on Blackboard. You can find them by logging in to your MyCLU account, going to ‘My Organizations’ (on the right side of the page), and selecting ‘Faculty Senate & Assembly.’ There, you can choose ‘Senate Info’ or ‘Assembly Info’ on the main menu. Each section has a ‘Meeting Minutes’ folder. All minutes are in PDF format and contain clickable links to supporting documents and materials.

Important Note: During the Faculty Assembly meeting, Provost Neilson provided a report on proposed Faculty Handbook revisions from the Administration. The minutes include a link to this presentation, as well as a link to a summary of substantive changes and rationales for the proposed changes. These materials will be helpful to review, especially prior to attending the Provost Forums.





  • First Day of Fall Classes for PLTS: Tues., Sept. 6.
  • Academic advising for our traditional undergraduate students: The advising team from Academic Services will host Advising Drop-Ins hours from 9am-4pm in the Academic Services Building this week (Sept 6-9). Please come by to say hi and/or direct students our way if they need help with adding/dropping courses, managing a waitlist, adjusting their fall schedule, etc. We will also have scantrons and green books available for students as supplies last. Here is the link with more details:
  • Staff and Faculty Lunch Wed., Sept. 7, 11am - 1pm, in the reserved area in the Ullman Dining Commons. The discounted price of $8 + tax includes all menu options offered in the Dining Commons.
  • University Chapel, Thurs., Sept. 8, 11:25am, Samuelson Chapel.
  • Afternoon Organ Recital Series with University Organist Adan Fernandez, Fri., Sept. 9, 12:30-1pm, Samuelson Chapel.
  • On the Range: Works by Terry Spehar-Fahey (Art-retired), Kwan Fong Gallery, through Oct.13, 2022. Artist's Reception, Sat., Sept. 10, 4pm.
  • Provost Forums: Provost Neilson will review the proposed faculty handbook changes with faculty at Provost Forums on the dates below. Each Forum will address different information. Faculty can attend in-person or via Zoom, and forums will be recorded for those who teach at this time. Zoom link:
    • Mon, Sept. 12Note: we are changing this to another date/time so that all forums are not during the same class time. We’ll be in touch by email with an update.
    • Fri., Sept. 16 – 2:15 – 3:15pm, Nygreen 2.
  • First Fall Faculty Senate meeting: Mon, Sept. 12, 3:30-5pm, Swenson 124 and via Zoom. 
  • Cole M. James: Call Them In, William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, through Oct. 22.





  • CTL’s Faculty Book Group Conversations Sign Ups Close Thurs. Sept. 8! Groups are forming now. Join your colleagues by contacting Dr. Lorri Santamaría for the book titles and a link to the Google Doc to sign up this week: Learn more at
  • New for 2022! CTL’s Committee Chair Training. Are you a new Committee Chair tasked with writing a charter, convening/ running a meeting, communicating with the Senate and Constituents? Would you like convenient, accessible, support and guidance and more opportunities to convene in a supportive consistent virtual environment with other new committee Chairs? Join Dr. Lorri Santamaría on Wed., Sept. 14 from 12:30-1:15 in SBET 127 for initial training with follow-up virtual zoom support Oct. 12, Nov. 2 & 16, 12:30-1:15pm. Signal your interest or learn more today by emailing
  • Students’ Preferred Name: The student names on your course roster may not reflect what a student prefers that you use. You need to give all of your students an opportunity to privately provide you with their preferred name. Please do not read out first names without offering a private opportunity for students to give you this information.
  • Academic Difficulty Notices for Traditional Undergraduates: Save the date. The official reporting period for the Fall 2022 Academic Difficulty Notices (ADNs) is Mon., Sept. 19 through Fri., Oct 21. This is the University’s early warning system to identify students who may be struggling in their academics. Additional information can be found on
  • Senior Citizen Class Audits: The university is reactivating its policy allowing senior citizens to attend classes this fall. As was the practice previously, the decision to allow a senior citizen to attend your class is entirely up to you. Senior citizens should have an approval form from Academic Services for you to sign. If you give approval, please direct them to return the form to Academic Services. Please contact Maria Kohnke at if you have any questions.
  • Cal Lutheran’s Fifty and Better (FAB) Upcoming Fall Session: The Fifty and Better program’s Fall Session begins the week of Sept. 6!  Join them for six-week courses and two-week lectures on topics such as art of the Italian Baroque period, climate change, a modern history of Jerusalem, the music of Nashville, global economics, and more! Several flexible, discounted bundle deals are available. Visit their website for details and to register:
  • Sabbatical Opportunity: Visiting Faculty in England:  Located about one hour north of London in Grantham, England, Harlaxton College is seeking visiting faculty members in the arts and sciences for Fall 2023 (arts specifically) and Spring 2024 (arts and sciences). If interested during your sabbatical, email Executive Director & Dean of Harlaxton College, Dr. Holly Carter, at
  • Teaching Vocational Exploration Seminar: Cal Lutheran can nominate one faculty member to be considered for a NetVUE "Teaching Vocational Exploration" Seminar which will take place June 12-16, 2023. Information can be found here.  Sixteen participants will be selected. One expectation of the seminar is to develop a new course, or to redesign an existing course, with greater focus on vocational exploration during the 2023-24 academic year. If you are interested, please contact Judy Beaulieu ( by Sept. 15.
  • Faculty Fulbright Deadline Reminder: Craft your application for the upcoming Fulbright program! The application deadline for the 2023-2024 cycle is Thurs., Sept. 15. As a reminder, Fulbright opportunities range from a few months to a full year. Some awards offer flexible duration grants that can be conducted over short segments. Contact Associate Provost for Global Engagement Dr. Christina Sanchez at /x3616 if you need assistance.




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