Announcements for the week of September 12, 2022











Announcements for the week of September 12, 2022








  • Faculty Senate Meeting, Mon., Sept. 12 from 3:30-5:00pm. It will be an in-person meeting, located in room 124 of the Swenson Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences. Only faculty in the PLTS and Santa Maria locations may join via Zoom (email Ariana Young at to request Zoom access). You can find the agenda at this link. You must be logged in to your CLU account to access the agenda. All faculty are invited and welcome to attend this meeting! If you have any questions or comments about the Faculty Senate or its work, please contact your Faculty Senate representative.





  • Education Abroad Fair, Tues., Sept. 13, 10am, flagpoles. Encourage your students to attend this event to explore the off-campus opportunities available to them. For more information, contact the Office of Education Abroad at
  • 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. For a recording of Provost Forum #1, click here.  Zoom link:
    • Tues., Sept. 13 - 11:20 - 12:20pm, Nygreen 1 (Note: Date/time/location change)
    • Fri., Sept. 16 – 2:15 – 3:15pm, Nygreen 2.
  • Staff and Faculty Lunch, Wed., Sept. 14, 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.
  • Student Success Tabling: Support Services at CLU, Wed., Sept. 14, 12pm, flagpoles. Encourage your students to stop by the Flagpoles to learn about Cal Lutheran’s student support and success services. Information will be available on grant programs, jobs and internships on campus.
  • 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
  • University Chapel, Thurs., Sept. 15, 11:25am, Samuelson Chapel.
  • EDUCAL Annual Symposium: "Equity in Action," Thurs., Sept. 15, 1pm, Lundring Events Center. Keynote speaker Tyrone Howard, PhD, professor of education in the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, will discuss diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to race, culture, access and educational opportunities for minority students. Admission is free. Click here to RSVP.
  • Save the Dates: Junior Faculty Conversations with Provost Neilson. The Junior Faculty Senator, LaVerne Seales, is hosting monthly meetings with Provost Neilson and the Junior Faculty (faculty in their first six years), to facilitate open dialogue and conversation. Please save the dates/times below. If you have any questions, contact LaVerne Seales at .
    • Mon., Sept. 19 – 1-1:45pm, Ullman Commons 100/101.
    • Tues., Oct. 18 – 12:30-1:15pm, Ullman Commons 100/101.
    • Mon., Nov. 14 – 11:45am-12:30pm, Swenson 101.
    • Fri, Dec. 9 – 2:15-3:00pm, Ullman Commons 100/101.
  • On the Range: Works by Terry Spehar-Fahey (Art-retired), Kwan Fong Gallery, through Oct.13, 2022.
  • Cole M. James: Call Them In, William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, through Oct. 22.
  • Display of Ancient American Material Culture, Pearson Library, Sept. 15 through Oct. 20.





  • 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. If a student would like to officially change their preferred first name in Cal Lu's system, the process is described on the Academic Services website at this link. The online form to submit is under the column for "Add/Drop/Withdrawal Forms" at this link.
  • Academic Difficulty Notices for Traditional Undergraduates: The official reporting period for the Fall 2022 Academic Difficulty Notices (ADNs) will begin next week on Mon., Sept. 19, and will end on 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 has begun!  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:
  • 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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