Announcements for the week of September 26, 2022











Announcements for the week of September 26, 2022









  • Faculty Senate Meeting, Mon., Sept. 26, 3:30-5:00pm, Swenson 124, in-person. Only faculty in the PLTS and Santa Maria locations may join via Zoom (email Ariana Young at to request a Zoom link). 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.




  • Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Click here for the full calendar of events.
  • Staff and Faculty Lunch Wed., Sept. 28, 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.
  • Equity Advocates: This one’s for you! You are invited to gather, converse, problem solve and peer-support in a professional dedicated zoom space hosted by Dr. Lorri Santamaría, Wed., Sept. 28, 12:30-1:15pm, as part of the Equity Advocate Support series designed as a complement to the Equity Advocate Training offered in August. This opportunity is for Faculty serving as Equity Advocates to bring issues arising to the table having to do with the Faculty Search process - DEIJ interface. Please RSVP by Tues., Sept. 27 by emailing Lorri at
  • ASCENSO Hispanic Fellowship Presentations: Community Research in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Wed., Sept. 28, 1pm, Lundring Events Center. Click here to register.
  • September 2022 Town Hall, Thurs., Sept. 29, 8-9:30am, Lundring Events Center. The program will include news and updates on: the recent WASC visit; Strategic, Campus and DEIJ plans; Enrollment Update; and more. If you cannot attend in person, click here to view the livestream.
  • University Chapel, Thurs., Sept. 29, 11:25am, Samuelson Chapel. Please join us for fellowship, community and delicious Mexican ice pops at the Paletas on the Patio event at noon after Chapel.
  • Thousand Oaks Campus Fire Drills: Fire drills are scheduled between 8am-5pm on Tues., Oct. 4 and Wed., Oct. 5. We will avoid the science buildings on Tuesday since we know that many of our labs are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will not announce the exact time for each building. You should avoid exams on these days so they are not interrupted. Do not cancel classes these days! We need to practice getting students out of the classroom in the event of a fire.
  • Faculty of Color Reception, Thurs., Oct. 6, 4-5:30pm, President's Residence, 3726 Campus Drive, Thousand Oaks. Please join us at this opportunity to meet other faculty from across the institution. Full-time and adjunct faculty are invited. RSVPs encouraged to help with planning, but not required, to
  • History Lecture Series presents: Conquering the Pacific: An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery, Thurs., Oct. 6, 7pm, Lundring Events Center. Admission is free.
  • North-of-the-Grade Get-Together! Do you live in Ventura or the surrounding areas? Join us on Sun., Oct. 9, at 4pm, at the Colt Street Topa Topa in Ventura for a meet and greet! All are welcome. RSVP HERE. Questions to Vic Thasiah ( or Andrea Sell ( Venue Information
  • Homecoming Weekend, October 21-23. Faculty can obtain 2 free tickets to the Homecoming Festival on Sat., Oct. 22, 4pm, at this link. Check out all the events here.
    • Faculty are also encouraged to participate in Loop da Lu 5K on Sat., Oct. 22 at 9am, and can register for free at this link.
    • 20th Annual Student Research Symposium, Sat., Oct. 22. Oral presentations will be in Lundring from 1-2:30pm and poster presentations will be displayed in the Soiland Arena from 2:30-4pm. Please come and learn about the important work our students are leading.
  • Save the Date: Faculty Friday, Oct. 21, 4-6pm, at the home of Brian Collins, 2317 Otono Circle, Thousand Oaks.
  • Save the Date: Provost's Holiday Party, Fri., Dec. 2, 4-6pm, WRAC Student Art Gallery.
  • On the Range: Works by Terry Spehar-Fahey (Art-retired), Kwan Fong Gallery, through Oct.13.
  • Cole M. James: Call Them In, William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, through Oct. 22.
  • Display of Ancient American Material Culture, Pearson Library, through Oct. 20.





  • Provost Forums on Faculty Handbook Changes: For a recording of previous Provost Forums click on these links: Forum #1, Forum #2, Forum #3, Forum #4
  • Winter 2023 Faculty Retreat: The Faculty Community Committee encourages Faculty to host breakout sessions Tues., Jan. 17 in Soiland Arena at our Winter 2023 Faculty Retreat. Based on Fall retreat feedback we invite you to pitch pedagogy, curriculum, or teaching & learning centered topics integrating HSI curricular responsivity. We suggest proposed pre-planned brief and casual breakout conversations with colleagues be about 30 minutes, as a complement to a traditional keynote. Prior retreat breakout sessions have included: yoga pedagogy, outdoor experiential learning, conflict management in the classroom, recruiting students in STEM, universal design, the flipped classroom, and navigating religious differences in the classroom. FCC is accepting individual and co-led submissions, so please feel free to grab a like-minded colleague and send us your ideas. The FCC will begin reviewing submitted ideas on Fri., Oct. 7. To suggest a breakout session, please submit your name, department, and potential topic or theme to Diane Rodriguez-Kiino at
  • Looking for a one-of-a-kind teaching opportunity- The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Are you interested in teaching your students alongside justice-impacted students/inmates inside a jail/prison or on probation? Are you looking to teach a skill base workshop in a correctional facility to justice-impacted individuals? Cal Lutheran's Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program allows faculty to develop a unique immersion experiential learning opportunity course for students in your majors and those who are justice-impacted. Also, “Pathway 101” workshops are offered at a jail by Cal Lutheran faculty to aid inmates as they prepare to reintegrate back into society. To learn more about teaching a course, the training needs, or to teach workshops for students alongside incarcerated learners through the Cal Lutheran Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, contact Schannae Lucas at All majors are welcome. Funding is available Inside-Out Instructor Training Application 2023 & 
  • Junior Faculty Conversations with Provost Neilson. The Junior Faculty Senator, LaVerne Seales, is hosting monthly meetings with Provost Neilson and the Junior Faculty (full-time 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 .
    • 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
  • OURCS Information Session: Calling all Junior Faculty! Thurs., Oct. 20, 2:40-3:40 in Ullman 100/101 in collaboration with the CTL and LaVerne Seales our Junior Faculty Senator; Andrea Sell presents information on The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship (OURCS). The OURCS strives to facilitate a campus culture in which mentored undergraduate research and creative scholarship can thrive and to provide programs and activities that support and celebrate scholarly activities by students across all disciplines. This session will cover undergraduate research funding opportunities, common mentorship questions, and ways to get involved. Space is limited so please email Dr. Lorri Santamaría by October 17 with your intention to attend at
  • Academic Difficulty Notices for Traditional Undergraduates: The official reporting period for the Fall 2022 Academic Difficulty Notices (ADNs) is in-progress. Please submit any unsatisfactory grades for your students who are earning a C- or below through WebAdvisor or Self-Service by Fri., Oct. 21. Only one midterm grade submission per student in a particular class is requested for the semester. Academic Services will reach out to these students through Nov. 2 to offer support. Keep in mind that the last day to withdraw with a "W" is Friday, Nov. 4. If you have any questions, contact Erashel Vaiz via email or phone x3258. Additional details including instructions to submit an ADN can be found on
  • Free Virtual Wellness Series! The CTL via the New American Colleges & Universities Consortium (NACU) is sharing a new four-part series with an experienced health and wellness coach, Charles Inniss, DPT, NBC-HWC. This opportunity is for all administrators, faculty, and staff at Cal Lutheran that will cover thriving, stress reduction, mindfulness, and optimistic leadership.Wellness Wednesdays Series Information All sessions are virtual on Wednesdays (Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 30, and Jan 25) from 11 am - noon). REGISTER for one or more sessions.This is NOT an open call to the public. Cal Lu administrators, faculty, and staff are able to participate as members of the NACU. Please send questions to Lorri Santamaría:
  • Your National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Membership Awaits You! Please sign in or re-activate your account today for choice faculty development opportunities ON DEMAND. Last week Dr. Adriana Kezar presented on Creating a Culture of Support. Which free training or seminar fits your schedule? Click here and use your California Lutheran Credentials to begin and chart your bespoke course of professional development. Contact Dr. Lorri Santamaría at or visit here for more information.
  • Faculty-Led Away Programs: Spring/Summer 2023: Encourage your students to apply for the Spring 2023 faculty-led programs listed below. Application deadline is Nov. 1. Details are on the CGE Office of Education Abroad website. First year students are eligible to apply for the UG programs. Contact with questions. 
    • Clinical & Social Psychology in South Africa (UG);
    • Film Production in Italy (UG);
    • Ancient Greek Philosophy in Greece (UG);
    • Intersection of Culture and Politics in Ecuador (UG or Grad);
    • International and Comparative Education in Germany (Grad).
  • Fall 2023 Cal Lu – Oxford Program Student Application Open: Due Nov. 1: Please inform your students that the applications are open for the Cal Lu-Oxford Program. Traditionally 8 – 10 students are selected from various majors (e.g., biology, music, philosophy, et.) to attend tutorials at the University of Oxford. Students spend 4 weeks in a 1:1 (up to 1:3) faculty-to-student class from mid-August to late-September. Following the tutorials, the students participate in the CIEE London Study Center Block II program for additional classes and/or an internship experience between late September to late November. Student preparation sessions begin in spring/summer 2023. Contact with questions. 
  • The Artists and Speakers Committee has been reformed to provide funding for campus events. The members of the Artist and Speakers Committee will give full consideration to all proposals. They will evaluate the strengths of the proposals in order to strategically select an annual program of speakers, performances, and artists/scholars-in-residence that best fulfill the purpose of the committee. If you would like to submit a proposal for funding an event or to find further information, click here. You may send other inquiries to the Chair of A & S, David Nelson, . Events sponsored by Artists & Speakers should:
    • Supplement/complement (NOT replicate) existing curriculum or scholarly/artistic offerings of the CLU community
    • Offer programming that is open to the campus community
    • Ideally offer programming that is open to the larger community
    • Support University, College, or specific Program mission and purpose, and/or enhance cultural offerings with diverse perspectives and voices.





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