Lunch Series

Faculty and others meet at our weekly Lunch Series to learn about and discuss issues relevant to teaching and learning at Cal Lutheran. Lunch is provided. Please note venue change to Humanities 124

To propose a topic or lead a series session, contact Joan Wines at x3277 or

Join us each week
  • Day: Thursdays
  • Time: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Place:  We'll meet in Soiland Humanities Buiding 124 unless otherwise noted).

SPRING 2018 Schedule 

Date Topic Presenter

January 18

HUM 124

"Click-it or Brick-it: The New Game That Challenges Players to ID and Avoid Cyber Threats" Don Warrick (Manager of CLU IT Training)
January 25

 "Getting Involved with Teaching Triangles"

Cia DeMartino (CTL Director)
February 1

“The Importance of Early Student Involvement with CLU’s Career Center”

Cynthia Smith (Assistant Director CLU Career Center)
 February 8  "Incorporating Food and Food History into Course Content"  History Faculty Panel
 February 15  "Academic Services Answers Faculty's Most Frequently Asked Questions"

Angela Naginey (Senior Director of Student Success), Erashel Vaiz (Director of Academic Services), Elena Jaloma (Director of Student Support Services)

 February 22

We'll meet in

 SBET 136

"Introducing the New Lightboard!"  Kaitlin Hodgdon (CTL Lecture Capture Specialist)
 March   1  "Updated Honors Program: Q and A"  Allison Wee (English Department, Honors Program Director)
 March   8  "Writing Center Tutors and Teaching Techniques" Scott Chiu (Writing Center Director) and Student Tutors
 March  15

"Using Videotaped Role-play Exercises in the Class Room" 

 Judith Richards (School of Management)


 March 22 

 "Making the Most of 
Spring Break"

 Faculty Panel led by Cia DeMartino (CTL Director)

 April   5


"10 Most Consistent Student Complaints and What Profs Can Do about Them"'   Joan Wines (English)
 April    12 "IT Policies and Procedures: Faculty Computers. IPads, and Kindles O My!"   Don Warick (ITS Program Training Manager)
 April    19  "Using 2017 NSSE Cal Lu Data to Leverage Student Engagement"   Rodney Reynolds (Educational Effectiveness & Institutional Research)
 April    26 "Behind the Walls: CLU Faculty Opportunities in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program"


 Schannae Lucas (Criminology and Criminal Justice)
 May      3 "Directed Research with Undergraduates during the Academic Year: Resources, Registration Requirements, and Expectations"  Andrea Sell (Psychology)

FALL 2017 Schedule

Date Topic Presenter
August 31             NOTE: Venue change. We will meet in Nygreen 5
“The CTL Faculty Service Menu for the 2017-2018 Academic Year” 

Director Cia DeMartino and the CTL Team.

September 7  "Study Abroad in a Changing World: Issues and Information"  CLU Study Abroad Office
September 14  "Incorporating Clubs and Organizations Info into the Student Advising Process"  David Nelson (History)
September 21  "What the Registrar's Office Needs You to Know about Its Reorganization"  Registrar Maria Kohnke and Angela Naginey
September 28  "Faculty Awareness of Student Gender Issues" Beth Turner Psy.D. 
October  5 “Global vs. Local: Writing Strategies and Training Practices in the Writing Center”  Tanvi Patel (Writing Center)
October 12 "Zoom: You'll Like It" Natalina Parker
(Learning Technology Support Specialist)
October 19 "Why Linkedin?" Cindy Lewis (Director, Student Career Services)
October 26  "Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers; Discussion and Suggestions."   Andrea Sell (Psychology)
November  2  "Security Jeopardy II"  Don Warick (ITS Program Training Manager)
November  9  "Modeling Civil Public Discourse"

 Discussion Led by a
Faculty Panel

November 16 "Service Learning Grants for Faculty: Procedures and Examples" David Grannis (Communications) and Sarah Fischbach (Marketing)
November 30 "Tips on Using Google Docs"   Natalina Parker (Center for Teaching and Learning
December 7    Zareh Marselian VP (ITS CIO) 

SPRING 2017 Schedule

Date Topic Presenter
January 19 "Don't Cancel That Class"  Caitlin Hodges
M.Ed. Resident Coordinator
January 26 "Using Recorded Lectures to Enhance the Classroom Experience" Kaitlin Hodgdon (Lecture Capture Specialist CTL) 
February 2  "Security Jeopardy"  Don Warrick (Manager of CLU IT Training)
 February 9   "Tech Expo Preview"   CLU IT Team
 February 16  

"A Guide To High Impact Presentation Formatting"

 Glen Rewal (Media Services)
 February 23 "Creating Presentations on Your IPhone"   Dan Restuccio (MultiMedia)
 March   2  "Security Jeopardy PART II"  Don Warrick (Manager of CLU IT Training)
 March   9  “William Rolland Art Center, Teaching and Technology Initiatives " (plus Q&A relevant to general building information)  Ryan Van Ommeren (Associate VP of Planning and Services)
 March  16  "Good News About Active Learning"   Michael Gagliardo (Math)
 SPRING BREAK March 18 - March 26  
 March 30  "Helping Students Memorize: Tips from Cognitive Science"  Andrea Sell (Psychology)

 April   6


 " IPhone Presentations PART II" (bring your fully charged iphones)    Dan Restuccio (MultiMedia)
 April    13  "Using a Shark Tank Episode to Examine Assumptions and Patterns of Observation and Explanation." Charlie Sibbald
(School of Management)
 April    20  "A Discussion about Teaching"  Sig Schwarz (English)
 April    27  "About Panopto: New Features and Using the Lecture Capture System for Anytime Viewing of Lecture Material"



 Rebecca Lessem (Panopto Rep)
 May      4

 "Demonstration of Four Instructor Stations"

Presenters are asking for faculty feedback.

 Zareh Marselian VP (CIO of ITS) and  Ryan Van Ommeren (Associate VP of Planning and Services)

FALL 2016 Schedule

Date Topic Presenter
September 8
 “Facilitating the Integration of International Students
in the American University Classroom”

“Karina Otaryan”
(ESL Instructional Specialist) and “Jaime Haile”
(ESL Senior Instructor)

September 15  "Beyond Blackboard, Windows 95, and Other Antiquities:

EdTech Made Easy"

Andrew Rehfeld (Philosophy)
September 22  "CLU Coaches and CLU Faculty: A Dialogue Continued"

Kellee Roesel, Women’s Volleyball; Ben McEnroe, Football; Lindsay Goldblatt, Women’s Basketball;  Rich Rider (Men’s basketball); Matt Lea (Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field); Kevin Judd; Mike Gennette (Tennis); Debby Day; and Jeff Lindgren.
Session led by Dan Kuntz (Athletic Director and Head Men's Soccer Coach)

NOTE: venue change: We will meet in Humanities 116
September 29
HUM 116
"Tips for Student Success: Quick Facts for Faculty from Career Exploration to Salary Negotiations"

Cynthia Smith
(Career Services)

October 6
HUM 116
"Analytic Strategies That Work:: Teaching Students to go Beyond Textual Summary"


Tanvi Patel
(Writing Center, English Faculty) 
October 13
HUM 116
"Developing Information Fluency: Knowledge Practices and Dispositions in a Changing Information Environment"


Corrie Bott, M.L.I.S. (Manager of Reference Services) and
Yvonne Wilber, M.A., M.S.L.S. (Collection Development and Outreach)

 October 20
HUM 116
 “Improve Your Multimedia Presentations: Advanced Audio Techniques”  Glen Rewal (Media Services)
October 27
HUM 116

“Finding and Using Primary Sources across the Disciplines”

 David Nelson and Sam Claussen (History)
November 3
HUM 116
 "Introducing Feedback Studio."   Danielle D'andrea (CLU's Turnitin Relationship Manager)
November 10
HUM 116
 "The NAC&U and You:  New American College & Universities Consortium Opportunities for Faculty"   Andrea Sell (Psychology)
November 17
HUM 116
 "English 111: Current Objectives and Future Goals"  Bryan Rasmussen (English)

November 24


December 1
HUM 116
"Simulating Experiental Learning in the Classroom Using Peer Instruction"  Virginia Ilie, Director of MSIT (Master of Science in Information Technology)



December 8
HUM 116
 "Cultivating a Culture of Student Reading at CLU"  Open Panel Discussion: Bring your obervations and ideas!

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