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What's Happening in Spring 2024

Fall 2023 Offerings: Empower, Educate, Elevate - Toward Strategic HSI Servingness & DEIJ Faculty & Student Excellence

At a Glance

  • New Faculty Learning Community (NFLC)
  • Faculty Development Book Study
  • Program Evaluation Workshop
  • CHESS Special Issue & Writing Retreat
  • Fall Faculty Research Exchange
  • DEIJ Toolbox Online Migration 

View our trainings for Fall 2023


Faculty Book Study Groups: They're Back!

This Fall, the Center for Teaching & Learning and Pearson Library are teaming up to provide faculty with the chance to select from 8 intriguing books for reading, discussing, and application.

Interested groups of 3 to 6 members can express their preferences on the Faculty Development Website or at the Fall Faculty Retreat. Monthly meetings are encouraged. Please invite Lorri or Rachel to one of your sessions. The library is sourcing copies of each book and offers space for groups to convene.

Confirm your books and groups by August 31 to ensure titles in hand by September4Book covers
  • Racial Microaggressions: Using Critical Race Theory to Respond to Everyday Racism by Daniel G. Solórzano, Lindsay Pérez Huber
  • Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: TraumaInvested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners by Kristin Van Marter Souers & Pete Hall
  • Radical Reimagining for Student Success in Higher Education Edited By Jo Arney, Timothy Dale, Glenn Davis, Jillian Kinzie
  • Teaching Visual Culture: Curriculum, Aesthetics, and the Social Life of Art by Kerry Freedman
  • Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald
  • Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom First Edition by Kelly A. Hogan & Viji Sathy 
  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
  • Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias by Pragya Agarwal


Upcoming Events


Faculty Winter Retreat AI Focus 

Winter Faculty retreat PPT

General session: presentation link

AI for Enhancing Student Learning

Boosting Academic Research with Generative AI

Lundring Events Center Jan. 16, 3:45-4:25 pm, 2024

Tamakan Rhythms Live! BHM Kick Off

More information here

Mail Center Courtyard Feb. 2, 12-2 pm, 2024 

Black Excellence, Unity, & Allyship Training

More information here

Ullman 100/101 Feb. 6, 12:25-2:05 pm, 2024

Rethinking The Syllabus & Inclusive Classroom Practices to Promote DEIJ

Zoom RecordingPresentation Feb. 13, 12-1 pm, 2024

Great Minds Are Not All The Same

More information here

Samuelson Chapel Feb. 21, 7:00 pm, 2024

Disrupting Decolonizing Pedagogies

More information here

Ullman 100/101 Feb. 27, 12:25-2:05 pm 2024

Art Jr. Faculty Retreat 

Ullman 100/101 March 4, 10-4 pm, 2024


Previous Events

New Faculty Learning Community (NFLC) Ullman 100/101 Tues & Thurs 2:15-3:55pm

Faculty Development Book Study: Sign-in Sheet

Pearson Library TBD
Program Evaluation Workshop TBD September 13, 2023
Faculty Research Exchange TBD TBD

DEIJ Toolbox Migration

Online December 2023

CHESS Special Issue & Writing Retreat

Ojai Retreat Center Jan. 8-10, 2024


Best Practices in Teaching and Learning

Coming Soon!

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

California Lutheran University is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), an organization dedicated to supporting ALL faculty from adjunct to lecturer to tenure-track, tenured, and post-tenured.

Learn more


   Highlighted Resources 

DEIJ Toolbox

Access a robust collection of DEIJ tools, including peer-reviewed articles, key organizations, and more.

On-Demand Trainings

See PDF slide decks from past presentations to faculty audiences.

Professional Development

View recordings and other resources related to professional development.

One of the great assets of a liberal arts college is to have easy access to so many different expertise. Learning about faculty's initiatives at Cal Lutheran (research or teaching wise) is not only inspiring but also a way of understanding how we can make use of the resources and offices at CLU.

NFLC Alum, Class of 2022