Thursday, February 25th, 2021
To help streamline communications during this time, the Chair’s Office is sending a periodic email with important information.
- A reminder that TOMORROW, 2/26, is CLA’s Staff Professional Development Day. All civil service, labor-represented, and P&A instructional and non-instructional staff can pursue professional development opportunities of their choice. The University offers many opportunities for growth and staff will not be expected to perform their normal duties tomorrow, nor do they need to report the professional development activities in which they engaged. Review CLA Professional Development Day FAQ for more information.
- Dean Coleman’s email today described three possible budget scenarios for the University. Additionally, he shared a link to a new website on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in CLA, which was an initiative spearheaded by the CLA’s Indigenous Staff and Staff of Color Community.
Updates from the President
- President Gabel’s email today reminded us of COVID-19 testing options and she noted the state’s Vaccine Connector to learn when, where, and how people can get a vaccine. Additionally, she noted that guidance will soon be issued on spring commencement and she linked to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for travel in light of spring break.
- Last week, President Gabel announced the President’s Initiative for Student Mental Health (PRISMH). This initiative will focus on related research, interventions, and treatment; outreach; and the establishment of new services on campus. If you are interested in serving on the new standing PRISMH committee, complete this brief application by March 19. The committee is looking for broad representation among students, faculty, clinicians, and staff.