Daily Update for Faculty With Senate & Library Information

03.17.20

LMU continues to monitor the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working diligently to safeguard the safety and well-being of our community. Please visit LMU’s Coronavirus Website for the latest information.

A Message from the LMU Faculty Senate President
As COVID-19 changes the way we work and interact this semester, our top priority remains the health and well-being of our campus community. At the same time, we as the Faculty Senate Executive Committee want to assure our faculty that we are continually in touch with the Provost and university leadership to protect the integrity of the classroom experience.

We appreciate your hard work these past few days shifting your classes into online modes of instruction and recognize your dedication to our students and our mission. Starting tonight, all faculty will have access to a new collaborative Brightspace page to help fellow instructors move coursework online that includes a number of discussion boards for faculty to post questions, comments, assignment examples, and other resources. We encourage you to utilize the tools and resources provided by our colleagues in ITS: Keep Teaching, the William H. Hannon Library, the Center for Teaching Excellence, as well as your schools and colleges. Please contact your department chairs or deans about questions that cannot be answered via the LMU Coronavirus website.

Feel free to contact me at facsenpresident@lmu.edu.

Sincerely,

Marne L. Campbell, Faculty Senate President
On behalf of Faculty Senate Executive Board (Dorothea Herreiner, John Jackson, and KJ Peters)

William H. Hannon Library Closure
The William H. Hannon will close beginning March 18. Librarians will be available to answer questions through their online chat service. Students and faculty can also request an appointment via Zoom with a librarian. Librarians can provide guided virtual tours on using the catalog, searching ebooks, using digital collections, or navigating databases. Faculty who need library assistance scanning and posting content from books or articles, please use the Course Reserves form. Students who need access to online materials should utilize the resources listed on our online resources page. For ongoing service updates during the closure, please go to LMU Library News.

Commencement Update
Recent guidance from the CDC about the spread of COVID-19 and large events has impacted our Commencement 2020 plans. While we have not made a decision about when and how we will celebrate Commencement, we are actively exploring options and anticipate sharing more information soon.

LMU Radio on Auto-Pilot
KLMU KXLU will move to automated programming from Wednesday, March 18 and to Wednesday, April 1 at 9 a.m. (subject to changes). Automated programming will consist of a variety of curated multi-genre playlists, KXLU LIVE compilations, and previously aired radio programs.

Updated Mass Information
All public Masses on campus have been cancelled until further notice in alignment with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ announcement that all Masses are suspended due to the current health threat of COVID-19. Updates will be posted at ministry.lmu.edu.

Campus Operations
Our campuses are operating with limited services.

  • LMU Westchester Main Campus: Operations are reduced to essential services.
  • LMU Playa Vista Campus: LMUPVC is closed except to faculty and staff with access. LMUPVC shuttles are temporarily closed. Services will resume when LMUPVC reopens at normal operations.
  • LMU Loyola Law School Campus: LLS is closed to all but essential staff.

Department of Public Safety Available 24/7
If you have visited a country affected by COVID-19, are currently being tested, or have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the Department of Public Safety immediately at 310.338.2893. This is to ensure LMU can take the necessary precautions to limit any exposure or provide guidance for those returning from international travel to ensure adherence to travel advisories.

Questions
Please continue to check the Coronavirus Website and FAQs to answer any questions you may have. If you cannot answer your question there or if there is other information you would like to see in our advisories, please complete this form.