June 10, 2020 News & Updates



Sent to all campus employees on 6/10/20 at 4:10 p.m.



General Updates


Titan Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund

The Titan Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund provides limited financial assistance for CSUF employees who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of a temporary hardship related to COVID-19 that could adversely affect them and their families as they serve the campus and our students.


For eligibility and application information, please visit the Titan Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund webpage on the HRDI website. If you are able, please join us in pledging your supportOpens in new window by making a charitable contribution to the Titan Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund.


Update on Future Campus Operations

As President Virjee shared, campus leadership has been working hard to formulate a plan that not only fits within the “primarily virtual” Fall 2020 framework mandated by the Chancellor’s Office, but also best serves the unique strengths and needs of CSUF. As always, our twin touchstones — the health and safety of all Titans and the continuity of high-quality education with unobstructed paths to degree — is at the heart of this work, and as we move forward, we do so with the understanding that it is the medical and scientific data and facts that have driven and will continue to drive the decisions we make.


With all that in mind, here is what we can confidently share at this time:


• Most (aka the overwhelming majority of) classes offered this Fall at Cal State Fullerton will be delivered virtually; the exception being a very limited number of classes that must be held in-person.

- The Division of Academic Affairs has been working with departments to identify those face-to-face courses, such as some labs and studio classes.

- We will submit those classes to the Chancellor’s Office for approval next week.

- More information will be sent to faculty and students once we receive approval from the Chancellor’s Office. 


• Staff should plan to continue telecommuting until August 14, 2020, at which time we plan to begin a measured, phased-in approach to bring staff back to campus with the pre-condition that our re-entry plans are approved and preparations for a safe return are complete.

- This may mean a limited number of employees return to campus prior to August 14, 2020.

- Please continue to monitor the COVID-19 Titans ReturnOpens in new window website and communicate with your supervisor for more detailed and up-to-date information. 


•  We are also working on the protocol for faculty members to return to their labs to conduct research.

Faculty will provide a comprehensive explanation of the need for being in their lab with a limited number of students.

Details on this process and the timing will be shared out by the Provost in the next week.  


•  With few classes being held face-to-face, we expect most students will not be on campus during the Fall semester.

As such, on-campus student housing will be reduced significantly.

Students most in need of on-campus student housing will remain a top priority.

For those students living on campus, we will continue to provide residential support and dining services.


•  For general Faculty/Staff IT support, please contact helpdesk@fullerton.edu or call 657-278-7777.

- If you have specific questions related to IT support or device requests, please email Hector Ramirez at hramirez@fullerton.edu or Rommel Hidalgo at rhidalgo@fullerton.edu.





DIEP Upcoming Virtual Events

Join the upcoming diversity and inclusion critical conversations and dialogue virtual events.

Critical Convosation: Allyship and Advocacy flier

Allyship and Advocacy-

Monday, June 15 at 11 am

Friday, June 19 at 9 am

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"Just Mercy" Post Viewing flier

“Just Mercy” Post Viewing Discussion

Tuesday, June 23 at 11 am

Thursday, June 25 at 2 pm

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One Book, One CSUF

Over 40,000 different stories comprise our CSUF community, making us one of the most diverse campuses in the country. To celebrate the power of our many stories, we are happy to launch our inaugural One Book, One CSUF program, a part of our Titans TogetherOpens in new window initiative. The One Book, One CSUF program will help to create an inclusive campus environment through conversations and engagement among all members of our community. Each year, members of the CSUF community choose a book that explores themes of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Throughout the year, students, faculty and staff will come together to share stories, invite dialogue, challenge perceptions, and build community. 


This year, CSUF chose The Book of the Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez, a story that interweaves hopes, dreams, guilt, and love—a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American. We are offering a free digital copy of the common read book to the first 10,000 Titans to take a quick engagement surveyOpens in new window . The survey is quick, and you get a FREE book!


ALL students, staff, faculty, and administrators are encouraged to participate in the One Book, One CSUF initiative. Readers will have plenty of opportunities to engage during the ‘20-’21 academic year, including numerous chances to receive free CSUF swag! In the meantime, kick back and enjoy the book over the summer.






Total Wellness Zoom Sessions

Please join the Total Wellness Team on the Total Wellness Z-Cam. We have exciting events planned for you.



  • Virtual Physical Wellness with the SRC- Join the Total Wellness team and the Student Recreation Center as they offer LIVE virtual drop-in-fitness classes Monday-Friday. To join, visit the Titan Recreation portalOpens in new window and log in with your campus portal information. From there, select Virtual Fitness Classes on the homepage and register for your class! You will receive an email 30 minutes before class with the Zoom link and password. Classes include: Yoga, Zumba, HIT Training, Low Impact HIT, Abs Boot Camp, and Barre! 



Kaiser Permanente COVID-19 Virtual Sessions

Join Kaiser for a webinar series exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and well-being of our workforce. You will learn what to expect and get information on how to navigate this global crisis. Sessions are offered live and will be available to view on KP.org/ChooseBetterOpens in new window . See times below.  


Prioritizing a psychologically healthy workplace with COVID-19 with Cosette Taillac, LCSW, BCD, Strategic Leader for National Mental Health and Wellness at Kaiser Permanente. Thursday, June 11 at 11 am PDT, click here to registerOpens in new window


Integrating mental & social health with COVID-19 with Anand Shah, MD, Vice President of Social Health at Kaiser Permanente and Jennifer Christian-Herman, PhD, Executive Director for Strategic Customer Engagement at Kaiser Permanente. Thursday, June 25 at 11 am PDT, click here to registerOpens in new window .


Stress or Success: Thriving in a Chaotic World

We are experiencing challenging times in our country. The brown bag session with Empathia LifeMatters will offer practical ideas on how to begin working to reduce stress right away as an overall lifestyle change, learn causes of stress, the art of resiliency, mindset and attitudes, habits and actions and connections and relationships. Click here to register for the event on June 16th at 10 amOpens in new window .


WW (Weight Watchers) Members

WW meetings have gone virtual on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm. If you are a member and have not received a Zoom invite, or would like to learn how to find a WW Virtual Workshop, please notify Alexandra Keyes at alkeyes@fullerton.edu.


Fidelity (1:1) Phone and Virtual Consultations

Fidelity is still offering 1:1 consultations, by phone and virtually. To sign up, please visit getguidance.fidelity.comOpens in new window and reserve the time that works best for you. You may also contact Christian Frost at Christian.frost@fmr.com or (657) 236-8901 or contact the main office at (800) 343-0860.


St. Jude Resources

The St. Jude Wellness Center is offering online opportunities to meet your mind, body and spiritual needs including videos on fitness, nutrition, healthy cooking, restorative and mental health videos you can follow from home.

Visit the St. Jude website.Opens in new window

- Enter your email in the pop-up box for email updates and click the “Videos” tab for a variety of fitness, nutrition,    restorative and mental health videos you can follow from home.

- Also, follow them on Facebook at St. Jude Wellness Center or Instagram @stjudewellnesscenter for daily tips, videos and inspiration! They also have a free 30-minute mini classes on healthy cooking, mindfulness and a variety of fitness sessions are released weekly. Must receive the weekly newsletter for the links to join. They also have virtual consults, both private and group, available to schedule. Just email stjudewellness@stjoe.org.




Labor and Employee Relations


2019/2020 Annual Performance Evaluations for Staff Employees

The University’s performance evaluation process for Staff employees for 2019/2020 is beginning! This year, the performance evaluation process will be paperless and conducted electronically as HRDI has streamlined the process to allow for an electronic workflow from start to finish.


Staff employees will be evaluated from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 and performance evaluation drafts should be finalized by July 30, 2020.

Details on the electronic process (i.e., instructions, access, workflow) along with timeline for evaluations will be announced the week of June 15.



HR Related Questions?  

HRDI is here for you. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us at (657) 278-2425 or hr@fullerton.edu.   


COVID-19 Resources 

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.


Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

- Fever or chills

- Cough

- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

- Fatigue

- Muscle or body aches

- Headache

- New loss of taste or smell

- Sore throat

- Congestion or runny nose

- Nausea or vomiting

- Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.


Accurate and up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available from the following agencies: 

Orange County Health Care AgencyOpens in new window

California Department of Public HealthOpens in new window

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOpens in new window

World Health OrganizationOpens in new window


The University will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and issue additional communication if and when necessary. Information is available and will be regularly updated on the University’s website at http://coronavirus.fullerton.edu/Opens in new window .


COVID-19 Related Questions? 

Please contact coronavirus@fullerton.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.