Message from President Roberts: All-campus budget meeting information

Dear Colleague,

Please join us for our All-Campus gathering on Friday, March 8 from 2-3 p.m. for a conversation about our current enrollment and budget situation that will shape our 2019-20 budget. This gathering will be held in the Pagoda Union Building (Building 9000) in the Main Dining Room (Room 9215).

At the meeting, the Executive Team intends to:

  • Share what we currently know about our enrollment and financial situation
  • Share the limited Innovation Fund Grant funding application process and due dates for submission of the applications
  • Answer questions and provide a follow up process to questions that are generated during our conversation
  • Provide the date of our first spring quarter budget meeting

Our goal is to have a draft budget by May in order to present it to the Board of Trustees for approval in June. We have held one meeting with the Faculty Senate and Classified Federation leadership and plan on another meeting this week to continue designing a meeting that addresses concerns and provides the foundation for understanding our financial position. (As I mentioned in my communication on February 20, the Shoreline Community College Federation of Teachers is currently in bargaining with the Administration and I support their decision to focus their efforts to advocate for their members.)

In preparation for this conversation, I want to provide documents and ways for you to ask questions in advance, to ensure our time together is meaningful, productive, and relevant to what you want and need to know.

Reference Documents

There will be budget documents sent to you via email by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday that will help guide our work as we build a budget that represents our current financial and enrollment situation.

Comment Boxes

There will be both physical comment boxes and an online feedback form available for your feedback. Your comments from the locations listed below will be collected on Thursday, March 7 at 4:00 p.m. so your comments can inform the conversation on Friday, March 8. Here are the locations of the physical boxes marked specially for your budget comments:

  • FOSS 3rd Floor Break Room (Room 5325)
  • PUB 2nd floor Break Room (Room 9212)
  • 2800 Building (Math & Science Main Office)
  • 2300 Building (Health Occupations Room 2340)
  • Library Main Desk (4200 Floor)

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please participate by Zoom (the link will be provided to you by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday) or watch for a link to the close-captioned video recording that will be made available the week of March 11.

I look forward to beginning our work together to address our budget challenges focused on supporting our students and each other.

Gratefully,

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President

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