eLearning and Humanities Updates

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to announce a temporary change in leadership for Humanities, elearning, TSS, and cTcLink. Dean Nancy Dick will be gone for a short period of time this summer due to a family emergency. 

Effective June 1, 2020 (and until Dean Nancy Dick returns), Ann Garnsey-Harter will assume the role of Acting Dean of Humanities.  Ann’s professional roles in technology are grounded in her prior experience teaching college English part-time for several years in all delivery modes (online, hybrid, and face-to-face).  She holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English.  Ann is excited about the opportunities to support the college in this critical role.  Ann and Phillip King met with the division FPC’s and classified staff to communicate that change on May 27, 2020. All of the deans will also support Ann in this transition as they meet weekly to review work, discuss strategy, and plan for each of their respective divisions.

In Ann’s absence, we have identified an internal staff person who can step into a leadership role for eLearning.  Amy Rovner has agreed to serve as the Acting Director of eLearning effective June 1, 2020. Amy will supervise eLearning services including the staff, set and manage trainings, manage online development, and coordinate with classroom support services, area deans, the library and the campus in general.

Randy Gottfried, in classroom support services, will report directly to VPSL Phillip King effective June 1, 2020.

Over this past year, Ann’s current role also involved supporting and managing ctcLink and TSS.  Joe Chiappa and Gavin Smith will report to me effective June 1, 2020.

We appreciate that these transitions may present some navigation (especially in our remote operation). However, we anticipate that we can manage appropriately in Dean Dicks’ absence until her return.

At Shoreline when one of our colleagues needs help, we step up and lean in. I want to thank everyone involved for supporting this transition plan so Dean Dick can focus on her family.

With deep gratitude,

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President

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