Campus Updates- All Staff (11/19/21)

Hi Campus Community,  

Here are this week’s updates. We wish you a warm holiday season of togetherness over the coming days!

RETURN TO CAMPUS/COVID-19 

  • REMINDER: beginning winter quarter 2022, all classified staff will be required to work on-campus a minimum of 3 days per week (joining admin/exempt staff). Please work with your supervisor to finalize your schedule by November 19, 2021.  The only exception to the requirement would be a medical exemption and exemption requests should have been submitted to and in process with Human Resources: hr@shoreline.edu. 
  • Student Attestation:  New in-person or on-campus students attending winter quarter 2022 need to complete the COVID-19 vaccination attestation form by January 20, 2022 (10th day of the quarter) to avoid getting a hold put on their registration account.  
  • Disinfecting wipes and dispensers are being distributed to computer and piano labs so users can clean keyboards (not computer screens), as they would like.  In addition, employees are welcome to request wipes be distributed to their individual offices by submitting a Facilities work order. This effort is in response to requests, but also remember that per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the risk of getting infected by COVID-19 from contact with surfaces or objects is generally considered to below. 
  • Vaccine Clinic 
    • The next weekend clinic will be on December 4th and 5th in the Main Dining Room (MDR) in the PUB/9000 building for children ages 5-11 to distribute the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine for this age group.  Make a follow-up appointment here. Expect thousands of people on campus that weekend so there will be no walk-ins. 
  • The clinic will close on December 17, 2021, in order to move to the Quiet Dining Room (QDR)/room 9208 and then will reopen on January 4, 2022.  It will stay open throughout the winter quarter M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 5-11, as well as ages 12-adult and booster shots. 
  • Please check the COVID-19 Updates site for more details. 

EVENTS AND NEWS 

Full Campus Water Shutdown 

Saturday, December 4th, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Due to construction, water service will be shut down across campus. We apologize for any inconvenience.  There will be mobile bathrooms set up on campus for those living in 7000 and others that will be on campus. 

cTc Link Weekly Updates 

Starting December 1st, ctcLink updates will have a home here in the weekly all-staff update! Notes in this section will not be department-specific, but more of an update on project timelines, developments, and announcements. Thank you ahead of time for reading and staying current on this rollout.  

Welcome Steve Hanson, Interim President 

Beginning Monday, November 15, 2021, Steve Hanson joined Shoreline Community College in the Interim President position. President Hanson comes to Shoreline with over thirty years of administrative and teaching experience across multiple institutions within the Washington State community and technical college system. President Hanson comes with executive leadership experience at Renton Technical College (President), Spokane Community College (President), and Edmonds Community College (Executive VP – Instruction).  

“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve as Shoreline’s interim president. I especially want to express my appreciation for the warm and welcoming reception that I received this Monday when I was able to participate both virtually and in-person with many faculty and staff. I look forward to meeting with faculty, staff, and students over the coming weeks as we work together to ensure the success of our students, our programs, and our campus community.” 

Among the many strengths, President Hanson brings to this role is his experience with strategic planning, cultural diversity, budget planning and development, institutional effectiveness/research, workforce education, new program development, capital planning, community relations, grant administration, and distance learning. 

REMINDER: 2021 Winter Closure 

As we enter the holiday period, this is just a reminder of the upcoming December campus closure in observance of the winter holiday break. The specific dates of the 2021 Winter closure will be Monday, Dec 20th through Friday, Dec 24th, 2021. As you prepare for the 2021 winter closure period, please review the following information: 

  • Classified staff should use accrued comp time (or other applicable paid leave) for the four days the College is closed prior to the Friday, December 24th holiday.    
    • NOTE: Classified staff may request supervisor approval to work across the closure (excluding the Friday, 12/24/21 holiday) if desired to support ctcLink implementation tasks or to catch up on work impacted by ctcLink assignments. 
  • For those approved to work, remember that all non-urgent communications and tasks should wait for campus re-opening on Monday, December 27, 2021. 
  • If you have an emergent health condition during the winter closure, you may substitute sick leave for vacation leave on the applicable days. 

Strengthening Institutional Programs (SIP) Grant and Starfish Updates 

The College recently received two competitive Title III Grants, the SIP and the AANAPISI grants. In order to leverage the synergy and alignment between the SIP grant and College’s Guided Pathways efforts, rather than hiring a separate director for the SIP grant, the director of Guided Pathways, Brigid Nulty, will take on the additional responsibility of overseeing the SIP grant. The day-to-day implementation of the grant will be managed by an Associate Director of the SIP Grant, reporting directly to Director Nulty. The Associate Director position will be fully funded by the SIP grant. Moriah Shistle, the temporary Business Analyst managing the Starfish implementation, was identified as an ideal candidate for the Associate Director position based on her skillset and familiarity with the College and its operations. 

An open hiring process will be conducted this fall for a new Business Analyst, and the role will be funded by the SIP grant moving forward. Until this position is filled, Ms. Shistle will continue to oversee the Starfish project while easing into her Associate Director of SIP duties. We do not anticipate any disruption to the Starfish rollout. 

Contract Approval Protocol 

Gayla Hocker started as the new Executive Assistant to the VP of Business and Administrative Services on November 17 and will resume management of all contracts and agreements for approval.  As a reminder, the contract review form must be completed and submitted to Gayla prior to obtaining the VP’s signature.  Gayla can be reached at ghocker@shoreline.edu or at 206-546-7859.  Welcome to Shoreline Gayla! 

Winter Registration opens for all November 22nd, 2021 

REMINDER: How to request college graphics:
C&M Serves the college through this page. It is important for college creative and graphics to be consistent and branded.
For all Communication and Marketing Requests, please send to the following:
Graphic Design Requests: designrequest@shoreline.edu
Web Design Requests: websupport@shoreline.edu
Crystal Berry (description): crystal.berry@shoreline.edu
Diana Dotter (description): ddotter@shoreline.edu
Please include a timeline for your project. We will respond within 24-48 hours.

Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for all that you do for our students.  

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