Campus Updates 03/02/23


Good afternoon folks, 

Hope you are all doing well.  This week has been a tough one for me (and many others) struggling with the “crud” going around.  Coughing, sneezing, sore throat, in my case, light-headedness also.  I am not a good patient either!  I have a real pet peeve for that light-headed feeling.  Anyway, I hope others who are ill are getting better and the rest of you avoid it! 

This week I had my monthly WACTC meeting with the presidents in the system.  It was a great meeting as usual with a lot of focus on legislative updates and advocacy.  In addition, a large discussion was focused on equity training for the Presidents during our “President’s Academy” and other needs to strengthen the support of equity initiatives across the system. 

VP Melanie Dixon, Samira Pardanani, and I met with Van Kuno, the executive director of Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest.  It was a very inspiring meeting. We learned how this group is supporting our communities and new projects by connecting community colleges and the workforce to change lives.  They are proposing some strategies to work with us, and I am very excited about the next steps as we bring in our partners across campus to meet this need. 

I wanted to mention the launch of two important committees this past week.  The first is the Accreditation Committee.  This committee is made up of reps from all over the college and will help us move forward with accreditation requests and get all of us involved with the ongoing use of data and improvement to meet the mission of our college!  The second is the Strategic Enrollment Management Committee.  This committee, reporting to Strategic Planning Budget Council, will use data to identify strategic targets and methods to bring back students we lost and serve students who have historically not been served (at least in proportion to their presence) by Shoreline.  Exciting! 

Speaking of accreditation, by now you likely saw the email that went out last night indicating that the college has been placed on warning.  Please join us tomorrow to learn about the efforts we have undertaken since that visit, ask questions, and learn how you can get involved.  

Accreditation Finding Q and A  

Thursday, 4-5 pm  
Meeting ID: 843 6934 7745  
Dial +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) 

Be well all! 



President’s Winter Quarter 2023 Virtual Open Office Hours:

  • Thursday, March 16, 2023; 10:00 – 11:00 AM 

Accreditation Updates: 

Winter Quarter Updates 


  • ctcLink will be down for maintenance (as noted on the main page-see below): 
    • Saturday, March 11 in the morning 
    • Saturday, April 29, most of the day 
  • Nominate ctcLink Stars! 
    • Nominate folks who went above and beyond to get ctcLink ready for GO LIVE last February and those who are continuing to improve ctcLink.  Please submit your nominations by Wed., March 15: ctcLink Stars Nomination Form
    • Stars will be recognized at this celebration: 
  • Join the Celebration of our 1st Anniversary of ctcLink Go Live!  
  • Faculty Focus: Entering Grades in ctcLink 
    • Heather Munsell, ctcLink Faculty Lead, will be available to answer your grading questions at the end of the quarter. Drop in to see her in Zoom:  
    • Friday, March 24, 3-4pm  
    • Monday, March 27, 10-11am  
    • Tuesday, March 28, 2-3pm  
  • How to Get Help with ctcLink
  • ctcLink Business Analysts Road Show.  Please schedule them to come for a meet and greet at your next team meeting! They are the backbone of the ctcLink support network. 
  • Budget authorities & support staff: check out the ctcLink Budget Documents site. Includes: 
    • The Budget Owner’s list: lists budget authorities and their budgets, with new ctcLink codes and HP/Legacy codes.  
    • Expense codes: helpful for payment paperwork as it maps ctcLink expense codes back to HP/Legacy codes.  

Human Resources 

Please join HR in welcoming the following new employees joining Shoreline Community College:  

  • Zachary Peeples – Campus Security Officer 
  • David Berner – Director of Enrollment, Admissions & Outreach  
  • Cat Chiappa – Exec Dir for Strategic Comm & Marketing  

Know someone who wants to join our team? Visit: Job Opportunities at Shoreline Community College 

Events and Updates 

Follow Shoreline Community College on social media! 

COVID-19 Updates   


  • For the week of Wednesday, 2/22 to Tuesday, 2/28, the College saw 5 positive cases of COVID-19 reported, up from last week’s 2 cases. 



Shoreline Community College MISSION – Our Purpose 

We serve the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities. 

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