Campus Updates 5/18/23

Thursday 5/18/23 

Events and News 

Good afternoon folks, 

The focus for this past week has been on planning and organization, as we have roughly one month left in the quarter. We have accomplished a lot this quarter as we work through the ransomware incident to prepare for the summer and fall. Glad to be working with all of you as we rebuild.  

In conversations with our Classified Union and the Executive Team, we discussed the pros and cons of being closed on Fridays. What we all agreed on is that we can use our time more productively and efficiently in serving students this summer, rather than being open longer on days which historically have had little traffic. 

For example, in discussing serving students in groups rather than individually, Norah Peters suggested a wonderful idea in-line with our strategic discussions this year. In regard to potential Running Start students, she had the idea of creating “Running Start Registration” events in collaboration with teachers and other community members. The intent is to bring students together into one space and provide registration forms, information, as well as possible live testimonials from previous Running Start students, to inspire new registrations. We have models like this at SCC and these are the kinds of ideas we would love to see developed in various units this summer.  These innovative ideas allow us to bring support directly to our communities in addition to being here to serve them. Looking forward to seeing all your creativity this summer! 

Speaking of innovation, I had the pleasure of giving the welcome address at the Business and Accounting program’s Discover Your Path in Business event. It was very well attended with lots of eager faces both in person at the PUB as well as on Zoom. I want to thank Irene Ferrante, Leo Novsky, Jessica Custis, Matt Versdahl, and Dan King for working hard to put this event together. 

I did get a chance to attend the SIFF opening movie “The Eight Mountains.” It was beautifully made and the event was a lot of fun. It enjoyed meeting some new community members, AND I really love film (so selfishly a win-win for me).  This Friday my wife and I will be in attendance with some colleagues from Seattle- hope to connect with you there!  Plenty to see throughout the weekend as well.  



Image of many students, faculty and staff attending the Discovery Youth Path in Business event

Spring Quarter Updates


Area Reviews due June 16, 2023:  

  • You are in good company as 112 areas are completing reviews (see multi-year schedule). That’s all of us!    #accreditationrockstars 
  • You are on track if 25% of your review has been completed.  
  • Need support? Contact Ann Garnsey-Harter,, Accreditation Liaison Officer.  
  • Why are we doing Area Reviews? To demonstrate to our accreditors, and ourselves, that the College engages in data-informed planning and resource allocation in service to our mission: 
This is a chart that shows the Area Review process


  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 4 – 4:30 am. SBCTC will be performing maintenance and while ctcLink will remain accessible during this time, some system services may be available only intermittently. 

Human Resources 

Summer Hours 

During the 2023 summer quarter, the College will move to public operating hours of Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the campus closed on Fridays. These summer operating hours will be in effect Monday, July 10 through Friday, September 1, 2023. Please note the campus will operate on regular Mon-Fri business hours during the first week of Summer quarter (July 3 – 7).   

2023 Winter Closure  

For your planning purposes across the remainder of the calendar year, the College is scheduled for a campus-wide winter closure across the dates of Tuesday, Dec 26th through Friday, Dec 29th, 2023 noting Monday the 25th is a state holiday.  More information regarding classified staff compensable time accrual and directions for admin/exempt staff leave options will be shared out shortly.  

New Hire Employee Updates:  

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Shoreline Community College:   

  • Nicole Buyagawan – FT Annual Faculty, Ethnic Studies  
  • Wendy Coates – Exec Director for Advancement/Foundation 
  • Eric Thompson – Tenure Track Faculty, Auto-GST 

Do you know someone who wants to join our team? Visit: Job Opportunities at Shoreline Community College.  

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Shoreline Community College MISSION – Our Purpose 

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

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