Student Curbside Materials Pick-up/Drop-off

Hello Shoreline Employees, 

As we begin summer quarter, students may contact you for help retrieving their personal items from campus, borrowing school materials, or returning loaned items, including: 

  • Bookstore orders 
  • Laptops or other technology tools
  • Library books
  • Specialized tools for professional/technical programs 
  • Artwork  
  • Musical instruments 
  • Personal items

To respond to students’ needs and ensure the highest possible degree of safety, we are implementing a curbside pickup/drop-off program by appointment only.  This program will begin June 30, 2020 and run through the end of Summer Quarter.  Pick-up/drop-off staff will follow COVID-19 safety guidance from the CDC and the Washington state governor’s office. 

Students submit an online appointment request form indicating their preferred time and date and the item(s) for pick-up/drop-off. The program coordinator will collect the materials from the department prior to scheduling the appointment. If your department typically requires a waiver or other form from a student before loaning materials, you must collect that information electronically.   

If a student contacts you asking for help to pick up or return materials, please direct them to the online appointment request form.  Your cooperation will help us ensure the highest level of safety for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Thank you, 

Phillip J. King
Vice President for Student Learning

June 2020 Employee Budget Reduction Update

Dear Colleague,

In these very difficult budgetary times, I wanted to provide an update regarding the College’s ongoing 2020-21 budget reduction process. As we’ve begun to receive preliminary numbers from the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) regarding the expected permanent reduction to our state allocation amount, the Executive Team (ET) has continued to evaluate the combined ET and College-provided strategies from the employee budget survey to develop budget reduction options for our campus.

As I shared in the end-of-year communication to campus, the College is preparing to meet an unanticipated permanent loss of up to $7.3 million in state funding to our budget effective for the upcoming 2020-21 fiscal year. This permanent reduction to our College funding represents the amount needed for the state to begin to address the $8.8 billion in lost revenue as a result of COVID-19 impact, and will require that the College become smaller and re-think how we do our work. As many of you are aware, at the June meeting the Board of Trustees approved a continuing budget (from 2019-20) resolution which will allow us to submit our final 2020-21 budget in October 2020. This action gives the College valuable additional time to receive and respond to concrete information from the state so that we create and finalize a data-informed 2020-21 budget.

Budget Actions Taken – Spring 2020

The significant reduction to our state allocation funding has meant several administrative and annual faculty contracts were not renewed for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year, creating a projected permanent budget savings of $498,000. The College has also implemented a temporary layoff of staff in revenue-dependent programs, which included the Parent Child Center and Rentals programs, for a projected temporary savings of $133,000. These reductions are in addition to the $2.2 million in reductions implemented earlier in 2019-20. I want to take this opportunity to affirm that these were very difficult decisions affecting members of our campus community and ones we did not make lightly.  

Upcoming Budget Actions

Looking ahead, the College will pause the 3% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) scheduled for administrators who will remain at their 2019-20 salary levels for the upcoming 2020-21 year. This action is being taken at Shoreline, as well as at many other colleges across the state, to lessen the impact of additional reductions that will need to occur beginning this summer and continuing throughout the coming academic year.

  • Administrative/Exempt: The COLA pause will provide a projected savings of $240,000 (including benefit costs)

Although the COLA increases at 3% for classified staff and at 2.8% for faculty will go forward, the Executive Team is already engaging with the union leadership to identify opportunities for savings equivalent to the almost $1 million in projected annual costs for the COLAs.

  • Classified Staff: The 2020-21 COLA will have a projected cost of $327,000 (including benefit costs)
  • Full-Time Faculty: The 2020-21 COLA will have a projected cost of $364,000 (including benefit costs)
  • Part-Time Faculty: the 2020-21 COLA will have a projected cost of $223,000 (including benefits costs)

As we move into summer quarter, the College will continue to identify and implement many of the solutions identified in the employee budget survey as we implement both temporary and long-term reductions to our operating budget. Our overall goal is to preserve as many positions as possible while we re-align operations to meet the changing landscape before us.

I know these are times of uncertainty coupled with financial, health, and racial unrest. I will continue to communicate with you as we receive more definitive information about what the state reductions will mean to us.

With appreciation for all you do to inspire, teach, and serve our students,

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.


Final Campus Budget Responses of the Year & June 15 Meeting Recording

Dear Colleague,

As we reach the end of our fiscal year, here are all of the remaining budget questions​ you’ve asked of the Executive Team, compiled from our two most recent Campus Budget meetings and the online budget form between June 2-23, 2020.

The video recording of the June 15 Budget Zoom Hall meeting is also available.

As a reminder, we will plan on resuming our budget meetings in fall quarter, and the online budget feedback form will close for the summer. However, if new financial developments come from the state legislature over the summer, it is possible we may schedule some additional Zoom Hall meetings to keep employees apprised of changing circumstances. We would also open the online budget feedback form at that time. Please watch your Shoreline email or the Employee Calendar for any future budget meetings.

I know this year has been difficult and the one ahead will continue to challenge us in ways we never expected, as we work through the devastating economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social unrest associated with discrimination and racism against Black Americans. I sincerely thank you for your grit and adaptability during a time of great uncertainty.

With heartfelt appreciation,

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
Office of the President

Employee Connections: Mindfulness Monday

Self Care Tip
· Lighting a candle, buying some fresh flowers, or a plant can bring calm to a room.

Wave of Gratitude

· A wave of gratitude from Amy Rovner to Pilar Corder! Pilar has done a fantastic job creating employee engagement activities that are interesting, fun, and uplifting. Since our move to remote work, she has continued to come up with great ideas to keep us feeling like we belong to a community! THANK YOU PILAR for all of your work for Shoreline! We will miss you!!!

Shoreline Moments

Look out in tomorrow’s DAAG for the winners of the Employee Engagement/Wellness Bingo!

Positive comments from our Shoreline Students:
-Comments gathered from a survey from e-Learning.

Question: “Knowing that we all will be learning online for the Spring quarter, and that this is not everyone’s first choice, what can you control as an online student? Is there anything Shoreline can do to make online learning more effective for you? If so, what?”

· As an online student I can control my study habits and experience. I have the convenience of being able to control my schedule when it comes to classes with an exception of due dates and video call requirements. I think Shoreline is doing great in preparation for online learning for students.

· As an online student I can control my surroundings. I actually prefer online classes and signed up for classes that are online year round because I learn better this way. As far as online learning being more effective I have been getting allot of support from the staff as a new student and I really appreciate that. If the instructors are anything like the advisers and others that have reached out to me than I should have very little issues at Shoreline.

· As an online student I can control my work time, sleep time, and overall my schedule. It’s very important to manage my time so I can succeed in the class. Â And of course our sleeping time should be consistent so we have energy to work, study and learn. Actually, I love how Shoreline makes an online learning easier. I found it very helpful for myself to use the tips that were provided to us such as creating balance in our lives, and managing our “to-do” lists. Thank you so much!

· As an online student I can control the way I learn with good time management, the environment I choose for my learning space, staying active, positive, and alert. My expectations of Shoreline community college has been exceeded. The lay out of this training, the advice and resources provided are blowing my mind. I appreciate how prepared you all were to keep everyone in mind and help us all become successful students for this Spring quarter.

· As an online student I can control, to some degree, the pace at which I learn everything. I have found with my past experience, that if I do a few hours of schooling everyday it is a much more manageable pace to retain the class information. I think Shoreline is doing everything they can to make online learning effective for everyone, this prep week is very helpful.

· As an online student I can use the tips and tools as mentioned in previous pages. Making a to do list and planning what needs to be done has always worked for me outside of school. Any down time I have can be spent working a head easily because I know what needs to be done. I think Shoreline has done a great job of giving students a course on what’s to expect as an online student. Definitely a good tool to becoming successful especially those unfamiliar.

Shoreline in the news, spring quarter 2020

Here is a roundup of some of the local media stories the College was featured in this quarter.

As a reminder, if you have any ideas for a College-specific media story or are interested in seeing a particular article appear in our own news blog, you are welcome to send your ideas to Communications & Marketing at any time ( or

Shoreline Area News, April 24
College Wins Part of $65 Million Grant to Improve Energy Efficiency on Campus

Shoreline Area News, May 29, 2020
Upgrade Your Education or Career – Online – at Shoreline Community College

Seattle P-I, May 29
Somehow We Make It Work: How Washington’s Community College Students Are Navigating the Pandemic

Shoreline Area News, May 29

Upgrade Your Education or Career Online – at Shoreline Community College

Seattle Times, June 2

Setting Up Handwashing Stations, Delivering Groceries: Good Things Young People in the Seattle Area Are Doing During the Pandemic

Shoreline Area News, June 8
Two SCC Students Nominated to All-Washington Academic Team

Seattle Times, June 15 (features one of our students)
Protester Hit by Police Flash-Bang Faced Possibility of ‘Life Threatening Deterioration,’ Medical Records Say

Shoreline Area News, June 20
Shoreline Community College Virtual Graduation Ceremony Saturday 10am