Message from President Roberts: DACA and Immigration Resources

Dear Colleague, 

Many of us are aware of an impending US Supreme Court decision on the future of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). I know many students and employees may be feeling a tremendous amount of uncertainty and anxiety about what this decision may mean for undocumented and immigrant students. 

I want to reiterate Shoreline Community College’s steadfast support for all students. We are committed to upholding and maintaining a welcoming and supportive learning environment for everyone, regardless of documentation status. 

While the current Supreme Court case is being heard, College employees are staying informed of any potential changes. Recently, staff members from Students, Equity & Success participated in a “DACA and Your Future” webinar to help prepare for possible outcomes. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide both students and employees with support resources as well as notification should any new developments arise. 

Here are some additional ways we can all support undocumented students: 

We stand by DACA recipients and remain committed to keeping our doors wide open to them, because we know that our quality of life in Washington improves when everyone has access to education. 

Respectfully, 

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President 

The Inclusive Excellence Steering Committee is looking for new members

The Inclusive Excellence Steering Committee is looking for new members!

The main goals of the committee for 2019-2020 are as follows:

*Provide recommendations for a job description for the new DEI position.

*Provide recommendations for an Inclusive Excellence framework and scorecard that can be implemented at Shoreline.

*Learn about best practices for implementing Inclusive Excellence frameworks, via online research, site visits, connecting with colleagues, and/or attending relevant conferences.

The committee may additionally be asked to provide support to other entities on campus, such as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Learning Team, for Day of Learning and other programming.

The anticipated time commitment is anticipated to be no more than 2-4 additional hours per month, which includes some subcommittee work and the following two-hour meetings:

December 12, 2:30-4:30
January 9, 2:30-4:30
February 13, 2:30-4:30
March 12, 2:30-4:30
April 9, 2:30-4:30
May 7, 2:30-4:30
June 11, 2:30-4:30

Interested? Complete the Steering Committee application.

Want to learn more or meet us before you commit? Bring your lunch and join us for a Q&A/lunch & learn on Wednesday, December 12th from 12:00-1:00 PM in the PUB #9208.  Get to know more about the current committee members and our goals for the year.

Follow Up to November 8 Campus Budget Meeting and Additional Budget Questions

Dear Colleague,

Thank you to those who attended last week’s Campus Budget Meeting on November 8. The Powerpoint presentation and video recording from this meeting are now available for your reference.

Additionally, here are the responses to the most recent budget questions submitted last week. You are welcome to submit budget-related questions, comments, and suggestions any time via an online feedback form as well as physical comment boxes in the following locations:

  • FOSS 3rd Floor Break Room (Room 5325)
  • PUB 2nd floor Break Room (Room 9212)
  • 2800 Building (Math & Science Main Office-Reception Desk)
  • 2300 Building (Health Occupations Break Room-#2340)
  • Library Main Desk (4200 Floor)

Please also mark your calendar for the next Campus Budget Meeting on Thursday, December 5, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (in the PUB Main Dining Room). This will be the final meeting of the quarter. I look forward to seeing you there.

Respectfully,

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.

President

Message from Facilities Director Jason Francois: No power to buildings 2000, 2100, 2200 & 2300 on Sat, Nov 16, 2019 (5:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.)

Dear Colleague,

Work on a portion of the College’s electrical system will take place the early morning of Saturday, November 16, 2019. This will result in a power loss to buildings 2000, 2100, 2200, and 2300 from 5–7 a.m.

The rest of campus will not be affected.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Jason Francois, MBA
Director of Facilities and Capital Projects

President Roberts attends the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission, Committee and Board Meetings November 12-15

President Roberts: Off campus November 12-15 for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission, Committee and Board Meetings.

While President Roberts is off campus, the AICs (Administrator(s) In Charge) for the College:

• Tuesday, November 12 & Wednesday, November 13: Phillip King, Vice President for Student Learning (VPSL): (206) 546-4651 &/or (206) 546-4652 (for Janelle Lavin, Executive Assistant to the VPSL)

• Thursday, November 15 & Friday, November 16: Marisa Herrera, Vice President for Students, Equity & Success (VPSES): (206) 546-6910 &/or (206) 546-4641 (for Sarah Pearce, Executive Assistant to the VPSES)