Waves of Gratitude for Sarah Dunkinson of Human Resources and Employee Relations

Waves of Gratitude for Sarah Dunkinson of Human Resources and Employee Relations

for Inclusive Excellence, and Respect. Sarah! We are going to miss you so much! Thank you for everything you have done to make Shoreline such a great place to work. You so wonderfully take care of all of us. We are so appreciative of your hard work and dedication to your job. We wish you all the happiness and success that life has to offer! Janelle Lavin Human Resources and Employee Engagement

As a reminder, for those wishing to acknowledge the work of fellow shoreline staff members or a group at Shoreline, you need only submit a Waves of Gratitude form for individuals or a Shoreline Shoutout for groups.  Thanks from the Employee Recognition Committee – Rob, Wanda, Megan and Hoshimi.

Campus Updates 01/27/22

Hi Campus Community,  

Here are this week’s updates! 


  • Positive cases: Executive Team (ET) is closely monitoring the changing conditions of the pandemic, including the number of COVID-19 exposure reports submitted by students and employees. Reported positive cases remain low. Positive cases since the first day of winter quarter (January 10):  
  • Student positive cases: 39, which is 2.14% of total students taking classes with in-person components.  
  • Employee positive cases: 19, which is 3% of total college employees. 
  • Masks:  
  • The College is aware of increased concern regarding protective equipment to support working on campus. KN-95 masks have been distributed to front-line staff and to faculty who are teaching in-person; more KN-95 masks will be arriving on campus soon and will be distributed. KN-95 masks can be used until wet or dirty. Contact your Student Learning Equity Success (SLES) or Executive Team (ET) member for replacement masks, as needed. 
  • KN-95 masks are just one mask type to consider. Per the CDC, masks and respirators can provide different levels of protection depending on the type of mask and how they are used. Loosely-woven cloth products provide the least protection, layered finely-woven products offer more protection, well-fitting disposable surgical masks and KN95s offer even more protection, and well-fitting NIOSH-approved respirators (including N95s) offer the highest level of protection and are often reserved for healthcare settings.  
  • Ways to improve protection with cloth and disposable surgical masks include:  
  • Wear two masks (disposable mask underneath AND cloth mask on top) 
  • Combine either a cloth mask or disposable mask with a fitter or brace 
  • Knot and tuck ear loops of a 3-ply mask where they join the edge of the mask 
  • For disposable procedure masks, fold and tuck the unneeded material under the edges.  
  • Use masks that attach behind the neck and head with either elastic bands or ties (instead of ear loops) 
  • Whatever product you use, it should provide a good fit (i.e., fitting closely on the face without any gaps along the edges or around the nose) and be comfortable enough when worn properly (covering your nose and mouth) so that you can keep it on when you need to.  
  • Read more tips from the CDC on how to improve how well your mask protects you. 
  • Lastly, KN-95 masks, as well as surgical masks, are available at Welcome Desks in the 1000/Admin, 5000/FOSS, and 4000/Library buildings for those who forgot their mask. 
  • Vaccines: the COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be open now Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 9am-5 pm starting January 31, 2022. The clinic is in the Quiet Dining Room in the PUB/9000 building. 
  • TestsCOVID-19 test types explained.  
  • Curbside: Curbside pick-up and drop-off service is no longer available; items previously available through Curbside are now available through the relevant department.   


Please take this online survey about safety 

Each year, the DES State Office of Risk Management, together with the State Agency Safety Professionals Alliance (SASPA), administers the safety survey. The 2022 Safety Survey will be open for all state employees through February 18, 2022. 

The survey contains language in the Introduction that provides the following clarification for employees who primarily teleworked during the last 12 months: The term “workplace”, “work area” or “work site” is used frequently throughout this survey. These terms refer to your home or any location that you have been to or are currently teleworking. 

The survey is anonymous. Results will be collected by the DES State Office of Risk Management, then tallied and sent in summary form to each state agency. To complete the survey, please click here. 

ctcLink Updates and News 

Updated Key Dates  

The ctcLink website has been updated with important dates and can be viewed here. The portion of the ctcLink website created for faculty and staff can be found here

  • February 8th: Last day to submit Winter Quarter COVID Assistance Emergency Aid applications to have funds disbursed by February 16th.  Any COVID Assistance Emergency Aid applications received from February 9th – March 13th, will be disbursed after March 14th, 2022. 

Other ctcLink Reminders 

Training sessions are designed for faculty and staff who have not yet been involved in the ctcLink project by providing general information about the project, the timeline, and available support mechanisms. The sessions will also cover additional ctcLink user training available for Faculty and for Staff/Admin at the College. 

1/28/22 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm All Campus Kickoff III      

Staff, Faculty (in-person and recorded)      

Overview of the project, timeline, new support center/web, Level 1 Faculty training/ Level 1 Staff training      


Countdown to Go-Live: 31 Days   

If you have questions, please visit https://www.shoreline.edu/ctclink/ or email ctclink@shoreline.edu. 

Learn something new with Continuing Education this Winter! 

Explore an interest, advance your career, or challenge yourself to learn something new with Continuing Education this Winter! Take a 1-day workshop or multi-week class – we offer many different options from January 3rd through March 28, 2022. Visit our full Winter 2022 course catalog here

SCC Waves of Gratitude can be viewed here 

College 101 Network Night 

All current students are invited to the upcoming Network Night hosted by the Peer Educators. Learn about how to elevate and use your social capital to help you make new connections that will help you in academic, professional, and social settings. The workshop will be held on Weds. 1/26 from 3-5 pm in Library 4237. Register in advance by going to https://bit.ly/NetworkNite

Brand Survey 

As valuable members and employees of Shoreline Community College, we are asking faculty and staff to complete this survey. Your responses will be used to help us develop a better brand experience for our students, faculty and staff, and community. We appreciate your opinion and would like to thank you in advance for your time. 

Internal/Faculty/Staff Survey 

Winter Institute Online/Hybrid Course Development 1/27/22 1-3pm

Hello Faculty

Are you developing or revisiting an online or hybrid course? Would you like to update content that you created quickly to prepare for remote instruction? Do you have a class that you would like to teach using a different modality? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the Institute might be right for you!

The Hybrid and Online Quality Course Development Institute is back with a revised learning experience designed for Shoreline faculty who teach hybrid and/or online courses. This series of workshops is designed to help you build on your existing Canvas courses and find ways to enhance the teaching and learning within your classes. There are four individual workshops available in the Institute that align with the new Washington Course Design Checklist.

With the redesign of the Institute, we have updated the amounts of the stipends as follows:

Weekly Workshop Stipends – $106/workshop
First-time participants will earn a $106 stipend for participating in and completing the assignments for each of the four, weekly Institute workshops. Stipends will be distributed shortly after the final week of workshops.

Course Certification Stipend – $795
Must complete all four weeks of the Institute and

Develop & submit your first hybrid or online course for a full review
Stipend payable once course has met or exceeded standards and is formally certified
Stipend only available for your first certified course

January 27 and 28: OPTIONAL Orientation to Canvas (not stipend eligible)
February 3 and 4: Course Design & Student Engagement
February 10 and 11:  Outcomes & Objectives
February 17 and 18:  Assessment & Feedback
February 24 and 25:  Materials & Tools

Zoom workshops will be held Thursday 1:00-3:00 and will repeat  Fridays 10:00-noon. You only need to attend one workshop per week.

This is a Zoom event.  Once you self-enroll into the course, you will find the Zoom links and can add them to your calendar.

We’ve shifted to a “mix and match” approach and you can choose to attend any or all of the weekly workshops. Each workshop includes assignments for you to complete and course content to develop.

If you are interested in joining us for any or all of the Institute workshops, you can self-enroll! It’s a great opportunity to engage with your colleagues, too. You can collaborate and work through ideas together as you enhance your online and hybrid courses.

Sign up today! Reach out to eLearning at support@shoreline.edu 

Notice of Board of Trustees Virtual Special Meeting: Fri, Jan 28, 2022; 9:00 AM

Dear Colleague,


The Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting (“Board of Trustees Winter 2022 Retreat”) on Friday, January 28, 2022 beginning at 9:00 AM. The business to be transacted in this meeting is attached and will be published to https://www.shoreline.edu/about-shoreline/board/meeting-packets-2018.aspx.

The special meeting will take place in a virtual space to comply with government restrictions on public gathering due to COVID-19 health risks. The January 28, 2022 special meeting will be recorded and the video, available, when Board materials are posted for the next regular meeting on February 17, 2022.

•To connect to the January 28, 2022 special meeting:

·        Via link, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82350937268

·       Via telephone:

Call/Dial/Key-in to one of the following numbers. Start with the first number. If you receive a busy signal or an “all circuits are busy” message, try the next number on the list.  

(253) 215-8782

(669) 900-6833

(312) 626-6799                                                                                         

  • Webinar ID: 823 5093 7268

All Board of Trustees meetings include opportunity for public comment. Due to the continual and changing information related to COVID-19, the January 28, 2022 special meeting will be held virtually. Public comment(s) during the January 28, 2022 Communication from the Public segment will be presented to the Board verbally.

·  For attendees connecting online: Please sign up to provide a public comment via the Chat function in Zoom between 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM on January 28, 2022.

·  For attendees connecting by telephone: Please sign up to provide a public comment between 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM on January 28, 2022 by: 1. Sending an email to Board Secretary Lori Yonemitsu at lyonemitsu@shoreline.edu with your telephone number and name (optional); or 2. Calling Board Secretary Lori Yonemitsu at (206) 546-4552 with your telephone number and name (optional).

The Board Chair will call upon each speaker signed up to provide public comment. The total public comment period at the January 28, 2022 meeting will be no more than twenty (20) minutes with up to two (2) minutes allotted per speaker. Adjustments to the two (2) minute allotment will be made if more than ten (10) individuals sign up to speak. (For the entering of a public comment into the record and attaching to the minutes of the January 28, 2022 meeting, please send written public comment to Board Secretary Lori Yonemitsu at lyonemitsu@shoreline.edu following the January 28, 2022 meeting.)

Thank you.  -Lori

Lori Y. Yonemitsu, M.Ed., B.Ed.
Executive Assistant
Office of the President

7000 Campus Living Fire Drill: Wednesday, January 26

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider this notification that a fire drill is planned for Bldg. 7000 on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. If you see residents evacuating the building or observe the alarm going off during that day; please do not be alarmed and do not call 911.

If you have any questions, please contact Acting Director of Safety & Security Gregory Cranson at gcranson@shoreline.edu.

Gregory Cranson
Acting Director of Safety & Security

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