NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CHANGES – December 3, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting

The Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Thursday, December 3, 2020 commencing at 4:30 PM.

The business to be transacted in this meeting is attached and will be posted to https://www.shoreline.edu/about-shoreline/board/meeting-packets-2018.aspx no later than 4:30 PM on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

The agenda for this special meeting includes the Board’s usual regular meeting agenda. Due to COVID-19, Governor Inslee’s restriction on in-person public meetings has been extended. Therefore, access to this meeting will take place in a virtual space. To comply with open meeting notice requirements, the previously scheduled regular meeting at the campus is cancelled and a virtual special meeting is being added. 

To connect to the December 3, 2020 special meeting:

  • Via link, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84197942718
  • Via telephone: Dial 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
    • (346) 248-7799
    • (646) 558-8656
    • Meeting ID: 841 9794 2718

All Board of Trustees meetings include opportunity for public comment. Due to the continual and changing information related to COVID-19 and the December 3 special meeting to be held virtually, please email public comments to the Board Secretary at lyonemitsu@shoreline.edu by 4:15 PM on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Please place “Public Comment” in the subject of your email. Public comments received by 4:15 PM on December 3, 2020 will be read aloud by College personnel in order for all Trustees to hear the comments read. The total public comment period will be no more than thirty (30) minutes and up to two (2) minutes of each public comment received will be read, with adjustments made if more than fifteen (15) public comments are received.

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION

The in-person regular meeting scheduled for 4:30 PM on December 3, 2020 in room 1010M-building 1000, is cancelled. Per the notice above, that meeting is being rescheduled as a virtual special meeting.

Organizational updates for Transitional Studies, CEO, and LCN

Conversations between Career Education Options (CEO), Learning Center North (LCN), and Transitional Studies have opened up a new opportunity for collaborating and supporting students so, starting December 1st, the CEO and LCN programs will be moving to be part of Transitional Studies.

Transitional Studies already houses Shoreline’s HS+, GED, ABE, I-BEST, and ESL programs, so the move is an effort to better align relevant departments and services as well as create a more cohesive support network for students as they navigate their educational pathways. In conjunction with this expansion, the Transitional Studies’ administrative position will be converted to an Associate Dean to reflected the added responsibilities.

Important Out-of-State Travel Quarantine Procedure

Dear Colleague, 

As we usher in the winter holiday season, these are the times when we want to gather in person with friends and family. However, I want to reiterate the importance in following the Governor’s directive to refrain from gathering in groups outside of those who are members of your household while COVID-19 rates continue to rise.  

To keep our campus community as safe as possible, please note that any Shoreline employees or students who travel out-of-state December 1 – January 31 will be subject to a 14-day quarantine from campus.  

This means if you are an employee who is pre-authorized to come to campus for work and you travel outside-of-Washington in December through the end of January, please plan to work from home for 14 calendar days upon your return. You will also need to complete the Campus Access Form to acknowledge that you’ve travelled out of state. (Students who live in the residence hall and travel out of state will be asked to quarantine within their apartment.) 

Unfortunately, COVID-19 transmission rates continue to increase in our community, and we must take these additional steps to ensure the safety of those who come to our physical campus. Thank you for doing your part to limit the spread of this virus. 

Wishing you a great start to this time of gratitude. 

With care, 

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President
Office of the President
                             

Message from the President: Thanksgiving Holiday

Dear Colleague,

As we progress through the remainder of fall quarter, I know many people may be feeling the ongoing stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, economic uncertainty, national political shifts, and, the strains of the proposed budget reductions on campus. This has been a challenging season in many ways and yet, there is still much to be thankful for. For me, I know I’m grateful for your resilience, strength, flexibility, and continued dedication to serving our students each day.

My hope is that you are able to find some rest and relief over the long weekend. While friends and families will not be physically gathering together in the same way this year due to the pandemic, I hope we can all find some new ways to celebrate, connect, reflect, and express our thanks for all that we do have.

With gratitude,
Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President
Office of the President

Curl up on your couch with winter Continuing Education classes

Grab a hot drink and tuck into a new Continuing Education class this Winter! Online classes begin throughout the quarter and require no application or previous experience. 

Learn a new language in French Fundamentals or Spanish Beginning, test your skills as an armchair detective in Fingerprints and Forensics: Understanding the Basics of Crime Scene Investigation, or wade into crafting in Embroidery for Beginners

Continuing Education also offers several Winter classes taught by Shoreline instructors starting throughout next quarter. These courses include How to Create a Basic Website, Negotiating Skills for Everyday Life, and Light and Shadow: The Films of Josef von Sternberg, just to name a few! 

Classes include learning activities, lectures, and discussions in a fun and supportive online environment.  

To see a full list of classes, please visit the Continuing Education homepage and click “View Classes” under Personal Enrichment or contact continuing-ed@shoreline.edu for more information.