Shoreline to enter contract for Starfish Software

Shoreline is pursuing a sole source contract with education company, EAB, for the utilization of their student success platform, Starfish.

Starfish is an enterprise-level student success software platform that allows students to connect with an individualized network of supports and facilitates scheduling and communication with students across departments. In addition to enhanced student engagement tools, Starfish offers in-depth advising solutions, predictive analytics, early alert functionality, and cohort management options.

At its foundation, Starfish helps higher education institutions implement reliable data to pinpoint areas of concern and opportunity within courses and student populations, as well as institutional programs and services. Upon identifying these opportunities, the platform enables staff to connect students with helpful resources on campus and also allows administrators to refine their student success strategies.

Please see the attached letter below for more information regarding Starfish and it’s integration with both ctcLink and Guided Pathways.

Barring any last-minute competitors for the bid, it is Shoreline’s intent to enter a 3-year contract with EAB beginning June 30, 2021.

For questions or more information, please contact Raisa Minchuk at rminchuk@shoreline.edu.

Updates to President Roberts’ Retirement Plan Timeline

President Cheryl Roberts previously announced her intention to retire as of June 30, 2022, however her term will now end earlier than anticipated, on June 30, 2021. 

The Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees took action to establish an earlier contract separation date at a special meeting on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The Trustees expressed their gratitude for President Roberts’ service and leadership at the College, and the Board Chair, Dr. Catherine D’Ambrosio, read a draft resolution to acknowledge her many accomplishments at Shoreline to date. 

The draft resolution states in part, “The Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees hereby recognizes Dr. Cheryl L. Roberts for her vision, leadership both inside the College as well as the broader community of legislators and elected officials, her erudition and academic excellence in leading Shoreline Community College and in forging the College’s path into the future and with a heart for equity, diversity and inclusion, writing the introduction to our next chapter.” 

President Roberts will continue to serve in her role as president of the College through June 30, 2021, however there may be some intermittent periods where she will take personal leave time. During those times, a temporarily designated administrator in charge (AIC) will be named. 

The Board of Trustees anticipates appointing an acting or interim president by June 30, 2021, and the College’s Executive Team will work closely with President Roberts to ensure a seamless transition plan is in place. 

Planned Network Maintenance Friday, May 7 (midnight-5 a.m.)

Our network provider, WAVE, will be performing planned maintenance between Midnight and 5 AM Friday, May 7. This will disconnect college systems from the Internet during that time frame.

There are typically few employees or students on campus at those times. Users on campus would be unable to use systems that require network connection, such as web browsing, Outlook, Teams, Zoom, etc.

Users off campus will lose access to Web Applications such as Class Schedule, Campus Directory, ADP, TLR, etc. during the service window. The core website, Canvas, Email, Zoom, and Teams will be unaffected.

Together We Are Champions with GiveBIG – May 4 & 5

GiveBIG is here! You can be a hero for a Shoreline student in need. We invite you to join this two-day statewide giving campaign that runs today and tomorrow.

In 2020, the Foundation granted more than $300,000 in scholarships and emergency aid to Shoreline students. The need for assistance remains at an all-time high. Your gift can help our students stay in school by assisting them with emergency aid to cover tuition and expenses.

As Shoreline faculty and staff members, you see first-hand that the need for our students is greater than ever due to COVID-19. While we are ensuring our health and safety by physical distancing, we continue to come together in meaningful ways. Please GiveBIG today and thank you!

Notice of Virtual Special Meeting: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 beginning at 5:30 PM. The purpose of the May 4 special meeting is to review the performance of a public employee; action: president’s contract; and action: president resolution.

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 May 4, 2021 special meeting will:
1. Commence in open session (“open to the public”); 2. Convene in executive session (“closed to the public”) after the Communication from the Public segment; and 3. Reconvene in open session (“open to the public”) for the action items. 

•To connect to the May 4, 2021 special meeting:

• Via link, go to: us02web.zoom.us…

• 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  
(346) 248-7799

• Meeting ID: 862 5388 4142

All Board of Trustees meetings include opportunity for public comment. Due to the continual and changing information related to COVID-19, the May 4 special meeting will be held virtually. Public comment(s) during the May 4 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 5:15 PM – 5:30 PM on May 4.
• For attendees connecting by telephone: Please sign up to provide a public comment between 5:15 PM – 5:30 PM on May 4 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 May 4 meeting will be no more than six (6) minutes with up to two (2) minutes allotted per speaker. Adjustments to the two (2) minute allotment will be made if more than three (3) individuals sign up to speak. (For the entering of a public comment into the record and attaching to the minutes of the May 4 meeting, please send written public comment to Board Secretary Lori Yonemitsu at lyonemitsu@shoreline.edu following the May 4 meeting.)

•This notice and the agenda for the May 4, 2021 special meeting is available on: www.shoreline.edu…