Shoreline Men’s Soccer Home Game

Come on out tomorrow, Oct. 1st at 3pm and cheer on your fellow Phinatics!

Our Men’s soccer team takes on Edmonds College at home.

Hope to see you there!

game day graphic with mascot

News Links | Sept. 29, 2022

SYSTEM NEWS | OPINIONS
Peninsula College president emphasizes community connections
Creating connections with businesses, developing a strong relationship with the community and addressing declines in enrollment highlighted new Peninsula College President Suzanne Ames’ presentation to the Port Angeles Business Association at its Tuesday morning meeting.
Peninsula Daily News, Sept. 28, 2022

CWU partners with Edmonds College to streamline public health degree
… [Edmonds College] has partnered with Central for decades and hosts the CWU-Lynnwood university center. The long-term relationship between the two institutions played a key role in the formation of the agreement, as constant communication between the two institutions was necessary to ensure the degree requirements lined up.
Lynnwood Times, Sept. 27, 2022

Pierce College celebrates grand opening of Glacier Building on Wednesday, Sept. 28
… “Glacier will provide outstanding learning spaces for our students who are working hard toward realizing their dreams of starting careers in dental hygiene and veterinary technology,” said Pierce College Fort Steilacoom President Julie White, Ph.D.
Suburban Times, Sept. 26, 2022

Walla Walla Community College hosts ribbon-cutting for new science wing
… The $11.8 million project was approved in 2016 and funded in 2019, according to the press release from [Walla Walla Community College]. It added 16,000 square feet to the south side of the Main Building, or the D Building. The college says it used the addition to update its science spaces into one dedicated space featuring “modern classrooms” and updated equipment.
NBC Right Now, Sept. 26, 2022

Columbia Basin College unveils new student recreation center
On Sept. 22, Columbia Basin College officially unveiled its new student recreation center. The brand new facility replaces a 65-year old building. It features nearly 80,000 sq. feet with three indoor court spaces, a two-story fitness center, office spaces for all of student recreation, an Esports complex and more.
NBC Right Now, Sept. 26, 2022

Clark County History: Hermine Decker
A 1960s Clark College student recalls his drama instructor, Hermine Decker (1908-1996), zipping around town in her red Opel Kadett. One can imagine a scarf billowing behind her. Decker was a playwright who produced and won awards for stage productions.
Columbian, Sept. 25, 2022
TRENDS | HORIZONS | EDUCATION
Pressures faced by faculty
It’s been a tough few years for college instructors, but, in general, faculty still largely enjoy their jobs and remain committed to helping students, according to a white paper by edtech provider Cengage. However, those who are not happy with their jobs are considering leaving.
Community College Daily, Sept. 28, 2022

Universities, community colleges partner to help transfer students earn degrees
… The community college transfer process is often a bumpy ride. Most students at a community college want to earn a bachelor’s degree, but very few do. According to the Community College Research Center, out of every 100 students who want to, only 31 will transfer to a four-year institution, and only 14 will complete a bachelor’s degree.
PBS News Hour, Sept. 27, 2022

The public’s growing doubts about college ‘value’
After decades of almost unquestioned public support as some of America’s most valued institutions, colleges and universities are facing growing questions—not about whether higher education remains important but whether it’s available, affordable and valuable enough.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 27, 2022

Title IX mandatory reporting expansion under fire
Professors, researchers and sexual assault prevention advocates want the U.S. Department of Education to rethink plans to expand mandatory reporting requirements to more college employees as part of its overhaul of the Title IX law. The department proposed requiring most campus employees to report cases of potential sex discrimination to Title IX in the regulations released earlier this summer.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 27, 2022

Campus Updates 09/29/22

EVENTS AND NEWS  

Happy Thursday once again! It has been a busy but exciting Opening Week as folks have been returning to their offices and getting ready for the fall quarter. The week has been filled with a lot of “meet and greet” events, orientations, division meetings, lunches, and just some enjoyable time to be together. It is funny, as a newcomer, I find it enjoyable to watch people who I do not even know, embrace, fist-bump, and genuinely share “It’s great to see you”. I’m simply happy to see folks reconnecting with colleagues. 

Thank you to all who came out to the Coffee with the President events sponsored by the Foundation. And YES, it was ok to come to both of them! It was great to have some time to answer questions and learn more about people’s interests and areas of expertise. One thing that really stood out to me was the exciting innovative ideas that folks shared with me. Learning about reducing obstacles for first-generation students in accounting to new partnerships with industry from the chemistry department to creating new ways to serve students who have not historically been served through the business department, was incredible to hear. The eagerness and excitement in finding new ways to serve our community are thriving here at Shoreline. 

It is inspiring as well, given the struggle with enrollment here at Shoreline (and in about half of the colleges in this state as I understand it- more on that as the details become available). It is this kind of creativity and dedication to our mission that will move us forward! Can’t wait to develop the overall vision with you through our DEI strategic planning as we move forward.  

This past weekend, I spent the morning at the Campus Clean-Up Day with staff and faculty that came together to do some weeding and overall clean-up on campus. The event went well, and the team made some good progress! I spent the bulk of my time pulling up some dead plants over by the nursing area parking lot with our Program Coordinator colleague Sharon (whom I thanked later for making a good recommendation for Mexican food!) We are still working on a Request for Proposal to get an organization to do an overall systematic clean-up (which will take a larger crew for a longer period of time). I met with Erik Falk our Grounds & Nursery Specialist this morning, who had positive feedback about the event. I want to send a particular thank you to our classified union for supporting this event and I hope we can make it an annual one! 

And finally, yesterday I had a reminder of why we are all here. I was outside the admin building and saw a student who looked lost, so I asked her if she needed help. She introduced herself and told me that she was nervous because this was her first day of college. I told her I was nervous on my first day here too, even as the new president. She wanted help finding her classroom and she asked me if I would walk her to the class, and of course, I was honored to do it. She then told me she has a disability but that wasn’t going to slow her down. She told me she was 25 and asked me if that was too young for college. I told her we had students much younger and older here and she seemed impressed! She then asked me a lot of fun questions about the theater program (would she get to be on stage, would she wear one of those small mics on her shirt, are those mics fragile, etc.?). She was so excited to be here. We both needed some help finding the room so friendly colleagues helped point us in the right direction (and even volunteered to take over walking her over, but I was on a mission). When we arrived at her class her faculty member greeted her like an old friend, and she quickly left my side excited about the next steps on her journey. 

This is just one story of the many that happen every day here with your dedication, expertise, and care for our students. Thank you sincerely for what you do and have a great first week back with students! 

Cheers, 

Jack 

Fall Quarter Updates 

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Human Resources 

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RETURN TO CAMPUS/COVID-19  

Cases  

  • 13 cases of COVID-19 were reported to Shoreline Community College; up 5 from last week’s count. 

News 

Questions?       

  • Email covidsupervisor@shoreline.edu or check the COVID-19 Updates site for the latest information.    
  • New information and guidance about COVID-19 is continually evolving; check these official federal, state, and county sources to stay informed:       
  • Federal COVID.gov site    

Getting vaccinated and boosted is still the best way to fight COVID-19. The Washington State Department of Health vaccine locator at Vaccinate WA: Find COVID-19 Vaccine Providers Near You can help you find the most convenient option for you. The CDC recommends getting a bivalent Pfizer (ages 12+) or Moderna vaccine (ages 18+) if it’s been two months or more since your last booster or vaccination. 

Shoreline Community College MISSION – Our Purpose 

We serve the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities. 

First Day of Class – Video!

Thank you to Rob Berg who collaborated with C&M to capture the hustle and bustle of students on campus!

Fall 2022 Block Party Resource Fair

Want to promote your program/department’s services and resources to students this fall? Sign up to participate in the Welcome Week Block Party Resource Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 11am-2pm in the PUB Courtyard. 

The event will have music, lawn games, and food to draw students in, but your office is welcome to bring activities or giveaways if you have them to engage students at your individual table.

If you or your area is interested in participating, please go to https://bit.ly/SCCblockparty to sign up by Monday, Oct. 3. If you have any questions, e-mail mhsmith@shoreline.edu

Block Party event information listed on image
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