Guided Pathways is funding two large teams participating in valuable equity-centered professional learning

With the encouragement and support of VP Phillip King, Guided Pathways is funding two large teams participating in valuable equity-centered professional learning. 

A team of 16 people (mix of Classified, Faculty, and Admin) will be participating in the Gardner Institute’s “Equity in Retention Academy.” This is a 5-week virtual learning experience that prepares teams to “conduct an evidence-based, equity-focused student retention planning process.” The work begins May 31 and runs through to the end of June. 

A team of 10 people (mix of Classified and Admin) will be attending the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE) in Higher Education. The event is in-person during the week of May 31.

I am thrilled that so many were keen to participate, and glad that GP is able to support these learning experiences. If you would like more information, please email Brigid Nulty and Savena Garrett.

Reminder from the Accessibility Advisory Committee: Global Accessibility Awareness Day is May 19

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is an internationally-celebrated event that takes place annually on the third Thursday of May. This year GAAD is coming up on Thursday, May 19. 

GAAD is an annual global event, designed to engage people around the world in talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion. Additional information about GAAD and online events is available on the GAAD website.

Mark your calendars and challenge yourself to learn one new thing about creating accessible and inclusive digital content! If you have additional questions, please reach out to Shoreline’s Assistive Technology Specialist, Jennifer Bryant, via email at See below some resources related to assistive/adaptive technology as well:

Budgeting for Housing Workshop-Thursday 5/19

The Benefits hub team will be talking about budgeting for rent, searching for affordable housing, and housing resources that are available to help. The workshop will be on Thursday, May 19th at 4:00pm. Link to join: 

Budget for Housing Workshop


It’s Happening! Join us for our first IN-PERSON OPEN HOUSE in two years! Music, food trucks, swag, and giveaways. Bring your friends, family, and co-workers to this event!

Day of Learning Feedback

Thank you to the college community for your feedback on Day of Learning (DOL) April 29th, 2022. While the feedback survey is still open, DOL committee, Executive Team, and Student Learning Equity, and Success (SLES) want to connect back with you on what we have already learned. 

Most responses were positive. What we have heard so far is appreciation for the theme, and for the variety of modes in which sessions were offered in. The sessions attendees seem to have found most useful are the nutrition session by Sara Fletcher, The Open Education Panel led by Caitlan Maxwell, and the Data session with Bayta Maring. Hybrid and virtual sessions are available on the DOL site. A highlight for many who were able to attend in-person was the food truck. 

There is also feedback on what did not work for attendees. We will work on offering clearer tracks that span the whole day so that people interested in one area or another have sessions available through out the whole day. We will check the schedule and links  extra times for typographical and link errors. We will work hard to make sure all sessions are included in future feedback opportunities. 

We will use the feedback on Day of Learning to shape themes and sessions for Opening Week; the Opening Week Committee is just forming. When the Day of Learning 2023 Committee starts planning in October we will revisit this feedback in that planning. If you have not had the opportunity to give feedback yet, the feedback survey is still available. The committee will meet the last week of May to do a final review, and to make recommendations for opening week and future Days of Learning. Many thanks to the committee members, Rob Berg, Brandon Fryman, Randy Gottfried, David Isaac, Jonathan Molinaro, Rikki Pierotti, and Shanon Reedy. 

-Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, DOL committee chair
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