We Have A ctcLink Go-Live Date!

Dear Faculty and Staff, 

I am contacting you with some important and exciting updates regarding ctcLink. 

I want to share that the statewide ctcLink Steering Committee approved the go-live weekends for the nine schools in our group. Shoreline is now scheduled to go-live on ctcLink on February 28, 2022. This will mark an important milestone as the College continues to review our systems and processes to improve the student experience. 

Over the past two years, the ctcLink Project Team has worked with over 120 Subject Matter Experts from across campus to begin the process of replacing our aging HP software with a modern and mobile-friendly statewide information system to support our student, human resource, and financial needs. Students, faculty, and staff will benefit from having 24/7 access to the tools and resources they need, as well as the efficiencies that will come with the new system. 

As I take over the role of Executive Sponsor, I want to personally thank everyone who has been involved in the project thus far for their countless hours of time and effort, as well as their colleagues who have been supportive as they complete this important work. 

Throughout the fall, we will be providing you with regular updates regarding the project, sharing more information about system features and benefits, as well as information about important dates, training and resources to support you through this transition. 

For more information, please visit the ctcLink website or email the project team at ctcLink@shoreline.edu

Sincerely,  

Phillip J. King 

Acting President 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Learning Team (DEI-LT) Recruitment

Starting in the summer of 2019, a group of faculty, classified staff, and administrators assembled for some deep conversations about how to continue our campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for the 2019-20 academic year. This “Summer Taskforce” identified projects and efforts to prioritize and submitted a set of recommendations to the Executive Team. In the fall of 2019, the Taskforce became the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Learning Team (DEI-LT). 

We are now accepting applications for employees to help with this work, and encourage all those with subject-matter expertise or a deep interest in this work to consider applying to join the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Team. We hope to identify two (2) additional individuals to be a part of the Team this year; these employees will earn either a stipend for approximately 20 hours of work, or release time, as it is considered work above and beyond normal work duties and is in addition to other committee or College service obligations. Learn more about the DEI Learning Team and apply by November 20th.

Join a Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Dear Colleague,

As the College enters the final year of our five-year Strategic Plan, employees are invited to apply to join a Strategic Plan steering committee in 2020-21 to help recommend actions and advance the plan’s final goals. 

The committees accepting new members are:

  • Communication, Marketing & Community Engagement Steering Committee 
  • Inclusive Excellence Steering Committee 
  • Learning Outcomes Assessment Steering Committee
  • Sustainability Steering Committee (formerly known as the Ecological Integrity Steering Committee)

If you’d like to serve on one of these committees, please complete the online application by Monday, November 9, 2020. 

The application process is simple and asks you to share briefly (in 250 words or less) what knowledge, skills, and abilities you will bring to your committee. Employees do not need to check with their supervisor before applying. The Executive Team will coordinate with supervisors as necessary during the selection process. 

Thank you for considering this important opportunity!

Sincerely,

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President

Shoreline’s General Education Outcomes: What’s Next?

Looking for an opportunity to talk about learning with brilliant colleagues collaborating on work that will transform Shoreline? 

As the College moves into Guided Pathways, the Faculty Senate Council, in collaboration with the Learning Outcomes Assessment Steering Committee and the Office Institutional Assessment and Data Management will be embarking on a two-year project to revise Shoreline’s current general education outcomes.

As co-leads of this team, Bayta Maring and Romina Plozza are seeking to build a passionate team ready to dive deep into the meaningful work that unites us all: learning.   

We are currently in the process of recruiting interested and enthusiastic faculty, students, and staff. Might you be one of them? 

Given the scope of the project, we want to make sure we have a representative group of faculty and staff, so expect us to apply the following criteria in building the team: 

  • Broad disciplinary categories should be represented (professional-technical, transfer and basic education), aligned with the content of the current general education outcomes 
  • At least one library faculty 
  • At least one advisor 
  • At least one additional faculty/staff from Students, Equity, and Success 
  • Representative from curriculum committee and from Faculty Senate Council 
  • One individual who has been part of prior general education outcomes work 

In general, we are looking for individuals with knowledge of Shoreline’s curriculum, an interest in learning and assessment, and some background knowledge (or willingness to learn) about Guided Pathways.  Prior experience with outcomes assessment is a plus, but curiosity about this process is also welcome. 

The team will meet two times per month for 1.5 hours per meeting.  There may be additional work (e.g., reading, small group meetings, data collection) outside these meetings.  We would prefer team members to commit through June 2021, with the possibility of continuing into the second year. 

Note: We currently have funding for one part time faculty (30 hours at $52 an hour per quarter). For full-time faculty, participation in the committee will fulfill college service activities. 

If you’re interested in joining the team, please email me (rplozza@shoreline.edu) with 3 – 5 sentences about why you are interested in being part of this team and how you fulfill any of the criteria above. 

Black Lives Matter / Anti-Racism Action group meeting

The Black Lives Matter / Anti-Racism Action group is a grassroots, informal group, and we are in process of deciding how to move forward.

Institutional racism is complex and needs to be addressed in all areas and levels of Shoreline CC, as well as beyond at the state and societal level. Each of us is an agent within Shoreline CC and can be active where we are already placed, such as our own work teams and committees we serve on. We can take on a new action or responsibility, or learn to better incorporate BLM / ARA focused conversations and action items within a group we are a part of.

In the next two weeks we will be listing which committees we are currently a member of and how those can advance the BLM/ARA work. From there we will identify

-whether and how to best utilize existing committees, as well as
-which one or more action teams need to be created, and
-how best to support and amplify efforts by individuals within existing or new groups.

We welcome everyone who wishes to be active on Black Lives Matter and Anti-Racism Action issues and would like to be part of a workgroup. If you are not sure where or how you fit in, it is OK to start with “listen and learn”.

Two ways to participate:

-email and shared documents communications

-zoom meetings

How to join: contact Jessica Gibson at jgibson@shoreline.edu

The next Zoom meeting will be Aug. 4, 2-3:30 pm. Email Jessica Gibson for the Zoom link.