Upcoming Winter Affinity Groups

Since last year’s Day of Learning, IESC members have heard feedback that affinity groups would be a welcome presence on campus. We’re kicking them off this quarter in the hopes that interested folks will join and keep them going. Want to learn more? Attend the group meeting that you feel most comfortable joining. We provide the space for you to gather, share, support, and more. Bring your own lunch!

*Groups for additional identity groups may be added if interest is shown. Please contact Pilar (pcorder@shoreline.edu) if you have suggestions!

Wednesday, February 5th –Latinx Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
Location: PUB #9201, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Contact: Marisa Herrera

Tuesday, February 11th – LGBTQIA Faculty & Staff Affinity Group

Location: PUB #9208, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Contact: Torrey Stenmark (tstenmark@shoreline.edu), Tricia Lovely (tlovely@shoreline.edu), Celine Pastore (cpastore@shoreline.edu)

Tuesday, February 25th – Multiracial Faculty & Staff Affinity Group

Location: PUB #9208, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Contact- Laura Drake (ldrake@shoreline.edu)

Thursday, March 5th – First Peoples/Native Faculty & Staff Affinity Group

Location: PUB #9201, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Contact: Laura Drake (ldrake@shoreline.edu)

Tuesday, March 10th –Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
Location: PUB #9208, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Contact: Yushin Wung

Tuesday, March 24th – Black Faculty & Staff Affinity Group

Location: PUB #9208, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Contact: Pilar Corder (pcorder@shoreline.edu)

All groups are also located on the Employee Calendar

Join the Change Management Book Club

All students and employees are invited to participate in the Change Management Book Club, which will be led by Joe Chiappa, Organizational Change and Project Manager at Shoreline.

The book club will read Employee’s Survival Guide to Change by Jeffrey M. Hiatt and will discuss the reading in three one-hour meetings in January, February, and March. Please see the book club flier for more details.

The Inclusive Excellence Steering Committee is looking for new members

The Inclusive Excellence Steering Committee is looking for new members!

The main goals of the committee for 2019-2020 are as follows:

*Provide recommendations for a job description for the new DEI position.

*Provide recommendations for an Inclusive Excellence framework and scorecard that can be implemented at Shoreline.

*Learn about best practices for implementing Inclusive Excellence frameworks, via online research, site visits, connecting with colleagues, and/or attending relevant conferences.

The committee may additionally be asked to provide support to other entities on campus, such as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Learning Team, for Day of Learning and other programming.

The anticipated time commitment is anticipated to be no more than 2-4 additional hours per month, which includes some subcommittee work and the following two-hour meetings:

December 12, 2:30-4:30
January 9, 2:30-4:30
February 13, 2:30-4:30
March 12, 2:30-4:30
April 9, 2:30-4:30
May 7, 2:30-4:30
June 11, 2:30-4:30

Interested? Complete the Steering Committee application.

Want to learn more or meet us before you commit? Bring your lunch and join us for a Q&A/lunch & learn on Wednesday, December 12th from 12:00-1:00 PM in the PUB #9208.  Get to know more about the current committee members and our goals for the year.

Message from President Roberts: Update on temporary appointment for the VP of Business & Administrative Services position

Dear Campus Community,

My sincerest appreciation to all involved with the process over the course of the past few weeks related to the temporary appointment for Vice President for Business & Administrative Services (VP-B&AS) position. Unfortunately, we were not able to make a successful hire for this position.

We will continue to look at options for filling the VP-B&AS position going forward and will keep the campus apprised.

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.

Ecological Integrity Survey Results

Thank you to all who participated in the Ecological Integrity Survey during winter quarter. The results show strong interest among our campus community in sustainability-related curriculum, an expanded composting program, and more sustainable dining options. Below is a list of the key results. For a full summary of survey results, please download and review the Ecological Integrity Employee Survey the Ecological Integrity Student Survey and the combined staff, faculty, and student powerpoint.

• About 600 students (about 10%) and 300 employees (about 40%) responded to the survey.
• Most students (about 80%) did not think they had taken a course or participated in activities related to sustainability, but almost 80% were interested.
• Most students (over 62%) and employees (over 75%) agreed about the importance of curriculum related to sustainability.
• Students and employees shared interest in climate change.
• Students also showed interest in the relationship between power, privilege, economics and the environment (note: that’s the 3 E’s!).
• Students showed interest in our campus as a living laboratory for learning, with highest interest in food and dining, waste, air & climate, energy, and transportation.
• Employees showed interest in learning about recycling/composting, climate change, and the natural world/conservation.
• Faculty showed interest in using campus as a living laboratory to explore topics like waste, transportation, public engagement, air & climate, energy, and food & dining.
• While only 5-8% of students plan a major or career related to sustainability, a strong majority felt it was an important topic of study.
• Over 40% of students and 50% of employees put food waste in garbage with over 80% of both groups saying that they would compost more if there were more bins.
• Most students and employees were willing to pay more for sustainable dining options including locally-produced food and compostable cutlery.
• About 80% of employees and about 45% of students reported they drive alone to the college. Improved bus access to campus, bus subsidies, and assistance coordinating carpools were listed as the most effective incentives toward alternative forms of transportation.

All results from the Ecological Integrity Survey will be used to inform priorities for recommendations to the Executive Team.