Campus Updates- All Staff (12/3/21)

Hi Campus Community,  

Here are this week’s updates! 

RETURN TO CAMPUS/COVID-19 

  • We are closely monitoring changing conditions of the pandemic, including the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, and have discussed the latest information at the Communicable Disease Team (CDT) and the Executive Team (ET).  
  • Student Vaccine Attestation: New in-person or on-campus students attending winter quarter 2022 need to complete the COVID-19 vaccination attestation form by January 20, 2022 (10th day of the quarter) to avoid getting a hold put on their registration account.  
  • Vaccine Clinic 
    • The next weekend clinic will be on December 4th and 5th in the Main Dining Room (MDR) in the PUB/9000 building for children ages 5-11 to receive the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.  Make a follow-up appointment here. Expect thousands of people on campus that weekend so there will be no walk-ins accommodated. 
    • The clinic will close on December 17, 2021, in order to move to the Quiet Dining Room (QDR)/room 9208 and then will reopen on January 4, 2022.  It is expected to stay open throughout the winter quarter M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 5-adult and booster shots for ages 18+. 

EVENTS AND NEWS 

Full Campus Water Shutdown 

Forma, the general contractor for our new Health Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing Classroom Center (HSAMCC), will need to implement a campus-wide water shutdown on Saturday, December 4 from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to identify and test additional water valves.  Buildings 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 2600, 2700, 2800, and 2900 annex will be impacted by the shutdown.  The Student Housing (7000) and PUB (9000) buildings will not be affected. 

cTcLink Weekly Updates 

College Services Schedule Updates were posted to DAAG last week. Information can be found here

This week Subject Matter Experts from across campus began their final walk-through in preparation for User Acceptance Testing (UAT) beginning on December 13th. UAT allows users to begin testing the processes that will be part of the day-to-day work for employees and is a major milestone on the way to Go-Live on February 28th, 2022.   We greatly appreciate your patience while everyone is hard at work on the project. Stay tuned for more project updates and information on learning opportunities that will be shared in the coming weeks! 

Shoreline Foundation Welcomes Josh Krupke 

The Shoreline Community College would like to welcome Josh Krupke as the new Foundation Database & Development Coordinator. Joshua joins Shoreline after working for seven years at Taproot Theatre Company, where he assisted with fundraising and marketing campaigns. During that time, he developed a strong interest in fundraising and is excited to use his skills to help Shoreline students reach their goals. Josh has also been a live theatre actor in the greater Seattle area for the past twenty years, working with Village Theatre, SecondStory Repertory Theatre, Harlequin Productions, and others. Josh lives in Shoreline, has been married for ten years, and has two young children.   



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. 

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