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.

Join the Change Management Book Club – 5-minute edition

As a reminder, the Change Management Book Club is still going strong. We are currently finishing up our first book, “Employee’s Guide to Change” by Jeffrey M. Hiatt via Zoom and want to give EVERYBODY a chance to participate.

What if I don’t have the book?
No worries. Email us at ctcLink@shoreline.edu and we can send you a quick summary that will have you up to speed in 5 minutes.

Is this different than the previous Change Management Book Club?
Nope. It is the same opportunity to discuss what you found interesting and how it may apply to your life or your work. We just want to give everyone a chance to join in if they didn’t have a chance previously.

When is it?

Choose from one of three sessions:

    • Thursday, 5/21 2-3pm
    • Wednesday, 6/3 11am-12pm
    • Thursday 6/4, 3-4pm

How do I sign up?
If you need an invite, email us and let us know which session you wish to attend.

Any other questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Chiappa, ctcLink Organizational Change and Project Manager.

New Executive Team Sharepoint Site

Greetings,

Responding to employee desire to have a greater understanding of Executive Team decisions, the Executive Team has established a new SharePoint site for all of the meeting agendas and notes.

https://shorelineccwa.sharepoint.com/sites/ExecutiveTeamAgendasandNotes

All employees have access to this site and are welcome to review the notes anytime. The site will be updated weekly.

It is also accessible from the “Committees & Groups” page on the Intranet.

New “Waves of Gratitude” submissions

• A wave of gratitude for Elearning staff! “The Students, Equity & Success division would like to give a shout out and thank eLearning for all the help you have given our division as well as the support you are giving our students during this time of online learning. Your extended hours and workshops to support the new online learners, including some within the division, have been tremendous. You all are amazing and deserve a big THANK YOU!”

• A wave of gratitude for Technology Support Services! “The Students, Equity & Success division would like to give a shout out and thank TSS for all the help we have received in getting set up to work remotely. We all know you have been slammed with work requests and every request that has been submitted by our division has been resolved swiftly and seamlessly. You all are amazing and deserve a big THANK YOU!”

A wave of gratitude for Derek Levy! “Derek is one of the most reliable, hard-working, and humble people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He gets things done, takes on projects without complaint, and maintains a strong student focus throughout it all. He is an asset to this community.”

 A wave of gratitude for Jeff Keith! “Jeff is dealing with and transporting what seems to be an ever-increasing amount of mail and he’s doing it with good grace and good humor. Go Jeff!”

Submit a wave of gratitude for your fellow colleagues.

-The Recognition Committee

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
(mherrera@shoreline.edu)

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
(ywung@shoreline.edu)

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