College Success Peer Educators Wanted

The College Success course will launch this fall at Shoreline Community College, and we are looking for returning students to serve as Peer Educators!

If you know of any returning students who might be interested in gaining valuable leadership skills while mentoring their fellow students and helping them to navigate college life, please encourage them to apply!

For more details to submit an application, please go to bit.ly… by Sunday, Aug. 15. If you have any questions, e-mail smusnicki@shoreline.edu or sschlitz@shoreline.edu

New College & Career Success Course Offered this Fall

Please share this opportunity with any new and undecided students:

Find your direction with a College & Career Success course (COLL 293) this fall, if you’re new to Shoreline or haven’t decided what you want to study.

  • Learn how to identify your strengths, build your academic plan, navigate college, and connect with classmates in an inclusive, supportive environment.
  • This 3-credit course may count toward your elective credits if you plan to transfer to a university.
  • Research shows students who take a class like this are more likely to complete their degrees and have stronger academic success!

Learn more or register now.

Not sure what classes to take this fall? Make an appointment with an advisor.

Final Reminder: Be Part of the Biggest Change in 20 Years: General Education Outcomes

As announced previously, Shoreline is entering an exciting new era of outcomes and assessment as part of campus-wide Guided Pathways efforts. 

The final staff & admin session for the summer will occur Thursday, July 15:  8:30 – 10:00 AM.  Please contact Bayta Maring (bmaring@shoreline.edu) for a zoom link – all are welcome!!

There are still a few spaces for faculty (full-time and part-time) to take part in the 3-hour paid faculty summer institute on General Education Outcomes on the following dates & times:  Tuesday, July 20, 9:00AM – 12:00PM or Thursday, July 22, 9:00AM – 12:00PM.  Please contact Romina Plozza (rplozza@shoreline.edu) if you are interested or have questions.

Hope to see many of you to discuss this important topic!

Bayta L. Maring, PhD
Executive Director

New Music Tech Tenure-Track Faculty Member Matt Jorgensen

I am pleased to announce that Matt Jorgensen has accepted the full-time, tenure-track Music Technology faculty position and will be starting in the fall.

Matt started his music career as a student at Shoreline Community College from 1990-1992 before transferring to the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.

As a jazz drummer, he has released 12 albums as a bandleader or co-leader. Together with his business partner, John Bishop, he founded the jazz record label Origin Records which has released over 650 albums since 1997. In 2003, the duo created the annual four-day Ballard Jazz Festival which has gained international recognition for featuring a mix of Pacific Northwest talent and exciting, progressive headliners. In 2019, John Bishop and Matt Jorgensen were named one of 12 Jazz Heroes by the Jazz Journalist Association.

In 2018, Matt received his Masters in Professional Media Composition from the University of Chichester and shortly thereafter began teaching Music Technology classes at Bellevue College. He has composed music for Cascade Public Media’s Crosscut Festival, created the sonic identity for Seattle’s PBS station KCTS9, composed the theme for KUOW’s Seattle Now podcast, as well as is working on numerous short films.

Matt is excited to join the faculty at Shoreline Community College.

Warmest regards,

Ann Garnsey-Harter, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Learning Resources & Continuing Education
Acting Executive Dean, Humanities & Transitional Studies

No On-Campus Classes June 28 Due to Excessive Heat

All in-person classes will meet online on Monday, June 28 due to excessive heat conditions. Online classes and remote services will continue. The air-conditioned PUB (Building 9000) will be open 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for any on-campus residents or employees. For additional updates, please visit www.shoreline.edu.

Employees who regularly report to on-campus work may choose to work from home unless designated as essential personnel.

Heat Safety Tips

During the heat wave, please see the following tips and guidelines for staying safe while working:  

  •  All employees should make a conscious effort to ensure proper hydration and ventilation.
    • Drink plenty of water, and have a beverage with you at all times.
    • Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink.
    • Avoid drinks with caffeine and/or large amounts of sugar which can increase dehydration.
  • Take regular breaks as needed in cooler areas where possible.
  • On campus employees can visit the air-conditioned Bldg 9000 – PUB between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • If working at home, cover/close windows that receive morning and afternoon light to reduce heat entering your home.
  • Any employee who works is working without air conditioning may submit annual leave for any hours the individual is uncomfortable working due to the heat.
    • If the employee has a health condition that is affected by the heat, sick leave may be used for necessary time away.