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 ( 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 ( 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

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.

Congrats to Faculty “Graduates” from eLearning’s Hybrid & Online Institute

This past academic year, a number of faculty have immersed themselves in professional development activities to enhance their online and hybrid classes. A special congratulations to the faculty listed below on completing eLearning’s Hybrid & Online Course Development Institute! 

2020-2021 Institute Graduates:

  • Shannon Flynn
  • Hellen Kailiti
  • Zach Mazur
  • Mollie Sharp
  • Sheryl Rasmussen
  • Robin Hills
  • Rachel Lee
  • Timothy Payne
  • Mario Rossi
  • Andy Williams
  • Amber Avery
  • Brook Bower
  • Samrita Dungel
  • Jihyun Nam
  • Romina Plozza
  • Annamaria Winters

The Institute returns for a Summer session beginning Friday, July 9. Early enrollment is open!

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

As announced previously, Shoreline is entering an exciting new era of outcomes and assessment as part of campus-wide Guided Pathways efforts. This is a reminder of some opportunities to lend your voice to Shoreline’s new general education outcomes. Below are two opportunities to participate.

General Education Outcomes input sessions for staff & admin (sign up here)


·         Tuesday, July 13: 3:00 – 4:30 PM  

·         Thursday, July 15:  8:30 – 10:00 AM 

General Education Outcomes Summer Institute 

These paid 3-hour summer sessions will delve into the key questions around general education outcomes with participants providing guidance and direction for the structure and content of the revised outcomes. There are spaces for 16 more faculty (full-time and part-time) to take part in this paid experience during the month of July. To indicate your interest and availability during that time, please complete this brief form.  

If you have questions, please contact Romina Plozza ( or Bayta Maring (, GEORG co-leads


Bayta L. Maring, PhD
Executive Director

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