Shoreline in the news, summer quarter 2020

Decorative illustration of journalists and a "news" bannerHere is a roundup of some of the local media stories the College was featured in this quarter.

Got an idea for a media story or want to see a particular article in our own news blog? Send in your ideas to Communications & Marketing at any time (email to pio@shoreline.edu or revans@shoreline.edu).

 

Summer Media Mentions

  1. Shoreline Area News, July 1, Portfolio Show from Visual Communication Technology Club is Online
  2. Shoreline Area News, July 23, Shoreline Community College President Joins American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors
  3. Shoreline Area News, July 31, SCC Student Residence Hall Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification
  4. Shoreline Area News, August 1, Pamela Ann Dusenberry 1957-2020
  5. Patch.com, August 9, Shoreline Community College Reopens Admissions Process for Dental Hygiene Associate of Applied Sciences Program
  6. Shoreline Area News, August 10, Dental Hygiene Program at Shoreline Community College Partners with UW School of Dentistry for Student Clinical Training
  7. Shoreline Area News, August 13, Continuing Education Classes at Shoreline Community College for Fall
  8. KOMO News, August 17, Report: Wash. State Community College System Ranks 2nd Best is US
  9. Seattle P-I, August 17, Washington Community College System Named 2nd Best in Nation
  10. Shoreline Area News, August 25, Find Your Next Step at Shoreline Community College
  11. StreetInsider.com, August 25, 2020, Life Science Industry in Washington Continuing to Grow and Hire Amid COVID-19
  12. Patch.com, August 27, Why Students Should Consider Running Start

 

Apply & Aid web page changes to launch this Saturday

Due to logistical reasons, Communications & Marketing will launch the anticipated Apply & Aid web page updates this Saturday, August 8 at midnight, rather than at the same time as the home page changes next week.

On August 8, some pages within the Apply & Aid section of the site may not be available on our website for approximately 5-10 minutes while they are being launched. All changes should be finalized and accurately reflected on the site by 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

What will be affected: Pages that live on www.shoreline.edu under the menu tab labeled Apply & Aid.

What will not be affected: The class schedule, registration portal, or any other transactional service pages that require a student login.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Apply & Aid web project, you can review the project summary and outline of the changes by visiting the summary article.

If you have questions about the changes or find any issues once the changes are made, please contact websupport@shoreline.edu. We will be monitoring the site very closely throughout Sunday and early Monday morning for any potential issues that may arise. Thank you!

New website home page and site navigation coming August 11

Illustration of a megaphone and confetti with the words "Coming Soon."Get ready for some major updates to the College website!

On August 11, in addition to major changes to the Apply & Aid pages on our website, Communications & Marketing will be launching a fully redesigned home page and refined site-wide navigation for our primary website, www.shoreline.edu.

We’ll provide more information about the research and the process in the near future, but for now, here are some key features and highlights:

  • User-Centered and Research-Based Changes: Over 200 participants, including current and prospective students, faculty and staff, were involved in our web research studies.
  • Improved Accessibility: Based on our accessibility audit conducted in fall 2019, improvements were made to bring our site up to WCAG 2.1 requirements, ensuring all who come to our site are able to access the information they need.
  • Intuitive Navigation: Refined navigation based on data and user testing, including a revamped main menu, header, footer, and a search button that reveals the search bar along with links to the most commonly searched terms.
  • Adaptable and Agile: The back-end of the home page was redeveloped so that we can more easily make incremental improvements to the website as needed.
  • Dynamic Content: Features such as dynamic news feeds were created so that we can distribute our news blog content to the home page and throughout the site more easily.
  • Modern Design and Brand Alignment: New design elements and “snippets” were developed that allow us to distinguish our site from other colleges while reinforcing our brand identity and adding depth and energy to the site.

This project comes at a critical time to help support enrollment and retention efforts, especially while the College is operating remotely. While some changes may feel new or different for employees, it’s designed for prospective and current students to be able to find the information they need to navigate the College much more easily and intuitively. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we launch these updates!

Upcoming Changes to the Website

Greetings,

The Program Navigation Work Group has been working steadily with many members across the campus community to prepare new web pages related to our instructional programs, degrees, and certificates. We want to make sure you know we’ll be launching these new pages on the site shortly, and that our web support team will have limited availability over the next few weeks to work on other site maintenance changes or requests outside of this project.

Launch Date:

  • Sunday, May 5, 2019

What Will Change:

  • Instructional program, degree, and certificate web pages will be replaced with new templates and improved content
  • New academic department pages
  • New interactive “Browse All Degrees & Certificates” page
  • New main landing pages for Explore Programs, Transfer Programs, Prof-Tech Programs, and Online Learning

How this will Improve the Website:

  • All degrees and certificates will have consistent pages, featuring information prospective students most want to know
  • Visitors will be able to do a filtered search of all of our offerings to quickly find what they’re looking for
  • Visitors will be able to easily compare offerings across prof-tech and transfer areas
  • Transfer options will be more clearly defined and surfaced
  • Multiple entry points and flexible navigation will allow visitors to discover the breadth of our offerings

Questions?

  • If you have questions about the names of our academic offerings, please contact the dean in the corresponding division
  • If you have questions about the new pages, please contact websupport@shoreline.edu

Thank you,

The Program Navigation Work Group

9th Annual Einstein Middle School Campus Tour

9th Annual Einstein Middle School Campus Tour

375 (yes, 375!) 8th graders from our local middle school, along with 30 teachers and parents will experience our beautiful campus and programs during a tour on Friday morning at 9:15 a.m. They’re only here for an hour, so it’s a fun, quick whirlwind view of our College, followed by a visit to UW. The principal tells us that the teachers and students love this tour, even more than UW.

It’s amazing how many local high school students visit our campus throughout their elementary and middle school years (for Math Olympiad, STEM Festival, the Einstein trip), and then enroll here as college students.

Say hi to this crowd of 8th graders Friday morning if you have an opportunity! If you have questions, please contact Amy Stapleton (astaplet@shoreline.edu, ext. 7841).