Suspended Operations Memo 2016-17

Colleagues,

In the interest of being prepared for the unexpected, please review the Annual Suspended Operations Memo for 2016-17 from President Roberts. As we approach the season of inclement weather, it is important to share information about our ongoing emergency preparedness. This memo will also be posted on the website (in the HR section and on the emergency closure page).

Please direct any questions about this information to your supervisor or to Human Resources staff.

Thank you,
Stephen P. Smith
Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs

A Safe Environment Fosters a Learning Environment: 2015 Annual Security Report Handbook posted online

The issue of campus safety is a vital concern for students, their families, faculty, and staff. In compliance with the federal law for crime statistics known as “The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990” (more commonly called the “Clery Act”), the College has posted the 2015 Annual Security Report Handbook online.

The law, originally enacted by Congress in 1990 as the Campus Security Act, was initiated by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was killed at Lehigh University in 1986. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to publish an annual security report every year by October 1st that contains three years of crime statistics and certain policy statements, including sexual assault policies, which ensure basic victims’ rights and point to resources available including where students, staff, faculty, and visitors should go to report crimes.

The Department of Education requires the reporting of criminal offenses occurring on:

  1. Main Campus
  2. Adjacent public property to the College’s perimeter property (such as Shoreview Park).
  3. Non-campus property that we have a relationship to (such as the Sears Parking Lot), and
  4. Residence facilities, if applicable.

In addition to crime statistics and reporting information, the second section of the Annual Report provides information on Title IX, The Violence Against Women’s Reauthorization Act of 1994 (VAWA), and The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE). VAWA and SaVE enhanced The Clery Act and were created in response to increasing reports of violence against college-aged female students. Their legislation represented a turning point in our nation’s handling of sexual misconduct and offender accountability. Under Title IX’s sexual discrimination prohibition, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has underscored that all students, regardless of gender or gender identity, are to be treated equitably in complaints involving sexual violence.

Crime statistics (always for the previous year) are made available to the public on or before October 1st each year.

While not federally required by the above acts, Shoreline Community College’s crime and injury occurrences are also provided in the Report. If you have any questions or comments about the Report’s content, please contact Safety & Security Director Robin Blacksmith at 206-546-4633.

UW Husky game shuttle parking on campus Fri., Sept. 30

Shoreline Community College is a shuttle stop location for the UW Stanford football game parking on Friday afternoon, Sept. 30. Shuttles run from 4-10 p.m. and pick up and drop off by the #2000 upper parking lot. Signage will direct drivers to the lower gravel lot, starting at 3 p.m.

There is a $5 charge on site and $4 charge in advance to ride the shuttle. Go to www.UWshuttle2016.com to sign up in advance.
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CORRECTION: UW Husky game shuttle parking on campus Fri., Sept. 30

This post previously stated that Shoreline Community College is a shuttle stop location for the UW – WSU Football “Apple Cup” game parking on Friday afternoon. The correct information is that Shoreline is a shuttle stop location for the UW Stanford football  game parking on Friday afternoon, Sept. 30. The Apple Cup is in November. We apologize for the confusion.

Shuttles run from 4-10 p.m. and pick up an drop off by the #2000 upper parking lot. Signage will direct drivers to the lower gravel lot, starting at 3.

There is a $5 charge on site and $4 charge in advance to ride the shuttle. Go to www.UWshuttle2016.com to pay in advance.
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Get Ready, Take Action All-Hazards Emergency Response Training is available online

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-6-56-54-pmSeptember is recognized as National Preparedness Month, which serves as a reminder that we must all take action to prepare now and throughout the year, for various types of emergencies.

Get Ready – Take Action is Shoreline Community College’s All-Hazards Emergency Response Training and is available online on CANVAS.

Don’t Delay! Having the training online makes the class available and convenient. Those unfamiliar with Canvas and how to find a class in the system can go to Canvas for instructions on how to log in.

The training is broken up into learning modules, to be completed one at a time, in order. Completing all the training should take approximately 90 minutes. The training can be started and stopped to be completed later. After completing a module, you may log off and your work will be saved.

At completion, an optional survey is available to provide feedback and help improve the learning experience. Shoreline Community College’s goal is to have all employees complete the required training. In the event of a practice drill or emergency on campus, you are better informed on how to respond.

Receiving emergency communication is also an important factor for staying informed. Go to: www.shoreline.edu/Connect to log into RAVE Alert to subscribe to emergency alerts and weather closure warnings.

Ready.gov is a national site offering guidance on emergency preparedness and planning. Join in the 2016 campaign: “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Get started here. #NatlPrep