Message from President Roberts: You’re invited to Fall Convocation & Opening Week 2020!

Dear Colleague,

As we all return from a hopefully restful Labor Day, it is time for us to turn our attention to two annual traditions our campus community celebrates with great anticipation and excitement: Fall Convocation (Reimagine Possible) and Opening Week.

This year, how we experience our campus community may feel different as we continue with primarily remote operations. Although most of us have been away from the physical campus for six months, we are grateful for a small group of colleagues who come to campus regularly to support our operations and our students. Students continue to share stories about the excellent learning and quality service they have received from Shoreline during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each one of us is continuing to carry the Shoreline spirit into the interactions we have with colleagues, students, and the public, regardless of where our work is located. And, for that, I am so grateful.

This year’s Opening Week will take place September 17-23 in a way that reflects our new work style and will help us prepare for the year ahead:

  • Thursday, September 17 – The week will begin with academic division meetings via Zoom for faculty and staff to reconnect, set the tone, and plan for the upcoming academic year.
  • Friday, September 18 – We will come together virtually for Fall Convocation from 8-10 a.m. Based on input from faculty, classified staff, admin/exempt staff, and union leadership, Fall Convocation will be shortened to just two hours but will include many of the familiar pieces we’ve come to cherish: time to gather and connect, employee recognition awards, introductions to our newest employees, and my remarks that will provide context for our academic year together. New this year will be learning opportunities offered during the afternoon.
  • Monday, September 21 & Tuesday, September 22 – The week will conclude with professional learning opportunities and time-honored gatherings that anchor us and help us prepare for the first day of the quarter. The week will be filled with the following themes: Online Learning and Support; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Campus Essentials.

Opening Week will engage, inspire, and prepare us to serve our students in new ways. I want to thank those who have come alongside this work to create great opportunities for us to gather, learn, and be with one another, even though we will be physically apart.

The Opening Week schedule is now available on SharePoint so you can plan for how you will take part and engage. I look forward to seeing you throughout the week, as we find new ways to keep the Shoreline experience special!

With great appreciation,

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.

Online and Hybrid Quality Course Design Institute

ELearning Services is offering our Online and Hybrid Quality Course Design Institute again this Winter quarter. If you are interested in joining us, please read on for more information.

Participants will earn a $100 stipend for participating in the institute and then an additional $400 stipend for earning a Shoreline Quality Course Design Certification.

Course Overview
You will choose one of your courses to work on throughout the Institute – it can be a conversion of a course from F2F to Hybrid or to Online or even a brand new course. We will cover hybrid and online course design topics such as alignment of content with course outcomes, video assignments, high engagement teaching strategies, collaborative technologies, and practices to make your course more accessible.

Institute Schedule
This Institute will run for 6 weeks during Winter quarter. We will offer two identical sessions each of the 6 weeks, so you can choose which Thursday or Friday session you will attend each week based on your preference.

These sessions will be held on Thursdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm and Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm.

    • Week 0: January 16th and 17th – Canvas Basics (Optional week for those wanting to learn more about Canvas)
    • Week 1: January 23rd and 24th – Course Overview and Introduction
    • Week 2: January 30th and 31st – Organizational Design Strategies
    • Week 3: February 6th and 7th – Backwards Design for Hybrid and Online Courses
    • Week 4: February 13th and 14th – Accessibility and Usability for all students
    • Week 5: February 20th and 21th – Student Engagement and Collaborative Technologies

How to Sign Up
If you would like to participate please send us an email to   and let us know the following:

    1. Are you planning to develop a new, or improve an existing, hybrid or online course?
    2. What is your department?
    3. Are you full- or part-time faculty?
    4. Do you think you will most often attend Thursday or Friday sessions?

Amy and Hoshimi

Amy Rovner, MPH RD
eLearning Instructional Designer
Associate Faculty Nutrition
(206) 546-6937

Hoshimi Tominari. M.A.
Hourly Instructional Designer
Associate Faculty Communication Studies is now Linkedin Learning

LinkedIn is a networking site designed specifically for the business community. However, with the merger of and its extensive video training content, their professional training division called “Linkedin Learning” continues to help grow and develop current technology, business, and creative skills that everyone can benefit from in their careers.

Shoreline Community College has the same educational access to these excellent training tools as we had with and wants to help you build your professional skills. Students, faculty & staff do not have to have a “Linkedin” account nor do they have to bind to a “personal Linkedin account” to use the site.

If prompted, just follow the specific sign-in instructions to continue, “Without connecting” to my Linkedin account.

Please access your account via

As before, click the “Sign in with your organization account” then enter your Student, Faculty or Staff email credentials and password.

If you have further questions, please see the “Linkedin Learning Login Instructions” on the left side of the Technology Support Services page on the SCC website.

Happy Learning!



Remember to prepare for Friday’s Day of Professional Learning

We hope you all look forward to a day of learning and community building!

Some facts to remember:

  • A schedule and links to morning session pre-homework is on the Day of Professional Learning Intranet page
  • Check-in and light breakfast will be in the PUB Main Dining Room from 8:00-8:30 a.m., with a plenary starting at 8:30 a.m.
  • Employees’ room assignments will be listed on their name badges
  • A shuttle van will be available in front of the PUB for employees who requested and need transport accommodations
  • Employees who own refillable water bottles and/or coffee mugs are encouraged to bring and use them on Friday
  • Please be mindful of those who have sensory sensitivities when you are thinking about wearing scented products
  • At the end of the day, there will be various community activities for employees to choose from, including a nature walk. Please consider appropriate footwear if this is something you are interested in.

See you tomorrow!

Day of Learning 2019 – Save the date

What: Day of Learning

When: April 26, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location: PUB Main Dining Room

Please mark your calendars and save the date for this year’s Day of Learning. This day will be an exciting opportunity for us to come together, learn together, have fun together, and build on our great legacy of creating an inclusive campus culture of support and care. Please be on the lookout for additional information in the coming days and weeks, as we get started with the process of forming a content and logistics committees, which will help with this year’s theme, and organization.

For any questions, concerns, and/or suggestions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Pilar Corder (206.546.5857).

With humility and gratitude, Shine!

Gloria Ngezaho, MACR, Ed.D
Executive Director
Employee Engagement, Equity & 
Organizational Development