We Have A ctcLink Go-Live Date!

Dear Faculty and Staff, 

I am contacting you with some important and exciting updates regarding ctcLink. 

I want to share that the statewide ctcLink Steering Committee approved the go-live weekends for the nine schools in our group. Shoreline is now scheduled to go-live on ctcLink on February 28, 2022. This will mark an important milestone as the College continues to review our systems and processes to improve the student experience. 

Over the past two years, the ctcLink Project Team has worked with over 120 Subject Matter Experts from across campus to begin the process of replacing our aging HP software with a modern and mobile-friendly statewide information system to support our student, human resource, and financial needs. Students, faculty, and staff will benefit from having 24/7 access to the tools and resources they need, as well as the efficiencies that will come with the new system. 

As I take over the role of Executive Sponsor, I want to personally thank everyone who has been involved in the project thus far for their countless hours of time and effort, as well as their colleagues who have been supportive as they complete this important work. 

Throughout the fall, we will be providing you with regular updates regarding the project, sharing more information about system features and benefits, as well as information about important dates, training and resources to support you through this transition. 

For more information, please visit the ctcLink website or email the project team at ctcLink@shoreline.edu

Sincerely,  

Phillip J. King 

Acting President 

Kick off Your Summer with New Continuing Education Classes

Learn something new this Summer with Continuing Education! Classes begin in July and require no application or previous experience. 

Get feedback on your latest writing project in Open Writer’s Workshop, explore the poetry of Rumi in Rumi: Poet of the Heart, or put that camera to use in Tips for Eye-Catching Bird Photography. Classes include learning activities, lectures, and discussions in a fun and supportive online environment. 

Continuing Education is also offering a small number of in-person classes on campus this Summer, such as Embroidery for Beginners or Summer Wines and Summer Bites. Please note that students must wear a mask to participate in any on-campus courses and class sizes have been adjusted to ensure safety protocols and social distancing. The College will also follow CDC guidelines regarding cleaning and appropriate air filtration. There will be no consumption of food or beverages during on-campus classes. Instructions regarding guidelines for campus access will be emailed to all registered students. 

To see a full catalog of classes, please visit Continuing Education or contact continuing-ed@shoreline.edu for more information. 

Day of Learning Follow-Up: Survey and Session Archives

Shoreline Staff and Faculty,

Thank you to all those who attended and participated in today’s Day of Learning! We hope that the discussions and sessions you engaged in will help spark or further the DEI work that is needed here at Shoreline and in our community. We are also interested in hearing from you and improving the Day of Learning for next year, so please fill out our DOL Feedback Survey.

Although sessions were not recorded, we do have presentations and other session materials available on our SharePoint Session Archive page. Please feel free to access session materials there for those you attended or wanted to attend.

I want to give a special thanks to all of our presenters, room monitors, the DEI Learning Team, and all of the Shoreline employees that helped us set up and navigate the day. It has been an honor to work alongside them.

Thank you everyone for attending and continuing this work in your daily lives!

Jonathan Molinaro
Associate Dean, Transitional Studies

Important Reminders for Day of Learning on Friday

Dear Colleague,

Our Day of Learning (DOL) is this week! We are eagerly anticipating seeing everyone on Friday as we gather virtually for a full day of learning, growth, reflection, and community. Here are some reminders as we prepare for this day:

Sign Up for Morning & Afternoon Sessions

As a reminder, if you have not done so already, please sign up for one morning session and one afternoon session before Friday:

  • Visit the DOL SharePoint site to view the schedule and review the “Day of Learning Sessions” section at the bottom of the page.
  • Click on the morning session you wish to attend; click on the “Reserve a seat for this session” link, choose a session time, enter your name and email address, then click the “Book” button
  • Return to the SharePoint site and click on the afternoon session you wish to attend; click on the “Reserve a seat for this session” link, choose a session time, enter your name and email address, then click the “Book” button.
  • You will receive a confirmation email for each session with the Zoom link (each email will also contain an attachment that will add the event to your Outlook calendar).

Reflection Sessions

After the morning and afternoon sessions, there will be a short break followed by a 30-minute reflection session to talk, decompress, discuss, and reflect on the information covered in the main session. We strongly encourage you to participate in these reflections to enhance the richness of each session. After each main session concludes, please remain in the Zoom room or use the same Zoom link to return to the room after a break. 

You can bookmark the DOL Intranet page to easily find all of the information and resources as we prepare for this day. Looking forward to sharing space with everyone to build community, grow, and adapt! 

Thank you,

Phillip J. King

Vice President, Student Learning, Equity and Success

(Administrator in Charge, Week of April 27)

General Education Outcomes Revision Underway – Biggest Change in 20 Years!

TAKE ACTION:  The revision of general education outcomes will affect all programs and students.  Be part of the conversation by signing up for one of several opportunities to provide input (Day of Learning, spring workshops, or summer institutes). 

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Many of you are aware that Shoreline is well underway in a campus-wide reform called Guided Pathways (link to self-enroll: https://shoreline.instructure.com/enroll/WRMWXB). Part of that work involves reviewing and revising Shoreline’s general education outcomes, and one team, the General Education Outcomes Revision Group (GEORG) is leading this work for Shoreline.  

Why is this important? 

General education outcomes are fundamental to Shoreline’s educational experience, describing what students will know and be able to do once they have completed their program. GEORG has been discussing how revising outcomes can not only clarify how, when and whether students are gaining appropriate knowledge and skills, but also support and promote equity. In addition, it is essential that Shoreline engage in meaningful implementation and assessment of these outcomes to meet accreditation standards. 

How will this work? 

This revision process requires embracing the complexity and importance of these outcomes, and it will take time. GEORG is in the first year of a three-year timeline to revise and implement these outcomes: 

·         Year 1:  Gather input from faculty, staff, and students. 

·         Year 2:  Validate input via survey and engage subject matter experts to draft revised outcomes. 

·         Year 3:  Finalize and implement new outcomes, including assessment. 

What does this mean for me? 

Your voice is important in making sure these outcomes reflect the quality and effectiveness of Shoreline’s educational experience and resonate with Shoreline’s values. Please consider attending one of the following workshops.  

Equity-Minded General Education Outcomes: (see DOL Sharepoint):   

  • Friday, April 30:  10:00 – 11:30 AM or 1:30 – 3:00 PM 

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

  • Tuesday, June 8: 3:00 – 4:30 PM  
  • Thursday, June 10:  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 32 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 (rplozza@shoreline.edu) or Bayta Maring (bmaring@shoreline.edu), GEORG co-leads.

Thanks!

Bayta