Additional 10-hours training opportunities

Please see below for a message from Dean Team about the 10 hours of mandatory training for Faculty. Staff are also welcome to participate in any of these trainings as applicable.

Greetings and Happy February!

On February 7th, Alison Stevens sent an email to all faculty about the new and improved reporting process for the required 10 hours of faculty training. You can now see a report of your completed trainings.

In the next two weeks, there are multiple opportunities for fulfilling each required category of training (see full list of upcoming trainings here).

In-person training with Chris Melton, February 20, 2:00 – 3:00pm, 9201
In-person training with Chris Melton, February 28, 3:00 – 4:00pm, 5386

Title IX
Intersections: Harassment and Sexual Violence, LawRoom online training, ANY TIME, see list of trainings for details
In-person training with Mariko Kakiuchi, March 1, 3:00 – 4:00pm, 9201

How to Use Ally to Improve Canvas Course Accessibility, ANY TIME, see list of trainings for details.
Accessibility 101 Modules: Choose Your Topic, ANY TIME, see list of trainings for details.

Student Engagement
Veterans on Campus Online Kognito Training, ANY TIME, see list of trainings for details.
How to Engage Students with Zoom, March 1, 12:00 – 1:30pm, via Zoom (online in real time), see list of trainings for details.

Equity and Inclusion
Creating Affirming Spaces for LGBTQ Students, March 1, 3:00 – 5:00pm, 9208, RSVP here.

Additional Approved Training
(Counts if all other categories have been fulfilled.)
Grades 101: Making Sense Out of Shoreline’s Letter Grades, February 22, 3:00 – 4:00pm, 9201, please email to RSVP.

Please contact your Unit Administrator if you have any questions about the required 10 hours of faculty training. For technical questions or problems, contact

Help promote Shoreline’s Solar Institute for Teachers – Priority deadline March 1

With a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Clean Energy Technology program is inviting local area STEM teachers to attend the 2nd annual Washington STEM Educator Solar Institute.  The 3-day summer program helps area middle school and high school instructors learn how to teach solar principles in effective, engaging ways in the classroom.  Participants will learn to install and commission a residential size solar photovoltaic array and gain teaching resources to share with their students.

“This highly interactive workshop brings cutting-edge solar technology into the hands of our local teachers,” said Louise Petruzzella, Director, Clean Energy Technology. “It’s a great opportunity to engage with our community and share resources with local STEM teachers.”

When:  Tuesday-Thursday, July 10-12, 2018
Cost:  FREE for 20 selected nominees; each participant will receive $300 stipend upon completion of the institute.
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2018; apply early for top consideration; late applications considered if space available.

Space is limited to 20 middle school or high school instructors in science, technology, engineering, math, or career/technical training fields.  

Download a flyer

Apply now:
Contact: Louise Petruzzella    

Register for Mental Health First Aid Training NOW!

Are you interested in being able to assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis or non-crisis situation and where to turn for help?

Before you can know how to help, you need to know when to help.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognized program designed to build mental health literacy within our communities — or a basic understanding of what different mental health illnesses and addictions are, how they can affect a person’s daily life, and what helps individuals experiencing these challenges get well.

You will learn about: 

·  Depression and mood disorders
·  Anxiety disorders
·  Trauma
·  Psychosis
·  Substance Use disorders
·  How to help someone who may be experiencing thoughts of suicide or harm

Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency — the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even with no clinical training — becoming a Mental Health First Aider will train you to provide initial help to people experiencing mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders as well as how to help someone who may be experiencing thoughts of harm or suicide.

This 9-hour training is FREE to Shoreline Community College employees and students and will be offered in two (2) – 4.5 hour sessions:

Friday, February 16 AND Friday, February 23 from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm (Bring your lunch – and an afternoon snack will be provided).

You MUST attend BOTH training sessions to receive a MHFA handbook and become a certified Mental Health First Aider.

Please email Sheryl Copeland at to register and/or find out more informationOnce registered, details as far as room location, etc. will be shared.

MHFA website:

Be well!!  – Sheryl Copeland and Gwyn Hoffman-Robinson (training facilitators)


aSAP proposals for 2018-19 are due Feb. 2, 2018

aSAPs for the 2018-19 budget process are due Feb. 2, 2018.

Your project should go through the aSAP process if:

1. Your request is for permanent classified or exempt positions. You need to go through the aSAP process, even if the work being done is operational. (Note: Decisions about faculty positions are made through a separate process. Please contact your unit administrator with questions about new faculty positions.)

2. Your request is over $50,000. You should go through the aSAP process because this is a substantial investment and the background required by the application process is valuable.

3. Your request is for something that is a change in process or a new idea that will benefit your department and aligns with the goals and objectives of the strategic plan.

If you need assistance developing this year’s aSAP proposal, consider attending one of the live training dates below (as noted on the Employee Calendar):
January 16, 2018 11 a.m. – noon, PUB 9201
January 18, 2018 11 a.m. – noon, Room 2346

General Instructions for completing the aSAP proposal can be found on the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee homepage.

Campus events for the week of Dec. 4: BREATHE, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and more

These are the events happening around campus for the week of Mon., Dec. 4. This week is BREATHE Before Finals, a week full of events and activities focusing on decreasing stress before finals week.

Mon., Dec. 4

Employer of the Day – Bite Squad: PUB Lobby Info Desk 
Mon., Dec. 4: 11am-1pm
Representatives from Bite Squad will be on campus to talk to students interested in employment with the company. From the employer: Bite Squad provides delivery for all your favorite restaurants. We’re looking to add more awesome people to our team. You choose full- or part-time, days or nights, and we’ll take care of the rest. You’ll have an opportunity to visit hundreds of local restaurants, learn all the backroads, and please tons of people. All while earning up to $25 an hour. What an opportunity!

All drivers are employees, not contractors…that’s right, you read that correctly – all drivers are W2 employees!

BREATHE – Yoga: Gym, 3025
Mon., Dec. 4: 12:35-1:25pm
Free yoga – newcomers welcome!

FAFSA Workshop: Workforce Ed Computer Lab, 5101
Mon., Dec. 4: 2:30-4pm
Need help completing your Financial Aid Application? Come to a FAFSA Workshop, where a financial aid advisor will be available to help you.

Tues., Dec. 5

BREATHE – Pilates: Gym, 3025
Tues., Dec. 5: 12:35-1:25pm
Free pilates – newcomers welcome!

Wed., Dec. 6

BREATHE – Free snacks with Alumni & Friends: PUB Lobby
Wed., Dec. 6: 11am-1pm
Free snacks provided in the PUB Lobby by Shoreline Alumni & Friends!

BREATHE – Yoga: Gym, 3025
Wed., Dec. 6: 12:35-1:25pm
Free yoga – newcomers welcome!

BREATHE – Guided Meditation: Greenhouse (Between the 2400 & 2700 bldgs)
Wed., Dec. 6: 2-3pm
Students of the AcroYoga Flow Company will provide a quiet, distraction-free space and guide you through meditation with grounding, controlled breathing, and shared energy. Please bring a mat or blanket for ground seating.

Thurs., Dec. 7

BREATHE – Main Activities: Counseling Center, FOSS 5245
Thurs., Dec. 7: 9am-4pm
Our main BREATHE event will be held in the Counseling Center on Thursday, December 7 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

BREATHE – Popcorn and games: Advising & Success Coachig Center, FOSS 5229
Thurs., Dec. 7: 10am-2pm
The Advising and Success Coaching Center will provide popcorn, coloring, and puzzles! Stop by to enjoy popcorn and relax with an activity.

BREATHE – Be Safe; BeDazzle!: PUB 9202
Thurs., Dec. 7: 1-3pm
International Education is hosting an afternoon of crafting and BeDazzling! It’s important to be safe when walking around after the sun goes down. Join International Education for an afternoon of crafting and BeDazzling to make your items more visible in the dark. Bring your own accessory, bag, or piece of clothing to decorate or use one of ours!

BREATHE – Meet Logan: Counseling Center, FOSS 5245
Thurs., Dec. 7: 1:30-2:30pm
Meet Logan, a trained therapy dog, and his owner, Dr. Roberts, Shoreline’s President.

Nursing Program Info Mtg.: 2300 Bldg, Rm 2308
Thurs., Dec. 7: 3:30-5pm
Nursing Program Information Meetings are held monthly during Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters conducted by the Nursing Program Director or a faculty member.  During these sessions, the Program and the entire admission process are reviewed.  Individual questions can be answered at the end of the sessions.

Fall Choir Concert: Off campus at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach
Thurs., Dec. 7: 7-9pm
Shoreline Singers and Chamber Chorale will be presenting a concert of choral music with two purposes. The first is to feature our very own Jeff Kashiwa’s multi-faceted talents on woodwind instruments in collaboration with piano, organ, and vocals. Sure to move the spirit, Mr. Kashiwa is known around the world for his musicianship and emotive playing. These sets will feature pieces by Ola Gjeilo, John Rutter, and a Northwest local, John Muehleisen. Second, we will be previewing four movements of the Vivaldi Gloria, for which we will be joining Edmonds Community College and Edmonds-Woodway High School in a collaboration to perform the entire major work with orchestra! The students are excited to come together to present these amazing pieces!

First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach is at:
18354 8th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA. 98177

Tickets for this events are:
$3 for Children and SCC Students
$5 for SCC Staff, Non-SCC Students, and for Seniors
$7 for General Admission

Fri., Dec. 8

End of Quarter Potluck: Multicultural Center, 9301
Fri., Dec. 8: 12:30-1:30pm
Multicultural Center’s End-of-the-Quarter potluck recognizes student achievements within the recognized student organization (RSO) clubs on Shoreline Community College’s campus.

As part of Student Life, Multicultural Center would like to invite you to come and meet other students who are active in student clubs and organizations.

Small Ensemble Recital: Music Bldg (800), Rm 818
Fri., Dec. 8: 12:30-1:30pm
The Small Ensemble Recital is considered to be a “talent showcase” for our dedicated music students at Shoreline Community College. This is their time to shine in the spotlight and to have an opportunity to perform in front of their peers. Students are chosen by their instructors to perform at the recitals, and the criteria require students to have been involved in a music ensemble throughout the quarter. This is an invaluable experience for our students to build confidence musically through focused preparation, and the opportunity to perform in front of an audience helps them develop their stage presence. Everyone is welcome to attend in support of our student performers.

BREATHE – Yoga: Gym, 3025
Fri., Dec. 8: 12:35-1:25pm
Free yoga – newcomers welcome!

Piano Juries: Music Bldg (800), Rm 818
Fri., Dec. 8: 2:30-4:30pm
Piano students taking private instruction lessons perform a solo piece for the music faculty and their musical peers as a final exam. Community members are invited to attend this free performance.

Brighton Beach Memoirs: Campus Theater, 1600 Bldg.
Fri., Dec. 8 & Sat., Dec. 9: 7:30-9:30pm
Sun., Dec. 10: 3-5pm
Tickets at 
There’s liver for dinner, holes in his shoes, and a war on the horizon, but 15-year-old Eugene Jerome would rather think about baseball…and girls. Surrounded by his overworked mother and father, his “worldly” older brother, his aunt, and two cousins, Eugene has plenty of material for his future career as a writer. This coming-of-age story is an affectionate, entertaining lesson in overcoming hard times with warmth and humor.

Brighton Beach Memoirs is the first installment in Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical Eugene Jerome trilogy (which includes the plays Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound) and is one of America’s most cherished plays. The New York Daily News called the original New York production “…in many respects Neil Simon’s funniest, richest, and consequently the most affecting of his plays”, and elevated Simon into the pantheon of great American playwrights.