Faculty & Staff of Color Conference (FSOCC): Application for Professional Development Funding *Due Fri, Oct 5, 2018*

The 2018 Faculty and Staff of Color Conference (FSOCC) is fast approaching! This year’s FSOCC will be held from October 31 – November 2 in Blaine, Washington at the Semiahmoo Resort. This year’s conference theme is Building Bridges and Making Connections: Together We Make it Great!

Conference Mission
• To create networks for ongoing dialogue on issues impacting professional and career opportunities in all sectors of higher education.

• To develop greater awareness and visibility of policies and plans established to enhance the institutional climate, access, and educational quality in higher education in Washington.

• To increase our capacity as employers in higher education to inspire, model, and lead in the effort to combat racism, promote ethnic and racial diversity, and achieve excellence in higher education.

For additional information about this year’s conference, please go to this link: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab1.aspx?EventID=2213053

If you would like to be considered for funding, please complete and submit the FSOCC Application form on or before the deadline (Friday, October 5, 2018) to Gloria Ngezaho (gngezaho@shoreline.edu) in the Office of Employee Engagement, Equity, & Organizational Development.

Please note that it is not necessary to check with your supervisor prior to applying. Your Executive Team members will coordinate employee availability.

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 cmelton@shoreline.edu 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 faculty10hours@shoreline.edu.

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: www.shoreline.edu/Solar-Institute
Contact: Louise Petruzzella lpetruzzella2@shoreline.edu    

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 scopeland@shoreline.edu to register and/or find out more informationOnce registered, details as far as room location, etc. will be shared.

MHFA website: http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/

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.