Campus Updates 01/27/22

Hi Campus Community,  

Here are this week’s updates! 

RETURN TO CAMPUS/COVID-19 

  • Positive cases: Executive Team (ET) is closely monitoring the changing conditions of the pandemic, including the number of COVID-19 exposure reports submitted by students and employees. Reported positive cases remain low. Positive cases since the first day of winter quarter (January 10):  
  • Student positive cases: 39, which is 2.14% of total students taking classes with in-person components.  
  • Employee positive cases: 19, which is 3% of total college employees. 
  • Masks:  
  • The College is aware of increased concern regarding protective equipment to support working on campus. KN-95 masks have been distributed to front-line staff and to faculty who are teaching in-person; more KN-95 masks will be arriving on campus soon and will be distributed. KN-95 masks can be used until wet or dirty. Contact your Student Learning Equity Success (SLES) or Executive Team (ET) member for replacement masks, as needed. 
  • KN-95 masks are just one mask type to consider. Per the CDC, masks and respirators can provide different levels of protection depending on the type of mask and how they are used. Loosely-woven cloth products provide the least protection, layered finely-woven products offer more protection, well-fitting disposable surgical masks and KN95s offer even more protection, and well-fitting NIOSH-approved respirators (including N95s) offer the highest level of protection and are often reserved for healthcare settings.  
  • Ways to improve protection with cloth and disposable surgical masks include:  
  • Wear two masks (disposable mask underneath AND cloth mask on top) 
  • Combine either a cloth mask or disposable mask with a fitter or brace 
  • Knot and tuck ear loops of a 3-ply mask where they join the edge of the mask 
  • For disposable procedure masks, fold and tuck the unneeded material under the edges.  
  • Use masks that attach behind the neck and head with either elastic bands or ties (instead of ear loops) 
  • Whatever product you use, it should provide a good fit (i.e., fitting closely on the face without any gaps along the edges or around the nose) and be comfortable enough when worn properly (covering your nose and mouth) so that you can keep it on when you need to.  
  • Read more tips from the CDC on how to improve how well your mask protects you. 
  • Lastly, KN-95 masks, as well as surgical masks, are available at Welcome Desks in the 1000/Admin, 5000/FOSS, and 4000/Library buildings for those who forgot their mask. 
  • Vaccines: the COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be open now Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 9am-5 pm starting January 31, 2022. The clinic is in the Quiet Dining Room in the PUB/9000 building. 
  • TestsCOVID-19 test types explained.  
  • Curbside: Curbside pick-up and drop-off service is no longer available; items previously available through Curbside are now available through the relevant department.   

EVENTS AND NEWS 
 

Please take this online survey about safety 

Each year, the DES State Office of Risk Management, together with the State Agency Safety Professionals Alliance (SASPA), administers the safety survey. The 2022 Safety Survey will be open for all state employees through February 18, 2022. 

The survey contains language in the Introduction that provides the following clarification for employees who primarily teleworked during the last 12 months: The term “workplace”, “work area” or “work site” is used frequently throughout this survey. These terms refer to your home or any location that you have been to or are currently teleworking. 

The survey is anonymous. Results will be collected by the DES State Office of Risk Management, then tallied and sent in summary form to each state agency. To complete the survey, please click here. 

ctcLink Updates and News 

Updated Key Dates  

The ctcLink website has been updated with important dates and can be viewed here. The portion of the ctcLink website created for faculty and staff can be found here

  • February 8th: Last day to submit Winter Quarter COVID Assistance Emergency Aid applications to have funds disbursed by February 16th.  Any COVID Assistance Emergency Aid applications received from February 9th – March 13th, will be disbursed after March 14th, 2022. 

Other ctcLink Reminders 

Training sessions are designed for faculty and staff who have not yet been involved in the ctcLink project by providing general information about the project, the timeline, and available support mechanisms. The sessions will also cover additional ctcLink user training available for Faculty and for Staff/Admin at the College. 

1/28/22 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm All Campus Kickoff III      

Staff, Faculty (in-person and recorded)      

Overview of the project, timeline, new support center/web, Level 1 Faculty training/ Level 1 Staff training      

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88994603141

Countdown to Go-Live: 31 Days   

If you have questions, please visit https://www.shoreline.edu/ctclink/ or email ctclink@shoreline.edu. 

Learn something new with Continuing Education this Winter! 

Explore an interest, advance your career, or challenge yourself to learn something new with Continuing Education this Winter! Take a 1-day workshop or multi-week class – we offer many different options from January 3rd through March 28, 2022. Visit our full Winter 2022 course catalog here

SCC Waves of Gratitude can be viewed here 

College 101 Network Night 

All current students are invited to the upcoming Network Night hosted by the Peer Educators. Learn about how to elevate and use your social capital to help you make new connections that will help you in academic, professional, and social settings. The workshop will be held on Weds. 1/26 from 3-5 pm in Library 4237. Register in advance by going to https://bit.ly/NetworkNite

Brand Survey 

As valuable members and employees of Shoreline Community College, we are asking faculty and staff to complete this survey. Your responses will be used to help us develop a better brand experience for our students, faculty and staff, and community. We appreciate your opinion and would like to thank you in advance for your time. 

Internal/Faculty/Staff Survey 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Shoreline_BrandRefresh2022_FacultyStaff 

ctcLink Weekly Updates 01/25/22

Hi Campus Community,

While we’ve all grown accustomed to our current system, it uses outdated technology that doesn’t offer the integrated online services we need to be successful moving forward.  As we enter the final steps for implementation of the integrated ctcLink system implantation, please see below for important updates and milestones achieved.   

REMINDER  

Training sessions are designed for faculty and staff who have not yet been involved in the ctcLink project by providing general information about the project, the timeline, and available support mechanisms. The sessions will also cover additional ctcLink user training available for Faculty and for Staff/Admin at the College. 

1/28/22 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm All Campus Kickoff III      

Staff, Faculty (in-person and recorded)      

Overview of the project, timeline, new support center/web, Level 1 Faculty training/ Level 1 Staff training      

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88994603141

Key Dates and Timelines (Click here to view all important dates) 

  • January 26th: Purchase Requisition Deadline last day to submit IPVs & invoices to Accounts Payable for payment.  This means you must complete the arranging and approving of purchases before January 26 or your purchase will be delayed until at least the middle of March. Technology purchases and some others require previous approval, so be sure to allow enough time for purchases that must be made before March.  Online purchasing requisitions will open in cTcLink beginning Monday, March 14.   
  • February 1st: cTcLink Dry Run Conversion Validation. The big test of the full cTcLink conversion process will begin on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. It will be a SBCTC-led activity to confirm that our student, employee, and financial data will convert successfully. Human Resources, Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, and Financial Services to close at Noon.  
  • February 4th: Last day for HR to hire new employees in HP.    
  • February 4th: Students must submit all financial aid required/requested documents by today to ensure they can be processed before conversion. If students miss this deadline, they can still submit their document/s and they will be processed after the conversion.  
  • February 8th: Last day to submit Winter Quarter COVID Assistance Emergency Aid applications to have funds disbursed by February 16th.  Any COVID Assistance Emergency Aid applications received from February 9th – March 13th, will be disbursed after March 14th, 2022. 
  • February 9th– March 13th: Emergency Aid requested between these dates will be processed through the Shoreline Foundation. Click here for more information about accessing aid. 

We’ll work to keep you informed of the things you’ll need to do and the important dates when services may not be available due to the transition.  

Countdown to Go-Live: 33 Days   

If you have questions, please visit https://www.shoreline.edu/ctclink/ or email ctclink@shoreline.edu  

Campus Updates- All Staff (01/20/22)

Hi Campus Community,  
 

Here are this week’s updates! 
 

RETURN TO CAMPUS/COVID-19 

  • Classes: winter 2022 classes continue as planned: in-person, hybrid, and online. 
  • Vaccinations:  
  • 92% of in-person students have attested to their vaccination status or have claimed an eligible exemption for winter quarter.   
  • You now can get Pfizer and Moderna vaccine boosters 5 months (instead of 6 months) after completing the original vaccine series. Children ages 12 and up are now recommended to receive a booster as well.  See CDC statements on Pfizer and on Moderna. Boosters are available at the vaccine clinic in the Quiet Dining Room in the PUB. Walk-ins are welcome if you tell them you are a Shoreline Community College employee. 
  • Cases: Executive Team (ET) is closely monitoring the changing conditions of the pandemic, including the number of COVID-19 exposure reports submitted daily by students, staff, and faculty. Reported positive cases remain very low. Here are the numbers since the first day of winter quarter (January 10): 
  • Student positive cases: 26, which is 0.5% of total winter students. 
  • Employee positive cases: 12, which is 1.7% of total college employees. 

While Omicron has a significantly higher transmission rate, it typically is showing to have less severe symptoms in vaccinated individuals than other variants, and for a shorter period of time. 

  • Masks:  
  • KN-95 masks have been distributed to front-line staff and to faculty who are teaching in-person.   
  • Buy from a trusted source. Project N95 vets mask distributors. Armbrust USA, is a company that makes and sells medical-grade masks made in the U.S.A. by various manufacturers. 
  • PCC: the Parent Child Center has reopened.  
  • Curbside Drop-off/Pick-up: contactless drop-off/pick-up service continues Monday-Wednesday 10am-3 pm in room 2905, but closes permanently on January 27th. Laptop pick-up and return is available through the Library (4000 Building) Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm. 
  • Have questions? Email covidsupervisor@shoreline.edu or call 206-495-7744 during regular College operating hours.   
  • Check the COVID-19 Updates site for the latest information. 

EVENTS AND NEWS 
 

Brand Survey 

As valuable members and employees of Shoreline Community College, we are asking faculty and staff to complete this survey. Your responses will be used to help us develop a better brand experience for our students, faculty and staff, and community. We appreciate your opinion and would like to thank you in advance for your time. 

Internal/Faculty/Staff Survey 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Shoreline_BrandRefresh2022_FacultyStaff 

ctcLink News and Updates 

The next set of training dates are: 

1/21/22 10:30-12:30 pm All Campus Kickoff II   

Staff, Faculty (in-person and recorded)    

Overview of the project, timeline, new support center/web, Level 1 Faculty training/ Level 1 Staff training    

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88994603141

1/28/22 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm All Campus Kickoff III    

Staff, Faculty (in-person and recorded)    

Overview of the project, timeline, new support center/web, Level 1 Faculty training/ Level 1 Staff training    

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88994603141

Updated Key Dates   

The ctcLink website has been updated with important dates and can be viewed here. The portion of the ctcLink website created for faculty and staff can be found here. 

Countdown to Go-Live: 38 Days   

If you have questions, please visit https://www.shoreline.edu/ctclink/ or email ctclink@shoreline.edu. 

Introduction to Title IX  

1/26/22 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6444335460 

All new employees are required to complete training on Title IX, the Federal law that prohibits gender discrimination and sexual misconduct in educational programs. In this live (online) session, we’ll discuss your rights and responsibilities under Title IX and go over Shoreline’s reporting and response procedures. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions and apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios. To register, please email TitleIXCoordinator@shoreline.edu

Nursing Program Info Session  

Please share this with your college communities. This meeting will review the Nursing Program Brochure, with a focus on the program, application process, and transcript evaluation process. Additionally, questions will be answered throughout the meeting. 

1/26/22 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

Registration for this meeting not required. 
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3662554442 

Meeting ID: 366 255 4442 
Passcode: nurse 

One tap mobile: 
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Dial by your location 
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To learn more, visit shoreline.edu/programs/nursing 

Nursing Program Info Session 1/26/22

This meeting will review the Nursing Program Brochure, with a focus on the program, application process, and transcript evaluation process. Additionally, questions will be answered throughout the meeting.

1/26/22 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Registration for this meeting not required.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3662554442

Meeting ID: 366 255 4442
Passcode: nurse

One tap mobile:
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Dial by your location
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To learn more, visit shoreline.edu/programs/nursing

Campus Updates- All Staff (01/05/22)

Hi Campus Community,  
 

Here are this week’s updates! 

RETURN TO CAMPUS/COVID-19 

  • Winter 2022 classes are in-person, hybrid, and online and will begin as planned on Monday, January 10, 2022.    
  • All services are now available on campus.  Classified staff, as well as admin exempt staff, are required to work on campus a minimum of 3 days/week. Welcome back to those staff who have been working remotely since the beginning of the pandemic! 
  • New in-person or on-campus students are required to attest to their vaccination status or claim a valid medical or religious exemption by January 20, 2022, to avoid getting a hold put on their registration account. All new employees are required to verify their vaccination status or attest to an eligible exemption. 
  • All students, employees, and visitors must wear face masks indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status. Wearing a well-fitting and high-quality mask is as important as ever with Omicron; please review King County’s Department of Health blog for tips on masking. If you or a student forget your mask, they are available at ASK ME stations and meet CDC guidelines
  • Continue diligence with hand hygiene. For classified staff who are newly back working on campus, hand sanitizer has been distributed to your office area.  
  • Disinfecting wipes and dispensers are being distributed to computer and piano labs so users can clean keyboards (not computer screens), as they would like.  In addition, employees are welcome to request wipes be distributed to their individual offices by submitting a Facilities work order. This effort is in response to requests, but also remember that per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the risk of getting infected by COVID-19 from contact with surfaces or objects is generally considered to be low. 

If you are otherwise healthy with mild symptoms and cannot find testing availability, you should presume that you have COVID-19 and self-isolate according to current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines

  • The vaccine clinic started back up on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, and is now in the Quiet Dining Room in the PUB. Walk-ins are available for boosters for ages 16 and older.  Boosters for ages 12-15 are not available at this time. 
  • We are closely monitoring the changing conditions of the pandemic and continue to discuss the latest information at the Communicable Disease Team (CDT) and Executive Team (ET).  
  • See the COVID-19 Updates site for more information. Questions? Email covidsupervisor@shoreline.edu or call 206-495-7744 during regular College business hours.  

EVENTS AND NEWS 

ctcLink Weekly Updates Countdown to Go-Live: 51 Days 

Our Shoreline Community College ctcLink Team is busy preparing for GO LIVE on February 28, 2022.  

As a reminder, we are offering two opportunities to kick off training: (This training is being offered on two different dates, so you will only need to attend one. You will be invited if you are to attend the training sessions below) 

1/13/2022 1:00 – 3:00 pm All Campus Kickoff I (You will be invited if you are to attend the below training sessions) 

Staff, Faculty (in-person and recorded)   

Overview of the project, timeline, new support center/web, Level 1 Faculty training/ Level 1 Staff training   

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85952609338

1/21/2021 10:30 – 1 2:30 pm All Campus Kickoff II (You will be invited if you are to attend the below training sessions) 

Staff, Faculty (in-person and recorded)   

Overview of the project, timeline, new support center/web, Level 1 Faculty training/ Level 1 Staff training   

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82166990032

  
Starfish Office Hours 

Every Friday 1pm-2pm, starting January 7th, 2022. Have a question, concern, or idea about Starfish, or just curious? Meet with the Starfish implementation project lead during open office hours.  No question is too big or too small, and all are welcome. 

Join Zoom Meeting 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81083728237 

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Meeting ID: 810 8372 8237 

Learn something new with Continuing Education this Winter! 

Explore an interest, advance your career, or challenge yourself to learn something new with Continuing Education this Winter! Take a 1-day workshop or multi-week class – we offer many different options from January 3rd through March 28, 2022. Visit our full Winter 2022 course catalog here. 

New All Staff Email Deployment Date 

Please expect all staff emails to be delivered on Thursday mornings vs. Friday, starting next week 1/10/22. 

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