Tuesday, April 26, 2011
* SCC Food Drive to end summertime hunger for kids
Did you know that of the 300,000 children in Washington state that receive free or reduced lunches only 32,500 of those children receive a similar meal during the summer? For many children summer is the hungry time. Together we can help fight summertime hunger for children in our community. The Center for Service-Learning in partnership with the Center for Equity, Engagement and Service is coordinating a campus-wide food drive for the month of May. Participate by bringing non-perishable food items to campus and leaving them in one of the many drop-off barrels around campus. Take it further by encouraging your co-workers to donate, starting an informal inter-office competition, or setting a donation goal for your department. For a complete list of drop-off sites visit our website: http://servicelearning.shoreline.edu.
Contact Amber Skidmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 6690 with questions.
Monday, April 25, 2011
* Delegation from India visits SCC to learn about Renewable Energy Program
On April 22, 2011, Mike Nelson, who teaches renewable
energy classes at SCC, talked with a group of educators and energy and
innovative technology and environmental policy representatives from India about the
“The World Affairs Council wanted them to see what
we’re doing out here at Shoreline,” Nelson said, noting that the council thinks
what we are doing here is important.
of seven from India
was interested in learning what is going on in the Seattle area regarding energy and
innovative technology, environmental policy and law and promotion of
sustainability. While in Seattle, they also met with Starbucks, Climate Solutions, Imperium Renewables, Northwest Solar Center and the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment.
Nelson, who has met with several groups through the
WAC, gave a tour of the Zero Energy House and talked about the history of the
college’s solar house, the assembly of it and the partnership with Washington State University. Nelson not only talked about the education
and training that the college is providing, but the positive effect on the workforce
and ultimately, the economy.
“The goal of the program,” Nelson said, “is to
support the 2030 challenge by the American Institute of Architects,” referring
to the challenge that all new structures be designed and built to zero energy
Nelson also took the delegates across the street to
see the energy efficient houses, saying that it was important that they had the
opportunity to see the positive implications firsthand of pocket
Delegates also heard from John Ales who will lead
the new Fab Cab construction practicum (a part of the college’s Zero Energy
Design class) and provide hands-on trainings at this year’s Solar Fest to be
held at the college later this spring.
The delegation was here via the World Affairs Council and the International
Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) which is the U.S. Department of State’s premier
professional exchange program. Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a
professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between
the U.S. and other nations
through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging
foreign leaders. These visits reflect the International Visitors’
professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.
said that the delegates were excited to tour the ZEH and learn about the
classes that Shoreline offers as well as the coloration between WSU and
Shoreline. One of them, Nelson said, is
building an eco-village in India
and is interested in possibly working with him in its development.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
* Please take the Commute Trip Reduction Survey
MONDAY, APRIL 11 - FRIDAY, MAY 6
Every two years Shoreline Community College is required to survey employees regarding their commuting practices; this year we are saving time and money by utilizing an online version of the survey which will be available beginning Monday, April 11th through May 6th. It is mandatory for all employees to participate and we are required
to get more than 70 percent of our employees to complete it. CTR Law.
Please complete the CTR Survey by using the instructions provided here.
1. Go to http://www.ctrsurvey.org
2. Enter your Complete work e-mail address (example: mario@OurEMailDomain.edu) and click the Login button
3. You will be prompted to select your worksite name from a drop down list. Choose your worksite and click. Select #4.
Complete the survey, clicking -Next- after each question. When
you have answered the final question, clicking -Next- will take
you to a page inicating you have completed the survey.
The first 100 people to participate will receive a 'Free Ride' Metro
Bus Pass which will be mailed out in May.
Please note: All information collected in the survey will be kept confidential. Shoreline Community College will only track survey response rates and send e-mail reminders to employees who have
not completed the survey. Thank you for your participation. For
more information about CTR law and how it affects us, please
click on the link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/CommuteSolutions/About.aspx.
Submitted by Angie Gorosave, Transportation Coordinator
* Statewide computer change coming May 27-30 for colleges
Over May 27-30, the statewide computer system used by community and technical colleges for registration, advising, transcripts and other purposes will be replaced with an upgraded system.
While it is anticipated that this change will be accomplished with no disruption, it's possible that the ability for users to add and drop classes, receive advising, get transcripts and use other state computing resources could be temporarily impacted in if there are unexpected difficulties.
Shoreline's computer systems, such as the college Web site, student e-mail, and labs are separate from the statewide community colleges' computer system and will not be affected in any case. However, Web registration, payment and other registration-related parts of the website could be affected.
In case there are disruptions or slowdowns after the new system is brought online, preparing for Summer and Fall quarters prior to May 27 is recommended. Continuing student registration for Summer/Fall begins May 16 and students are encouraged to register as soon as possible after that date. Users seeking other services such as advising and ordering transcripts are also encouraged to do so before May 27.
The statewide community and technical college computer project is called Lift and Shift, and more information about it can be found at http://www.cis.ctc.edu/wctc/LiftShiftProjectPage/LnS_index.htm. For information about Lift and Shift at Shoreline contact Gavin Smith at email@example.com or 206-546-4792.
Monday, April 18, 2011
* City U of Seattle & SCC host kick-off event for new joint undergrad program
Noon-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, PUB 9201
City University of Seattle and Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) will host a kick-off event at Shoreline’s campus on April 20 to unveil an undergraduate program especially designed for Shoreline students to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Management. This groundbreaking academic partnership is the first joint agreement for the community college and allows students the opportunity to earn a four-year degree without leaving Shoreline.
This special event will feature honored guests King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson, notable Shoreline community and school board officials along with Shoreline President Lee Lambert and CityU of Seattle President Lee Gorsuch. University representatives will be available to answer student questions and distribute information about the program, which is a part of CityU’s School of Management.
Starting this fall, the Bachelor of Arts in Management program will be taught on the Shoreline campus by CityU faculty — experts who work in the subjects they teach. Students preparing for the program can chart their own future by receiving dual admission to both Shoreline and CityU. Students start with Shoreline classes, then seamlessly transfer up to 90 credits from Shoreline or another community/technical college for use toward their bachelor’s degree. For more program information, please visit http://www.cityu.edu/scc/.
WHO: Shoreline Community College and CityU to host kick-off event for Bachelor of Arts in Management program now available to students at the Shoreline campus.
WHAT: Shoreline President Lee Lambert, CityU President Lee Gorsuch and other local representatives to discuss program’s significance to the community. The program is the first of its kind offered at Shoreline.
WHERE: Shoreline Community College
Pagoda Union Building (PUB), Room 9201
16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Event begins at noon and ends at 1:30 p.m.
About City University of Seattle
Founded in 1973 in Seattle, Washington, City University of Seattle is a private, not-for-profit university that has awarded over 45,000 degrees and certificates worldwide. City University of Seattle’s goal is to change lives for good by offering high quality and relevant online and in-class education options to any person in the world with a desire to learn. The university is comprised of The School of Management, The Gordon Albright School of Education, and The Division of Arts and Sciences. Headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, City University of Seattle offers classes at locations throughout Washington, Hawaii, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Slovakia, Greece, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, and China. www.cityu.edu
Quick facts about the School of Management
· Serves approximately 3,200 students each year worldwide.
· Seamless curriculum integrates best practices gathered from industry experts across the globe.
· No standardized exams to enroll; we remove admission barriers and make sure you start with the learning you need to be successful.
· Respond to the dynamic business landscape with forward-thinking programs, including business management, leadership and technology.
About Shoreline Community College
Shoreline Community College offers excellent academic, professional/technical and workforce training programs to meet the lifelong learning needs of the community. Dedicated faculty and staff are committed to ensuring that higher education is accessible, affordable and relevant. Our programs transform lives and create opportunities that allow students to go on to better lives and contribute to the economic well-being of the state of Washington and the welfare of our global society.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
* State Board member Shaunta Hyde visits SCC
State Board of Community and Technical Colleges member Shaunta Hyde visited Shoreline Community College on Thursday, April 14. Hyde, Director of Global Aviation Policy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, met with President Lee Lambert, Vice President for Academic Affairs John Backes, Dean of Workforce Programs Dave Cunningham and Jim Hills, Special Assistant for Communications, Marketing and Government Affairs.
“We were very pleased to have Shaunta visit the campus and to have her perspective and leadership on the State Board,” Lambert said. Hyde, who lives in the college district, admitted this wasn’t her visit. She said her young son enjoys science-related activities and has attended Pacific Science Center summer camp classes hosted on campus.
The group introduced Hyde to the college, its many outstanding programs including university transfer, professional/technical, basic skills and ongoing education and training. They also discussed the many challenges facing the college in meeting the needs of students. Then, the group braved a downpour to tour the Professional Automotive Training Center where they saw the General Service Technician I-BEST class, moved on to the CNC Machining program where they spoke with career navigator Michelene Felker, then saw a GED class as well as the instruction areas for CEO and biotechnology. After the tour, Hyde and Lambert spoke privately in the President’s office.
Monday, April 11, 2011
*SCC Indonesian Fellowship Club supports Japan
SCC students are raising money to help the people of Japan affected by the tsunami and earthquake(s) of last month. The students have worked hard to plan and coordinate efforts as well as recruit volunteers to work at donation booths both on- and off campus. More than 40 students volunteered their time working at donation booths at different locations throughout the Seattle area last weekend. This week, students and other volunteers continue their efforts here on campus. If you would like to make a cash donation, you can do so any day this week. Volunteers will be accepting cash donations in the PUB foyer all week from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30p.m. Receipts will be given to all who make donations.
Volunteers are still needed at the donation table. Volunteer times are scheduled for one hour increments: 10:30-11:30am, 11:30am – 12:30pm, and 12:30 – 1:30pm. Please contact Kanpong Thaweesuk at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out.
A slideshow with images of the impact of the tsunami and earthquakes will be shown in the Main Dining Room of the PUB on 10-minute intervals beginning at noon on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and at 11 a.m. on Tuesday and Friday.
Students are also discussing a music charity to be held on campus in May. Information will be released in Day at a Glance and Week Ahead as details are confirmed.
The money raised will be donated to the Japan Red Cross via an account with the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Donations will be distributed to those in need by the governor of the Miyagi Prefecture (where the most damage was done).
Many thanks to the students and college employees who helped make these efforts possible, including project assistant, Kanpong Thaweesuk; coordinators and group leaders, Fuka Nakagawa and Takashiro Tokuda; stakeholder and stores coordinator, Keisuke Matsushima; project consultant, Yasushiro Sumino; Assistant Director for International Student Services, Mari Kosin, college liaison for the project; Director, Financial Services, Stuart Trippel who generously gave time to ensure that the financial end worked; and Mimi Harvey, advisor to the Indonesian Fellowship Club. Many thanks as well to the countless other students who helped in the planning and coordination of the activities.
Please tell your family and friends about these efforts.
Please support the efforts at an earthquake support Facebook site located at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_200201679998399¬if_t=group_r2j.
All activities were sponsored by the Indonesian Fellowship Club. Many, many thanks to all involved.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
* Shoreline unveils plan to cut $3.057 million
Shoreline Community College President Lee Lambert speaks at the April 6, 2011 all-campus meeting. More photos
Shoreline Community College has a plan to cut nearly $3.1 million from the 2011-12 budget. Now, college staff, faculty and students are waiting for the state Legislature to say if that’s enough.
After the presentation by Lee Lambert and Daryl Campbell, questions were taken. Here are some of those, with answers:
Q – The University of Washington has said they will take more international students at the expense of qualified domestic students. Are those rejected students an opportunity for us?
A – Yes, but we have to weigh that opportunity against our own ability to serve more numbers during a time of budget reductions – Lee Lambert
Q – Can we make more money by renting or selling facilities on campus?
A- Renting, yes. In fact, rental income has tripled in the past three years. Selling is a problem because this is state-owned property and any income would go to the state, not the college – Daryl Campbell
Q – “Please sir, may we have more” of the Board’s reserve funds?
A – That reserve fund is one-time money and is the purview of the Board. They did invest some to fund a position with the anticipation of that position bringing in more revenue - Lee Lambert
Q – Why downgrade Vice President for Student Success to a dean when last March you said we needed a four-VP model?
A – When I arrived, we had six VPs. When I became president, we went to five, then four and now three. I agonized over this. There is some thinking on the national level that student services is getting closer to instruction, teachers are doing more than teaching. Maybe this is not ideal, but we need to be open as things get more challenging - Lee Lambert
At an all-campus meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, Shoreline President Lee Lambert labeled the plan a “final draft plan” that includes some impacts to 36 positions. Of that number, 11 faculty members are identified for reduction-in-force proceedings along with two retirements and two contract non-renewals. Three administrators would be laid off, two positions are being downgraded, one vacant position eliminated, one reduced time and one shifted to non-state funds. For classified employees, there were no layoffs, but seven vacant positions are slated for elimination, four reduced time and one retirement.
Lambert said the details of plan could still be influenced by the political process in Olympia, statewide and local labor negotiations and other factors. Despite the label, the college must begin to move forward on the plan if identified saving are to be realized by the July 1 start to the fiscal year.
“These decisions are not taken lightly,” Lambert said. “We all share the same vision here, to transform and changes lives. However, that has to be seen against a backdrop of very difficult realities.”
Vice President for Administrative Services Daryl Campbell presented the numbers behind the plan and how the college got to them.
“We started in January with the Governor’s budget indicating a cut level between $2 million and $2.5 million,” Campbell said, adding that soon after, news from Olympia pushed the speculative number to $2.77 million for Shoreline’s share. On Feb. 22, the college shared a “preliminary recommendation” plan with the campus, for the purpose of a campus-wide feedback period.
“Things changed very soon after Feb.22,” Campbell said, referring to advice from the State Board of Community and the March 17 state revenue forecast that pushed the reduction target to $3.57 million. “The latest news is the House budget,” Campbell said of the plan released April 4. “We’re somewhat surprised; it seems to be similar to the Governor’s. We’re hopeful, but cautiously so.”
The Legislature is scheduled to end April 24, but many observers exepct the session to be extended.
While the cuts affect only the money allocated by the state, about $18 million-$20 million, Campbell also reviewed the rest of the college budget, another $20.3 million. “At the end of the day, after all the restrictions on those funds, we have about 10 percent; $2.2 million available to us,” he said.
The question, Campbell said, is how to use it.
“Do we create a ‘glide path,’ as some have suggested, to better times; as a rainy day fund? This certainly must qualify as a rainy day and that’s one possibility. I question the use of one-time funds for ongoing expenses, but that’s a discussion to have,” he said. Other possibilities include strategic investments in things such as the virtual college and international programs, uses designed to build revenue, he said. And, Campbell said, there’s always the idea of saving for the unforeseen event.
“We have to go back no further than last month for an unforeseen event,” he said. That event was the Legislature making further cuts to the current-year budget which meant the college had to send $460,000 back to the State Board. “That,” Campbell said, “was unforeseen.”
Lambert then went over where the college goes from here.
“I don’t want us to lose perspective that we are open access, we believe in open access,” Lambert said. “That’s why the virtual college idea is part of the mix, not exclusively, but part of the mix.”
Lambert said he also believes in face-to-face learning. “I believe the best learning occurs when you can engage the faculty. Nobody does it better than we do. I want to get to the place where we can start to grow the full-time faculty, but to get there, we have to diversify the revenue base and the fastest way to do that is increase the number of international students.”
Lambert acknowledged it is hard to make reductions while also making adjustments and investments for the future. “It is difficult to manage, but we have to do both. We will get there. We are all in this together.”
To help get there, Lambert said he would like to appoint a working group, similar to the structure used in the virtual college leadership team, to help see a way forward. “I’d like it to be in place by May and be done in early fall,” he said, adding that he has asked the Senior Executive Team to begin working out the details.
Friday, April 01, 2011
* Earth Day 2011 at SCC
Global Public Health Challenges
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 7-8:30 pm, Room 9208 PUB
Maxine Hayes, MD, MPH, State Health Officer, Washington State Department of Health. What is the relationship between global changes and local public health concerns and services? How has the increased movement of people and goods across borders affected pandemic influenza outbreaks and public responses? Part of the Global Affairs Center’s Global Commons Series
Global Food Security
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 7-8:30 pm, Room 9208 PUB
“Challenges of Food Security in a Global World”
Ellen McCullough, Associate Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Is food security a global common like air, water and other natural resource issues? Will there be changes in the way food is produced and marketed due to demographic and diet changes? Part of the Global Affairs Center’s Global Commons Series
Elizabeth White from EarthCorps
Earth Day Every Day Event
Thursday, April 14th 11:30am, PUB 9208
EarthCorps builds global community through local environmental service. They have both a full-time Corps program for 18-25 year olds and regular volunteer opportunities to conserve the Puget Sound/Cascade Range environment. Learn more at: http://www.earthcorps.org/
Saturday, April 16, 2011 Central Market
To coincide with worldwide Earth Day celebrations in April, the City of Shoreline and Shoreline Central Market co-host the popular Earth Day Every Day Event. Being an event that offers something new every year, 1,500+ participants come to learn about a variety of eco-living tips and to receive tools for the home and yard. Knowledgeable volunteers and staff are available during the event to answer questions about composting and other sustainable practices.
Northwest Cooperative Development Center – Co-Ops 101
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 11:30-12:30, Room 9208
The cooperative business model has a long history of promoting community sustainability. As grassroots organizations, co-ops are based on the values of self-help, democracy, equity, and solidarity. The recent economic downturn has increased the need for people and communities to reassess their resources. As a result, co-ops are seeing a resurgence of interest. However, the business model remains an alternative rather than the norm. Our goal is to change this dynamic so the co-op business model becomes the preferred model. Sponsored by Student Carolyn Stockell, and the GDP student club
Film “Poisoned Waters”
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Room 9201
This 2009 Frontline documentary examines the rising hazards to human health and fresh water eco-systems. Discussion focuses on the coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay. Sponsored by WPDSS
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 11:00-2:00, PUB Lobby
A representative from CleanScapes, the colleges recycling vendor, will be on campus to provide questions and answers on how and what to recycle. Representatives from the Sustainability Committee will also be on hand to discuss SCC’s recycling program. Sponsored by the Sustainability Committee
Film “Who Killed the Electric Car”
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 12:30 – 2:00 pm Room 9202
This 2006 documentary explores the birth, limited commercialization, and subsequent demise of the battery powered battery electric vehicles in the US in the late 1990s. The film discusses explores the roles of auto manufacturers, the oil industry, the federal government, and consumer attitudes in limiting the development of this technology. Sponsored by WPDSS
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 7-8:30 pm, Room 9208 PUB
“Reflections on Global Environmental Issues”
Edward L. Miles, Former Co-Director, Center for Science in the Earth System, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and the Ocean (JISAO), Professor Emeritus of Marine Studies and Public Affairs, University of Washington. Environmental issues seem urgent, dramatic, and disasters imminent. Scientists while no less concerned about the significance of these issues, take a long view of both their causes and consequences. Part of the Global Affairs Center’s Global Commons Series
Computer Collection/Refurbishing Event
April 22, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, SCC West Staff Parking Lot Students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the surrounding communities are invited to donate old computers, free of charge, which will be refurbished and sent to humanitarian organizations overseas. Jointly sponsored by the WPDSS Student Club, Center for Service-Learning, GAC, and InterConnection (Seattle NGO).
Film “Ghost Bird”
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 12:00 – 2:00 pm Room 9208
This 2010 documentary by independent filmmaker Scott Crocker offers a nuanced deconstruction of the controversy surrounding recent sightings of the iconic Ivory-billed Woodpecker. A film that weaves together the scientific, philosophical and societal issues surrounding mankind’s role in species’ extinction. Sponsored by WPDSS
Film “Storm Surge”
April 22, 2011, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Room 9208
Stacy Noland, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of Moontown Foundation
A mini-documentary film which tells uncensored stories from people in the Gulf Coast and how they are recovering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Great Recession, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster, and the lack of effective corporate and government accountability and oversight with the recovery efforts. The crew captured an array of frank and candid stories of fraud, corruption, and Stalinesque censorship and message control that would make the old Soviet Union proud. Sponsored by Student Carolyn Stockell, and the GDP student club
Boeing Creek Habitat Restoration
April 23, 2011, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Location TBA
Come remove ivy, blackberry, clean up litter, and plant native trees & shrubs. Bring thick gloves, good work boots, long sleeved shirts, long pants. Tools to bring; shovels, long-handled or long-nosed clippers, if you have them. For RSVP and questions, contact Matt Loper at Shoreline Community College(206-546-4683, email@example.com)
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 7-8:30 pm, Room 9208 PUB
“Future Role for U.S. in Meeting the Challenges of the Global Commons”
Maurice East, Former Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, and Professor Emeritus of International Affairs and Political Science, George Washington University. What role will the U.S. play in international affairs marked by greater complexity, uncertainty, and diffusion of power? How can the U.S. help without leading on every issue? Part of the Global Affairs Center’s Global Commons Series