Resources for Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff, please consider sharing this information with your students:
If you know a student living with an abuser, they can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522. Or visit thehotline.org and click the “Chat Now” button in the top right corner of the page.
If you see an LGBTQ youth who is struggling or an ally who knows someone who is struggling, please call the TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. Or visit the website to chat.
If you know a student who is being hurt by someone, know someone who may be, or are afraid they may hurt someone, please call or text the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453 or visit their website for live chat.
Bias and Harassment
COVID-19 is a global concern that can make anyone sick, regardless of their race or ethnicity. Highline is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all who study, work or visit. In times of fear and uncertainty, there is often misinformation shared as a result of bias and, at times, discrimination and xenophobia. At Highline, we do not tolerate this behavior and encourage you to report any instances:
- Highline Public Safety – (206) 592-3218
- King County Anti-Stigma Resources
- Student Assessment and Information Team (SAIT)
COVID-19 Self-Screening for Employees
Cleaning and Disinfecting Equipment
COVID-19 Information and Resources
Learn how to protect yourself, what to do if you are sick, symptoms of COVID-19 and more.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- King County Public Health
- Washington State Dept. of Health
- What to Do If You Have Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 or Are Worried That You May Have COVID-19 – Public Health Insider, 3/5/20
- What’s Open and Closed
Health and Wellness
It’s perfectly natural to feel stressed and anxious in uncertain times, such as the one we’re experiencing now with COVID-19. The Health and Wellness unit wants to help by providing tips and resources in 3 areas:
1) Mental health
- American Psychological Association
Listen to the Coronavirus Anxiety podcast. A transcript is also available.
- Highline’s Counseling Center
Find tips and resources to help manage stress during these trying times.
- Coffee with the Counselors
Offered via Zoom on Wednesday mornings (11am) and afternoons (1pm), two counselors will be available to consult you on student concerns, how to respond to student needs during this pandemic and answer any questions you might have. We will meet with you and give our best ideas and suggestions. Bring your own coffee or tea!
- Never Alone summit
Free 3-day global mental health summit
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Highline’s Library
Find wellness resources to help you and your loved ones cope with COVID-19. This includes a series of virtual sessions to provide support for employees, on topics including self-care, coping with stress and fear and family support.
Find online training options and information and resources for wellness and self-care.
3) Remaining connected/maintaining community
Leading with Love activities
(use the Facebook search feature to find these events)
Leave Options Related to COVID-19
President Mosby has authorized expanded telework policies and the use of sick leave to cover situations that may be unique to the risks posed by COVID-19. In addition, learn more about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The Library has created a comprehensive guide containing resources, tips and information to help through the coronavirus outbreak. Find everything from professional development opportunities and resources for online teaching to employee assistance, wellness and self care.
Find countless library and web resources for professional development. You can also consider a webinar or article from the Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Topics include self-care, coping with stress and fear and family support.
Remote Work Options and Resources
Find information on using a Virtual Prviate Network (VPN), Zoom and more.
- Accessing Your Work Remotely
Learn how to access your documents, software and applications.
Read about some equipment that may be useful for you as you work away from campus.
- Internet Access
If you do not have reliable Internet access at home, Comcast has made its Xfinity wifi hotspots available to everyone for free, as well as offering free home internet with unlimited data through the middle of May.
- Internet Connection
Learn how your internet connection capacity affects your remote work experience.
- Online Collaboration and Tools
Learn about Google Shared drives and Zoom, a web conferencing tool. Also see Using Zoom, created by Highline’s Library.
- Telecommuting Tips and Advice
Find a curated list of articles on how you can adjust to working from home. Also see Tips on Successful Telecommuting and more, thanks to Highline’s Library.
Moving online? The Library has compiled resources, information, and tips on teaching online.