Wednesday, June 17, 2009

NEWS LINKS | June 17, 2009


SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges




OPINION: Changes to education coming rapidly, by Tom Koenninger

… ‘millennials,’ students born between 1981 and 1994 — half the student population — do not know a world without the Web and digital technology. Loretta Seppanen and David Prince, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, describe them as students who anticipate college tailored to their interests. "They expect learning to occur at high speed with instant feedback and payoffs."   … major trends expected to affect colleges in the next 20 years: Students of color (including greater diversity of high school students), immigrants and young working adults will continue as the fastest growth segments (in an otherwise aging population and work force). Low-income adults and millennials will be in the same classes. Higher education will be a network — not separate, stand-alone colleges.

The Columbian, June 10, 2009


Science and Business Faculty Earn Exceptional Honors at CC

Lewis County Chronicle, June 16, 2009


Blog: Deadline looms for 8th- and 9th-graders to sign up for college

The News Tribune, June 16, 2009


Bellevue College math team places 7th in nation, 1st in region

Bellevue Reporter, June 11, 2009


Program links skill sets for job training

South Sound Business Examiner, June 8, 2009 (Pierce College, I-BEST)





Preschools on verge of losing aid from college

HeraldNet, June 17, 2009


WSU announcing layoffs, program cuts

HeraldNet, Wednesday, June 17, 2009





Oregon colleges expand vineyard and wine programs

Prompted by demand from winemakers and vineyard managers, two Oregon community colleges are now instituting significant new education initiatives.

The Oregonian, June 10, 2009




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