Thursday, September 3, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Sept. 3, 2009

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




Bates unveils afternoon high school program

Bates Technical College will soon offer a better solution for the sleepy student.

Tacoma Weekly, August 20, 2009


Bates Rolls Out Fall Program Lineup

Bates Technical College will offer Introduction to Allied Health Careers, a specialized program for qualified prospective nursing students that packages all the required pre-requisites into two quarters of course work. … Bates also unveiled a new afternoon technical high school program to better meet the needs of some students.

Business Examiner, August 31, 2009


Enrollment is soaring at Highline Community College

Federal Way Mirror, September 1, 2009


Bates Technical College Bates' para-educator program lauded

Business Examiner, September 1, 2009


Jean Floten: 20 years of leading Bellevue College to national prominence
Over the past two decades, Bellevue College President Jean Floten has played a pivotal role in the growth and development of a nationally-acclaimed institution….
Bellevue Reporter, September 1, 2009


Second bachelor’s degree approved at Bellevue College, inspired by Islander
Doris Katz was instrumental in the expansion of our interior design program in the 80s She was also a beloved member of the Bellevue Community College community.

Mercer Island Reporter, September 1, 2009




Is a College [‘four-year’] Education Worth the Debt?

COLEMAN: Professor Vedder, should people consider alternatives to university degrees - vocational training, community college?

Prof. VEDDER: Certainly. Not everyone should, but a significant subset of our population would be better off going to community colleges, and then perhaps at the end of the community college experience, if it's successful, consider going on for a four-year degree. That often can save some money, to give them lower costs of community colleges. There are career colleges and vocational schools that offer certificated training that are non-degree in nature.

NPR, September 1, 2009


Post Recession: Some Jobs Gone For Good

… Most sectors of the economy shrink during a recession, but not community colleges like Montgomery. In the last academic year, the college hired more than 200 people. …

… Other job sectors, though, are expected to lag in any recovery. One is manufacturing. Technology, global competition, and outsourcing have destroyed jobs in industries such as autos and furniture.

NPR, September 2, 2009


Many Colleges Reporting Swine Flu

Washington Post, September 2, 2009


Community [television show] Q & A Panel At Los Angeles College (video)

The cast of Community along with the show's creator, Dan Harmon, participated in a question and answer session at Los Angeles City College earlier this week with the students. 

TV Over Mind, September 3, 2009


Oakland University (Detroit) faculty strike; rally set for today

Detroit Free Press, September 3, 2009


Turn Middle School Into ‘Boot Camp for Life'

… the education system fails to respect the value of manual labor and turns too many people into "knowledge workers," dooming them to boring office lives. … Give kids things to take apart and to rebuild. Yes, bring back shop class. This sparks a curiosity that will drive them to want to learn the math and science necessary to take their tinkering to the next level.

Washington Post, September 3, 2009


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Facebook, Twitter Revolutionizing How Parents Stalk Their College-Aged Kids

Today NOW! Onion News Network, September 2, 2009


If Stephen Colbert Did the Annual Kickoff Meeting...

Inside Higher Ed, September 2, 2009


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