Tuesday, October 13, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 13, 2009

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




Randy Rust named to college board

Gov. Christine Gregoire has appointed Grayland resident Randy Rust to a five-year term on the Grays Harbor College Board of Trustees.

The Daily World, October 11, 2009



Disabled adventure athlete to speak at Clover Park Technical College

The Suburban Times, October 12, 2009



Online degree for hands-on profession

He also said he is torn between attending the UWB’s new Electrical Engineering program and the new program that will be offered by Eastern Washington University through the North Seattle Community College campus.

UW Daily, October 13, 2009






How Community Colleges Can Reach Obama's Goals

Inside Higher Ed, October 13, 2009



Open Courses: Free, but Oh, So Costly / Online students want credit; colleges want a working business model
Chronicle of Higher Education, October 11, 2009


Editorial:  How to Flunk Test-Giving
If New York State and New York City do not strengthen their G.E.D. programs, a growing number of residents will become a permanent burden to their fellow taxpayers.

New York Times, October 13, 2009



At One English College, Facebook Serves as a Retention Tool

Chronicle of Higher Education blog, October 13, 2009






Initiative 1033 would cut into already lean budgets

Many of the people who've lost their jobs in the current recession are flocking to community colleges to get retrained for new jobs. Yet, just as higher education was cut substantially to make up for recent state budget deficits in the past, it would be so again if Eyman gets his way.

Seattle Times, October 12, 2009



Sen. Zarelli thinks special session needed in December

The Olympian Politics Blog, October 12, 2009



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