Monday, November 9, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 9, 2009

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




BEST OF SHOW: Sunnyside winery tops Tri-Cities Wine Fest

Three colleges entered their wines in this year's competition: Yakima Valley Community College (Yakima Valley Vintners), Walla Walla Community College (College Cellars) and South Seattle Community College (Northwest Wine Academy),  all of which offer viticulture and winemaking degrees. Each college earned medals alongside the professionally made wines.

Tri-City Herald, November 7, 2009


Linquist appointed trustee for LCC

Gov. Chris Gregoire recently appointed a Port of Kalama administrator as the newest trustee for Lower Columbia College. Mindi Linquist, public affairs manager for the port, will fill a five-year term formerly held by Kelso resident Lyle Lovingfoss.

The Daily News, November 8, 2009


Olympic Discovery Trail Virtual Challenge wraps up; walkers' steps would circle globe twice

In the Governor's Health Bowl, Peninsula College beat out the other institutions of higher education who were also competing.

Peninsula Daily News, November 9, 2009


Want to keep your job? Get more education
Brick and mortar institutions can't offer the flexibility to facilitate the needs of many, particularly adult learners, so it's exciting to see different solutions using distance learning models springing up. For example, Big Bend Community College has established satellite "Community Knowledge Centers" to provide broadband access to their programs. 

Psychology Today, November 9, 2009


Port Townsend's efforts to generate, share renewable energy earn state 'Solar City of the Year' honor

The Northwest Solar Center, a Washington State University and Shoreline Community College project that helps Northwest utilities to implement community-based power production incentive programs for local solar power producers, last month honored Port Townsend as "Washington Solar City of the Year."

Peninsula Daily News, November 9, 2009


Mosaic class brings out the fanciful in students

Wenatchee World, November 9, 2009 (Wenatchee Valley College)




Transfer Students Are Less Likely to Take Part in 'High Impact' Activities

Chronicle of Higher Education, November 8, 2009


More Engaged

Annual survey of student engagement finds notable gains across sectors, and offers new analysis on gaps between science and non-science students, the transfer experience, and impact of learning management systems.

Inside Higher Ed, November 9, 2009


Engaged or Confused?

As National Survey of Student Engagement is released, a scholar questions the validity of its conclusions and the way it asks questions.

Inside Higher Ed, November 9, 2009


Student engagement: It's different at every institution

USA Today, November 9, 2009





GUEST COMMENTARY: Wake up and get involved before more companies take a hike

The Herald, November 9, 2009



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