Thursday, December 3, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 3, 2009

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




Turkey dinner to go

On an otherwise deserted campus Thursday, the students of Skagit Valley College’s culinary arts program cooked for a crowd.

Skagit Valley Herald, November 27, 2009


L1 Tech of the Year named by ASE, Motor Age Training

Michael Godson, an automotive instructor at Clark College, was awarded the 2009 ASE L1 Technician of the Year Award. … Out of nearly 15,000 people that registered this year to take the L1 exam, Godson scored the highest.

Motor Age, December 3, 2009


Google Analyzes Seattle's Dreams, Fears, and Preoccupations

These are ten search terms that are unique to Seattle in their popularity. Some need no explanation … But what about "bellevue college"? Yes, Virginia, there really is a college in Bellevue (previously Bellevue Community College).

The SunBreak, December 3, 2009


Sasquatch athletes earn several awards

Several Community Colleges of Spokane athletes received postseason honors from the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.

The Spokesman-Review, December 3, 2009


Selah poet publishes second book

Dan Peters, an instructor at Yakima Valley Community College, was raised in Selah and began writing poetry his sophomore year at Selah High School.

Selah News, December 3, 2009




UW student-lobbyists: No new cuts

The 26-percent decrease in state funding for the UW last year was greater than that of the decrease in funding for community and technical colleges, said Sarah Reyneveld, vice president and lobbyist for GPSS. UW lobbyists plan to use this disproportionate cut as one of the talking points for no additional cuts to the university.

UW Daily, December 3, 2009


Long Road to ‘Gatekeeper’ Courses

New analysis shows just how unlikely it is for many who enter remedial programs to reach college-level work.

Inside Higher Ed, December 3, 2009


Community Colleges Get Gift of Millions for Online Education (from Gates Foundation)

Chronicle of Higher Education, December 3, 2009 Starts Textbook Trade-In Program

Chronicle of Higher Education, December 3, 2009


Regents OK slashing 107 school programs

More than 100 academic programs will be eliminated at the state’s community and technical colleges as well as at universities affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the termination of 107 programs statewide in the continuation of a review that began in January of programs that graduate few students, including some at local technical colleges.

The Advocate (Louisiana), December 3, 2009


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