Tuesday, December 8, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 8, 2009

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




OPINION | Avoid catastrophe: Don't cut Washington's higher-education funding any more

Further cuts to Washington's higher-education system would be a huge mistake, write Rodolfo Arévalo, president of Eastern Washington University and chair of the Council of Presidents; Charlie Earl, executive director of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; and Ronald R. Thomas, president of University of Puget Sound and chair of the board of Independent Colleges of Washington.

Seattle Times, December 8, 2009



Help pours in for struggling Everett CC students
The Herald, December 8, 2009



Businesses donating time, services to officers' memorial

Culinary students at Bates Technical College are helping by preparing meals for the service …

KING 5 News, December 7, 2009

Video link http://www.nwcn.com/news/washington/Businesses-donating-time-services-to-officers-memorial-78731942.html


College mascot recreated in metal

His horned helmet reaches the height of the highest bookshelf in Shawn McDaniel’s welding classroom at Big Bend Community College.

Columbia Basin Herald, December 7, 2009



Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

“People are living longer and requiring more medications,” says Sandi Tschritter, director of the pharmacy technician program at Spokane Community College in Washington. This has increased the need for prescriptions and pharmacists. If there’s a shortage of pharmacists, there’s even more need for pharmacy technicians to help with many tasks around the pharmacy.

Philly Jobs (Content That Works), December 8, 2009






Associate Degrees and Vocational Certificates Are on the Rise, Report Says

Chronicle of Higher Education blog, December 2, 2009



Lack of computer access hampers some students

Washington Post, December 6, 2009



Dwindling Resources for Instruction, More Than Weak Students, Explain Poor Graduation Rates, Scholars Say

"At those less-selective institutions, the proportion of money spent on instructional services is going down, and the proportion of money spent on student support services is also going down," Ms. Wellman said. "Access doesn't always translate into success. We need investment strategies that can complement our attainment goals."

Chronicle of Higher Education, December 7, 2009


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Taking Aim at the Supply Side

Study suggests the rise of community colleges has contributed to a plummeting bachelor's degree attainment rate.

Inside Higher Ed, December 8, 2009



Speech: Obama on jobs and growth

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery; Job Creation and Economic Growth - Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Financial Times, December 8, 2009






Rep. Reuven Carlyle: How I'll vote on the state budget

The 36th-District Democrat says he has three binding principles: hope, change, idealism. And some more revenue would help.

Crosscut, December 8, 2009



Commentary: Reform state's competitive contracting law to realize budget savings

Seattle Post Globe, December 7, 2009



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