Thursday, April 22, 2010

NEWS LINKS | April 22, 2010

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




UPDATE:  CBC budget cuts

President Rich Cummins interviewed live on KONA Radio
KONA Radio, April 20, 2010


Big Bend CC offers job search help

Othello Outlook, April 21, 2010


BTC to build new campus center, demolish four old buildings

By the middle of 2012, Bellingham Technical College should have a student center and auditorium, two things the school has been lacking in its 53 years.

The Bellingham Herald, April 22, 2010


Centralia College Sees Increase in Job Fair Attendees

Centralia Chronicle, April 22, 2010


The plot thickens: Seattle takes to urban farming and then some

Seattle Central Community College on Capitol Hill is offering what could be the first U.S. program focused on sustainable urban agriculture. … The interest in urban agriculture "has just exploded," said Jason Niebler, [the program’s] director at Seattle Central.

Seattle PI, April 22, 2010


Motorcycle groups organize event to benefit Walla Walla-area veterans

This year, proceeds will go toward a scholarship at Walla Walla Community College for a veteran or family member of a veteran in need of assistance with tuition.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, April 22, 2010




Trustees Seek Ways to Meet Greater Expectations

Chronicle of Higher Education, April 18, 2010

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Census: Women equal to men in advanced degrees

Associated Press, April 20, 2010


US women better educated but still paid less than men

Associated Press, April 20, 2010



From much of the discussion of 'data-driven' reforms that take place at the national level, you'd think that all that we'd need to do is educate some administrators on the use and interpretation of data, tell them to use what they've learned, and that would be that.  If only it were that easy... First, … although most colleges have Institutional Research (IR) departments, they're typically understaffed and overwhelmed with federal and philanthropic reporting requirements. … Second … Colleges weren't designed as research projects. … Third, the clash between the need to plan ahead and the need to wait for the data.

Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2010


Pushback on Gainful Employment

As the U.S. Department of Education prepares to finish revising regulations intended to weed out abuses of the federal financial aid system, for-profit higher education’s major advocacy group has chosen to push back.

Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2010


Don't let high-paying students jump the line at Bristol College
Bristol Community College should cancel plans to allow applicants for its health program to bypass a long waiting list by paying double tuition.

Boston Globe, April 22, 2010

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