Tuesday, May 11, 2010

NEWS LINKS | May 11, 2010

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




Disability services director honored by state association

Clark College Disability Support Services director Tami Jacobs has received the Ben Webinger Meritorious Service Award from the Washington Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability.

The Daily Insider (third story), May 7, 2010



It's history...it's art...it's dessert

Clark College culinary arts professor Ian Titterton supports the Clark County Historical Museum.

The Columbian, May 8, 2010



Centralia College Tuition to Rise

The Centralia Chronicle, May 10, 2010



10 at Bellevue College to help design course content
Ten Bellevue College instructors and staff have been selected to work on a ground-breaking project, funded by $6.1 million in grants from the Gates and Ford foundations, to create new college-level course content modules with the goal of dramatically increasing student success rates…. Known as the Washington State Student Completion Initiative and directed by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, the project has awarded Bellevue College a grant of $110,000 to fund the participation of its faculty and staff.

Bellevue Reporter, May 11, 2010


CBC prepares for $1.5M loss in state funding
Tri-City Herald, May 11, 2010






State workers stick around despite claims of low pay

The News Tribune, May 11, 2010



Unlikely Bedfellows on Student Loans

Banks, aid officers and student advocates urge Congress to require providers of private student loans to get colleges' approval before lending to students.

Inside Higher Ed, May 11, 2010



Not So Well Prepared

Just 13 percent of campus emergency-response officials report being "very confident" that their institutions qualify as "disaster resilient universities.

Inside Higher Ed, May 11, 2010



Nation has high college remedial education rate

Some students in remedial courses are older workers trying to jump-start a new career. But a sizable amount are recent graduates who performed well in high school: A 2008 study by the nonprofit Strong American Schools found that nearly four out of five remedial students had a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Associated Press, May 11, 2010



Average students shine with help from AVID program

Seattle Times, May 11, 2010




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