Thursday, May 13, 2010

NEWS LINKS | May 13, 2010



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




100 classes could be cut at CBC

NOTE: Corrections were made to online story; video segment deleted by KNDU due to factual inaccuracies.

KNDU TV, May 12, 2010


Colleges 'Freaking Out' Over New Facebook Community Pages

Community pages aggregate content about topics by pulling information from Wikipedia and from posts by Facebook users connected to those topics. So, for example, the community page for Clark College displays one post about an upcoming conference and another slamming the institution … [See also Hannah Feldman’s response in comments section.]

Chronicle of Higher Education, May 12, 2010


Editorial Preview — May 13-19

Columbia Basin College students see tuition climb and classes cut … Lawmakers say education is a priority but their actions make the claim unconvincing.
Tri-City Herald, May 12, 2010


WSU to offer engineering degree in Bremerton
“Students can now complete their freshmen and sophomore courses at Olympic College and complete their junior and senior years as WSU students at Olympic College," said Judi Brown, OC dean of math, engineering, science and health, who is overseeing the degree program at OC.

WSU Today, May 12, 2010


Students get back to 'business' with second-chance high school
Students at TBA are dually enrolled at Tacoma Public Schools and Bates Technical College, so they have the option of earning diplomas from the school district, or a diploma from Bates Technical High School.

Tacoma Weekly, May 12, 2010


OHS seniors get help with college
Estrada-Zurita, a student ambassador with the College Bound program through Big Bend Community College, was ecstatic when she received news of the scholarship.

Othello Outlook, May 12, 2010


Governor to deliver commencement address at Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen Daily World, May 12, 2010


Get your fix at the Mix

For these co-owners, building a business from the ground up has been a labor of love. Both carefully balance their day jobs – Brock teaches classes at Tacoma Community College and Highline Community College and Rouse teaches French at Puyallup High School – while pouring their blood, sweat and tears into making The Mix a place to be proud of.
Tacoma Weekly, May 12, 2010


EdCC trustees name presidential search committee
Edmonds Community College’s Board of Trustees has named 17 people to a committee to help select the college’s next president.

Edmonds Beacon, May 13, 2010


LCC places 10 athletes on All-Academic Team
Ten student-athletes from Lower Columbia College earned placement on the NWAACC All-Academic Team in their respective sports …

Longview Daily News, May 13, 2010


Job survival tips for Filipinos in America
A two-year associate degree from Tacoma Community College or a certificate of completion from Gene Juarez Beauty School carries more weight than a doctorate degree from an unknown university from a foreign country ... [Guest opinion by Belma Villa, Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board.]

Manila Standard Today, May 13, 2010


In our view: Shared Dreams
The fourth son, Nolan, 20, is working on an associate degree in nursing at Clark College and has his eyes set on the nursing master's program at WSUV. .

The Columbian, May 13, 2010


Guenther Gets College Accolade
High honors are going to a longtime leader at Centralia College.  Judy Guenther is named the Washington state Trustee Association of Community and Technical Colleges Trustee of the Year.

KELA AM, May 13, 2010


LCC's truck-driver training helps locals get back on road to employment

The Longview Daily News, May 13, 2010


Whatcom Community College grabs 7.9 acres for growth
Taking advantage of the slumping commercial real estate market, Whatcom Community College has paid $4 million for 7.9 acres of vacant land next to its Kellogg Road campus.

Bellingham Herald, May 13, 2010





U. of California Considers Online Classes, or Even Degrees

Proposal for virtual courses challenges beliefs about what an elite university is—and isn't

Chronicle of Higher Education, May 9, 2010


CWU budget cuts affecting staff, hours, programs

Ellensburg Daily Record, May 12, 2010


Study: Seattle has nation’s best economy (Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue #1)

Puget Sound Business Journal, May 12, 2010


Using Data to Drive Performance

Pockets of experimentation and potential change are cropping up all over the place in higher education. Here, it's the OpenCourseWare movement. There, colleges are adopting "just in time" remediation. And over here, some states are changing funding formulas to reward institutions for graduating students rather than merely enrolling them.

Inside Higher Ed, May 12, 2010


Taking the Long View

In era when many community colleges are pushing short-term training, one in Massachusetts puts an emphasis on pre-transfer curriculum.

Inside Higher Ed, May 13, 2010


Locke a candidate for UW president?

Seattle PI, May 13, 2010





Gregoire headed to D.C. to be solicitor general?

The News Tribune, May 13, 2010


‘Caveman’ McCaslin is Labor’s Top Man in the Senate

Labor Council’s New Rankings are Out – Conservative Republican Scores a Chart-Topping 100 Percent

Washington State Wire, May 12, 2010‘caveman’_mccaslin_is_labor’s_top_man_in_the_senate.htm



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