Monday, May 3, 2010

NEWS LINKS | May 3, 2010


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




Budget cuts challenge Bellevue College's big ambitions

Bellevue College, the state's largest community college, has scaled back ambitious plans to expand its offerings on top of absorbing $2.3 million in cuts this year.


Programs, grants help low-income residents weather the storm
The Columbian
Bill Kraus teaches a class on weatherization at Clark College recently. Top: Travis Top, center, learns about weatherization at Clark College during a ...


One year after finishing college graduates put to test in job hunt
The Columbian
Radiologist Nathan Gisby, right, a 2009 Clark College graduate, puts a patient in to position for a chest X-ray at Southwest Washington Medical Center on ...


Theater community plans tribute to longtime actor
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Ginny Quinley, drama instructor at Columbia Basin College, said dozens of local actors, singers and theater techs jumped at the chance to be involved in ...


Olympic College Administrator to Leaving to Lead School in Maryland
Kitsap Sun
By Rachel Pritchett Richard MacLennan, vice president of student services at Olympic College, is leaving to become a community-college president in Maryland ...


College offers heritage courses
Peninsula Daily
Each academy "is unusual, and it's an opportunity to focus on yourself and who you are," said Maria Pena, dean of student development at Peninsula College.


Pierce College welcomes dual expansions

Business Examiner

On May 12, Pierce College will host the grand opening of its Rainier Science and Technology Building in Fort Steilacoom, as well as a new Arts and Allied Health Building in Puyallup.


Washington Welder Tackles Stryker Repair in Qatar
Frustrated, he started taking classes at South Puget Sound Community College, a public college in Olympia, and then later enrolled in nearby Centralia Community College ...


Lacey council was right to back SPSCC branch
The Olympian
One of the greatest gifts Ken Minnaert, former president of South Puget Sound Community College, gave students, the college and the community, ...


Ki-Be students learning among the vines
The school plans to work with Yakima Valley Community College to offer college credit. Ki-Be's budding vineyard has only a few rows of grapes now, ...





No Grading, More Learning

Inside Higher Ed

Duke professor attracted praise and skepticism when she announced she wouldn't evaluate students in course this semester. Based on the experience, she hopes never to grade again.


What Adjunct Impact?

Inside Higher Ed

DENVER -- One of the more controversial topics in the debate over the use of adjuncts has been the question of whether they have a negative effect on the student educational experience.


Two college jobs, two different values for Washington state


This is a tale of two jobs. Both vacant. Both influence the lives of thousands of college students.


University president search will adjust the salary scale once again

The News Tribune

And so it starts over again for the state’s largest university.







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