Thursday, September 23, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Sept. 23, 2010


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




Colleges continue to do more with less

Community College Times, Sept. 23, 2010

As community college enrollments continue to increase, many institutions are finding themselves at or near capacity. … In Washington state, Lee Lambert, president of Shoreline Community College (SCC), wants to take the entire student experience—from registration and payment, to taking classes and applying for financial aid—online. …


Crowd debates how Wells House fits with WVC arts hub

The Wenatchee World Online, Sept. 23, 2010

The debate stretched for nearly two hours at Wenatchee Valley College Wednesday. About 80 people crammed into the boardroom. The college Board of Trustees ...


Below book price: WVC students can now rent texts

The Wenatchee World Online, Sept. 23, 2010

Wenatchee Valley College students line up Monday to buy books at the college bookstore on the first day of classes. ...


Centralia College will ask students, staff on where to cut spending

KELA, Sept. 23, 2010

Centralia College leaders say they just can't arbitrarily slash $700000 from their annual budget. It follows orders from Governor Chris Gregoire to prepare ...


Washington Receives $3 Million To Increase Business Exports

Gov Monitor, Sept. 23, 2010

The City of Bellevue, Port of Clarkston, Highline Community College, University of Washington, Washington State University and Western Washington University ...


Comedy show to benefit 5-year-old Kalama girl with cancer

Longview Daily News, Sept. 22, 2010

... which will be held at 7 pm Oct. 2 at the Wollenberg Auditorium at Lower Columbia College. Jolin, McNally and fellow actor-comedian Julisa Smith, ...


Governor names college trustee and UW law student to HECB

Access Washington, Sept. 22, 2010

Governor Chris Gregoire has appointed a Clark College Board of Trustees member from Vancouver and a University of Washington law school student to ...


Students flocking to Lower Columbia College

Longview Daily News, Sept. 22, 2010

Administrators at Lower Columbia College said they were as prepared as possible when a record number of students began attending fall-term classes on Monday ...


Children's Home Society of WA Re-Opens Highline Early Learning Center

The Waterland Blog, Sept. 22, 2010

The Children's Home Society of Washington (CHSW) and Highline Community College have announced that they will be re-opening “Children Home Society of ...





A Plea for Perkins

Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 23, 2010

Hoping to gain momentum for an amendment that would delay the upcoming demise of the federal Perkins Loan Program, the House Democrat leading the effort held a hearing here on Wednesday to declare the program's importance.


Proposed student measures key step toward VFA

Community College Times, Sept. 22, 2010

With the proposal of definitions for student progress and outcomes measures, community college leaders working on the national Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) accomplished a major step toward creating a system of indicators to help their colleges more broadly gauge effectiveness.





NBC’s ‘Community’ to experiment with ‘Twittersode’

The News Tribune, Sept. 22, 2010

The premiere of NBC’s “Community” will begin with a scene played out online, in 140 characters or less.



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