Monday, October 18, 2010

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Everett CC celebrates Adult Literacy Week Oct. 17-23

EvCC student Pavena "Sherry" Minahan, 40, of Marysville, credits her ESL, GED, basic skills classes and I-BEST program (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) Nursing Assistant Certified classes with helping her find a job as a nursing assistant.

Snohomish County Business Journal, October 15, 2010


CBC students awarded with record scholarship money
Columbia Basin College awarded students with a record $360,000 dollars in scholarships on Friday.

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Young winemaker makes the grade

The young winemaking company has already won many awards for the wines made by Palencia, but it is looking to take them to the next level with its newest vintages … Minick … suggested that Palencia go to Walla Walla Community College's Enology and Viticulture Institute after graduating from Prosser High School. …In 2005, the New York Times took notice of Palencia. The paper wrote about Palencia and how he was too young to drink, yet talented enough to make wine.

Yakima Herald, October 16, 2010


Enrollment up at CWU, YVCC as state funding goes down

"There are longer lines in the Financial Aid Office than we've ever seen and we can't hire more staff," said Yakima Valley CC President Linda Kaminski. " Over 2,000 applications weren't processed when we started classes this fall. ... The problem is not a shortage of people. It's a shortage of money to pay the people."

Yakima Herald, October 17, 2010


'Odyssey' car exhibit marks national day for alternative-fuel vehicles

The all-electric truck, the only one of its kind in the Northwest, joined about 20 electric and hybrid vehicles at Wenatchee Valley College Friday for “Odyssey,” a car exhibit to celebrate National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day.

Wenatchee World, October 16, 2010


Give ' Em Heck Or Satisfy Them With Sound Bites

Dr. Jim McLaughlin, president of Lower Columbia College, wanted to hear specifics at the Longview debate. At his college and nearby Clark College, noted McLaughlin, federal job training programs and Stimulus grants have retrained more than 1,000 people in new skills and "put them back to work." Would the candidates work to continue such programs?

Huffington Post, October 18, 2010


Port Angeles High School plans first-time college fair
"Our college fair will include representatives from Bellevue College, Highline Community College and Peninsula College," said Linda Robertson, the high school's guidance office secretary. "Last year, 30 percent of our students headed off to four-year colleges, but even more enrolled in two-year and technical colleges. Representatives of Bates Technical College … and other tech programs will be on hand.

Peninsula Daily News, October 18, 2010


Hard lessons, hard work leads to EdCC program

Rashanah Botley is the newly named director of MESA, a program at Edmonds Community College focused on preparing students for math and science studies at four-year universities.

The Herald, October 18, 2010





Academic Credit: New Federal Rule Could Be Costly to For-Profits /Change in definition of 'credit hour' could affect the colleges' share of federal student aid

Nonstandard academic calendars help some colleges attract working adults as well as maximize their use of federal money. The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 17, 2010

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Academic Credit: Colleges' Common Currency Has No Set Value

It underlies calculations of student progress, faculty workload, government appropriations, and financial aid. But higher-education leaders argue against a strict standard of academic credit.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 17, 2010

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The Making of Corporate U.

Higher education is one of America's most successful industries. It is also the target of discontent and anger.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 17, 2010


The Thinking LMS

U. of Phoenix plans to 'hyper-personalize' learning experience for all 400,000 of its students by building an online learning platform that thinks.

Inside Higher Ed, October 18, 2010





Report identifies need for more higher education transparency

Washington Policy Blog, October 15, 2010



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