Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 19, 2010

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




Emphasizing fitness

A recent conversation with a colleague from Pierce College revealed some exciting news about a special collaboration between the college's dental hygiene students and those studying to become fitness trainers.

RDH Magazine, October 2010



Academic Credit: Colleges' Common Currency Has No Set Value

Next month the [adult-learning] council will introduce an online service, called Learning Counts: College Credit for What You Already Know. It will feature a six-week course to help current and prospective students prepare portfolios of their previous work. About 200 students will enroll in the pilot round, a few from each of 70 institutions, including Concordia University in Irvine, Calif.; South Seattle Community College, and the University System of Georgia. Students will finish with a credit recommendation from ACE for the course itself and from faculty evaluators for their portfolios.

Inside Higher Ed, October 17, 2010


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Library collaboration project gets started Friday in Grandview

After years of planning and fundraising, work will begin Friday on a new $4 million library jointly owned and operated by Yakima Valley Community College and the city of Grandview.

Yakima Herald, October 18, 2010



Controversial flier spurs dialogue at Clark College

For a civil, respectful 90 minutes on Monday, Clark students, instructors and staff and a few community leaders sounded off on heavy issues of race, hatred, fear and freedom of speech

The Columbian, October 18, 2010



Lyle Quasim will run Bates Technical College permanently

The News Tribune, October 19, 2010






Brand New Dilemma

Many colleges now see branding campaigns as a competitive necessity, but it's a tricky task that seems invariably to invite critics.

Inside Higher Ed, October 19, 2010




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