Monday, November 1, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 1, 2010

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




Oregon PRSA 2010 Spotlight Awards Showcase Winning PR Campaigns

Clark College and Lower Columbia College took honors in excellent company. For Event/Observance: Marie Wise, Lower Columbia College for “Lower Columbia College 75th Anniversary” and Marketing Consumer Product/Service: Barbara Kerr, APR, Clark College for “Clark College at Columbia Tech Center”

Oregonian Blog, October 29, 2010


LGBT club making a difference at Highline Community College

Seattle Gay News, October 29, 2010


South Seattle Community College Receives Major Federal Grant
South Seattle Community College has been awarded a five-year, $1.99 million Strengthening Institutions Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

West Seattle Herald, October 29, 2010


Dogged determination to greatness

… Legson appeared at the U.S. Information Service Library in Kampala, Uganda. There, he came across a directory of colleges in America. From there he found addresses and he decided to apply to one college - “Skagit Valley Junior College, Mt. Vernon, Washington.” In December 1960, more than two years after his journey commenced, Legson Kayira arrived at Skagit Valley College.

Newsday Zimbabwe, November 1, 2010





The Perfect Storm: a Coming Revolution?

A “perfect storm” is enveloping higher education, which will lead to revolutionary changes: increasing tuition rates, low degree completion rates, grim employment prospects and low wages for graduates, declining high school vs. college pay differential for women, demographics (growth in elderly population, declining 18- to 24-year-olds), student debt ratios, pressure from politicians and foundations to expand college participation and graduation, unprecedented federal budget deficits.

Chronicle of Higher Education, October 30, 2010


Such a Deal? Maybe Not.

Online learning can cost more than traditional education

Chronicle of Higher Education, October 31, 2010

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The For-Profit LMS Market

Blackboard may be king in the nonprofit sector for online learning platforms, but in the growing for-profit sector, it is still playing second fiddle

Inside Higher Ed, November 1, 2010





Rep. Ruth Kagi (D – Lake Forest Park) honored at Shoreline Community College for supporting higher education

Bothell Kenmore Reporter, October 29, 2010



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