Friday, November 12, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 12, 2010

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




Community Colleges Turn to Digital Textbooks

Interview with Cable Green, SBCTC eLearning and Open Education director

KOHO Radio Wenatchee, November 10, 2010


CBC students working on innovative ways to help homeless veterans

Students at Columbia Basin College are working on innovative ways to help local homeless veterans.  It's all part of an Innovative Program that teaches students to think outside of the box.
KNDU TV, November 10, 2010 students working on innovative ways to help homeless veterans&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Bellevue College gets jobs grant to help veterans

Bellevue College is one of six organizations nationally to receive grants from Microsoft Corp. to help pay for a program that helps veterans get jobs

Business Week, November 11, 2010


Job training for teens

… there are two goals of the Skills Center; to give students some marketable skills for something they have a desire to learn about and to help identify avenues of interest. Students can earn community college credits, which will save some tuition fees if they attend those schools. ... If students complete all of the classes in the fire science program, they can earn up to 17 credits that will go toward a fire science degree at Spokane Community College.

Spokesman Review, November 11, 2010


Peninsula College program aims at Internet literacy

Jen Gouge, program director for the Medical Assistant program, and David Kent, research and instruction librarian, were awarded a grant to improve students' literacy in health on the Internet.

The Peninsula Daily News, November 11, 2010


Walla Walla students make new friends at lunch

A group of Walla Walla Community College students and staff were also at the school to help. They sat at tables with the students, and directed conversations on cliques and tolerance.

The Olympian, November 11, 2010


Drama dept. advocates take center stage

Students, alumni and community plead with Edmonds CC board to spare program

The Enterprise, November 11, 2010


As Millions Seek Work, an Overhaul in Retraining

Skills for America’s Future … is an attempt to broaden and duplicate the most successful programs around the United States.  … High job placement rates at public-private partnerships like Training Futures — or a respected automotive technician program at Shoreline Community College in Washington State, or a medical training program at Austin Community College in Texas — seem to be the exception, rather than the rule in the retraining sphere. Many of these model programs are small, with intense one-on-one mentoring, and subsist through an uneven stream of private donations and taxpayer support.

New York Times, November 11, 2010


2010 People’s Picks: Favorite Education & Training Company

Green River Community College, Lake Washington Technical College and South Seattle Community College were named  “Top Ten Finalists” in the Seattle Times NW Jobs People’s Pick awards. Voters were asked to select “employers who really make a difference to you and make you want to go to work every day.”

NW Jobs Seattle Times, November 12, 2010


New Heritage U. president wants more programs

The university occupies a wing at Columbia Basin College, where it offers upper-division courses and dual enrollment. "This is by far the richest and best relationship," Bassett said, comparing the Pasco satellite location with three others the university maintains around the state. "I'd love to see this become really big."

Tri-City Herald, November 12, 2010


Stanwood manufacturer moving to south Bellingham

The availability of worker training at Western Washington University and Bellingham Technical College is another big plus, Anderson said.

Bellingham Herald, November 12, 2010


National search planned for new Lower Columbia College president

The Daily News, November 12, 2010





The Pressure to Prioritize

Small college provosts and business officers are urged to shun across-the-board cuts and instead reallocate money from weaker to stronger programs

Inside Higher Ed, November 11, 2010


Internal Barriers to Online Expansion

New survey suggests budget woes are more likely to impede the growth of online programs than skepticism and regulation; access for disabled students also a concern.

Inside Higher Ed, November 11, 2010


Encouraging Deep Learning

Annual survey of community college students reveals that many do not engage in critical thinking often enough to generate classroom success

Inside Higher Ed, November 11, 2010


Study Posits Higher Cost of Education at 2-Year Colleges

Inside Higher Ed, November 12, 2010





Column: The trifecta of idiocy is beginning to affect education in Washington

Seattle Examiner, November 11, 2010 (references recent Spokesman-Review story highlighting cuts at CCs of Spokane)





Seeking rejection for 30 days

KIRO Radio, November 10, 2010



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