Thursday, December 9, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 9, 2010

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




Ellensburg nurse trained to examine sexual assault victims

For a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, hours are unpredictable. "I'm basically on call 24/7," she says. "It's not that they expect me to be on call that way. It's just the way I am."  For Clemons, who is 46, work as a SANE is more than a career. It is a calling. A married mother and grandmother, she studied nursing at Yakima Valley Community College. Part of her training involved emergency room work.

Ellensburg Daily Record, November 30, 2010


Kamiak grad helps produce local film

“Rivertown” is a comedy based on the lives of the four owners of a failed small town pawnshop. The only means of retaining their business is to pay their expenses by holding a garage sale. Their lives are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of three college students from the city, who become stranded while passing through Rivertown. The film was produced and directed by John Baunsgard and written by Everett Community College student Danny Nelson.

Mukilteo Beacon, December 8, 2010


A Hybrid learning experience
Cable Green, director of eLearning and Open Education for the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, spoke about many issues concerning college students across the globe, not just at [University of Kentucky]. Green is pushing for schools to start making learning material for classes more open. He wants professors to be constantly sharing information they have to the rest of the world.

Kentucky Kernel, December 9, 2010


 Dr. Norward Brooks To Retire From SVI
Dr. Norward J. Brooks, PhD recently announced that he will retire from Seattle Vocational Institute (SVI) effective December 31, 2010.

Seattle Medium, December 8, 2010


Cashmere woman joins WVC board

Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed [Kris Pomianek] a former president of the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation to a five-year term on the WVC Board of Trustees.

Wenatchee World, December 7, 2010


Community colleges got talent!

Groove for Thought appeared on NBC’S Sing-Off.  Five attended Pierce College, one attended Edmonds Community College, and one teaches at Bellevue College.

The Sing-Off, NBC, December 8, 2010

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Grants News Digest

Bellingham Technical College received a $160,000 state grant through the Integrated Basic Skills and Training (I-BEST) program … to focus on providing support for students in its practical nursing program. …  Highline Community College will use a $158,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to expand green education and business opportunities in the county.  …   South Seattle Community College gained extra support for its 13th Year Promise Scholarship program through a $82,500 grant from College Spark Washington.

Community College Times, December 8, 2010


Regional effort launched to increase student achievement in Highline, Tukwila and other south county school districts

The Community Center for Education Results and its partners launched Thursday, Dec. 9 a unique and ambitious 10-year regional project aimed at driving major improvements in education results in South Seattle and South King County. …  Project sponsors include The Seattle Foundation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The League of Education Voters, Seattle Community Colleges District, City of Seattle, Puget Sound Educational Services District, The Technology Access Foundation, OneAmerica and University of Washington.

Federal Way News, December 9, 2010


Road Map for Education Results seeks to help students succeed

... eight mayors, the presidents of six community and technical colleges and people from dozens of community groups, social-service agencies, ...

Seattle Times, December 9, 2010





New Community-College Leader Says the Campuses Still Aren't Well Understood
The Chronicle talks with Walter Bumphus, who begins his tenure as president of the American Association of Community Colleges next month.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 5, 2010

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Message From Your President

John Warner shares the memo you may soon receive.

Inside Higher Ed, December 7, 2010


The Certificate Solution

New analysis suggests increased emphasis on non-degree training may be key to getting more Americans the postsecondary education they need to land jobs.

Inside Higher Ed, December 7, 2010


EDITORIAL: College graduation rates warrant a closer look

Seattle Times, December 8, 2010


Lessons Learned

Bill Bowen discusses his new book on the nature of the college presidency.

Inside Higher Ed, December 8, 2010


We Need an Adjunct Union

It's time for a national organization, focused exclusively on collective bargaining for those off the tenure track, writes Keith Hoeller.

Inside Higher Ed, December 9, 2010


Setting State Targets

As the "completion agenda" advances, systems of community colleges are agreeing on ambitious goals for increasing number of graduates. Are the plans realistic?

Inside Higher Ed, December 9, 2010





Washington Legislature to hold special session Saturday

KING-5, December 9, 2010


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