Tuesday, March 1, 2011

NEWS LINKS | March 1, 2011

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




Seattle College Upgrading Energy Systems in Capital-Free Deal

Seattle Central Community College has entered into an agreement that will allow it to make improvements in its energy systems with no capital investment.

Campus Technology, February 22, 2011



Clark College continues to evolve / School faces the challenges of record enrollment

Demand for college credits and career training that Clark College offers just won’t let up. By autumn 2010, high unemployment rates pushed part- or full-time enrollment to a record-high 16,500 students.

The Columbian, February 27, 2011


State schools need higher tuition to offset budget shortfalls

The Olympian, March 1, 2011






High Enrollment Strains Two-Year Colleges

Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2011



It's Time for a National Digital-Library System / But it can't serve only elites

Chronicle of Higher Education, February 24, 2011



Tougher Climate for Test Givers

In settlement over medical board's failure to accommodate a Yale student with dyslexia, U.S. government heralds impending rules that will prod colleges and testing agencies on rights of disabled test takers

Inside Higher Ed, March 1, 2011





Governors Face Challenges in Improving College-Completion Rates

Central to the governors association's plan, dubbed "Complete to Compete," is the collection and public dissemination of common higher-education measures, which the governors group developed and to which participating states have agreed. Those gauges focus on tracking students' academic progress, including how well they perform in first-year courses, how many credits they accumulate year to year, and whether they graduate. … Twenty-nine new governors took office this year, the highest number in history. That has forced Gov. Christine Greg­oire of Washington, a Democrat who is the association's chair, to reach out to the new cadre of governors and urge them to join the college-completion effort while it is already well under way.

Chronicle of Higher Education, February 27, 2011


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Embracing Our Demographic Future: The True Test for Higher Education

The message from governors during the National Governors Association meeting this week is abundantly clear: any additional budget cuts at the federal level represent economic Jenga at the state level.

Inside Higher Ed, March 1, 2011




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