Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NEWS LINKS | April 27, 2011

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




New report details the impact of cuts to Higher Education

A strong workforce cannot be achieved without adequate state support for higher education. Yet, as our new policy brief shows, the state’s contribution to higher education has been on the decline, and is facing further cuts over the next two years.

Schmudget, The Washington State Budget & Policy Center Blog, April 26, 2011


Edmonds Community College Braces for More Budget Cuts

EdCC freshman Michael Dixon expressed dismay at the possible tuition increase.  “Tuition is already ridiculous,” said [Dixon, who is] trying to get through college as quickly as he can to avoid tuition increases beyond the near horizon. ...  EdCC won't know anything certain about budget cuts immediately.  … EdCC is trying to be proactive in preparation for cuts, and to make changes that will have the least impact on the students. EdCC President Dr. Jean Hernandez said they've been working with the school's vice presidents. Each of the vice presidents, in turn, has been talking to staff and faculty to see where cuts can be made. EdCC anticipates the cuts to be between $4.2 and $4.6 million.

Edmonds Patch, April 26, 2011


Foster Teens to College wins national award

Foster Teens to College provides young adults who are leaving the foster care system with support and mentoring as they go on to post-secondary education and become independent adults. … The program also partners with Yakima Valley Community College to offer individualized support.

Yakima Herald, April 27, 2011


Christakis to speak at Bates Technical College on media and its effect on children

The Suburban Times, April 25, 2011


CPTC’s work to help baby boomers succeed highlighted

A local leader from Clover Park Technical College, Mabel Edmonds, recently delivered a presentation on helping baby boomers improve their job skills, at the 91st annual convention of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in New Orleans.

The Suburban Times, April 25, 2011


Completion Agenda for Baby Boomers

… The Lumina Foundation for Education has funded the Plus 50 Completion Strategy at nine institutions, including Clover Park Technical College, encouraging people over 50 who have earned college credits in the past to complete a degree or certificate. They are also encouraging employers of plus-50 adults to send current employees back to college. … Mabel Edmonds, dean of workforce development at Clover Park Technical College, in Washington, noted that her institution has also created a “single point of contact” adviser to provide support services to plus-50 adults. It also hosted a career expo specifically for this population, at which the college educated local employers about the value of hiring older, more-experienced workers.

Inside Higher Ed, April 27, 2011





Bad Advice

College presidents can have their administrations done in by not getting the right kind of feedback, writes Patrick Sanaghan. …  If your cabinet and other institutional leaders aren't pushing back on your ideas, sharing different perspectives, and asking the tough questions, you are ill-served and under-informed. … Disagreement is not disloyalty and, when done with respect, courtesy, and integrity, can enhance the final decisions a leadership group must make in order to serve the institution.

Inside Higher Ed, April 27, 2011


Column: Public pensions: a system that works for all  

The Herald, April 27, 2011





Rep. Haler laid off from Hanford job

Tri-City Herald, April 27, 2011



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