Friday, July 29, 2011

NEWS LINKS | July 29, 2011

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




Ground Broken For Construction Of Artemis Hotel In Des Moines Wednesday

Highline Community College likes “to think we’re part of the team by working with the hotel,” said Dr. Jack Bermingham, president. “Our college happens to have a great hotel management program. We hope to help make the hotel be the great success it’s going to be … this high-end investment will be a great opportunity for Highline and for our city.”

Waterland Blog, July 27, 2011


SSCC math & engineering professor selected to ride Blue Angel F/A-18B Monday

South Seattle Community College math and engineering professor Heidi Lyman of Normandy Park clinched a coveted seat on the Blue Angel #7 plane this coming Monday

West Seattle Herald, July 28, 2011


Hats Off to Washington! Open Policy and Open Course Sharing

The Open Course Library is an initiative of the Washington state community and technical colleges to leverage a variety of existing Open Educational Resources as well as original content by our faculty course designers.

College Open Textbooks, July 28, 2011


County Council honors outgoing Bellevue College president Jean Floten

Floten is known for her leadership in expanding BC’s degree programs. The school now offers 4-year degree programs in addition to wide range of associate degrees. Floten is also recognized for her advocacy on behalf of the state’s community college system

Bellevue Reporter, July 28, 2011





Think unemployed workers stay on benefits because they don’t want to work? ESD says think again

TVW Capitol Record, July 28, 2011


Where the Boys Are / Confessions of a Community College Dean

…  By the time you pass the early twenties, the students are overwhelmingly female. But the fresh-out-of-high-school group is almost even. … I’ve heard two theories that have made some sense, even though they’re at least slightly contradictory. One is incarceration. Far more men are incarcerated than women. The other is employment; men are better able to find well-paying jobs without a degree than women, so the value they place on degrees is less. … If the guys aren’t here because they’re off doing startup companies, then that seems fine. If they aren’t here because the place doesn’t seem welcoming, then that’s not fine.

Inside Higher Ed, July 29, 2011


Antidote for Entitled 'Customers'

Instead of just complaining about their students' sense of entitlement, professors should design a better classroom experience, Steven J. Bell argues

Inside Higher Ed, July 29, 2011




Conservatives are Holding Pell Grants Hostage in Debt Talks: Take Action Now to Save Pell

Campus Progress, July 29, 2011


Conservatives angry over Pell Grant funding in Boehner debt bill

The Hill, July 28, 2011


State has 6-8 weeks of cash left / State treasurer warns D.C. delegation

The Olympian, July 29, 2011





FDA Approves Depressant Drug For The Annoyingly Cheerful,14310/


Emergency Team Of 8th-Grade Civics Teachers Dispatched To Washington,21023/?utm_source=recentnews


Congress Continues Debate Over Whether Or Not Nation Should Be Economically Ruined,20977/



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