Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 10, 2012

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


Anne Fennessy named one of 2012 Women of Influence  [CORRECTED LINK]

The Puget Sound Business Journal honors women in the region who have made a difference in their businesses, their industries and their communities with the Women of Influence award program.

Puget Sound Business Journal, October 8, 2012




Running Start hitting its stride at Clark College

Over 1,800 Running Start students are taking advantage of two years of tuition-free college education at Clark College. Enrollment in the program is up 9 percent from last year, and Running State now accounts for about 13 percent of Clark's student body of almost 14,000 students.

The Columbian, October 10, 2012


A place to call home (Peninsula College)

Displaced nonprofit organizations faced their own tough options this summer following the closure of Sequim Community School.

Sequim Gazette, October 10, 2012


KBTC Ready-to-Learn on CNN

KBTC Public Television, owned and operated by Bates Technical College, was mentioned on CNN Newsroom. PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger talked discussed the station’s Ready to Learn initiative as part of the response to Governor Romney’s comments during last week’s presidential debate.

CNN, October 4, 2012


Columbia Basin College unveils new sculpture

Columbia Basin College gets a new piece of art for its newest building on campus. Educators unveiled a massive sculpture this morning inside the school's Center for Career and Technical Education.

KVEW TV, October 4, 2012

KNDU TV, October 4, 2012




U.S. grant to help create regional jobs

Small and medium-sized companies involved in advanced manufacturing in Clark and nearby counties will get help with everything from market research to workforce training thanks to a $1.79 million federal grant.

The Columbian, October 9, 2012


College students paying more, earning less over their lifetimes

The cost of a four year degree at the University of Washington has more than tripled in the last decade, as the state continues to cut the budget for higher education.

KIRO Radio, October 9, 2012


The college payoff: economics…and then some

People who are least likely to attend college because of social class are the ones who gain the most economically from a college degree.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 9, 2012


MyEdu unveils programs to bridge gap between employers and students

MyEdu, an online platform to help students plan and manage their college experience, unveiled two programs to improve the relationship between college and career.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 10, 2012


What you need to know about Fisher v. Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments this week in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case that centers on the questions of whether and how race may be used in college-admissions decisions.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 10, 2012


Higher education shrinks

It's official: Higher education is shrinking, for the first time in at least 15 years. Total enrollment at American colleges and universities eligible for federal financial aid fell slightly in the fall of 2011, according to the U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics.

Inside Higher Ed, October 10, 2012

Brand new online heavies

A growing number of nonprofit colleges have become big fish in online education and are targeting a working-adult-student market long-dominated by for-profit institutions.
Inside Higher Ed, October 10, 2012


More technology, please

Professors are using more technology in the classroom than they were two years ago, and their students have a message for them: Keep it coming.
Inside Higher Ed, October 10, 2012
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Higher education in the next congress

Higher education has played a surprisingly prominent (if hardly substantive) role in the race for the White House so far: plenty of mentions, but few new policy proposals. The outcome of elections will have a significant impact on higher education policy for the next few years.
Inside Higher Ed, October 10, 2012


College issues loom larger in candidates’ campaign ads

Presidential candidates from both parties usually offer support for higher education in broad terms. This year, however, wonky subjects like income-based repayment programs and the interest rate on subsidized federal loans are playing a more prominent role in campaign rhetoric.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 8, 2012

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