Thursday, October 25, 2012

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 25, 2012

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




2-year WA tuition may be scaring students away

Marty Brown, executive director of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, believes that drop in student enrollment is due to a number of factors including tuition and the fact that some people are going back to work. There's no question that some students are beginning to find it difficult to afford college, said Laura Saunders, interim president of Bellevue College.
The Seattle PI, October 24, 2012

Northwest Cable News, October 24, 2012


Legislative candidates focus on education at form

Candidates staked moderate positions, touted the importance of education, and discussed how the state could help Bellevue College open a planned Issaquah campus

during a candidate forum Oct 18.

The Issaquah Press, October 23, 2012


Community college costs rising in Washington; CBC not part of trend

The cost of attending a community college is on the rise in Washington, and state officials have said it may be leading to lower enrollment in community and technical colleges across the state. But that isn't the case at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.

Tri-City Herald, October 25, 2012


Tri-City students attend youth and justice forum
Ovidio Castillo of Pasco said it was a relief to know he doesn't have to be perfect. The 15-year-old Chiawana High School sophomore said he wants to be a criminal investigator or firefighter after high school, and he paid close attention to law enforcement and legal officials who talked about their backgrounds during Friday's 10th annual Youth & Justice Forum at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.

Tri-City Herald, October 19, 2012

KNDU TV, October 19, 2012

KVEW TV, October 19, 2012


WSU seeks $2 million to bolster classes at Everett Community College

WSU is seeking $2 million to offer bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering, communications and hospitality-business management through the University Center on the campus of Everett Community College.

The Everett Herald, October 24, 2012


Big growth at UW-Bothell

An enrollment surge in recent years has helped the UW-Bothell campus surpass all of the other branch campuses in the state. Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson has been part of a group trying to get a branch campus for WSU in Everett, which is already holding classes at the University Center at Everett Community College.

The Everett Herald, October 25, 2012


Green River Community College and city work to curb wire theft

The City of Auburn and Green River Community College are working together to fight the growing scourge of copper wire thefts here in Auburn.

Auburn Reporter, October 24, 2012


Shoreline Community College signs academic transfer agreements with two premier Chinese universities

Shoreline Community College now has academic transfer agreements with two premier universities in China. We are honored and excited to have these agreements in place,” said Lee Lambert, President of Shoreline Community College and who helped negotiate and then signed the agreements.

Shoreline Patch, October 24, 2012


Monterey Peninsula College names Walter Tribley new president

Monterey Peninsula College trustees unanimously voted Wednesday to name Walter Tribley as the next superintendent/president of the college. Tribley, vice president of instruction at Wenatchee Valley College in Washington state, was the only candidate of the four interviewed by trustees and community members earlier this month to come from outside California.

Monterey Herald, October 24, 2012


Washington universities see spike in student enrollment

About a thousand more international students are enrolled at the University of Washington's Seattle campus this fall, but school officials say that doesn't mean they have cut back on the number of in-state students at the state's most selective public university.

The News Tribune, October 24, 2012


Evergreen offers model for better teachers – without depending on test scores

Sharon Nichols and David Berliner reported in 2008, in their book “Collateral Damage” on the corruption of American schools by high-stakes standardized testing. If we are serious about evaluating teachers – and we must be – then a system such as the one we have used for years at Evergreen would be excellent.

The Olympian, October 24, 2012




How student-aid policy is really made

College affordability has never before been such a prominent topic. With the Higher Education Act expiring next year, there has been a lot of discussion in policy circles about what will (and should) be on the table when Congress works to reauthorize the act.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24, 2012


Roger Williams University plans to freeze tuition and urge marketable minors

Parents of prospective college students have a great fear: Their children will graduate with lots of debt and no jobs. To ease that fear, Roger Williams University introduced a set of measures meant to improve both affordability and career preparation.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24, 2012


Sticker prices go up at public 4-year colleges, but at a slower pace

This year's report from the College Board on college pricing opens with what passes for good news: The annual increase in average published tuition and fees for in-state students at four-year public colleges, 4.8 percent, is smaller than it has been in more than a decade.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24, 2012


The narrowing of the American mind

With Americans now experiencing acute anxiety over jobs, money, and our larger future, policy analysis and public discussion of higher education—from the White House down—have focused with laserlike intensity on the connections between college and earnings.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 22, 2012


A solid base for making sound decisions

The United States has been rapidly developing the capacity to evaluate educational outcomes using earnings data. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recently published data linking majors and institutions to subsequent earnings.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 22, 2012


Male-female pay gap persists and starts early, study finds

Nearly 50 years after the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was enacted, women continue to earn less than men do throughout their careers, and the gap is seen as soon as one year out of college, a new study has found. Researchers found that, after controlling for factors such as college major, occupation, and number of hours worked, women's pay was 82 percent of their male counterparts' pay one year after graduation.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24, 2012


Equal pay for equal work: not even college helps women

A startling new report finds freshly graduated college women will likely face this hurdle when entering the work world: they're worth less than equally educated men.

KPLU/NPR, October 24, 2012




The young voter is not a unicorn

Political participation is like a party, writes guest columnist Toby Crittenden. If you don’t invite someone, how surprised can you be when he or she doesn’t show up?

The Seattle Times, October 24, 2012


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