Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 9, 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

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



CBC Constitution Day in Pasco

Columbia Basin College took advantage of last week's Presidential Debate by celebrating Constitution Day. The event featured a lecture on immigration and the constitution followed by quizzes. It also gave students the opportunity register to vote in the upcoming election.

KNDU TV, October 4, 2012



Renton Technical College receives $2 million federal grant to support student success

Renton Technical College has received a $2 million Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support its “Student Success and Entry Pathway” program.

September 18, 2012



Gov. Gregoire seeks new Indian investments in Washington to boost job creation, economic development (Shoreline and Green River Community Colleges)

Gov. Gregoire joined delegates at a Washington-India Investment roundtable to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Intent between Washington’s Department of Commerce and the Confederation of Indian Industries. “Internationalization is a key initiative for Shoreline Community College, mirroring the importance to the state of Washington and Gov. Gregoire,” said Shoreline Community College President Lee Lambert.

Governor Press Release, October 4, 2012



WWU classes may expand 4-year degrees at Olympic College

WWU representatives met with Olympic College President David Mitchell, Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson and County Commissioner Robert Gelder last week to explore expanding its four-year degree options in Poulsbo.
Kitsap Sun, October 6, 2012



Legislators to seek state aid for undocumented students (State Need Grant)

A Latino policy forum drew dozens of educators, community leaders, lawmakers and others to a conference center at SeaTac Friday.

The Seattle Times, October 5, 2012



WSU president proposes tuition plan

Washington State University President Elson Floyd wants to hold down tuition increases for students next year.

The Seattle Times, October 5, 2012



US immigration program causes extra school work

The new federal immigration program that delays action against young people living in this country illegally has created a pile of work for the Yakima School District and other districts with a large number of immigrant children.

Tri-City Herald, October 7, 2012





How Falling State Support Affects Enrollment Management

In the wake of state budget cuts, public universities are depending more heavily on tuition revenue. That changes how they approach admissions, speakers say.

The Chronicle of Education, October 5, 2012



The What, When, and How of Wait Lists

Whether they’re a key tool, a necessary evil, or a cruel practice, the lists are booming, says a report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

The Chronicle of Education, October 8, 2012

October 5, 2012



Some job sectors hold back a painfully slow recovery

The high unemployment rate dogging the nation is a symptom of complicated underlying causes.

The News Tribune, October 7, 2012


Waiting for Fairness

For an applicant on the waiting list for her first choice college, a call telling her that she has been accepted could be a dream come true. Or it could leave her and her family vulnerable to making an important decision without enough time, money or information.
Inside Higher Ed, October 8, 2012



The Cost of Values

Changes in the funding landscape for public universities – both the increasing dependence on tuition revenue to fund operations and the emergence of performance-based appropriations – could change the way admissions directors at those institutions recruit students and who they admit.

Inside Higher Ed, October 8, 2012



Habits of Mind: Lessons for the Long Term

Some faculty argue that in the growing emphasis on job-related skills, the cultivation of important intellectual traits is getting short shrift.

The Chronicle of Education, October 8, 2012


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What Demographic Changes Mean for Colleges and Counselors

Within a decade, nearly half of public-high-school graduates will be students of color, and states need to be ready for that shift.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 4, 2012



How the Embrace of MOOC’s Could Hurt Middle America

A majority of college students are far from being able to thrive in online courses with more than 100,000 people enrolled.

The Chronicle of Education, October 1, 2012



With State Support Now Tied to Completion, Tennessee Colleges Must Refocus

All higher-education appropriations are now dependent on institutional outcomes, and faculty say the effects aren't always fair.

The Chronicle of Education, October 1, 2012


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Should restrictions be lifted on UW, WSU investments?

Voters are being asked to consider an amendment to the state constitution that would allow research universities to invest in private companies and stocks.

Seattle Times, October 8, 2012



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