Friday, November 16, 2012

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 16, 2012

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




Lower Columbia College president wades through politics of education funding

Last year, Lower Columbia College lost about 200 students — and about $600,000 in revenue — due to the unintended consequences of a government mandate, LCC President Chris Bailey said Thursday.

The Daily News, November 15, 2012


Many good reasons to woo foreign students

Lower Columbia College already has a bit of the flavor of Turkey, the Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands, thanks to students from those countries. The college’s student body will become much more diverse in the next five years, if it carries out a plan to greatly expand its international enrollment.

The Daily News, November 16, 2012


Edmonds Community College and Snohomish Health District team up for mother-child nutrition

The Snohomish Health District’s mother-child nutrition program is teaming up with Edmonds Community College to celebrate the opening of a lactation room for  student moms. Thirty-three percent of students at Edmonds Community College have children in their care.

Lake Stevens Journal, November 16, 2012




Including nontraditional pathways increases completion rates

A report by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center highlights the need to change the way completion rates are calculated.

Community College Times, November 15, 2012


What’s next for the Pell Grant?

It’s been a nail-biting few years for Pell Grant advocates, as Congressional budget crisis after Congressional budget crisis raised the specter of deep cuts to the major federal financial aid program for low-income students. But the next 18 months for the program may be among the most difficult yet.

Inside Higher Ed, November 16, 2012

Quest for good graduation data key to next Higher Education Act

As the limits of federal data on college completion have become more apparent, policy makers are seeking better means to gauge students' success, especially as Congress prepares in 2013 for the next reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 15, 2012


How accessible are Google Apps?

With Google Apps quickly becoming a go-to solution for schools and colleges nationwide, it’s critical to know exactly how accessible these apps are for students with disabilities. The Access Technology Higher Education Network (ATHEN) has performed a number of functional tests on various Google applications.

eCampus News, November 14, 2012




Hey! Stop wasting your vacation time

A new survey finds that while economy has cut paid days off, U.S. workers won't even use the ones they have.

MSN, November 16, 2012


Cops pull over speeding autobahn driver, discover mobile office

Ever worry about getting caught by police using your cellphone while driving? That was not enough of a risk for one German driver, who had an entire office installed in his FORD Mondeo station wagon.

NBC News, November 16, 2012


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