Thursday, November 8, 2012

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 8, 2012

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




Puyallup EMT survived an emergency of her own

Jessica Anderson survived a life-threatening accident and has enrolled in the Bates Technical College firefighting program.

The News Tribune, November 2, 2012


Bellevue College disability pride fair shows off latest technology

Of those in attendance at Bellevue College’s Disability Pride Fair, Zarek the yellow lab guide dog was about the only one not fiddling with or demonstrating an array of technological equipment that can aid disabled students and other users.

KOMO, October 30, 2012


Adaptive technology opening possibilities for disabled students, employees at Bellevue College

When Susan Gjolmesli was a high school and college student, the Americans with Disabilities Act was still decades away and the pervasive mindset about people with physical and psychological disabilities remained arcane. That belief took her to Bellevue College.

Bellevue Reporter, November 1, 2012


Centralia College to unveil monument to honor United States war veterans

United States Armed Forces veterans, past, present and future, will receive special recognition in the form of a monument on the Centralia College campus.

The Chronicle, November 2, 2012


Lake Washington Institute of Technology Board of Trustees names McGavick as interim president

Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s (LWIT) Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Sharon McGavick as interim president of the college effective Nov. 7.

Redmond Reporter, November 7, 2012


Wine sparks academic pursuit

Walla Walla Community College has taken advantage of the educational possibilities of the burgeoning wine industry by establishing a two-year viticulture and enology program.

The Whitman Pioneer, November 8, 2012




Fast-growing jobs that don’t require a 4-year college degree

You might not need a bachelor's degree to tap into some of the country's fastest growing occupations, but some construction skills and health care know-how sure would help.

Huffington Post, November 5, 2012


Community-college degree often smooths the path to a B.A., report says

Nearly three-quarters of the students who earned an associate degree and then moved to a four-year college graduated with a bachelor's degree within four years of transferring, according to a "snapshot" report being released on Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 8, 2012


Graduate, transfer, graduate

Only one in five community college students transfer to a four-year institution. But 60 percent of those who do so earn a bachelor’s degree within four years, according to new research from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Inside Higher Ed, November 8, 2012




Decision 2012: what’s next for education?

With a victory over Republican Mitt Romney, President Obama will begin to gear up for a second term that may see both continuity and change in his education policies.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, November 7, 2012


The impact of the election on college completion goals

Now that the election is over, state officials and the citizens they serve are looking ahead to the next four years. Education experts agree that our economic future is tightly linked to our education system. And the Democrats hope that we “out-educate” the rest of the world with quality public colleges and universities.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, November 8, 2012


Community colleges fare well in referendums

Despite tough economic times, community colleges seeking bond approval to help fund repairs and expand facilities seemed to win over voters.

Community College Times, November 7, 2012


Colorado and Washington legalize pot, putting colleges in a bind

Officials of Colorado and Washington's flagship universities say new laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults in those states are unlikely to change campus policies. Both laws allow people over the age of 21 to possess small amounts of pot for personal use. They are the nation's first laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. At issue for colleges in both states is the apparent disconnect between the new state laws and existing federal laws.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 7, 2012


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