Wednesday, December 19, 2012

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 19, 2012

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

EdCC offers LPN classes starting this spring; hires Nursing Program director
Edmonds Community College previously offered the LPN training in partnership with Lake Washington Institute of Technology, but has now been approved by the state nursing commission and community college system to offer the training locally.
Edmonds Beacon, December 13, 2012
Green River awarded $200,000 for college access effort
Green River Community College has been awarded a grant to launch the South King County College Access Network with a goal to increase college enrollment and completion among South King County students. …  The two-year $202,244 grant comes to Green River from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. SKC-CAN, to be modeled after College Access Network models already at work throughout the country …"This grant will help us and our network of community partners teach students about the benefits of higher education as a career pathway," said Green River President Dr. Eileen Ely.
Auburn Reporter, December 18, 2012
BBCC receives computer science grant
The new computer science department at Big Bend Community College will add a full-time faculty position, thanks to a grant from the Workforce Development Board. The college received a $149,000 grant for 2013 … [Mary Shannon, instructional designer for the Title V grant] said the Workforce Development Board liked the college's partnerships with local industries in its efforts to revive the program. "Local industry's input, feedback and support really makes a difference," Shannon said.
Columbia Basin Herald, December 19, 2012
College Enrollments Fell This Fall
Inside Higher Ed, December 19, 2012
Analysis Adds to Data Showing the Economic Benefits of a College Degree
The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 19, 2012
Call for Nominations: Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 19, 2012
Gregoire’s final budget wipes out shortfall in a few quick moves, but proposes more than $1 billion in new spending, taxes
Washington State Wire, December 18, 2012
DOA? Republican reception to Gregoire budget plan quite chilly
The News Tribune, December 18, 2012

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