Wednesday, January 16, 2013

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 16, 2013

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




Couple to be honored at college's donor wall/ Pat and Tim Morgan of Port Angeles set up a scholarship fund for students at Peninsula College.

"Scholarships are especially crucial in times of economic uncertainty," Peninsula College President Luke Robins said.  "Because of the generosity of Tim and Pat Morgan, more community members will now be able to achieve their dreams of a higher education and better-paying jobs right here on the Peninsula."  Tim Morgan decided to help local college students when he read about the increasing enrollment at Peninsula College during a time of significantly declining financial aid availability.
Peninsula Daily News, January 10, 2013


Bellevue College's Susan Gjolmesli to be honored for empowering persons with disabilities

Susan Gjolmesli has been selected to receive a Governor's Trophy in Memory of Carolyn Blair Brown from the Washington State Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment. The award is given to an individual who has significantly enhanced the empowerment of persons with disabilities in the community and workforce.

Bellevue Reporter, January 15, 2013





What About Community Colleges?
As higher education approaches its own "cliff," two-year institutions appear to be well positioned for the future.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 15, 2013


Ranks of working poor increasing

The Washington Post, January 15, 2013


Study: Parental support sends down college GPA

The Seattle Times, January 15, 2013


Shootings Stun 2 Colleges

2 killed at community college in Kentucky. Financial aid director shot at Stevens Institute of Business & Arts. Plus a compilation of articles on gun violence and higher education.

Inside Higher Ed, January 16, 2013


Turning In to the Skid / Confessions of a Community College Dean

Apparently, San Jose State University has contracted with Udacity to run credit-bearing basic algebra classes -- both developmental and college-level -- at a cost to students of $150. Some folks are already manning the battle stations.

Inside Higher Ed, January 16, 2013


As California Goes?

State's governor looks to MOOCs for help in entry-level courses at public institutions. San Jose State takes the plunge while community colleges mull a different path.

Inside Higher Ed, January 16, 2013


Teaching Generation Z

Eliza Woolf wonders what to make of students who seem disengaged from class and then give her great evaluations.

Inside Higher Ed, January 16, 2013





Gov. Inslee vows 'disruptive change' during his term

The Seattle Times, January 16, 2013


Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to resign; will Chris Gregoire replace him?

The Oregonian, January 16, 2013



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