Tuesday, June 3, 2014

News Links | June 3, 2014


Competency-based learning makes college credit more accessible for all
The state community-college system will offer a new route to an associate degree in business that is less expensive and time-consuming than the traditional path, if it’s approved by the state Board of Community and Technical Colleges at its June meeting.
The Olympian, June 3, 2014

Clark College receives, acquires more Ridgefield land
The Clark College Foundation has been given more land in Ridgefield, valued at about $730,000, and has purchased a $2 million tract to create a gateway to the Vancouver college’s planned north county satellite campus.
The Columbian, June 2, 2014

EvCC College in High School wins accreditation, can offer credits
The Everett Community College program College in the High School has earned accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.
Everett Herald, June 2, 2014

Woodbrook Middle School Students Visit Clover Park Technical College
Only so much can be learned inside the classroom. Seventh grade science students studying ecology at Woodbrook Middle School in Lakewood have the chance to learn outdoors from Environmental Sciences and Technology students at Clover Park Technical College.
South Sound Talk, June 2, 2014

Tony Villafaña makes strides as first-generation college student
Tony Villafaña is the first person from his family to attend college, and he is dealing with the pressure. Students like Tony are challenging the norms of tight-knit families that have no experience with the concept of education after high school. It is common for first-generation college students - there are many at Big Bend Community College - to hear relatives say they "should get a job."
Collumbia Basin Herald, June 2, 2014

Larry LaRue: Moment in a boy’s life informs his life as a man
Life has been good to Cody and Heidi Traicoff since they met in a cosmetology program at Clover Park Technical College in 1996.
The News Tribune, June 2, 2014

EvCC alumnus remembers Maya Angelou's visit in 1991
Angelou was brought here by Everett Community College for a public program in an Everett Pacific Hotel ballroom. Her talk coincided with the college's Human Rights Week.
Everett Herald, June 1, 2014

Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild gives more than $32,000
Local health agencies will be able to train more nurses, provide free treatment and improve scanning of bed-bound patients thanks to $32,406 in donations from the Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild. The money — profits from the guild's thrift shop at the corner of Second Avenue and Bell Street — was donated to Olympic Medical Center's imaging department, Peninsula College's School of Nursing and the Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic during ceremonies at the guild's annual fashion show luncheon at 7 Cedars Casino on Thursday.
Peninsula Daily News, May 31, 2014

WW hosts Exchange Club convention
More than 60 representatives of 15 Exchange Clubs across the region came to Walla Walla over the weekend for the 48th Northwest District Convention. The convention opened Friday with a walking wine tour in downtown Walla Walla, a bus tour of southside wineries, a district board meeting and a tour of Walla Walla Community College’s Water and Environmental Center, with a reception at WWCC’s Center for Enology and Viticulture.
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, May 31, 2014

New manufacturing center for Clover Park Technical Center makes funding priority list
A request for design funding from Clover Park Technical College for a new center for advanced manufacturing technologies is No. 4 on a state priority list approved by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
The News Tribune, May 30, 2014

Columbia Basin College tops in state for associate degrees to Hispanics
A national education association has identified Columbia Basin College as awarding the most associate degrees to Hispanics in the state.
The News Tribune, May 30, 2014

Ginna Fontaine starts over at Big Bend
Ginna Fontaine moved to Moses Lake to get a fresh start in life. Like some people, she had not made the best of life choices. She wanted more out of life. She left high school with a certificate of proficiency at age 16, then held various low-paying jobs without any real life goals. After coming to Moses Lake in 2006, she started taking classes at Big Bend Community College and was working a part-time job off campus.
Columbia Basin Herald, May 30, 2014

Ministry’s founder wins Clark College alumni award
A key founder of Open House Ministries, Joanne Kendall, will be honored June 3 as Clark College’s Outstanding Alumni Award for 2014.
The Columbian, May 30, 2014

Washington junior college wine students can transfer
Wine students at Walla Walla Community College or Yakima Valley Community College in Washington can transfer to several ag degree programs at Washington State University.
Napa Valley Register, May 29, 2014

Where will Clark College build its new 60-acre campus?
Vancouver’s Clark College will develop a new campus in Ridgefield after securing a 60-acre site with a combination of public and private funds and a key donation.
Portland Business Journal, May 29, 2014

SIFF buys its Uptown home and signs lease to reopen the Egyptian
The Seattle International Film Festival, which continues in Seattle through June 8, announced at its festival premiere that it had made new arrangements for two theaters where it will show independent movies year-round. ... Working with Seattle Central College, which owns the theater, SIFF and Seattle Central Community College officially signed a lease in May.
Everett Herald, May 29, 2014

Competency-Based Education As A Faster Path To Associate's Degrees
Marcie Sillman talks to Connie Broughton with the Board for Community & Technical Colleges about competency-based education. Students with prior work experience or college credit could potentially earn an associate's degree in business in only 18 months.
KUOW, May 29, 2014


College Credentials by Condé Nast
Architectural Digest. Wired. Gourmet. Popular magazines and producers of high-quality content, of course -- but educational providers? In a way, yes, if their publisher, Condé Nast, and its partners and backers fulfill their vision in the months to come.
Inside Higher Ed, June 3, 2014

Identifying the Online Student
The statistics themselves are not new, but the findings according to region, sector and state are.
Inside Higher Ed, June 3, 2014

Students' Poor Sleep Habits Linked to Academic Difficulties
College students with poor sleep habits pay a significant academic cost compared to those with healthy sleep habits, according to research published in the journal Sleep.
Inside Higher Ed, June 3, 2014

Opinion: Mind the Gap
A core purpose of remedial education is to provide all students with a real opportunity for college success, regardless of their skill level or academic background. ... We are concerned, however, that an important consideration has been largely undervalued in the current conversation.
Inside Higher Ed, June 2, 2014

Racial Gaps in Attainment Widen, as State Support for Higher Ed Falls
The Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics released on Thursday its enormous annual report on the state of education in the United States. “The Condition of Education 2014” is based on 42 national indicators, from preschool enrollment to degree attainment to labor-force participation.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 30, 2014

The International-Friendly Campus
At Ohio State University the number of undergraduate international students has skyrocketed in the last 10 years, growing from 1,360 to 3,345, with the majority of that increase involving students from China. With that growth came growing pains.
Inside Higher Ed, May 30, 2014

At-Risk Students Who Fall Behind Struggle to Catch Up, Study Finds
Underachieving students in at-risk groups are less likely than other underachieving students to meet college-readiness standards four years later, according to a report released on Thursday by ACT.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 30, 2014

The Jobless Rate for Community-College Graduates Is Also Low
If you want to understand how successful community colleges are, to take just one example, you need to know how well someone with a two-year degree fares in the job market.
The New York Times, May 29, 2014


Symbolic Slap at Social Sciences
The U.S. House of Representatives early Friday morning approved an increase in overall funding for research at the National Science Foundation but also endorsed an effort to pare social science studies that the agency funds.
Inside Higher Ed, June 2, 2014

Callaghan: Rhetoric aside, McCleary is about money and reform
Well, call me Ishmael if you like, but I think the McCleary decision was about both financial and non financial reforms — even if the court’s remedies are strictly financial.
The News Tribune, June 1, 2014

Lawmakers don't need court sanctions to fund education, state says
The state attorney general’s office told the state Supreme Court Thursday that it doesn’t need to resort to legal sanctions to compel the Legislature to comply with a court order to fully fund basic education.
The News Tribune, May 29, 2014