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News Links | February 25, 2016

February 25, 2016 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Vancouver port officials look to educate redevelopment tenants

Port of Vancouver USA officials said Tuesday they'll work with Clark College to redevelop the Washington Port's Terminal 1 waterfront area. ... Clark College will "collaborate with port tenants at Terminal 1 to provide educational and community programs that support and energize the local economy," according to a release.
Portland Business Journal, Feb. 24, 2016

Opinion: Loading up degrees with debt

We're not lacking good ideas on how to make higher education more affordable. U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, was shown that Friday as she met with a panel of eight students who attend Everett Community College or its campus sister, Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett, as reported by The Herald's Sharon Salyer.
Everett Herald, Feb. 24, 2016

Nursing students collect 'happy cards' for patients

Clark College nursing students are proving they already have the compassion to succeed at the job. Along with all their classes, they’re organizing their second Walk for Cancer. Instead of collecting cash, the students collect gift cards.
KGW, Feb. 24, 2016

CPTC: Putting skills to the test

The instruction learned over the last six to eight quarters was put to the test for eight Aviation Maintenance Technician students at Clover Park Technical College. Two four-person teams competed in the first Northwest Regional Aviation Maintenance Competition as part of the 33rd Annual Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show in Puyallup on Feb. 20. Out of six teams from five colleges, CPTC took home second and third place behind Spokane Community College.
The Suburban Times, Feb. 24, 2016

TCC’s Mary Chikwinya recognized as PTK Distinguished College Administrator

Tacoma Community College Vice President for Student Services, Mary Chikwinya, is a recipient of the community college honors society Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK) 2016 Distinguished College Administrator Award.
The Suburban Times, Feb. 24, 2016

Bates nursing program offers credit to qualified veterans

Transitioning from the military to a civilian job can be a challenge. A new initiative at Bates Technical College aims to make it easier for qualified veterans to earn a degree in practical nursing.
The Suburban Times, Feb. 24, 2016

Seattle Colleges names three finalists for chancellor

Seattle Colleges has narrowed its search for a new chancellor to three finalists. ... The finalist candidates are Gale Gibson Gayle, Shouan Pan and Mark Mitsui. Trustees say they want to select the new chancellor in April. ... Before being named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges at the U.S. Department of Education, Mitsui was president of North Seattle College, vice president of student services at South Seattle College, assistant dean of student services at Green River College. He was also a faculty member at Renton Technical College.
Puget Sound Business Journal, Feb. 23, 2016

CPTC: Preparing students for careers

After a friend of Chanelle Johnson’s completed the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate, Johnson enrolled in the two-quarter program. Now two months into her first quarter, Johnson is thinking about what comes after she earns her certificate. The Aviation and Aerospace Technology Career Fair at Clover Park Technical College’s South Hill Campus on Feb. 18 helped Johnson learn more about the industry.
The Suburban Times, Feb. 23, 2016

CCS star Levi Taylor finds new life with basketball

Levi Taylor is making a fresh start in the sport he’d left behind years ago. The former three-sport star at Lewis and Clark High School is back in class and back on the court, helping the Community Colleges of Spokane chase a conference championship even as he chases a better future for himself and his family.
The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 17, 2016

Trends | Horizons | Education

Achieving the Dream urges colleges to use more open resources

Achieving the Dream announced a new Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative Wednesday in an effort to lower the cost of college and increase completion rates.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 25, 2016

Faculty first on completion

Lack of faculty buy-in often is described as a reason why college completion efforts fail to take hold at some campuses. Yet having college administrators successfully sell a foundation-backed initiative to faculty members isn’t the best way to improve graduation rates, according to Achieving the Dream, a completion-oriented group that is holding its annual meeting here this week. Faculty-led reforms work best, according to the nonprofit group.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 25, 2016

Study links athletes' low grades with attitudes

A new study examines characteristics of athletes across divisions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association who have the lowest grades.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 25, 2016

New path for MLA leader

Rosemary Feal, executive director of the MLA, says she's stepping down next summer, at the end of her current term. She's leaving behind an organization that's much more representative of its members.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 25, 2016

Study finds increase in college completion in 15 states

A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that 15 states have improved college completion rates for students in four-year public institutions, despite overall national declines.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 24, 2016

Registrars: Transcripts can cite disciplinary actions

Disciplinary actions typically are not included on students' academic transcripts. And since 1996, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) has said recording violations such as harassment, sexual misconduct, substance abuse or plagiarism on a transcript is not a recommended best practice. That stance has changed, however, the group said last week.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 24, 2016

A big world out there

Researchers survey the landscape of internationalization in higher education.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 24, 2016

Study: Why presidents’ political ideologies matter

When college presidents network, political ideology matters. According to a new report, published in Public Administration Review, college presidents’ political views shape the way they interact with policy makers, business owners and other community leaders.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 24, 2016

CFPB duels with accreditor

In a lawsuit that could chart new ground, the consumer bureau is battling in court for information about how an accreditor approved some of the most controversial for-profit colleges.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 24, 2016

Politics | Local, State, National

Must vs. should

Colleges say the Department of Education's guidance on campus sexual assault is vague and inconsistent.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 25, 2016

Overtime woes

Obama administration's proposed rules would extend overtime protections to millions — including many postdocs and other employees in higher ed. Would the plan provide overdue relief or be a financial disaster for colleges and universities?
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 25, 2016

The next librarian of Congress?

Library groups on Wednesday endorsed President Obama’s plans to nominate Carla D. Hayden as the next librarian of Congress, saying she would bring much-needed experience with library technology to the institution.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 25, 2016

Never finished college? Washington state lawmakers want to help.

Lawmakers in the state of Washington want to give college dropouts a chance to finish their degree for free, a novel proposal that could have far-reaching implications for boosting national completion rates. Washington’s Free to Finish College bill, which is wending its way through the legislature with bipartisan support, calls for the state to cover tuition for residents who are 15 credits short of an associates or bachelor’s degree.
The Washington Post, Feb. 23, 2016

Opinion: Education funding should be further along

State lawmakers took a step toward fulfilling a court order to fully fund basic education when they recently approved Senate Bill 6195. But it is, unfortunately, a tiny step.
Tri-City Herald, Feb. 23, 2016

Opinion: What is a microaggression, and why do they matter?

Earlier this session, [Rep. Matt] Manweller — a professor of political science at Central Washington University — championed a legislative effort he called an “academic bill of rights,” a reaction to what he and other lawmakers fear is a loss of free speech on college campuses. While the bill died in committee, it’s unlikely we’ve seen the last such efforts.
The News Tribune, Feb. 22, 2016

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