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News Links | May 5, 2016

May 05, 2016 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Latino film series: Sharing culture on the silver screen

The annual Latino Film Series hosted for seven years by now-defunct Allied Arts of Yakima is back after a year away, and it’s more densely packed and varied than ever. ... The drama in the story is interesting, of course, but the reason [Paul] Monahan, who has made several documentaries and teaches Spanish at Yakima Valley Community College, made this film is because so many people see the Farm Workers Clinic as a fact of life.
Yakima Herald, May 5, 2016

State Board looks at bachelor’s degree for Grays Harbor College

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges will convene its regular business meeting on Thursday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to noon and will give final consideration to seven new applied bachelor’s degrees and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree at Grays Harbor and Centralia College. ... Also under final consideration are seven Bachelor of Applied Science degrees: Bellingham Technical College: Engineering Technology; Clark College: Applied Management; Columbia Basin College: Dental Hygiene; Columbia Basin College: Information Technology; Seattle Central College: Information Technology: Networking; Wenatchee Valley College: Engineering Technology; Bellevue College: Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
KXRO, May 4, 2016

Interim chief named permanent at Seattle Central College

Sheila Edwards Lange has been named the permanent president of Seattle Central College. She has been serving as its interim president since August.
The Seattle Times, May 3, 2016

Trends | Horizons | Education

Study explores careers of instructional designers

Instructional designers do more than their title suggests, a new report found. In addition to creating online courses, a majority of the 853 instructional designers surveyed by the strategy and design firm Intentional Futures said they manage projects and train faculty members on a daily basis.
Inside Higher Ed, May 5, 2016

The ignored graduates

In federal graduation rates, part-time students and transfers aren’t counted. #CountAllStudents wants to tell those graduates’ stories.
Inside Higher Ed, May 5, 2016

No pain, no gain

College is a balancing act, and it can be hard to manage the demands of classwork while staying healthy and fit. But spending an afternoon at the gym might yield positive results in the library, a new study finds. When college students exercise more, they don’t just get healthier — they are also more likely to succeed academically.
Inside Higher Ed, May 4, 2016

New metrics urged for performance and equity

A new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy identifies the key metrics that would help federal and state data systems provide information on colleges' performance, efficiency and equity.
Inside Higher Ed, May 4, 2016

Study: Student debt doesn't limit home ownership

Many worry that rising levels of student debt limit home ownership. But a new study from the Brookings Institution says that data cited as proof of those fears don't actually demonstrate their accuracy.
Inside Higher Ed, May 4, 2016

How to pay for college? Discuss with schools first

The transition from high school to college is a daunting one, not just educationally but also financially. So a letter from a company offering to help a student navigate the maze of financial options may sound reassuring. But it’s a reassurance that comes with a price, and students and their families must carefully scrutinize that company’s offer and assess whether that investment will pay off.
Yakima Herald, May 3, 2016

Politics | Local, State, National

Former Ed Dept. official to lead Facebook education initiative

James H. Shelton, former U.S. deputy secretary of education, will join the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to lead the philanthropic limited liability company's ed-tech efforts. Shelton, who served in a similar role for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, joins the initiative after a one-year stint as chief impact officer with the online program management company 2U.
Inside Higher Ed, May 5, 2016

Higher education involvement benefits unmanned aircraft systems safety and innovation

The commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – or drones – is on track to permeate nearly every segment of the U.S. economy. The notions of drones delivering groceries, transporting medical supplies, helping farmers and assisting first responders are already moving from fiction to reality. However, as with any fast-moving innovation sector, laws and policies must allow this integration to take place in the safest and most innovative manner possible, and this can only be achieved through greater involvement by higher education institutions.
The Hill, May 4, 2016

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