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News Links | July 9, 2020

July 09, 2020 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Peninsula College hosts online series, ‘Conversations Toward a Culture of Justice’

... The series was inspired [Peninsula College] Upward Bound Coordinator Nitasha Lewis, who brought her idea to a group of colleagues who agreed that the college has an important role to play in the social, political, and historical moment the country and world find themselves in, and that creating a safe place for dialogue and discussion is a valuable educational framework the college can offer to students and to the larger communities that PC serves.
Sequim Gazette, July 8, 2020

Community Colleges of Spokane cancel in-person commencement ceremony

The Community Colleges of Spokane have canceled another in-person graduation ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. The district, which includes Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College, had hoped to hold a commencement ceremony at the Spokane Arena in August for about 2,150 students earning degrees and certificates. But administrators were forced to cancel the event as Spokane County remains in Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan.
The Spokesman-Review, July 8, 2020

College news: Wenatchee Valley College 2020 graduation awards

The 2020 Wenatchee Valley College President’s Medals, Outstanding Graduate Awards and Academic Achievement Award were announced during the Wenatchee and Omak campus commencement ceremonies June 19 and 20. All Washington Academic Team members and the Transforming Lives Award nominee were also recognized.
Cashmere Valley Record, July 7, 2020

She knows the transformative power of education

... She recently left her job at Everett Community College, where she was interim director of the Academy for Social Change and Community Transformation. Now she is helping run a family business and working with the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges to help guide equity strategies. The board oversees the state’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges.
Everett Herald, July 6, 2020

Trends | Horizons | Education

Report: Affordable Care Act helped insure students

The Affordable Care Act contributed significantly to increasing the number of college students with health insurance, according to a new report. The Century Foundation and Young Invincibles analyzed the impact of the ACA on college students using U.S. Census Bureau data. 
Inside Higher Ed, July 9, 2020

Zip codes and equity gaps

People from neighborhoods that are majority Black or Hispanic are less likely to attend college, and when they do, they borrow more and default on student loans more, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. These findings, among others, are part of the series "Introduction to Heterogeneity Series III: Credit Market Outcomes," which explores racial differences in outcomes for education, housing and health care.
Inside Higher Ed, July 9, 2020

How you say it matters: Communicating predictive analytics findings to students

This report provides guidelines on how to effectively, ethically, and equitably communicate predictive analytics findings to students. It explains the science behind effective messaging, outlines how institutions should prepare for messaging students, and highlights what a successful message should, and should not, include. Administrators and predictive analytics end users, such as academic advisers, should follow these guidelines to inform university communication and predictive analytics strategy and practice.
New America, July 8, 2020

Politics | Local, State, National

A new policy would upend international enrollments. Here are which colleges could be most affected.

A fall that was already uncertain for higher education because of the coronavirus pandemic became even more unpredictable on Monday. That’s when the Trump administration announced its intent to put out a rule blocking international students from coming to or remaining in the United States if their courses are taught entirely online. Now, colleges, many of which are still deciding whether to offer classes in person or online in the fall, are scrambling to adapt, as are their international students.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 8, 2020

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