News Links | June 4, 2020
System News | Opinion
In a release from Grays Harbor College, they say that they will be offering the Bachelors of Applied Science in Organizational
Management (BAS-OM) program online for the 2020-2021 academic year. ... Dr. Lucas
Rucks, Dean of Workforce Education said, “The safety of our students is important
and this is one program that we can move fully online.”
KXRO, June 4, 2020
Saki Kambi, managing editor Peninsula College’s student run newspaper, The Buccaneer, received an Honorable Mention award in the
2020 PNAJE Contest News category with 43 submissions including four-year college newspapers.
Kambi’s international news story about the Olympic Peninsula Makah Tribe’s whaling
treaty rights, “Makah Tribe Treaty Rights and Whaling, Decision Imminent,” can be
read in passthebuc.com.
Sequim Gazette, June 3, 2020
The stories are heartbreaking. With the COVID-19 outbreak, Clover Park Technical College students have had to deal with far more than a new virtual-learning environment.
Many are parents juggling homeschooling, online classes and working from home. Some
are sole earners in their households, supporting parents, children, spouses and extended
The Suburban Times, June 3, 2020
As COVID-19 spread, many people avoided hospitals if they could. But Lower Columbia College nursing students Mollie Kissinger and Aira Aromin say they’re anxious to get their
degrees, get into hospitals and “fight the coronavirus with everyone else.” “If anything,
it makes you want to be a nurse more, because nurses are on the front lines helping
people during this crazy and chaotic time,” Kissinger said.
The Daily News, June 3, 2020
Centralia College Foundation creates emergency scholarship fund for when CARES Act student money runs out
The Centralia College Foundation is taking donations to support and establish an emergency scholarship
fund for students who will still be struggling to fund their education due to the
effects of COVID-19 after all of the federal CARES Act funding has been used. ... “Many
of our donors are alumni and they’re all about helping that next group of students
that are in a similar circumstance that they were in at one point,” said Fossett.
The Daily Chronicle, June 3, 2020
Katelyn Sheldon of Port Angeles will serve as the Peninsula College’s 2020-21 student body president, while Grace Johnson of Marrowstone Island will serve
as vice president. The other eight Associated Student Council officers include Tommylia
Dunbar of Campbell River, B,C,; Taylor Hinds of Hyde Park, Utah; Mackenzie Huotari
of Ariway Heights, Wa.; Musuai Isaia of Waipahu, Hawaii; Kascia Muscutt of Leavenworth;
Quinlyn Ontiveros of Burley, Idaho; Hana Sugiat of Depok, Indonesia; and Jordyn Thompson
of Hyde Park, Utah.
Sequim Gazette, June 3, 2020
Last week, as protests began to unfold following the death of George Floyd, the president
of Seattle Central College sent out a tweet. "Sitting at my computer tonight trying to draft a statement for
campus about the unrelenting assault on black people in this country. I just can’t.
I am too tired, angry and sad to be coherent about racism in America."
KNKX, June 2, 2020
... By January of 2017, she was enrolled in school at Centralia College studying chemical dependency and taking anger management classes. Going to school
and taking anger management classes, Striedinger says, saved her life. “(Anger management)
taught me how to feel, how to cry, how to be in a relationship, fight or flight —
I was never taught any of that,” Striedinger said. “Going to school I started to learn
about myself and that I wasn’t screwed up and I said, ‘Okay, I really want to help
The Daily Chronicle, June 1, 2020
... “I’m tired, I’m angry” about Floyd’s killing and so many others, said Sheila Edwards
Lange, president of Seattle Central College, who participated in the Westlake Park rally. “But I have to stand up for what I
know to be right … I also saw groups of mostly white men with huge backpacks clearly
not there for … hope and healing.”
The Seattle Times, May 31, 2020
Make the most of your time at home this summer or fall with affordable, flexible,
and quality classes at Shoreline Community College, a leader in online learning since 1998. While the physical campus may be quiet,
the College is operating remotely and classes are online. With new classes beginning
June 29 and September 23, Shoreline offers many programs for all stages of life, from
the comfort of home.
Shoreline Area News, May 29, 2020
Trends | Horizons | Education
The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, CUPA-HR,
published its seventh survey of staffing levels in higher ed last month. More than
200,000 staff are counted in the survey, which includes salary and demographic data
from 861 institutions during the 2019-20 academic year. The report covers office workers,
maintenance staff and technical staff, in addition to other positions.
Inside Higher Ed, June 3, 2020
Some 400 faculty and staff members at Eastern Washington University are facing the
prospect of layoffs and furloughs as the school grapples with a huge budget shortfall
due to the coronavirus pandemic. EWU President Mary Cullinan said Monday she has asked
the board of trustees to declare a “severe financial crisis” as the school faces 15%
cuts in state funding, declining enrollment and losses in revenue from housing, dining
and other campus services.
The Spokesman-Review, June 3, 2020
The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is developing a new innovative curriculum
for its doctoral program in community college policy and administration. ... “By necessity,
the role of the community college leader has evolved over time to keep pace with changes
in the educational landscape that influence how colleges operate,” said UMGC President
Javier Miyares. “At the same time, a growing number of senior leaders are approaching
retirement age, creating a wealth of career opportunities for the next generation
of community college executives.”
Community College Daily, June 3, 2020
In what’s been called a “pathbreaking” and “profound” panel ruling, judges from the
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on May 29 held that “fairness”
as defined in colleges’ processes for investigating and adjudicating reports of sexual
harassment means that students are afforded a live hearing and cross-examination process.
Inside Higher Ed, June 2, 2020
... OER are “teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain
or have been released under intellectual property license that permits their free
use and repurposing by others,” as defined by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
OER provide equal learning opportunities for all students and promote student success.
Community College Daily, June 1, 2020
Politics | Local, State, National
Fifteen House and Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include $1 billion
in the next coronavirus stimulus package to help low-income college and university
students be able to pay for access to the internet. “As colleges and universities
across the country have transitioned to distance learning to limit the spread of coronavirus,
many students who relied on campus resources are struggling to continue their education
from home,” the Democrats wrote in a letter spearheaded by Senator Amy Klobuchar,
of Minnesota, and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, of California.
Inside Higher Ed, June 4, 2020
The American Council on Education (ACE), alongside dozens of other higher education
groups, has reiterated its April 9 request to the Senate to allocate $46.6 billion
more for higher education to further address problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “During
the second half of the current school year, our institutions lost billions of dollars
beyond the $14 billion appropriation for students and institutions in the CARES Act,”
ACE president Ted Mitchell wrote.
Diverse Education, June 1, 2020