News Links | November 10, 2020
System News | Opinion
Renovations underway for new lounge and food pantry serving student-veterans at North Seattle College
Renovations for a new lounge and food pantry to serve veterans are underway at North Seattle College. The construction work could not have come at a more critical time. With classes
closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, isolation is causing some student-veterans to
struggle in their transition from a service member to a college student.
Q13 Fox, Nov. 10, 2020
... Portland artist and printmaker Provax acknowledges this challenge with versatile
viewing options for her latest exhibition, Out of Nothing, at Clark College’s Archer Gallery. The show is hosted on Archer Gallery’s website, supplemented by a
snail-mail art reproductions series, downloadable mobile wallpapers, and a Zoom artist’s
talk and workshop.
Oregon Artswatch, Nov. 7, 2020
... In terms of next steps, Elmore said he’s excited about the two large Rotary Club
signs that will be added to the park in the next few weeks. They’re being created
with the help of Centralia College’s welding department, and were designed to invoke the region’s railroad history. “They
just did an awesome job,” Elmore said.
The Daily Chronicle, Nov. 6, 2020
... Community Colleges of Spokane is responding to a shift from in-person classroom instruction forced by COVID-19
by expanding its online curriculum, said Christine Johnson, chancellor of Community
Colleges of Spokane. “We’ve always had a very robust online program, but we’re doing
more,” Johnson said.
The Spokesman-Review, Nov. 6, 2020
Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Cristhian A. Canseco Juarez to the Clark College Board of Trustees. Canseco Juarez is a first-generation college graduate, as well
as an immigrant and an alumnus of Washington State University Vancouver.
Clark County Today, Nov. 6, 2020
On. Nov. 9, Big Bend Community College (BBCC) will pay its respects to those willing to be the first in their families to enter
college. The celebration is the first of its kind at the college and is part of the
TRiO Upward Bound and Student Support Services programs at BBCC.
iFiber One, Nov. 6, 2020
Have you missed going to the theater? Look no further, Everett Community College’s (EvCC) drama students will be performing a virtual interactive performance of “Tudor Truth
and Jacobean Justice: True Crime Shakespeare” Nov. 12-14 and 19-21, according to an
EvCC press release.
Everett Post, Nov. 6, 2020
Spokane Community College has launched a program aimed at placing high school students on a path to a career
in the trades and providing another workforce pipeline for local employers. Running
Start for Careers has been in the works for about a year, says Jessica Dempsey, SCC
dual enrollment manager.
Spokane Journal of Business, Nov. 5, 2020
Trends | Horizons | Education
The average completion rate* for students who first enrolled in public community colleges
in fall 2016 rose to a record high of 33.7% – up from 30.1% the prior year – based
on new data from the U.S. Education Department. The rate is 46.6% when students who
transferred prior to earning a credential (complete or transfer rate) are added.
Community College Daily, Nov. 6, 2020
Research in crisis communications and management suggests college and university leaders
might need a different approach to COVID-19 than other crises. ... The sample included
in the research ranged from leaders at community colleges to those at large public
research institutions. Obviously those institutions behaved a little differently from
one another when it came to managing the crises.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 6, 2020
In today’s higher education landscape, community colleges face new and unexpected
challenges. ... It’s natural to “hope for the best and prepare for the worst.” However,
with so many uncertainties, it’s hard to forecast the future. That’s why that popular
marketing adage is so relevant right now: “When times are good you should advertise.
When times are bad you must advertise.”
Community College Daily, Nov. 5, 2020
Politics | Local, State, National
With his apparent election, Joe Biden will head to the White House with an ambitious
agenda for higher education. For instance, he wants to make college free for many
students. But the question now is how much the president-elect will be able to get
through Congress ... That Republicans may control the committee for at least another
two years creates a political dilemma for Patty Murray, the Senate education committee’s
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 10, 2020
Joe Biden’s victory promises a reprieve for the hundreds of thousands of young undocumented
immigrants known as Dreamers who have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals program. President Trump tried to end DACA, a program established by former
president Obama in 2012 to provide certain young immigrants who were brought to the
U.S. as children protection against deportation and the ability to legally work.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 10, 2020
... He has also promised to appoint an educator as education secretary and likes to
tell people that a teacher will join him in the White House. Jill Biden, an English
professor at a community college in Northern Virginia, has said she plans to continue
teaching as first lady. “Teaching isn’t just what she does — it’s who she is,” Joe
Biden said Saturday in a victory speech after being declared the winner of the presidential
race. “For America’s educators, this is a great day: You’re going to have one of your
own in the White House.” ... Other names mentioned [for education secretary] by people
familiar with the process include ... Denise Juneau, superintendent of Seattle Public
The Washington Post, Nov. 9, 2020
Joe Biden’s apparent election as president could pave the way for a dramatic shift
in higher education policies, possibly making tuition free for many seeking a college
education and wiping away the debt of millions of people paying back student loans.
Biden’s victory is also significant in its symbolism for higher education. Kamala
Harris will be the nation’s first African American and Asian American vice president
and, as a Howard University alumna, the first graduate of a historically Black university
in the White House. The first lady will be Jill Biden, who until recently taught at
a community college.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 9, 2020
With a track record of supporting community colleges — coupled with a spouse who is
a long-time champion of public two-year colleges — President-elect Joe Biden is likely
to give community colleges a prominent role in not only his higher education plans
but also economic and workforce development strategies.
Community College Daily, Nov. 8, 2020