News Links | November 24, 2020
System News | Opinion
With the current major shifts in the delivery of education, schools are finding creative
ways to accommodate remote learning. High school students and their parents are invited
to investigate how to get the most out of remote learning through Running Start at
www.whatcom.edu/runningstart. Karla Coglizer, Associate Director for Running Start
at Whatcom Community College, answers frequently asked questions about the program.
Whatcom Talk, Nov. 23, 2020
... Other students feel that support, too. Patrick Mungai, a second-year student at
Seattle Central College, plans to transfer to pursue his commercial pilot license. He credits his career
path to the Seattle Promise specialist assigned to assist him, who asked questions
like “When you were younger, were you curious about airplanes?”... Seattle Promise
costs about $5.7 million. Most of that comes from levy money. The initiative has raised
an additional $1 million in private money through a new foundation, said Kerry Howell,
the Seattle Colleges’ vice president for advancement.
The Seattle Times, Nov. 22, 2020
Affectionately referred to as “Old Main,” the Spokane Community College main building has been a well-used classroom space for years. The original structure
served a steady stream of students and community members for nearly seven decades.
Unfortunately, after so many years of service, the original structure was eventually
deemed outdated. The building could no longer support program needs.
Spokane Journal of Business, Nov. 19, 2020
“Call It Out,” South Puget Sound Community College’s first virtual theater production, is “theater that impacts rather than distracts,”
as theater professor Lauren Love puts it. The evening of one-act social satires plus
short solo pieces, streaming this weekend on YouTube, offers a sharp look at timely
issues. “Satire — and these satirical plays in particular — takes on pressing concerns
by exposing them,” Love told The Olympian.
The Olympian, Nov. 19, 2020
... Whatcom Community College has primarily been online during the fall quarter, spokesperson Marisa Ellis said
in email to The Bellingham Herald, and it will continue to do so for the winter quarter.
“A very limited amount of pre-approved on-campus activity has and will continue to
take place, with safety protocols followed, including licensure requirements for health
professions students,” Ellis wrote.
The Bellingham Herald, Nov. 18, 2020
Trends | Horizons | Education
As the nation’s colleges and universities pivoted to online learning this spring,
the Strada Education Network pivoted its polling and survey work to focus on the pandemic’s
impact on Americans’ work, lives and future plans for education. Since then researchers
at Strada’s Center for Education Consumer Insights have talked with more than 20,000
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 23, 2020
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has joined with the American
Council on Education (ACE) and other higher education groups to formally request that
President-elect Joe Biden act expeditiously to alter some of the Trump administration’s
regulatory and administrative actions.
Community College Daily, Nov. 22, 2020
Politics | Local, State, National
Sometime next year, after the inauguration of Joe Biden as president, a community
college student -- quite possibly an immigrant or a single mother, but no doubt someone
whose life hadn’t been guided by bloodline to Harvard or Yale University, or who might
not believe anyone at the White House will care about them -- will have their English
paper graded by a professor.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 24, 2020
The House on Friday passed a bill that would revamp the nation’s main apprenticeship
law, even managing to secure votes from some Republicans. In a 246-to-140 vote, Democrats
passed their 2020 National Apprenticeship Act, with 15 Republicans voting for the
measure. Earlier this week, the House Rules Committee passed the legislation along
party lines. The same happened when the House Education and Labor Committee passed
the measure in September.
Community College Daily, Nov. 22, 2020
Associations representing the nation’s colleges and universities are urging the incoming
Biden administration to quickly undo much of what the Trump administration did on
higher education policy, starting with changing a rule that, they worry, will make
it harder for victims of sexual assault and harassment to come forward.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 20, 2020