News Links | October 13, 2020
System News | Opinion
Tacoma Community College (TCC) Communication & Transitional Studies Professor Latoya Reid recently received the
national William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award from the Association of Community
College Trustees (ACCT). The association announced the award Thursday, Oct. 8 at its
annual recognition event, which was held online this year.
The Suburban Times, Oct. 12, 2020
Studium Generale will host a bilingual theater group in recognition of Indigenous
Peoples’ Day. The free video presentation by Teatro Milagro / The Miracle Theater
Group from Portland, Ore., will be followed by a talk-back session with the actors
and with Native/indigenous students from Peninsula College ... Studium Generale, which has an almost 50-year history at Peninsula College, will
be offered for the first time through a Zoom platform.
Peninsula Daily News, Oct. 12, 2020
Local artist and professor of art Tom O’Day retired last spring from his long-held
position at Spokane Falls Community College. A Southern California native, O’Day has devoted his career to expanding Spokane’s
exposure to art and doing what he loves: creating and teaching. ... In winter 1986,
O’Day took his first role at SFCC as a part-time professor. By the end of his career,
he would be full time and manager of the school’s gallery.
The Spokesman-Review, Oct. 11, 2020
This week, both Yakima Valley College and Columbia Basin College will offer free, online workshops to help students complete the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial
Aid (WASFA). Nearly $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds are available
to students in need from the U.S. Department of Education. Experts say it’s important
to start early on applying for financial aid to get the maximum award.
KIMA, Oct. 11, 2020
Offered in partnership with Edmonds College, the Creative Retirement Institute is continuing its efforts this fall to provide
affordable, quality learning opportunities for adults in a fun, supportive environment.
Of the 30 classes being offered fall term (all taught online), nine have started and
five are complete. The classes have ranged in size from eight to 66 students.
My Edmonds News, Oct. 11, 2020
With a historic presidential election less than a month away, Seattle Central College is hosting a virtual event to spotlight the important role black women have played
in democracy and the women’s suffrage movement. [Video]
Q13 Fox, Oct. 10, 2020
Big Bend Community College has made an addition to its Agriculture program with the new Agricultural Mechanic
training certificate and degree. “This kind of stemmed from industry demand and need
for skilled mechanic technicians,” said Tiffany Fondren, communications coordinator.
With the advancement with agriculture machinery and equipment, the need grew organically
and this program will provide students a route to head into this growing field.
560 KPQ, Oct. 9, 2020
“Lorraine Hansberry’s American Radicalism” will be presented by Erin Chapman, associate
professor at George Washington University, during Peninsula College’s Studium Generale ... “This is the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, and I was
so inspired by Dr. Chapman’s work and her focus on Ida B. Wells and other important
leaders that I invited her to present in Studium Generale,” Reavey said.
Peninsula Daily News, Oct. 8, 2020
Edmonds College partners with Verdant, Volunteers of America of Western Washington to place a 2-1-1 advocate on campus
Edmonds College, Volunteers of America of Western Washington, and Verdant Health Commission have
partnered to place a 2-1-1 community resource advocate (CRA) at the EC campus. The
CRA will serve students and local community members in South Snohomish County. “We’re
proud to work with our valued community partners to provide a service that is greatly
needed in our community,” said EC President Dr. Amit B. Singh. “We’re hopeful that
this will be a valuable resource for our campus and community.”
My Edmonds News, Oct. 6, 2020
High school senior named Edmonds College student trustee Athmar Al-Ghanim, a senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School, was selected
the student trustee for 2020-21 on the Edmonds College Board of Trustees. Al-Ghanim
is enrolled at Edmonds College through the Running Start program, a statewide program
that allows high school juniors and seniors to take college level courses without
Everett Herald, Oct. 5, 2020
Edmonds College has been awarded a competitive federal Title III grant totaling more than $2.2 million
to further increase student access, progression, and completion through online learning.
EC will receive the funds over a five-year period, allowing EC to increase the quality
of online learning, provide more flexibility of program options for students, and
enhance online student support services.
My Edmonds News, Oct. 1, 2020
Trends | Horizons | Education
A new policy paper published by the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project proposes
two new federal government programs designed to bridge the divide between higher education
and the workforce system. The goal of these linked new programs and funding streams,
the paper's co-authors argue, is to expand and equalize access to postsecondary education,
reduce the sector's reliance on in-person instruction and to develop a "cumulative
science" of adult learning.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 13, 2020
Most financial aid offices at colleges and universities in a survey said students
are increasingly asking them to take into account the financial hardships they’re
facing during the coronavirus pandemic so they can receive more aid. Financial aid
administrators are allowed under federal law to use their professional judgment to
reduce the income used to calculate how much assistance a student can receive.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 9, 2020
Career and technical education (CTE) programs in high school provide a clear path
to postsecondary education and career success, according to a “data story” by the
U.S. Education Department. The data show the potential benefits – including completing
a community college credential and a well-paying job – of a concentrated sequence
of CTE courses in high school.
Community College Daily, Oct. 7, 2020
Politics | Local, State, National
... Though not directly related to higher education, observers like David Baime, senior
vice president for government relations and policy analysis for the American Association
of Community Colleges, said Trump would likely keep pushing ideas like expanding work-based
learning and apprenticeships, after making it easier to grant certification based
on competencies instead of the traditional requirements to complete a certain number
of course hours.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 12, 2020
The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs offered some
official guidance this week about the White House’s controversial and confusing Executive
Order 13950 against race and sex “stereotyping” and “scapegoating.” The order -- which
has resulted in college events, including a Hispanic Heritage Month talk, getting
canceled -- takes effect “immediately,” but requirements for federal contractors and
subcontractors will apply to contracts entered into starting Nov. 21.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 9, 2020