News Links | November 16, 2021
System News | Opinion
Artist Egor Shokoladov’s solo exhibition, entitled “Semicolon),” will be on display
in Peninsula College’s PUB Gallery of Art beginning Tuesday. The free exhibit will be on view at the college
campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. through Jan. 20. He also will host a Dec. 9 Studium
Generale presentation online ...
Peninsula Daily News, Nov. 14, 2021
After a nationwide search, Clark College has announced the hiring of two new members of its Executive Cabinet. Michele Cruse
was named Vice President of Student Affairs and Paul Wickline was named Vice President
Columbian, Nov. 14, 2021
... Applying to the Promise program was easy, Juta said. Seattle Colleges and her high school, Chief Sealth, held information sessions, and she was already
taking classes at South Seattle through Running Start, a program that allows high school students to take community
college classes and earn college credit.
The Seattle Times, Nov. 12, 2021
... In terms of equity, the initiative has helped increase enrollment of students
of color at Centralia College, said President Bob Mohrbacher, citing an 11% enrollment gap for students of color
in 2017 that had disappeared by the class of 2020, with students of color enrolled
at an 8% higher rate than caucasian students that year.
Chronicle, Nov. 12, 2021
Green River College (GRC) was named one of the top 150 community colleges in the U.S. by the Aspen Institute
College Excellence Program. The college is now eligible to win a $1 million “Aspen
Prize” from the Aspen Institute. Aspen Institute is an international nonprofit organization
with a mission to realize a just and equitable society, according to its mission statement.
Auburn Reporter, Nov. 12, 2021
Dr. Jamilyn Penn has been named interim vice president at Highline College. She will oversee the college’s Student Services division. The division manages several
departments and programs, including Advising, Admissions, Running Start, Funding Services,
International Student Programs, Athletics and more.
Suburban Times, Nov. 11, 2021
Edmonds College will honor veterans this year with a pre-recorded event that can be enjoyed on YouTube
beginning Thursday, Nov. 11. The virtual event was planned in keeping with COVID guidelines
to avoid large gatherings.
My Edmonds News, Nov. 8, 2021
Renovations are now complete at the North Seattle College Veterans Center. The upgrades were designed to help veterans in their transition
from life as a service member to a college student. It will also be a resource to
address food insecurity among college veterans. [Video]
Q Fox 13, Nov. 8, 2021
It’s not everyday that a local community college achieves a national shout-out, but
for South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC), it’s the fourth time it’s happened. For the fourth year in a row, the Aspen Institute
named SPSCC as one of the 150 eligible institutions to compete for the $1 million
Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
Nisqually Valley News, Nov. 8, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
Enrollments of international students at U.S. colleges and universities are rebounding
— but not at community colleges, according to a report on preliminary enrollment data
for this fall. Baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and special-focus institutions in
the U.S. are all seeing increases in enrollment of international students, while associate-degree
colleges are experiencing a -10% drop ...
Community College Daily, Nov. 15, 2021
... “I shouldn’t feel bad just because I chose to go to community college,” she said.
“I’m a community college student, and I know that the education I’m getting is solid.”
She was frustrated she felt down about herself “out of this false idea” of the prestige
of four-year universities and the notion that they are inherently better than two-year
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 15, 2021
Unique. Complicated. Overwhelming. Those are just a few of the ways people have described
the college transfer process. ... Research shows that 80% of community college students
intend to transfer but fewer than a third actually do. Despite these hurdles, transferring
is a popular route to a four-year college and can be a great way to save money or
move from a school that isn't a good fit.
NPR, Nov. 11, 2021
FAFSA verification can be a burden for students and institutions alike. College access
advisers and financial aid administrators say data sharing and changing how the Education
Department selects students for verification could provide relief.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 11, 2021
Student veterans comprise about 5% of community college students, and many of them
face challenges in attending college, according to federal data. For example, 27%
of student veterans who attend a community college report having a disability, compared
to 20% of students who are not veterans.
Community College Daily, Nov. 10, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
A group of 13 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to leaders in the House
of Representatives last Friday asking them to revise a part of the Build Back Better
Act that extends a boost in the Pell Grant award only to students who attend nonprofit
public and private institutions.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 9, 2021