News Links | August 30, 2022
System News | Opinion
Edmonds College will receive nearly $1.5 million in grants for its cybersecurity program, the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges announced. The grant is part of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion Build Back Better
package, which approved more than $500 million for cybersecurity funding.
My Edmonds News, August 29, 2022
... While [Tacoma Community College] and [Bates Technical College] currently are focused on averting an early October crisis, both colleges are excited
about the future. Each expects to continue examining students now that they are each
credentialed testing centers. “We’ll be able to get more people into the pipeline
and into working,” Swaren said.
News Tribune, August 29, 2022
Lyndi Klacik didn’t expect to compete at the Washington’s community college state
championship for public speaking, but on Saturday, July 23, that’s exactly where she
found herself. Raised in Chehalis, Klacik, 17, was homeschooled and hadn’t set foot
in a school until she began attending Centralia College as a Running Start student during the fall of 2021.
Centralia Chronicle, August 29, 2022
This Fall, Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) is excited to introduce a new degree to its program list: an Associate of Applied
Arts (AAAS) in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA). The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) approved the new
AAAS degree this summer.
Shoreline Area News, August 26, 2022
... Qualified and enthusiastic applicants are highly encouraged to apply, according
to Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) President Jack Kahn. “The campus is really excited to see this addition to our executive
team,” said Kahn.
Shoreline Area News, August 26, 2022
A $1 million federal grant will go toward a collaboration between the Port Angeles
Waterfront Center and Peninsula College to fund a new media technicians certificate program.
Peninsula Daily News, August 26, 2022
During a recent board of trustees meeting, Edmonds College President Amit Singh spoke about the school's priorities, with "success" and "access"
the two most important as he stressed "going back to the basics."
Edmonds Beacon, August 25, 2022
... [Spokane Community College] will expand its nursing program to 56 students from its previous enrollment of 48
students this fall and spring quarters. Clark said that SCC nursing programs have
the highest rate of students who pass the NCLEX, the nursing exam, in the Spokane
KXLY, August 23, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Prior to the pandemic, there was a realization that community colleges were facing
real challenges of staffing and leadership as the Baby Boomer generation reached retirement
Community College Daily, August 30, 2022
Education colleges and teacher preparation programs are creating new incentives to
lure students, hoping to reverse years of enrollment declines and fill classroom vacancies.
Inside Higher Ed, August 29, 2022
When information-technology and higher-education leaders reunited in Philadelphia
in October 2021 for the first in-person Educause conference in two years, buzzwords
floated around the panel rooms: “Data analytics.” “Data-informed” action. “Innovation.”
PBS News Hour, August 26, 2022
... Community college professionals must ensure their students, many of whom have
college-access barriers, are set up for success. Students “don’t come to community
college to fail,” García says. “They come with their hopes, aspirations and dreams.”
Inside Higher Ed, August 26, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
The Biden administration’s announcement last week on federal loan cancellation and
other aspects of the loan programs continues to reverberate across the country. As
campuses try to understand the full implications of the administration’s actions and
respond to various questions about the plan, it may be helpful to keep a few key points
in mind ...
Community College Daily, August 29, 2022
The Biden administration is encouraging community colleges to join local and state
efforts to implement the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) that will infuse massive
amounts of federal funding for construction, broadband and electrification.
Community College Daily, August 25, 2022