News Links | January 6, 2022
System News | Opinion
Dr. Yoshiko Harden, vice president for student services at Seattle Central College, has been selected as the interim president of Seattle Central College, effective
Jan. 3, 2022. “I am confident that with Dr. Harden at the helm, Seattle Central College’s
faculty, staff, students, and the administrative team will continue working together
and providing a high-quality education to our community,” said Dr. Shouan Pan, chancellor
for the Seattle Colleges District.
Seattle Medium, Jan. 5, 2022
... The Amazon money will be split among three entities, with $1 million going to
Seattle Colleges, the city’s community college system; $1 million going to the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to develop curricula to help launch computer science degrees at community and technical
colleges across Washington State; and $1 million going to the Washington State Opportunity
Scholarship to benefit students pursuing STEM-related bachelor’s degrees.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 4, 2022
Yakima Valley College and Cowiche Canyon Conservancy will host their annual Winter Talk series January
through March with free, online lectures for the public. ... Philbrick said that he
tries to include a wide array of topics and fields when scheduling speakers. “(The
goal) first and foremost is to expose the Yakima community to relevant science and
the richness of biology that is happening all around us in in our community and in
the larger shrub-steppe,” he said.
Yakima Herald, Jan. 4, 2022
Local people interested in a four-year college degree in management or teaching have
another opportunity to apply to be part of the next part-time cohort at Lower Columbia College. LCC is accepting applications for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational
Leadership and Technical Management program and the Bachelor of Applied Science in
Teacher Education program for classes starting this summer.
Daily News, Jan. 4, 2022
Jason Petrait is the new executive director of the statewide Center of Excellence
for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing at Everett Community College. Petrait, who has worked in education and workforce development for more than a decade,
will lead the Center of Excellence in its work as a liaison between industry, Washington
state's 34 community and technical colleges, and economic and workforce development
Daily Journal of Commerce, Jan. 4, 2022
Next week students and staff will start winter quarter at Yakima Valley College. The new term also means a return to in-person classes. While most people might be
anxious to return to on-campus classes, there are still concerns with health and safety
from the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the Omicron variant hitting Yakima County, Yakima
Valley College still plans to open its doors for the winter quarter next week.
KIMA, Dec. 28, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
Community college transfer has long been viewed as one of the best tools for improving
postsecondary attainment in the United States. But despite its potential, the promise
of transfer articulation remains largely unfulfilled — and increasingly threatened
by the financial and economic fallout of the pandemic.
Community College Daily, Jan. 6, 2022
A state law called for cutting back on remedial education at California Community
Colleges, but many colleges still offer these courses. Higher ed advocates say the
classes keep students from earning degrees. Frustrated students agree.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 4, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
Federal policy on student loans continues to evolve with much at stake for community
college students, even if they depend on loans less than students enrolled in other
sectors. Only about 12% of all for-credit community college students take out federal
Community College Daily, Jan. 4, 2022
The Department of Education on Wednesday announced a 90-day extension of the pause
on student loan repayment, interest and collections. The pause had been scheduled
to end on Feb. 1, 2022, and will now extend through May 1, 2022.
Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 23, 2021