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News Links | January 6, 2022

January 06, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Dr. Yoshiko Harden appointed as interim president of Seattle Central

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

Amazon gift signals confidence in community colleges

... 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 team up for free science lectures

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

Lower Columbia College opens applications for new groups of four-year degree students

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

News: Everett Community College

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 systems.
Daily Journal of Commerce, Jan. 4, 2022

YVC to return to on campus classes for winter quarter; Safety protocols still in place

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 is broken. How do we fix it?

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

Pathway or roadblock

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

Commentary: Washington Watch: Loan issues impact community college students

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 loans ...
Community College Daily, Jan. 4, 2022

Biden Administration extends pause on loan payments

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

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