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News Links | March 22, 2022

March 22, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Agriculture education continues to grow in Yakima Valley with new programs for students

... Yakima Valley College will introduce a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in agricultural sciences for the 2022-23 academic year, according to a YVC news release. The degree will teach students leadership and management skills and incorporate topics such as pest management, soil health, finance and plant physiology, the release said.
Yakima Herald, March 22, 2022

Centralia College vice president named to national board

The vice president of instruction at Centralia College has been named as a board member for the Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA), a national association dedicated to promoting affordable access to community college baccalaureate degrees. Dr. Joyce Hammer was named to the CCBA Board of Directors during CCBA’s annual conference in Tucson, Arizona last month.
Centralia Chronicle, March 21, 2022

Edmonds College to add two bachelor’s degrees in fall 2022

Edmonds College will launch two bachelor of applied science (BAS) programs starting in the fall of 2022. The addition of the Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Engineering Technology (BAS-AMMET) and Integrated Healthcare Management (BAS-IHCM) programs means the college will have a total of four, four-year degree options for students.
My Edmonds News, March 21, 2022

Kelso woman transforms after prison, Lower Columbia College graduation with help of Students in Need fundraiser

When Brittany Lovely, 31, of Kelso met an adviser her first year at college, the recently incarcerated felon said she opened up for the first time since prison about life before her enrollment into Lower Columbia College. The adviser took notes on what Lovely said — not about what she had done before joining the Longview college, but about who she is ...
Daily News, March 20, 2022

Hoping he has a ghost of a chance in film industry

With Olympic College’s recent addition of a film school, the local movie scene is beginning to grow, allowing those interested to gain hands-on experience at a much cheaper cost compared with places like Los Angeles. “You get as much information from people who have worked in the industry … and don’t have to sell your soul to get it,” OC film student R.S. Powell said.
Kitsap Daily News, March 18, 2022

Painting away the trauma: Shoreline CC’s first Veterans Art Exhibit

Shoreline Community College’s first ever Veterans Art Exhibit, Painting Away the Trauma, debuted Wednesday, March 16, at the college’s Pagoda Union Building. ... the one-day event featured talents from Shoreline CC veterans showcasing their paintings, sculptures, and metalwork.
Lynnwood Times, March 18, 2022

WVC extends Richardson's contract, search firm hired for presidential search

Wenatchee Valley College has extended President Jim Richardson’s contract through the end of the year as the college continues to search for a new president. Additionally, Academic Search Inc. has been contracted to help search for WVC’s next president.
Wenatchee World, March 17, 2022

Five GHC staff earn tenure

... “[Grays Harbor College] is a great place with great people. I am proud to represent an institution with such a talented faculty—I am continually impressed by the expertise of this year’s new cohort of tenured faculty,” said President Ed Brewster. “We are fortunate to have a faculty with such knowledge, enthusiasm, compassion, and dedication to our students and our community.”
KXRO News Radio, March 17, 2022

Edmonds College alum reaches a musical milestone

... At Edmonds College, Huynh took a class from instructor Dr. Nick Sibicky. He had an immediate connection with Sibicky that helped Huynh mold his raw talent into a finished product. “Professor Sibicky sees a lot of potential in his students, especially those who share his interest in music and vocalize that interest,” Huynh said. “I didn’t truly learn until I got to Edmonds. ..."
My Edmonds News, March 17, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education, 2022

Moving forward with live online

It has been called many things: live online, web live, online synced or virtual live. This modality pairs live synchronous sessions with traditional aspects of distance learning, such as online lesson materials and activities. This style, of course, was a lifesaver for all levels of education during the pandemic, especially for instructors who were not well-versed in learning management systems (LMS) like Blackboard, Canvas or D2L.
Community College Daily, March 21, 2022

Planned wage changes stoke tension

A plan by the Department of Labor to increase the salary threshold for overtime-exempt workers has higher education associations worried about the effect it could have on college budgets. ... The associations—including the Association of American Universities, the American Association of Community Colleges, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities—expressed unease about another hike to the minimum salary for overtime-exempt employees.
Inside Higher Ed, March 18, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: Wrap-up on ED’s negotiated rulemaking

... Community colleges were represented by primary negotiator Anne Kress, president of Northern Virginia Community College and a member of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) board of directors, and alternate negotiator Will Durden, director of basic education for adults at Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
Community College Daily, March 22, 2022

Biden nominates Nasser Paydar for postsecondary role

President Biden nominated Nasser Paydar on Friday to be assistant secretary of education for postsecondary education. Paydar is chancellor emeritus of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and executive vice president of Indiana University. An IU faculty member for more than 36 years, he has held various administrative and executive leadership positions at the university.
Inside Higher Ed, March 21, 2022

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