News Links | March 22, 2022
System News | Opinion
... 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
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 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
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.
Kitsap Daily News, March 18, 2022
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
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
... “[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
... 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
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
Community College Daily, March 21, 2022
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
... 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
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