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News Links | May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Community college leader says state is not doing enough to help low-income students

For nearly all who enroll, college is a pit stop on the way to a career. For Jan Yoshiwara, who will soon retire as the executive director of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges — college was the career. In the 1970s, Yoshiwara was officially enrolled as a premed student at the University of California, Davis. But as a student of the civil rights movement, she changed her mind about med school and instead left school with the goal of ensuring college was in reach for students on the margins.
The Seattle Times, May 10, 2022

Beloved Seattle Colleges programs are safe for now, but their long-term fate remains unclear

Faced with a massive budget crisis years in the making, Seattle Colleges administrators let faculty know last month that four beloved programs were at risk of shutting down, including the well-known culinary institute. “It just was not a good feeling,” said Scott Moy, an instructor and coordinator with Seattle Central College’s Apparel Design and Development program, one of the four trades and technical programs on the chopping block.
The Seattle Times, May 9, 2022

Editorial: Trades program building students’ careers and lives

... Partnering with Everett Community College and several trade unions and construction associations, the program offers a multi-hour course that earns students math, English, physical education and other credits toward high school graduation as well as college manufacturing course credits ...
Everett Herald, May 8, 2022

WA Running Start enrollment drops as high school students pause college coursework

Valentine Wulf doesn’t need to spend days preparing to write an essay for school. That’s why the 16-year-old prefers taking English at North Seattle College — she’s ready to just start writing. [Everett Community College, Green River College, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Edmonds College, Bellevue College].
The Seattle Times, May 6, 2022

Wenatchee Valley College enrollment drops by 12.5%

Wenatchee Valley College enrollment this spring is down 12.5% from April 2021 between the Wenatchee and Omak campuses. Libby Siebens, a WVC spokesperson, said part of the decline is due to a strong job market.
Wenatchee World, May 6, 2022

Seattle Central College’s culinary school saved by community action

... “We have witnessed a groundswell of support and appreciation for Seattle Colleges and our essential role in making career paths accessible and affordable for all in our community,” Seattle Colleges’ Chancellor Shouan Pan and interim Seattle Central College President Yoshiko Harden said in a co-signed email. 
The Seattle Times, May 5, 2022

Cascadia College Art Gallery hosts Intersections = Math + Art: Showing our Work

The Cascadia College Art Gallery hosts a free public art show that showcases the intersection of art and mathematics. ... "This exhibition showcases how artists can use mathematics in the creative process," said Chris Gildow, an art faculty member. "From intricate geometric forms to Spirograph-like designs and organic, flowing shapes, the exhibition gives an interdisciplinary overview of powerful creative work."
Mukilteo Beacon, May 5, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Eliminating alibis

... But what if search committees began planning for a diverse pool of applicants right from the very beginning—first and most importantly when they’re designing the job itself—and then when they’re writing the job posting? 
Inside Higher Ed, May 10, 2022

Intimidations with integrations

While the open education resources (OER) movement continues to pick up speed at many institutions, one of the main criticisms is that OER does not contain equivalent interactive elements as some mainstream publisher content, such as Pearson’s MyLab product or Cengage’s Mindtap.
Community College Daily, May 5, 2022 

Panels discuss barriers to college programs in prisons

On Thursday, the Ronald Reagan Institute hosted two panels discussing barriers that incarcerated people face to get an education in prison and build careers after. Policy experts, practitioners, correctional leaders, and formerly incarcerated advocates weighed in on what the approaching Pell Grant expansion to incarcerated people will mean next.
Diverse Education, May 5, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Larger skilled workforce needed to expand broadband

States and municipalities are eager to start expanding broadband access thanks to major new federal funding, but its success largely depends on whether there’s a skilled workforce to get the work done. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act–better known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law–includes funding to upgrade roads, bridges, rails and airports, but it also aims to improve broadband, which was critical to the nation during the pandemic in maintaining education, healthcare and more.
Community College Daily, May 4, 2022

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