News Links | May 10, 2022
System News | Opinion
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
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
... 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
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 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
... “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
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
... 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
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
Community College Daily, May 5, 2022
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
Diverse Education, May 5, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
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