News Links | November 29, 2022
System News | Opinion
Ask someone who was there when Centralia College began offering four-year degrees 10 years ago and they often remember feeling a little
like they were in uncharted territory. The state had only been allowing two-year colleges
to offer bachelor’s degree programs for a few years, so they were largely building
a program from the ground up. [State Board for Community and Technical Colleges]
Centralia Chronicle, Nov. 25, 2022
Spokane Community College will hold a Native American Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, November 29. ... The
Center is led by the Native American Student Organization (NASO), whose goal is to
bring attention to the Native American culture and create community.
KXLY, Nov. 23, 2022
Last week, Seattle Central College’s Mesa (Math, Engineering, Science and Achievement) Program held its annual Mesa Engineering
Night. ... “I think it was really interesting to see the collaboration that went into
the event,” says Shaun Armour, Director of SCC’s MESA Program.
Seattle Medium, Nov. 23, 2022
While developing a bachelor’s of applied science (BAS) degree in computer science
with MentorLinks assistance, the team at South Puget Sound Community College (Washington) is revising its related associate degrees to create more paths for more
students to go further faster.
Community College Daily, Nov. 22, 2022
... The new apartments will be available exclusively to Centralia College students, many of whom will be athletes and international students. There will be
112 beds plus an on-site manager and business office.
Centralia Chronicle, Nov. 22, 2022
As a young boy growing up in the Cayman Islands, Jordan Wilson remembers the first
time he planted a mango seed. The fascination he felt watching the seed grow was the
beginning of a lifelong passion for agriculture that would eventually bring him to
Yakima Valley College (YVC).
Community College Daily, Nov. 17, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Last week, Sara Goldrick-Rab amplified a tweet from Ricky Shabazz that caught my eye.
Apparently, the California State University Academic Senate recently passed a resolution
imploring the state Legislature to block community colleges from offering bachelor’s
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 28, 2022
In 2019, the Washington Legislature passed the Workforce Education Investment Act,
designed to inject nearly $1 billion into higher education over four years. But even
that might not be enough to stem the perfect storm that is swamping American colleges.
The Columbian, Nov. 27, 2022
... As a leader with an amazing story to tell, few things are more disheartening than
a messenger who’s uninterested, unwilling or unavailable to spread the word. So what’s
a president to do? Turn that frown upside down and create opportunities for success.
Community College Daily, Nov. 25, 2022
For many community colleges, instructional design and online faculty support consist
of a small team of individuals who wear many hats. These individuals often have different
titles from organization to organization, such as learning content designer, instructional
technology specialist or course developer.
Community College Daily, Nov. 23, 2022
... One bright spot was community colleges, which, after a nearly 10 percent enrollment
decline during the pandemic, saw a slight increase for the 2021–22 academic year.
Many experts attribute that largely to one factor: dual enrollment among high school
students grew by 11 percent.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 22, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
The Biden administration is extending its student loan repayment pause — which was
set to expire at the end of the year — into 2023 while its promise of federal relief
remains hung up in court. Payments will resume 60 days after the debt cancellation
program is implemented, 60 days after the lawsuits are resolved or 60 days after June
30, if litigation fails.
NPR, Nov. 22, 2022