News Links | October 13, 2022
System News | Opinion
While Washington’s community and technical colleges reeled from enrollment declines
during the pandemic, a subset of their programs saw an astonishing flood of interest.
Applied baccalaureate degrees are on the rise. [State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Seattle Central College, North Seattle College, Edmonds College, Centralia College, Bellevue College]
The Seattle Times, Oct. 13, 2022
Amazon will donate $1.5 million to the Bellevue College Foundation over the next three years to support students pursuing bachelor’s degrees
in computer science and help build a pipeline of graduates to meet industry demand,
the college announced Tuesday.
425 Business, Oct. 12, 2022
When Cole Collins was assigned a five-page essay to write for his English 102 class
at Centralia College last year, he didn’t expect to write the outline for a book. But after he received
an A grade on his essay and positive feedback from even professional writers ...
Centralia Chronicle, Oct. 12, 2022
Peninsula College is working to join community colleges around the country that are offering teacher-training
programs amid what has become a national teacher shortage.
Radio Pacific, Oct. 10, 2022
A Yakima community college offers teaching degrees to fill gaps in staffing, one of nine in the state
Yakima Valley College (YVC) is one of nine community colleges in the state offering teaching degrees. Many community
colleges added programs to help fill the gaps in staffing. The goal is to have graduates
stay to teach in the area, said the YVC Teaching Degree director, Liz Paulino.
NBC Right Now, Oct. 6, 2022
Yakima Valley College enrollment increased 12.7% this fall, compared to fall 2021, according to a YVC news
release. This jump came as the college transitioned to mostly in-person or hybrid
classes for fall 2022 and resumed in-person support services.
Yakima Herald-Republic, Oct. 6, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Students who use collaborative annotation tools learn and build community, according
to a new study. Many faculty members are enthusiastic proponents of the tools, even
while acknowledging their limitations.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 12, 2022
Many students preparing for job interviews and internships can now turn to campus
“career closets” for free professional clothing—much of it donated by newly remote
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 11, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
President Biden's executive order to cancel student debt is facing its most serious
legal challenge to date. A federal judge in Missouri heard arguments from six states
hoping to block the plan from taking effect. [Video]
PBS News Hour, Oct. 12, 2022