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News Links | April 18, 2023

April 18, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College announce automatic admission partnership

Pacific Lutheran University and Tacoma Community College are looking to make college more accessible with an automatic admission partnership that will streamline student transfers from TCC to PLU. PLU is additionally offering a $30,000 a year scholarship to TCC students that qualify for the program.
South Sound Magazine, April 17, 2023

Experts on hate movements, activists to gather for conference in Spokane this week

... Kristine Hoover, former director of the Gonzaga Center for the Study of Hate, and Jim Mohr, the Vice Provost for Strategic Partnerships for Community College of Spokane, spoke to Spokane Public Radio’s Rebecca White about the event. The event is hosted by the Gonzaga Center for the Study of Hate and Community Colleges of Spokane. [Audio]
Spokane Public Radio, April 17, 2023

TCC English professor Latoya Reid named U.S. Fulbright Scholar for 2023-2024

Tacoma Community College English Professor and 2020 National ACCT William H. Meardy Faculty Award Recipient Latoya Reid has been awarded a Fulbright grant to be a Roving Scholar in American Studies in Norway.
Suburban Times, April 14, 2023

Walla Walla Community College, WorkSource to host career, networking fair

Walla Walla Community College and WorkSource Walla Walla are hosting a career and internship networking event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. Kim Hamann, career services specialist at Walla Walla Community College, said the event at the WWCC Water and Environmental Center ...
Union-Bulletin, April 14, 2023

Opinion: Community colleges are critical to our success

For generations, Americans have encouraged their kids to stay in school, get good grades and go to college. When it comes to earnings potential, it’s still sound advice. Over the course of a lifetime, more education generally means more income. [Yakima Valley College]
Yakima Herald-Republic, April 14, 2023

Shoreline Community College says personal info was accessed in attack

Shoreline Community College officials are notifying a number of people that their information may have been compromised in a cybersecurity incident last month, and warning them to keep a close eye on their financial records.
The Seattle Times, April 14, 2023

Columbia Basin College program puts students on path to Hanford jobs

Rory Langdon was sending out his resume to possible employers, on the hunt for an internship. But the junior in the cybersecurity program at Columbia Basin College got feedback that the document was too long. So, he reached out to Elie Soderquist, director for career services.
Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business, April 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

New interactive tool aims to track and predict enrollment

... Called the Student Trends and Enrollment Projections Dashboard, or STEP, the tool tracks historical enrollment and population trends, forecasts future patterns, and offers insights into student migration and online education according to a press release.
Inside Higher Ed, April 14, 2023

Deep dive into presidents

Diversity among college and university CEOs is not keeping up with the composition of their institutions’ students. Most college presidents remain older, white and male, according to the newest survey of U.S. college presidents by the American Council on Education (ACE).
Community College Daily, April 14, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Hearings kick off negotiated rule making

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and his staff are planning to rewrite the rules for accreditors, cash management and other topics related to federal financial aid and institutional accountability this year. This round of rule making will probably be the last before President Biden’s first term expires.
Inside Higher Ed, April 17, 2023

How gainful employment changed higher ed

... Nearly 13 years later, former president Obama’s vice president is gearing up to release his own version of gainful employment regulations this month. Higher education lobbyists and analysts expect the proposed rule to be tougher than the one the Obama administration ultimately put into place, leading to more programs failing—and possibly losing their access to federal financial aid.
Inside Higher Ed, April 14, 2023

Opinion: WA state needs to allow more high school students to earn college credits for free

... I also have witnessed the absolute transformation in confidence, identity, and sense of possibility that happens when those students earn their first college credits while in high school. It opens their worlds. It tells them that they belong, they can handle the work, and the future is there for the taking.
Tri-City Herald, April 12, 2023

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