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News Links | February 2, 2023

February 02, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

GHC narrows search for new president to finalists

The Grays Harbor College Board of Trustees have narrowed their search for a new college president down to three. Following a nationwide search during the fall of 2022, the Board of Trustees announced the selection of three finalists for the position of president. 
KXRO, Feb. 1, 2023

Edmonds College renews partnership with Seattle Credit Union for students in pre-apprenticeship program

Edmonds College has extended its partnership with Seattle Credit Union to assist graduates who successfully enroll and complete the college’s Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program (CAP) through the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center (AMSC).
My Edmonds News, Jan. 31, 2023

WVC partners with Hispanic Empowerment Fund to provide scholarships

Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) has partnered with the North Central Washington Hispanic Empowerment Fund to provide scholarship opportunities for Latino students who want to attend WVC. 
News Radio 560 KPQ, Jan. 31, 2023

Will AI program ChatGPT change how schools teach? Here’s what’s next, Tacoma teachers say

Anyone who has seen the news lately may have heard about a generative artificial intelligence chatbot called ChatGPT. News about the AI tool popular with students keeps on coming. [Bates Technical College, Tacoma Community College]
News Tribune, Jan. 30, 2023

Highline’s MaST Center’s new plankton exhibit runs through March

Highline College’s Marine, Science and Technology (MaST) Center Aquarium ... partnered with researchers at foundry10, graduate students with University of Washington’s Museology program and the Community Marine Centers of the Salish Sea to develop “Plankton: Wanderers of the Salish Sea” ...
Waterland Blog, Jan. 26, 2023

Ensuring a smooth re-entry

... Skagit Valley College (SVC) in Mount Vernon, Washington, launched such a program a decade ago. Dubbed the Community Integration Program, the effort works with those who have been recently released — and those out for some time — to help them pursue their educational and career goals.
Community College Daily, Jan. 24, 2023

Clark College center strives to serve industry, students

Clark College’s Center of Excellence for Semiconductors and Electronics Manufacturing program is a big part of the region’s effort to train high-tech employees. The program currently serves 16 to 20 students at a time but aspires to enroll 50.
Columbian, Jan. 22, 2023

Art Gallery’s winter exhibit features the work of three Edmonds College instructors

... The artists hope to impart to their audience that “while our differences make us stronger, our similarities create shared experiences that help to create rich learning environments at Edmonds College and beyond.”
My Edmonds News, Jan. 20, 2023

YVC enrollment numbers

Yakima Valley College is seeing more students sign up to take classes on campus. Over 400 more students enrolled in this winter quarter compared to last year. ... Degree and certificate programs also grew 13.2% as compared to the previous year. [Video]
NBC Right Now, Jan. 20, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Community college freshman enrollment up 6.1%

Undergraduate enrollments seem to have stabilized this fall — including at community colleges — and there’s been an uptick among freshmen, with public two-year colleges seeing the biggest bump, according to final fall enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center.
Community College Daily, Feb. 2, 2023

Community colleges' positive, pervasive digital leap

Against the backdrop of headlines blaring news about declining community college enrollments, one bright spot has emerged: community college students, faculty and administrators are broadly aligned in their enthusiasm for the digital transformation that has occurred at their institutions since the start of the pandemic. 
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 1, 2023

U.S. inching closer to goal of working adults attaining degree or credential

... To create its Stronger Nation report, Lumina uses data collected by the American Community Survey, part of the U.S. Census, to track associate, bachelor’s, and graduate or professional degree attainment, as well as the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce to track certificate and certification attainment.
Diverse Education, Jan. 31, 2023

Class of 2022 left $3.6B in Pell Grants unclaimed

Nearly $3.6 billion in Pell Grants wasn’t claimed by eligible high school seniors last year, a new analysis from the National College Attainment Network found. That’s a slight drop from the Class of 2021, which left $3.75 billion in Pell Grants on the table. 
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 31, 2023

Cheaters beware: ChatGPT maker releases AI detection tool

The maker of ChatGPT is trying to curb its reputation as a freewheeling cheating machine with a new tool that can help teachers detect if a student or artificial intelligence wrote that homework. The new AI Text Classifier launched Tuesday by OpenAI ...
The Seattle Times, Jan. 31, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Half of community college students received HEERF help

Nearly one in two community college students received a grant through the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) in 2021, which was critical to keeping many of them enrolled during the Covid pandemic, according to a new report from the U.S. Education Department (ED).
Community College Daily, Feb. 1, 2023

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