News Links | February 14, 2023
System News | Opinion
Big Bend Community College President Sara Thompson Tweedy spent a week in Olympia, meeting with legislators and
other college presidents to expand access to education and promote funding to attract
and retain educators. “The thing I can say about our (local) legislators is that they
absolutely understand the importance of Big Bend to our community,” Thompson Tweedy
Columbia Basin Herald, Feb. 13, 2023
... [Spokane Community College] is an early program adopter that is getting $25,000 this go-round to spotlight workforce
education and support the next generation of highly sought employees. Curricula funded
by the grant encompasses manufacturing, health sciences and computer information programming,
a trio of demand areas accelerated by the pandemic, notes SCC President Kevin Brockbank.
Community College Daily, Feb. 13, 2023
Larsen to highlight earmark funding for Edmonds College, City of Lynnwood and Volunteers of America Western Washington projects
... Larsen will join Edmonds College President Dr. Amit Singh and staff to discuss $1,300,000 he secured to help the College
offer two new expedited pathways into careers in Marine and Artificial Intelligence
(AI) Robotics at its Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center at Paine Field.
Everett Post, Feb. 13, 2023
... At any given moment, Yakima Valley College is educating 120 nursing students. “We’ve been working with hospitals like Memorial
for a long time,” Hatch said. “It’s important these different schools and hospitals,
including YVC, communicate well and reassess relationships often."
Yakima Herald-Republic, Feb. 12, 2023
Well, it's no secret that Spokane is home to a dynamic food scene full of restaurants
and bakeries many residents can rave about to their friends. Being surrounded by that
type of environment is precisely what the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy takes
The program is creating future chefs throughout the community. [Spokane Community College]
KREM, Feb. 10, 2023
Food insecurity is an ongoing challenge for people living with limited incomes, and
Walla Walla Community College students are no exception. A program at the community college is working to provide
a solution by resolving students’ critical hunger issues on campus, said Rebecca Tibbetts,
Warrior Resources Food Pantry coordinator.
Union-Bulletin, Feb. 9, 2023
Trends | Horizons | Education
... Most colleges will be forced, when the regulatory process ends, to redo their
forms and the tracking processes they have in place for admissions and enrollment.
But this need not be a major problem, said David Hawkins, chief education and policy
officer of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 13, 2023
Some faculty members believe eliminating deadlines optimizes flexibility for students.
But cognitive psychology research suggests that students fare better academically
and personally under numerous short-term deadlines.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 10, 2023
Politics | Local, State, National
Several legislative bills are designed to beef up the Washington College Grant by
extending the timeline or expanding money to provide further support for college students.
In the 2021-22 academic year, the state grant gave more than 94,000 students a total
of $400 million, making Washington’s grant program one of the most generous state
financial aid programs in the nation.
The Seattle Times, Feb. 14, 2023