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News Links | February 23, 2023

February 23, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Dr. Carli Schiffner selected as next President of Grays Harbor College

Grays Harbor College has a new President selected. Following numerous meetings with students, staff, and the community, the Grays Harbor Board of Trustees have announced that Dr. Carli Schiffner has been selected to lead the college as the next President. According to Board Chair Dr. Harry Carthum, at their Tuesday board meeting, the trustees voted unanimously in support of Dr. Schiffner for the role. [State Board for Community and Technical Colleges]
KXRO, Feb. 22, 2023

WA may soon expand dual-credit programs for high schoolers

The Washington Legislature is considering four bills this session to expand access to education programs that could enable nearly every student to earn college credit while in high school. [Tacoma Community College, South Puget Sound Community College, Yakima Valley College, Skagit Valley College]
Crosscut, Feb. 21, 2023

History professor speaks on use of conspiracy, fear

Michael Casella-Blackburn, Peninsula College history professor will offer a lecture and reading focusing on his latest book, “Diplomatic Black Hole: Conspiracy and Political Fear in Mid-20th Century America,” on Thursday.
Peninsula Daily News, Feb. 21, 2023

Battle Ground HealthCare partners with Clark College dental hygiene program

... Students in the Clark College dental hygiene program are trained in a variety of patient interactions that range from minimal treatment to significant treatment needs. The students also complete service learning projects that put them into the community to assist patients.
Reflector, Feb. 20, 2023

Edmonds College recertifies its designation as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream 

Edmonds College has recertified its designation as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing community colleges as hubs of equity and mobility in their communities.
My Edmonds News, Feb. 18, 2023

Peninsula College approves honorary degree for former student

Peninsula College trustees have unanimously agreed to award former student Mark Morey an honorary Associate of Arts degree. Morey studied journalism at the college in the 1990s and did not graduate; however, he went on to an award-winning career as a reporter at the Peninsula Daily News and the Yakima Herald-Republic. 
Peninsula Daily News, Feb. 16, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Employers are all in on microcredentials, survey shows

Ninety-five percent of employers see benefits in their employees accruing microcredentials, according to a new survey from Collegis Education and UPCEA, the association for college and university leaders in online and professional continuing education.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 23, 2023

10 trends to watch in distance learning

As we look forward, prospects for online education are boundless. Based on the historic data as well as the Covid boost to online learning, the next 10 years will be marked by a number of important trends and developments,
Community College Daily, Feb. 23, 2023

Study: Early classes connected to poor academic performance

A new study found that early-morning classes are associated with “lower attendance, shorter sleep, and poorer academic achievement” among college students.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 22, 2023

Scholarship for career and technical education students now open

Washington’s top career and technical education (CTE) students are encouraged to apply for a unique scholarship that can help them pay for up to two years of college tuition. The Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) is a merit-based award that helps undergraduate students pay for tuition and other costs ...
JOLT News, Feb. 22, 2023

Teaching while Black: My story

When I was young, we often drove from Ohio to Louisiana to visit family. I recall my parents needing to plan strategically so that we would not have to stop in certain unsafe states, and we made sure to drive in daylight whenever possible.
Community College Daily, Jan. 31, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Biden administration to rescind part of religious freedom rule

The Education Department wants to roll back part of the so-called free inquiry rule, which required public colleges and universities to uphold the First Amendment, among other provisions. However, the department says it isn’t changing the actual requirements of the First Amendment in higher education.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 23, 2023

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