News Links | February 23, 2023
System News | Opinion
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
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
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
... 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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