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News Links | January 5, 2023

January 05, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Strait swimmer speaker for Studium Generale

An athlete who swam the Strait of Juan de Fuca will present “Athlete with a Cause” during Peninsula College’s Studium Generale ... DeCou is an educator, entrepreneur and an ultra-endurance athlete who has pushed his limits “for the purpose of raising awareness and building community around important issues,” organizers said.
Peninsula Daily News, Jan. 4, 2023

ESL classes get free child care in Sequim

... “Many times, students can’t make it to class because of a lack of childcare,” Peninsula College President Suzy Ames said. “The YMCA’s generosity removes this common barrier. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Y to serve our community.”
Peninsula Daily News, Jan. 2, 2023

Difference Maker: Outgoing chancellor of Community Colleges of Spokane leaves behind gifts for students

There is an African proverb that Christine Johnson really likes. “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together,” said Johnson, Community Colleges of Spokane’s former chancellor. “In leadership, every now and then there’s something fast you just have to go out and do, but 99.9% of the work is done together. [Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane Community College]
The Spokesman-Review, Jan. 1, 2023

Congressman Larsen sponsors $1.3 million funding package for Edmonds College programs

Edmonds College will receive $1.3 million as part of the fiscal year 2023 omnibus spending package, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, to launch maritime and artificial intelligence (AI) robotics programs at its Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center (AMSC).
My Edmonds News, Dec. 28, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

The Great Resignation at community colleges

Community colleges across the country are struggling to recruit and hire new people after losing faculty and staff members in droves during the pandemic. The institutions lost 13 percent of their employees nationally from January 2020 to April 2022, according to an estimate from EAB, a higher education consulting firm.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 4, 2023

Swinomish tribal community pushes for dental therapy across state

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community continues to advocate for legislation that would allow dental therapists to practice throughout the state. Dental therapists are mid-level providers capable of performing about 50 of the approximately 500 procedures a dentist can provide, such as fillings and simple extractions.
Skagit Valley Herald, Jan. 3, 2023

Commentary: Student perspectives: Retaining dual-enrolled students

One of the most important outcomes of attending the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission Meetings this fall was hearing directly from college leaders about their biggest challenges.
Community College Daily, Jan. 2, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

U.S. to review rules on accreditation, distance education and more

The Biden administration announced late Wednesday that the Education Department would hold a series of negotiated rule-making sessions this spring to propose new rules regarding accreditation, distance education, student loan deferments and a range of other topics.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 5, 2023

Washington Watch: FY23 community college earmarks

Community colleges across the country will receive millions of dollars in additional designated funding from the federal government as a part of Congress’ fiscal year (FY) 2023 omnibus appropriations package passed late last month and just signed into law by President Joe Biden.
Community College Daily, Jan. 4, 2023

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