News Links | January 5, 2023
System News | Opinion
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
... “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
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
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
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
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
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
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 5, 2023
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