News Links | January 14, 2021
System News | Opinion
Former Gov. Gary Locke will remain as Bellevue College’s interim president when his current contract expires in June, a year after he was
named the Eastside school’s temporary leader. The college’s Board of Trustees voted
to extend Locke’s interim president contract through June 2023 in a meeting Wednesday
to decide whether to keep Locke or begin the search now for a permanent president.
(Note: Bellevue College has clarified the contract was extended for up to two additional
years, up to June 2023.)
The Seattle Times, Jan. 14, 2021
... "It doesn't matter if you're Joe's Body Shop or King County School District, it
doesn't matter," said Tim Mason, a cybersecurity faculty member at Green River College in Auburn. "If I can get your Social Security Number, your address, information like
that, maybe I can open up an account at a bank someplace and get a mortgage on a home."
Q13 Fox, Jan. 13, 2021
... “I wanted to do something where I could care for others because that’s one of
my passions,” Mimier said. “I always wanted to be able to take care of other people
and once I could take care of myself, I knew I needed to move forward with that.”
The [Walla Walla Community College] Board of Trustees recently selected Mimier to be a recipient of the Transforming
Lives Award, which is given annually by the Washington State Association of College
Lewiston Tribune, Jan. 12, 2021
Grays Harbor College is currently accepting applications to its three Bachelor of Applied Science programs.
The college tells KXRO that the programs include teacher education, organizational
management, and forestry resource management. These Bachelor of Applied Science programs
are designed for students who have completed an associate degree and wish to pursue
a bachelor degree.
KXRO News Radio, Jan. 12, 2021
Workforce-related programs at Yakima Valley College have received nearly $200,000 in federal CARES Act funding to support their recovery
from disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, which come from the
Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds provided by the CARES Act, will
support YVC’s Education, Dental Hygiene and Veterinary Technology programs.
NBC Right Now, Jan. 11, 2021
Edmonds College announced that Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Dave Earling to the
college’s Board of Trustees. “I’m honored to welcome our newest trustee. Mr. Earling
brings a wealth of knowledge to the board from his extensive work at local and regional
levels,” said EC President Dr. Amit B. Singh.
My Edmonds News, Jan. 11, 2021
The United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties has donated 27 gift cards totaling
$300 each to students at Columbia Basin College. The money is earmarked for students who are facing financial hardship because of
lost wages from jobs in restaurants and bars. CBC Foundation CEO Erin Fishburn says
the help will go a long way.
KEPR, Jan. 10, 2021
... While there are some changes at Lower Columbia College due to the pandemic, Outreach Manager Nicole Faber said the enrollment team continues
to “strive to maintain flexibility and adaptability and mirror what’s happening in
K-12 and in the community.” “So many of our students already have a lot of their plate
and a lot of responsibilities to begin with,” she said.
The Daily News, Jan. 9, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
Last spring, as states across the country put restrictions in place to help combat
the spread of COVID-19, many college and university leaders were left wondering what
impact the pandemic would have on student enrollment.
New America, Jan. 14, 2021
The Education Department added long called-for information to its College Scorecard
that shows how well students at institutions, including for-profits, are able to repay
student loans. "Today, we continue to build on the updates we've made to College Scorecard
over the last several years by delivering even more transparency around student loan
repayment," Acting Education Secretary Mitchell Zais said in a press release Tuesday.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 13, 2021
The U.S. Education Department (ED) on Wednesday announced 95 finalists — which include
36 public two-year colleges — for its Rethink Adult Ed Challenge, a $750,000 competition
to advance pre-apprenticeships. The program aims to share innovative learning and
training opportunities to help adult learners prepare for apprenticeship opportunities,
the department said.
Community College Daily, Jan. 13, 2021
Students paying out of pocket cover a large chunk (42%) of the cost of noncredit workforce
development programs offered at community colleges, according to preliminary findings
from an ongoing survey by Opportunity America and Lumina Foundation.
Community College Daily, Jan. 13, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
A bipartisan group of three senators on Wednesday asked the Government Accountability
Office to examine whether colleges and universities are doing enough to make sure
disabled students have the same access to learning during the coronavirus pandemic
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 14, 2021