News Links | Sept. 22, 2022

Learning by serving: Open-ended service at Seattle Central
Seattle Central College has taken an open-ended approach to service learning, providing individalized opportunities for students to connect their coursework with sustainable partnerships that impact their communities and plan the seeds of civic responsibility.
Community College Journal, September 2022

CAMP Program helps migrant working students attend college
… CAMP stands for College Assistance Migrant Program. It is a federally-funded program available at several community colleges and universities nationwide. Since the Yakima Valley is a large agricultural community full of migrant families, the programs at Yakima Valley College and Heritage University have helped many students.
NBC Right Now, Sept. 20, 2022

WSU Tri-Cities’ fall enrollment drops for 5th year. Is the pandemic still to blame?
… Columbia Basin College appears to be bucking the trend on enrollment. That’s according to a rough first-day tally the college released Monday morning, right as students were returning to campus. Elizabeth Burtner, CBC’s interim assistant vice president for communications and external relations, said first-day numbers are up 6.4% over last year’s.
Tri-City Herald, Sept. 20, 2022

South Puget Sound Community College welcomes 20 full-time faculty members for 2022-23
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) this week kicked off its 2022-23 academic year, welcoming 20 new full-time tenure-track faculty members to the college.
Thurston Talk, Sept. 20, 2022

Yakima Valley College students and staff appreciate hybrid choices available this fall quarter
Longtime Yakima Valley College English instructor Dodie Forrest has a spring in her step these days whenever she thinks about the first day of fall classes. “I just really enjoy being present with students; I feel like there’s just really good energy and synergy there,” she said.
Yakima Herald-Republic, Sept. 20, 2022

Vintage Pacific NW: Chef Greg Atkinson told Julia Child he was self-taught — then actually taught
… Seattle Culinary Academy [at Seattle Central College] is the oldest culinary school west of the Mississippi. The program was launched in 1946, when Broadway High School became the Thomas Alva Edison Technical School to accommodate veterans who wanted to earn their degrees without returning to a traditional high-school setting.
The Seattle Times, Sept. 17, 2022
Education decisions during the Great Resignation
Individuals who left their jobs voluntarily since the start of the Covid pandemic were more likely to enroll in postsecondary education than those who lost their jobs, according to a new report from the Strada Education Network.
Community College Daily, Sept. 21, 2022

Black enrollment declines, gaps increase
While Black students disproportionately attend community colleges, their enrollment at these institutions has significantly dropped and gaps in their academic outcomes have more than doubled over time compared to their white peers …
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 21, 2022

Service-oriented culture at colleges with one-stop shops
Colleges whose leaders make the effort to combine service-oriented departments into one center tend to provide stronger service interactions across campus, as this infographic shows.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 21, 2022

Look into the community for a new president
As community colleges look into a historic level of turnover in their presidencies, the challenges are frightening. Yet, within those challenges opportunities abound to ensure long-term sustainability of these veritable American institutions of learning and of the communities that nurture them.
Community College Daily, Sept. 21, 2022

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