News Links | Sept. 29, 2022

Peninsula College president emphasizes community connections
Creating connections with businesses, developing a strong relationship with the community and addressing declines in enrollment highlighted new Peninsula College President Suzanne Ames’ presentation to the Port Angeles Business Association at its Tuesday morning meeting.
Peninsula Daily News, Sept. 28, 2022

CWU partners with Edmonds College to streamline public health degree
… [Edmonds College] has partnered with Central for decades and hosts the CWU-Lynnwood university center. The long-term relationship between the two institutions played a key role in the formation of the agreement, as constant communication between the two institutions was necessary to ensure the degree requirements lined up.
Lynnwood Times, Sept. 27, 2022

Pierce College celebrates grand opening of Glacier Building on Wednesday, Sept. 28
… “Glacier will provide outstanding learning spaces for our students who are working hard toward realizing their dreams of starting careers in dental hygiene and veterinary technology,” said Pierce College Fort Steilacoom President Julie White, Ph.D.
Suburban Times, Sept. 26, 2022

Walla Walla Community College hosts ribbon-cutting for new science wing
… The $11.8 million project was approved in 2016 and funded in 2019, according to the press release from [Walla Walla Community College]. It added 16,000 square feet to the south side of the Main Building, or the D Building. The college says it used the addition to update its science spaces into one dedicated space featuring “modern classrooms” and updated equipment.
NBC Right Now, Sept. 26, 2022

Columbia Basin College unveils new student recreation center
On Sept. 22, Columbia Basin College officially unveiled its new student recreation center. The brand new facility replaces a 65-year old building. It features nearly 80,000 sq. feet with three indoor court spaces, a two-story fitness center, office spaces for all of student recreation, an Esports complex and more.
NBC Right Now, Sept. 26, 2022

Clark County History: Hermine Decker
A 1960s Clark College student recalls his drama instructor, Hermine Decker (1908-1996), zipping around town in her red Opel Kadett. One can imagine a scarf billowing behind her. Decker was a playwright who produced and won awards for stage productions.
Columbian, Sept. 25, 2022
Pressures faced by faculty
It’s been a tough few years for college instructors, but, in general, faculty still largely enjoy their jobs and remain committed to helping students, according to a white paper by edtech provider Cengage. However, those who are not happy with their jobs are considering leaving.
Community College Daily, Sept. 28, 2022

Universities, community colleges partner to help transfer students earn degrees
… The community college transfer process is often a bumpy ride. Most students at a community college want to earn a bachelor’s degree, but very few do. According to the Community College Research Center, out of every 100 students who want to, only 31 will transfer to a four-year institution, and only 14 will complete a bachelor’s degree.
PBS News Hour, Sept. 27, 2022

The public’s growing doubts about college ‘value’
After decades of almost unquestioned public support as some of America’s most valued institutions, colleges and universities are facing growing questions—not about whether higher education remains important but whether it’s available, affordable and valuable enough.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 27, 2022

Title IX mandatory reporting expansion under fire
Professors, researchers and sexual assault prevention advocates want the U.S. Department of Education to rethink plans to expand mandatory reporting requirements to more college employees as part of its overhaul of the Title IX law. The department proposed requiring most campus employees to report cases of potential sex discrimination to Title IX in the regulations released earlier this summer.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 27, 2022

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