News Links | Oct. 4, 2022

CBC gets $3 million Hispanic serving institution grant
Columbia Basin College (CBC), has been awarded a $3 million Title V Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Grant. According to a CBC press release, the Department of Education funded grant of $3 million over five years will focus on increasing diverse students’ retention and improving academic, social, and emotional success, from enrollment through graduation.
NBC Right Now, Oct. 3, 2022

Seattle Colleges names interim chancellor to oversee campuses through 2023
Seattle Colleges has appointed an interim chancellor. … Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap initially took on the role of acting chancellor following Pan’s departure, and as the newly appointed interim chancellor will continue to oversee the college district’s three campuses — South Seattle CollegeNorth Seattle College and Seattle Central College.
The Seattle Times, Oct. 3, 2022

Students at WWCC come together in Farm to Fork program
Students in various programs at the Walla Walla Community College are coming together for the Farm to Fork program, learning what it’s like at different ends of the cycle food goes through. Students in the agriculture program are caring for a garden, planting basil, other herbs and foods, as part of the program.
NBC Right Now, Sept. 30, 2022

Peninsula College offers a community welcome
… “We want to connect with folks of all ages in an immersive festival atmosphere,” said Peninsula College President Suzy Ames. “We want kids on the Peninsula to grow up with fond memories of this event, and we want them to know the college is a place where they belong.”
Peninsula Daily News, Sept. 29, 2022

TCC welcomes back students for the new academic year
Tacoma Community College (TCC) welcomed more than 5,200 students to our Tacoma and Gig Harbor campuses on Monday, Sept. 26. Enrollment is up from last year and the numbers appear to be the best start of enrollment in two years. New student enrollment is up by 30 percent.
Suburban Times, Sept. 28, 2022

Walla Walla Community College hosts ribbon-cutting for new science wing
… “Thanks to the addition of these state-of-the-art science labs and classrooms, [Walla Walla Community College] will now be able to add Organic Chemistry to its list of high-demand courses,” said Chad Hickox, WWCC president. “Enology and Viticulture students, health science students, and many others will benefit from access to such high-quality equipment and facilities.”
NBC Right Now, Sept. 26, 2022

New Health Sciences building at Shoreline College under construction – and on camera
Construction is underway on the new Health Sciences building at Shoreline Community College. … The new facility will open up the campus to new green space, and support the health and technical programs that draws students to their doors.
Shoreline Area News, Sept. 24, 2022
Online ed and OER: the perfect pairing
Online education has had a phenomenal impact on higher education by increasing access for students. This format for learning also has fostered greater flexibility, convenience and completion for traditional and nontraditional students alike.
Community College Daily, Sept. 29, 2022

Why would-be students aren’t choosing college
A new study suggests that students choose to stop out of college and others choose not to enroll in the first place because of a range of “psychographics,” or psychological factors, including doubts about the financial returns of a college education and an awareness of other career training options outside traditional degree programs.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 29, 2022

Survey: Most faculty ‘happy,’ those aren’t may leave
… “Almost all faculty say their role as an educator has changed, including how they’re spending their time each day as they manage multiple course modalities, meet new creative content demands and keep up with student communication needs,” Erin Joyner, senior vice president for product at Cengage, said in a statement.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 29, 2022

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