News Links | Oct. 13, 2022

Why WA has seen a big increase in these community college degrees
While Washington’s community and technical colleges reeled from enrollment declines during the pandemic, a subset of their programs saw an astonishing flood of interest. Applied baccalaureate degrees are on the rise. [State Board for Community and Technical CollegesSeattle Central CollegeNorth Seattle CollegeEdmonds CollegeCentralia CollegeBellevue College]
The Seattle Times, Oct. 13, 2022

Amazon giving $1.5M to support Bellevue College computer science students
Amazon will donate $1.5 million to the Bellevue College Foundation over the next three years to support students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in computer science and help build a pipeline of graduates to meet industry demand, the college announced Tuesday.
425 Business, Oct. 12, 2022

Centralia College graduate writes book combining history, Greek mythology
When Cole Collins was assigned a five-page essay to write for his English 102 class at Centralia College last year, he didn’t expect to write the outline for a book. But after he received an A grade on his essay and positive feedback from even professional writers …
Centralia Chronicle, Oct. 12, 2022

Peninsula College hopes to soon offer teaching degree program
Peninsula College is working to join community colleges around the country that are offering teacher-training programs amid what has become a national teacher shortage.
Radio Pacific, Oct. 10, 2022

A Yakima community college offers teaching degrees to fill gaps in staffing, one of nine in the state
Yakima Valley College (YVC) is one of nine community colleges in the state offering teaching degrees. Many community colleges added programs to help fill the gaps in staffing. The goal is to have graduates stay to teach in the area, said the YVC Teaching Degree director, Liz Paulino.
NBC Right Now, Oct. 6, 2022

Yakima Valley College sees a 12% jump in enrollment after return of in-person services
Yakima Valley College enrollment increased 12.7% this fall, compared to fall 2021, according to a YVC news release. This jump came as the college transitioned to mostly in-person or hybrid classes for fall 2022 and resumed in-person support services.
Yakima Herald-Republic, Oct. 6, 2022
With online social annotation, students read together
Students who use collaborative annotation tools learn and build community, according to a new study. Many faculty members are enthusiastic proponents of the tools, even while acknowledging their limitations.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 12, 2022

Dressing for success
Many students preparing for job interviews and internships can now turn to campus “career closets” for free professional clothing—much of it donated by newly remote workers.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 11, 2022

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