News Links | Oct. 25, 2022

Centering equity in community college baccalaureate programs
From the time community college baccalaureate (CCB) degrees were envisioned, Washington state centered new programming on creating more equitable access and outcomes for students with limited opportunity to attend the university. [Skagit Valley CollegeLake Washington Institute of TechnologyHighline CollegeGreen River CollegeYakima Valley CollegeCentralia CollegeEdmonds College]
Community College Daily, Oct. 24, 2022

Hi-tech business a buzz in Clark County
… Clark College’s center, located in its Columbia Tech Center campus, is one of a number of industry-specific education centers that receives support through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
Reflector, Oct. 24, 2022

Seattle Colleges’ $14 million financial forecast flub frustrates staff
Unexpected savings usually elicit joy, but news that the Seattle Colleges budget shortfall is a fraction of what was forecast is triggering frustration among staff and more turnover among top-level leadership. [North Seattle CollegeSouth Seattle CollegeSeattle Central CollegeState Board for Community and Technical Colleges]
The Seattle Times, Oct. 22, 2022

SPSCC one step closer to offering Its first BAS degree
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is now one step closer to offering its Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS) degree in Craft Beverage Management and Quality Assurance. The proposed degree was approved today by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
Thurston Talk, Oct. 21, 2022

Bellingham Technical College announces new president
A new leader will take the helm of Bellingham Technical College in the new year. BTC’s Board of Trustees announced that Dr. James Lemerond will serve as President, beginning on January 1st. Dr. Lemerond previously served as the Vice President of Lakeshore Technical College in Wisconsin.
KGMI, Oct. 21, 2022

First lady Jill Biden highlights high school programs at Bates Technical College
First lady Dr. Jill Biden visited Bates Technical College’s South Campus on Friday, Oct. 7 to tour youth apprenticeship and the Technical High School programs that connect youth to hands-on workforce education while they earn their high school diploma.
Suburban Times, Oct. 20, 2022

Local colleges work to educate students on the importance of voting
Yakima Valley College and WSU Tri-cities are working to educate their students on the importance of voting this election season. Both schools have people in place to answer questions and are providing easy ways to register. Yakima Valley College has been setting up information booths at all student events since fall quarter started.
NBC Right Now, Oct. 19, 2022
Student aid eligibility changes under FAFSA simplification
Most students shouldn’t see their student aid eligibility change too much under the new rules, but there are some situations colleges and universities should be aware of.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 25, 2022

DataPoints: Growth areas among community college baccalaureate programs
The bulk of new community college baccalaureate (CCB) programs focus on health sciences and nursing, followed by business-related programs, according to the Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA).
Community College Daily, Oct. 24, 2022

Viewpoint: Working on our weaknesses
Advice is not usually hard to come by. We have all been on the receiving end of unsolicited, well-intentioned advice. We have likely been the giver of advice, as well. When it comes to leadership, there is no shortage of advice.
Community College Daily, Oct. 21, 2022

Students who ‘stand to lose the most’
A new report, based on a survey of tens of thousands of community college students, found that they face rampant food and housing insecurity that may outpace the on-campus assistance services available to them.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 21, 2022

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