Community College Leadership: Ed.D or Ph.D at Oregon State University

The Community College Leadership Program at Oregon State University (OSU) has made a number of recent changes to the program to make it more accessible to working professionals and to Washington State residents.  Specific changes include

  • Reducing travel
  • Increasing proximity to Washington State and Portland airports
  • Changing structure to help students pass their oral examination earlier and proceed with their dissertation earlier

OSU offers a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Community College Leadership.  This program is offered in a cohort model format using a combination of an off-campus conference center and hybrid courses that only require students to be in attendance during two intensive weekends each term during fall, winter, and spring quarters.  There is also a one week summer requirement in Corvallis in year one and year two.

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Do You Read the SBCTC Blog Legislative News?

Do You Read the SBCTC Blog Legislative News?

Would you like to know more about what is happening during the Washington Legislative session that involves higher education?  If so, check out Legislative News!

Legislative News is published weekly during the legislative session and highlights issues impacting the two-year college system.

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AYPF Webinar on Accelerated Learning

The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and the College Readiness and Career Success Center (CRCSC) invite you to the second webinar in their accelerated learning series.

Accelerated learning serves as a promising tool to provide students the opportunity to move through secondary and postsecondary education at a pace that meets their academic needs.

“Early College, Early Success: Program Overview, Research Findings, and Implications for Practice” will present recent research findings from a rigorous study of Early College High Schools, followed by a discussion of implications for  practitioners.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, January 30th, from 1 to 2PM.  For more information, please click here.  To register, please click here.


CRLA Inaugural White Paper “The Terrain of College Developmental Reading”

The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) has commissioned a white paper “to engage in a critical look at the field to illuminate both the role and impact of college developmental reading.”

The full text of the document is available for download.

Legislature must follow WSAC education “Roadmap”

Legislature must follow WSAC education “Roadmap”

Please take a few moments to read this article posted in The Olympian about the Council’s work the Roadmap.

Here’s an excerpt that may intrigue you: “For too long, the state’s education system has operated without long-term, integrated planning. Recent attempts at piece-meal education reforms — some of them cookie-cutter bills copied from national reform organizations — have perpetuated our fragmented and siloed approach to student learning.”

#WaLeg: House Bill 2626

As we know, the Washington State Legislature is now in session.  You can follow the highlights from a variety of perspectives on Twitter using #WaLeg.

On bill of particular issue of interest to faculty is described below by Noreen Light, Associate Director of Academic Affairs and Policy at the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC).

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Selected Sloan Workshops Available at No Cost to SBCTC Faculty and Staff!

Sloan CAre you interested in deepening both pedagogical and practitioner aspects of your teaching practice by more effectively integrating technology?  To support our faculty as we make the digital transition, the SBCTC eLearning department pays for a large number of seats in selected workshops offered by the SLOAN Consortium.

The workshops are open to all faculty and staff in the SBCTC system: administrators, staff, full-time, and adjunct faculty.

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Association Conference on Adaptive Leadership: Change, Challenge, and Competence

Sharon Parks

Sharon Parks

Leaders are not born, they become.

— Sharon Daloz Parks

Join us for the winter convening of  The Association CTC!  As we work in the midst of constraints and uncertainty, this day will provide perspective and renewal, inspiration and insight.

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Submit a Proposal for the Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference!

Assessment, Teaching, and Learning SBCTC LogoThis year’s Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference, hosted by SBCTC, will be held at the Vancouver Convention Center at the Hilton in Vancouver, WA.  Peter Elbow will deliver the keynote address on the faculty role in competency based approaches to education titled, “Trying to Teach While Thinking About the End.”

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The Best of the Best . . . Check Out Writing Commons for Your Research and Writing Class!

Do you require writing and research in your college-level course?  If so, do you know about Writing Commons?  This free, comprehensive, peer-reviewed, award-winning Open Text is designed to meet the needs of students and faculty in college-level courses that require writing and research.

Interested?  Read more about How to Use Writing Commons here.

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