Never confuse easy with success

When doesn’t the education system feel like a steep mountain that students and faculty have to hike up? A good team helps, though. A good leader helps even more. Rachel Pokrandt, UCC’s president, shares what her educational hike has looked like. Pokrandt doesn’t want students to confuse easy with success. Read more…

New bachelor’s degree in education confronts teacher shortage, budget cuts

Starting September 2023, UCC plans to offer an educator-focused bachelor’s degree program in partnership with George Fox University, a private nonprofit institution based in Newburg, Oregon. Scot Headley, dean of instruction for transfer and general education, states the program’s necessity: “There’s a severe teacher shortage in Douglas County.” “There is Read more…

New mentorship, scholarship program almost guarantees career job placement; Apply this spring

Low-income students interested in high-wage science and engineering careers can now apply for the Oregon Pathways to Industrial Research Careers grant for up to $45,000 of tuition assistance on a bachelor’s or master’s degree path.  Over a four-year school journey, “students may qualify for up to $45,000 in scholarships” out Read more…