Students' access is limited with each cut section, and developmental courses, which the majority of our YVCC students have to take, may be among the most vulnerable.
This model fits our situation at YVCC well, both because of the lack of release time or compensation for our work and because of the nature of our largely full-time faculty.
Unlike YVCC, their faculty members were compensated for their assessment efforts, making it an attractive opportunity for part-time faculty to be significantly involved in the work of the writing program.
agricultural program chair Trent Ball heads the viticulture and enology program.
Part-time peer mentor Jaime Ramsey holds regular drop-in sessions at YVCC
, where she's completing her last quarter.
The "2+2 program" will give students a chance to take their first two years of college classes through YVCC and then earn their third and fourth years' credits and even a master's degree through WSU or CWU at the center.
Both Deccio and YVCC President Linda Kaminski said businesses taking a look at Yakima as a potential start-up or expansion location always ask about the availability of skilled workers in this heavily agricultural region.
Vasquez was what's known as a "place-bound" student after he earned his associate's degree at YVCC in 1978.