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The news site of San Diego City College

City Times

The news site of San Diego City College

City Times

THE KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRY

A team of student journalists from San Diego City College spent the spring 2022 semester reporting on AB-927, a law that allows community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees, and its impact both at San Diego City College and beyond as part of the Democracy and the Informed Citizen Emerging Journalist Fellowship program. The fellows selected were Philip Salata, Jakob McWhinney, Kathy Archibald and Susana Serrano.

 

To view the project in its entirety, click here.

The Knowledge Industry

City Times Media drops podcast about California higher education

New law opens the door for more bachelor’s degrees to community colleges
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata June 21, 2022
The Knowledge Industry is a podcast about the changing nature of education in California. Season one focuses on the potentially dramatic effect AB-927, a law that opens the doors to more bachelor’s degrees at the state’s community colleges could have on higher education.
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Nhi Tat works on graphic design project

City College’s graphic design program sets sights on bachelor’s degree (with video)

Professor Sean Bacon considers the program a way to provide a usually costly education at an accessible price
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata March 17, 2022
For Professor Sean Bacon, part of preparing students to succeed in the field of graphic design is creating lines of communication between local employers to ensure students are getting an education that’s up to date, valuable and will allow them to easily transition from City into the workplace.
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Lock on circuit board

City College submits proposal for bachelor’s in Cyber Defense and Analysis

While AB-927 allows for fifteen proposed bachelor’s degrees to be approved per submission period, only ten proposals were submitted statewide
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata March 1, 2022
Even with out-of-state tuition being considerably higher, students cross state lines in search of an affordable cyber education.
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Two students relax under a tree in City Colleges Curran Plaza

SDCCD officials: Further changes to CA higher education needed

Educators consider the 1960s California Master Plan for Higher Education outdated and a limitation to equitable and accessible education
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata November 5, 2021
Though San Diego Community College District and City College officials applauded the passage of AB-927, which expanded the ability of California community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees, they argued further changes to the structure of the state’s public higher education system are necessary.
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Prospective students speak to a City College outreach representative.

SDCCD officials praise new law, discuss potential candidates for bachelor’s degree expansion

Mesa president hopes her college’s experience can be a roadmap for other SDCCD schools
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata October 21, 2021
Current and former SDCCD officials praised the passage of AB-927, which expands and makes permanent the current pilot program that allows community colleges to develop baccalaureate programs. 
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Mesa College bachelors graduates

Community college bachelor’s degrees now a reality

Governor Newsom signed new bill championed by former SDCCD chancellor
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata October 7, 2021
AB 927 expands the state pilot program that allowed community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in fields not offered by the University of California, or California State University.
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