Friday, January 10, 2020

Wash. Budget Shortfall Threatens Dental Program - Madeline St. Amour, Inside Higher Ed

A Washington State community college is facing a large budget shortfall, leaving one of its most popular (and most expensive) programs at risk. Shoreline Community College is facing a shortfall of $2 million, according to The Seattle Times, leading administrators to begin a program-by-program review. Some fear that the dental hygiene program is now in jeopardy. Adding to the uncertainty, the Times reported that the college removed the program from designs for a new building, which would leave it without a home after its current clinic and classrooms are demolished next July.