Category Archives: Academics

Pierce College expands use of open educational resources

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Pierce College has received a grant to create new degree programs using high quality open educational resources (OER). The OER Degree Initiative, which involves 38 community colleges in 13 states, is designed to help remove financial roadblocks that can derail students’ progress and spur improvements that will increase the likelihood of degree and certificate completion.

International students find success at Pierce College

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Pierce College has made a name for itself both at home and abroad, and is quickly becoming a destination for international students hoping to complete the first two years of their bachelor’s degree.

New Pierce College Puyallup English course inspired by Beyonce’s “Lemonade”

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As a self-described literary nerd, intersectional feminist scholar and pop culture enthusiast, English Professor Shannon Wilson is excited to offer a new course this fall inspired by Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade.”

Psychology professor expands use of open education resources

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For Psychology Professor Tom Link, traditional textbooks for his introductory classes do not always fit the needs of his students. In each of his classes, he works hard to make complex psychological concepts relatable, interesting and easy to understand.

Prepare yourselves for summer/fall registration!

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Registration for Summer and Fall Quarter 2016 is right around the corner! Are you ready?

Meet Katherine Wagoner, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom All-Washington Academic Team Member

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When Katherine Wagoner first enrolled at Pierce College, her daughter was not quite one year old. Although it was not easy learning how to balance being a new mom and full-time student, Wagoner still managed to excel in her classes and earn a spot on the Dean’s List.

Study abroad with Pierce College this summer!

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Pierce College International Education is excited to announce the 2016 Summer Study Tour to Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan. In two weeks, students will visit two countries and earn five credits toward their degree through Art 100 or Humanities 100.

Spring quarter registration is right around the corner! Are you ready?

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Spring quarter registration for currently enrolled students begins the week of Feb. 29. Current students can log in now to the MyPierce portal to view your specific date and time to register during that week.

Pierce College at JBLM introduces on-site tutoring services

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Pierce College at JBLM now offers students tutoring services twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. at the Stone Education Center in room C123.

Pierce College receives national recognition for excellence

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The prestigious Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Pierce College to its list of the nation’s 150 best community colleges for its high standards for learning, college completion without delay, and service as a training ground for jobs that pay competitive wages.