NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org September Michigan Community College Association Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:27:27 CST Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:27:27 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![CDATA[Kalamazoo Valley Community College part of a new federally-funded Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics, aimed at boosting next-generation hybrid electronics.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=4CA2F16810573B88868247D953D68CF0 4CA2F16810573B88868247D953D68CF0 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:27:27 CST The Department of Defense unveiled a $171 million manufacturing institute in Silicon Valley aimed at boosting next-generation hybrid electronics that could help create smart bandages, self-monitoring weapons systems, safer cars and airplanes and next-generation bendable wearable devices.  The new public-private Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics consortium includes 162 companies, nonprofits, labs and higher education institutions – including ]]> <![CDATA[America's Top High School List: Five of the top-ranked national high schools are early/middle colleges connected to Michigan community colleges.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=6C3D2E33DC5383456E71EE8A18B51EF9 6C3D2E33DC5383456E71EE8A18B51EF9 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:32:21 CST  

Newsweek published its annual rankings of high schools, recognizing 500 high schools nationwide for its America’s Top High Schools list.  Five of the top-ranked schools are early/middle colleges connected with community colleges in Michigan (see 84754B62E8AF4ABCDE5A348DBA955C0C Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:29:40 CST A new report from the Education Commission of the States looks at the various ways states are implementing reverse transfer policies to retroactively award associate degrees to students pursuing four-year diplomas. 

Reverse transfer programs help students understand the importance of a two-year degree and award students for previously earned credit. The report examines the reverse transfer policies in Colorado, <]]> <![CDATA[Muskegon Community College officials open new $9.6 million Science Center.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=DB2B0B9E1D00B6972692C9D136CC7B4E DB2B0B9E1D00B6972692C9D136CC7B4E Sun, 23 Aug 2015 14:43:27 CST See MLive article.

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<![CDATA[MLive Editorial: Helping college students complete educational journey must be a top priority.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=FA162676907E3D86AF83B0B2B55DFD5B FA162676907E3D86AF83B0B2B55DFD5B Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:46:29 CST See MLive editorial by President Daniel Phelan of Jackson College.

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<![CDATA[If walls could talk: A Michigan community college tries to use every square inch of its classroom walls to teach students.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=00B1EEE00E62821C2BDFC642D9CFF191 00B1EEE00E62821C2BDFC642D9CFF191 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:45:24 CST See article about Lansing Community College in the Community College Daily.

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<![CDATA[Schoolcraft College launches brewing program.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=3584C018D58EAEA9953ED52089425CE5 3584C018D58EAEA9953ED52089425CE5 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:35:41 CST See The Detroit Free Press.

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<![CDATA[Marine Tech students get hands-on education at Alpena Community College.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=449C4ECE54D39DAA0C8DCB6CB154D1EC 449C4ECE54D39DAA0C8DCB6CB154D1EC Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:34:31 CST See The Alpena News article.

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<![CDATA[How could a Michigan community of 8,100 people muster enough resources to train a workforce that will be ready when Dicastal North America Inc. opens its doors? The answer: Montcalm Community College.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=058D40EC7C8C4137D6D63A6C750E927A 058D40EC7C8C4137D6D63A6C750E927A Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:46:25 CST See the MiBiz article, Workforce development agencies, community college partner to train workers.

 

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<![CDATA[The Detroit News Editorial: Community colleges good fit for job training. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=FBBE4769D67D51B73B4C73661BF22DA1 FBBE4769D67D51B73B4C73661BF22DA1 Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:27:11 CST See The Detroit News editorial.

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<![CDATA[Jackson College's Pathways from Prison program producing dean's list students.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=753DFDE7C744605BE1037D8711848B3E 753DFDE7C744605BE1037D8711848B3E Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:51:24 CST See MLive article.

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<![CDATA[Macomb Community College-J.P. Morgan Chase fund awards $275,000 to 5 tech businesses.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=9F8E9424EDA93AF0C86A62F7F78595C6 9F8E9424EDA93AF0C86A62F7F78595C6 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:59:07 CST  See Crain’s Detroit Business News article and Community College Daily article.

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<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College to build $7.3M early childhood laboratory preschool.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=9D43AEFCECEE5DAD6EE1DB6BE2499EDF 9D43AEFCECEE5DAD6EE1DB6BE2499EDF Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:45:03 CST See MLive article.

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<![CDATA[Schoolcraft College to launch four-year culinary degree.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=2D0EB6BEC8C465EBDB7989987D64F58F 2D0EB6BEC8C465EBDB7989987D64F58F Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:09:43 CST See Detroit Free Press article.

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<![CDATA[St. Clair County Community College awarded $1.1 million grant to help disadvantaged students.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=3C780F84B0B58A3E46BF72F7EDDF42D5 3C780F84B0B58A3E46BF72F7EDDF42D5 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 09:11:42 CST See The Times Herald article,

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<![CDATA[Mott Community College gets federal funds to help students succeed in school.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=542B4F57E46CA5A34D8BC629D17A6F35 542B4F57E46CA5A34D8BC629D17A6F35 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:43:40 CST See MLive article.

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<![CDATA[Plan to allow community colleges to offer 4-year nursing degrees resurfaces.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=36293E466E1D1A23306D9E06919A9D29 36293E466E1D1A23306D9E06919A9D29 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:31 CST Lawmakers in Michigan have renewed an effort to allow community colleges to award bachelor's degrees in nursing — a move that could change the way nursing education is delivered in the state as industry preferences evolve to favor nurses with more advanced training.

The state's 28 community colleges support the idea as a natural extension of their mission. But four-year public universities oppose the measure, arguing the change would undermine existing agreements betwe]]> <![CDATA[New national data indicate that 37% of college students transfer at least once within six years, with community colleges being the top destination for transfer students from four-year institutions.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=C7A7D3F92AA0367EB09A4760BF59CA03 C7A7D3F92AA0367EB09A4760BF59CA03 Wed, 8 Jul 2015 10:54:23 CST More Than a Third of College Students Transfer: New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show that 37.2% of college students transfer at least once within six years. Students often cross state lines (which means they don't necessarily show up in state databases of students or graduates). The clearinghouse said community colleges were the top destination for transfer students from ]]> <![CDATA[The Detroit News editorial: Allow community colleges to offer some 4-year degrees.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=AED246BE125D49BFB5A62AEB279308B6 AED246BE125D49BFB5A62AEB279308B6 Tue, 7 Jul 2015 09:09:08 CST See The Detroit News editorial.

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<![CDATA[MCCA launches national search for new Executive Director of the Michigan Center for Student Success.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=2958CC3E405E8D32F9CB60E712C1A691 2958CC3E405E8D32F9CB60E712C1A691 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 15:29:24 CST Chris Baldwin, the current Executive Director of the Center for Student Success, will be leaving the MCCA to take a position as Senior Program Director with Jobs for the Future.  In his new role, Chris will be continuing the work similar to what he has been doing in Michigan to help states and colleges improve the outcomes of students enrolled at community colleges by fostering the development of additional Student Success Centers nationally.  Although it will be difficult to replac]]>