NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org June Michigan Community College Association Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:52:14 CST Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:52:14 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![CDATA[Bay College selected for a national Achieving the Dream’s initiative to promote open educational resources as an alternative to textbooks. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=2186454DD052771EEBA5D0849542E842 2186454DD052771EEBA5D0849542E842 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:52:14 CST See theCommunity College Daily article.  Textbooks costs account for about $1,300 per year for a full-time community college student.

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<![CDATA[Jackson College President Daniel Phelan's new book addresses unrelenting change, innovation and risk in the community college.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=B6D296C0332006F8FC873924879F8B98 B6D296C0332006F8FC873924879F8B98 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:27:28 CST Setting a course for change includes risks (see Community College Daily article by President Dan Phelan of Jackson College on his new book Unrelenting Change, Innovat]]> <![CDATA[Wayne County Community College District to invest $40 million in new buildings. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=AC54EF3CB1AEAD1AF00D89C9B9EDF01A AC54EF3CB1AEAD1AF00D89C9B9EDF01A Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:00:48 CST See the Detroit Free Press article.  

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<![CDATA[Michigan Legislature approved a $7 million capital outlay investment for the Innovation Center at Northwestern Michigan College.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=4E8BE8287222A7248B2CC1852E9AB509 4E8BE8287222A7248B2CC1852E9AB509 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:59:44 CST See more information in the press release.

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<![CDATA[Governor Snyder tours Mott Community College to see effects of $3 million grant .]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=A3E5E46C1E5A2D52E8332E19605285BE A3E5E46C1E5A2D52E8332E19605285BE Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:59:02 CST See the Oakland Press article.

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<![CDATA[President Conway Jeffress of Schoolcraft College named to Governor Snyder's new 21st Century Education Commission, tasked with finding governance and funding improvements for Michigan schools.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=447C9A82B8D8F758DCC4235B24CCFF6B 447C9A82B8D8F758DCC4235B24CCFF6B Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:11:59 CST See the Crain’s Detroit Business article.

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<![CDATA[President Marilyn Schlack of Kalamazoo Valley Community College identified as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=1E476C1A49A3A220565DCFA6900E1B25 1E476C1A49A3A220565DCFA6900E1B25 Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:10:20 CST See the Crain’s Detroit Business article.

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<![CDATA[Washtenaw Community College ranked one of the 2016 Top 50 Best Value Online Community Colleges.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=021A6228F4C8A2C3DB626FD9C3A55CC1 021A6228F4C8A2C3DB626FD9C3A55CC1 Fri, 27 May 2016 14:36:15 CST Millions of working adults need education to increase their credentials and achieve their career goals, but with rising tuition costs and predatory online schools, online education can be a perilous market. Many potential students don't realize how many options there are for affordable online community college degree programs, so Value Colleges has put together a ranking of the online schools that offer the best value for their costs. The Best Value ranking considers only regionally accre]]> <![CDATA[National Science Foundation awards Washtenaw Community College grant to foster automotive lightweighting jobs.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=73C9C77219DC2ACF775CC830985FDE41 73C9C77219DC2ACF775CC830985FDE41 Mon, 23 May 2016 09:37:04 CST The $200K grant will be used to instruct students and educators on the most up-to-date information regarding lightweight materials in the automotive design and manufacturing processes (see more information).

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<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College is launching its third middle college program this fall, the first with a corporate collaborator, furniture manufacturer Herman Miller.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=11F47F4CAF44BD7979489AD0195F4C48 11F47F4CAF44BD7979489AD0195F4C48 Mon, 23 May 2016 09:35:12 CST See the Community College Daily article.

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<![CDATA[Three Macomb Community College faculty members receive award for excellence in teaching.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=4F061485B768B21AD5F72232B11E01C6 4F061485B768B21AD5F72232B11E01C6 Wed, 18 May 2016 13:08:10 CST The 2016 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award recognizes community and technical college educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues (see more information).

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<![CDATA[Alpena Community College hosts the national 2016 College Lineman Rodeo.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=431F490CDEB367D013825FAF3E03317C 431F490CDEB367D013825FAF3E03317C Tue, 17 May 2016 11:22:23 CST See the WBKB News article.

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<![CDATA[North Central Michigan College and University of Michigan-Flint partner to expand opportunities for students in Petoskey.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=477B35453A4A22A0C4FBB39B430900BC 477B35453A4A22A0C4FBB39B430900BC Mon, 16 May 2016 10:45:17 CST North Central Michigan College graduates will be able to earn an online bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint in Nursing, Applied Science, or Business Administration close to home (see UM-Flint Now article).

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<![CDATA[The Elusive Community College Baccalaureate Degree. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=10400E40C149DB35691FE4089C9565AA 10400E40C149DB35691FE4089C9565AA Mon, 16 May 2016 10:18:12 CST See article on Ferris State University's Perspectives article by Daniel Phelan, President of Jackson College.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Senator Gary Peters visits Alpena Community College.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=1119527E73FF645A3520C11C41DAC550 1119527E73FF645A3520C11C41DAC550 Mon, 9 May 2016 07:56:01 CST See WBKB News article.

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<![CDATA[Michigan is one of only 12 states where students can work their way through a public two-year institution while working 20 hours or less per week.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=28A73DA76E8E90F8C69F67285CC42298 28A73DA76E8E90F8C69F67285CC42298 Mon, 2 May 2016 06:27:40 CST See the national report 2016 College Affordability Diagnosis.

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<![CDATA[A new vocational program is headed to high schools in partnership with Kirtland Community College.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=811A1EAAA78326F33A57A47207919988 811A1EAAA78326F33A57A47207919988 Mon, 2 May 2016 06:25:10 CST See UpNorthLive article.

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<![CDATA[Kellogg Community College adds $2.1 million in new equipment to enhance student training.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=CE26393D8B89DF164B1A0AD7535D8AA1 CE26393D8B89DF164B1A0AD7535D8AA1 Mon, 2 May 2016 06:24:23 CST See KCC Daily article.

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<![CDATA[The Power of Pell: Mott Community College's use of federal aid to train unemployed workers and dissolve silos between credit and noncredit.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=704710F4FF7FE8E191873D2048E4DC28 704710F4FF7FE8E191873D2048E4DC28 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:40:09 CST See the Promising Practices Brief from Achieving the Dream and Workforce Strategies Initiative at the Aspen Institute.

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<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College and McDonald’s partner to put employees on path to degrees.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=CC19558BD5D98564CEFD6DC8A9E23A6A CC19558BD5D98564CEFD6DC8A9E23A6A Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:55:00 CST See MLive article.

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