NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org May Michigan Community College Association Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:40:09 CST Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:40:09 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![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.

]]>
<![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.

]]>
<![CDATA[New agriculture degree with MSU certificate to be offered at Muskegon Community College.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=760AAB459E1758475E2141A72FCA8AAF 760AAB459E1758475E2141A72FCA8AAF Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:54:20 CST See MLive article.

]]>
<![CDATA[Jackson College president Dan Phelan to lead national community college advocacy group.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=F4A71551A9421F390452061D4A62FCC1 F4A71551A9421F390452061D4A62FCC1 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:53:28 CST See MLive article.

]]>
<![CDATA[Delta College, Jackson College, Bay de Noc Community College and Kirtland Community College recognized as top tech-savvy community colleges by the Center for Digital Education.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=647F998B1208391DFCB5346E1B4F1E15 647F998B1208391DFCB5346E1B4F1E15 Sun, 10 Apr 2016 17:12:07 CST The 2015-16 Digital Community Colleges Survey analyzes how community colleges use a range of technologies to improve services to students, faculty, staff and the community at large (see article).

]]>
<![CDATA[Recent study shows North Central Michigan College's $120.2 million impact on the local economy in total gross regional product.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=703444A5CD299D418C7749A0018EE064 703444A5CD299D418C7749A0018EE064 Sat, 9 Apr 2016 18:19:16 CST 552388A1487A2B991BD71EA343ACE045 Sat, 9 Apr 2016 15:47:32 CST The Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN), a partnership between seven Michigan Works! Agencies and nine community colleges in Southeastern Michigan, has launched MI Bright Future to better inform teen job choices (see the Detroit Free Press article). The pilot program wi]]> <![CDATA[Three early-stage companies from Livingston, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will receive a total of $225,000 in funding from the Innovation Fund Macomb Community College, Powered by JPMorgan Chase & Co.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=3778D8783C071D324DB1A1F7CBAC26F8 3778D8783C071D324DB1A1F7CBAC26F8 Fri, 1 Apr 2016 11:07:07 CST See the Yahoo Finance article.

]]>
<![CDATA[Henry Ford College selected for the national Community College Innovation Challenge.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=5E841DD1FE3E4972E84D932C4DDBE1CA 5E841DD1FE3E4972E84D932C4DDBE1CA Fri, 1 Apr 2016 11:06:11 CST The program, a partnership between the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges, challenges community college students to propose innovative solutions based in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to address global challenges.

See the Community College Daily article.

]]>
<![CDATA[High school students can now take advantage of free college credit through Glen Oaks Community College as part of the new Early Middle College program in St. Joseph County.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=FF6FCD6045678F3D3FC6002F93951C14 FF6FCD6045678F3D3FC6002F93951C14 Fri, 1 Apr 2016 11:05:02 CST See the Sturgis Journal article.

]]>
<![CDATA[Mid Michigan Community College was selected as one of twenty community colleges nationally for the 'Right Signals' credentialing initiative. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=3A3DFAA5F342A58C75F52FD9C9AC2132 3A3DFAA5F342A58C75F52FD9C9AC2132 Sat, 12 Mar 2016 11:33:41 CST The twenty community colleges will work together to identify and develop a model for recognizable credentialing to serve students, colleges and employers nationally (see Community College Daily article).

]]>
<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College received a $449K job training grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to help low-income residents earn a living wage.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=68BDF2C3E40C1D53640A023821BF36B7 68BDF2C3E40C1D53640A023821BF36B7 Wed, 2 Mar 2016 14:17:58 CST Read the MLive article.

]]>
<![CDATA[Report by Michigan State University on The President’s Role in Driving Internationalization highlights the efforts of Jackson College and Mott Community College.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=C5D77D84288A0D81A4C301B321DCA294 C5D77D84288A0D81A4C301B321DCA294 Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:16:48 CST Michigan State University published paper on The President’s Role in Driving Internationalization - first issue on the series for Reporting on Internationalization at Community Colleges. See full report.  

]]>
<![CDATA[Schoolcraft College eligible for coveted national Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=97E62911571E77B949D5253653D14227 97E62911571E77B949D5253653D14227 Sun, 21 Feb 2016 10:41:05 CST See the Hometownlife/USA Today Network article.

]]>
<![CDATA[Mott Community College named a finalist in the AACC 2016 Awards of Excellence - Community College Safety Planning and Leadership category.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=918F6A9453E65500CAF34924C3664455 918F6A9453E65500CAF34924C3664455 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 21:47:29 CST See Community College Daily article.

]]>
<![CDATA[Online connected vehicle training now offered at Washtenaw Community College. With more resources being devoted to connected and autonomous vehicle research, more training is also needed for workers.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=9769D845DCF11979C282415459677B82 9769D845DCF11979C282415459677B82 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 21:46:41 CST See MLive article.

]]>
<![CDATA[After nearly 50 years at Macomb Community College, President Jim Jacobs announces his retirement.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=674678782649F920B39B9CA5E965D9CF 674678782649F920B39B9CA5E965D9CF Mon, 8 Feb 2016 07:41:51 CST Read the Detroit Free Press article.

]]>
<![CDATA[Delta College ranked third nationally in private fundraising among community colleges. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=1CD91F019464E230AD6EE54F3A7ED672 1CD91F019464E230AD6EE54F3A7ED672 Mon, 8 Feb 2016 07:38:04 CST Charitable contributions to colleges and universities in the United States increased 7.6% in 2015, according to results of the annual Voluntary Support of Education survey conducted by the Council for Aid to Education. Delta College raised $4,659,966 from the private sector in 2015 (read the Midland Daily News article).

]]>
<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College has entered into a new partnership with Rice University's OpenStax program to encourage the use of free textbooks and significantly lower the costs for students.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=9A3E91B742C89DC7E8DF7BE8358382EA 9A3E91B742C89DC7E8DF7BE8358382EA Mon, 8 Feb 2016 07:37:26 CST Read the MLive article.

]]>
<![CDATA[5 Michigan community colleges up for prestigious $1 million Aspen prize.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=DA556344FE4D04C9DECA4252D82EE8BA DA556344FE4D04C9DECA4252D82EE8BA Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:17:36 CST See MLive article.

The Aspen Institute announced 150 community colleges eligible for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. In a comprehensive review of the publicly available data, these institutions - from 35 states - have demonstrated strong outcomes considering three areas of student success: student success in persistence, completion, and transfer; consistent improve]]>