NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org July Michigan Community College Association Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:31:12 CST Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:31:12 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![CDATA[Alpena Community College instructor live streams abroad the Nautilus.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=C610AE6C3B0E7C4502225AAB842AB79A C610AE6C3B0E7C4502225AAB842AB79A Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:31:12 CST Instructor David Cummins was selected to spend a few weeks aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus exploring the ocean floor as part of a science communications fellowship (see article and video).  

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<![CDATA[Lake Michigan College participates in national initiative to help low-income students complete college by better braiding public benefits and student services.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=FB883034CC465C354711B682A8165B91 FB883034CC465C354711B682A8165B91 Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:19:18 CST Coupling public benefits and student services (see Community College Daily article). Lake Michigan College was one of seven community colleges nationally to participate in the Benefits Access for College Completion initiative, focused on increasing low-income students’ access to public benefits, such as food assistance and Medicaid, to help students complete colle]]> <![CDATA[Schoolcraft College and Muskegon Community College ranked in the Top 50 Best Value Community Colleges in 2016.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=CDFE065A2B3FA396C9A5630870AA5023 CDFE065A2B3FA396C9A5630870AA5023 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:08:49 CST See Value Colleges article/website.

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<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College has established a $7 million scholarship fund with Spectrum Health to help students pursuing careers in health care or the health sciences.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=A199A20E31941624BE1B2207EC1993EB A199A20E31941624BE1B2207EC1993EB Sat, 2 Jul 2016 09:33:55 CST See Crain’s Detroit Business article.

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<![CDATA[Fifty well-paying jobs in Michigan that don’t require a bachelor’s degree.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=3AC9707119EAB504C8E953ADB2B97F0F 3AC9707119EAB504C8E953ADB2B97F0F Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:30:49 CST The list is based on the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics employment and wages report for May 2015.  BLS looked at wages for 766 jobs in Michigan (see MLive article).

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<![CDATA[Delta College, Jackson College and Mott Community College will participate in the Obama administration’s 'Second Chance Pell’ pilot to offer Pell Grants to incarcerated students.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=2663E8734DA9B3BBEC08E8C350AD23D0 2663E8734DA9B3BBEC08E8C350AD23D0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:05:54 CST See the Inside Higher Education article.

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<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College supports job creation by local employers with training supported by the Michigan New Jobs Training Program.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=773784F2346F46D7698516C267C29B56 773784F2346F46D7698516C267C29B56 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:05:12 CST See MLive article.

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<![CDATA[State approves $6.4 million for Delta College downtown Saginaw campus.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=7F502B123D44E018A989E3B3297C142C 7F502B123D44E018A989E3B3297C142C Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:04:35 CST See MLive article.

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<![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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