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The MCSS hosts multiple events, webinars and meetings throughout the year.  Upcoming events are available on this page.  Archived webinars, event materials, and other publications are also available at the these links.  




Reading Apprenticeship Webinar Series

MCSS is partnering with West Ed to present a series of webinars on how to integrate Reading Apprenticeship across a variety of academic contexts including STEM, First Year Experience courses and Tutoring/Learning Assistance.  These webinars are primarily for faculty, although administrators and staff may also find them useful.  Dates and registration links below.  All webinars will be recorded and posted for later viewing.  Please contact Jenny Schanker with any questions.

 Reading Apprenticeship and Tutoring/ Learning Assistance on Tuesday, May 16th from 3-4pm will describe the ways that educators have utilized Reading Apprenticeship to improve tutoring and other learning assistance efforts. Register here.


VR&E VA Benefit - A Boon for Student Veterans - CMVE Webinar: May 9, 2017 at 1PM

Melissa Spaulding, VetSuccess on Campus Counselor with the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, will share more about the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Chapter 31) VA Benefit that can be a tremendous asset for veterans pursuing higher education, particular those no longer eligible for the GI Bill. Click here to register.


Registration Open for Regional Faculty Conversations May 23-25, 2017

Once again, the Michigan Center for Student Success will be hosting a series of regional conversations in May.  The theme for this year will be Faculty Advising for Guided Pathways: Who, How and Why?  The conversations are intended for full time and adjunct faculty, including faculty counselors. The dates and locations for this year’s meetings are:

All conversations will last from 10 am – 2pm and will include lunch. Please contact Jenny Schanker with any questions.


A Closer Look at DSST Exams - CMVE webinar: May 25, 2017 at 10AM

Ashley Willnecker, Product Manager with Prometric (DSST's parent company) will share more about the changes DSST has seen since Prometric acquired the exams in 2006, tips in defining transfer equivalencies for DSST exams, and considerations for becoming a DANTES fully-funded test center to maximize support for military-connected students.  Click here to register.


MI-litary Equivalency Project Campus Workgroup Seminar - Friday, June 2, 2017 at Jackson College

Campus workgroups are invited to this hands-on seminar from 10AM-3PM on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Jackson College. The event will feature staff from ACE (American Council on Education) showcasing promising practices in using ACE tools to facilitate a more streamlined credit mapping process on your campus, offer examples from other institutions who have begun this work, and provide campus workgroup planning time to further develop priority areas. Read more about the event here and find the registration link here. Please consider sending a team to participate in this event at no-cost to your institution, even if this work is just beginning on your campus. Contact Katie Giardello with questions.


Registration Open for Mathematics Pathways Summit June 28 at Michigan State University

As part of Michigan’s participation in the Charles A. Dana Center Math Pathways to Completion initiative, MCSS, MASU and the Right Math at the Right Time Standing Committee are presenting a Mathematics Pathways Summit on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.  The summit will be hosted at Michigan State University and will feature presentations and breakout sessions strengthening the implementation of quantitative reasoning, statistics and preparation for calculus pathways across Michigan’s community colleges and universities.  A draft agenda is available here.

Registration is available here. Note that a stipend of $200 is available to attendees to offset travel and other expenses.  Participation is limited, so please register soon.  Contact Jenny Schanker with any questions.  


ALP Faculty Development Institute August 10-11, 2017

Save the Date for this faculty development workshop for instructors who are new to teaching developmental and college-level composition in a co-requisite model.  Peter Adams and Susan Gabriel will facilitate this workshop at Henry Ford College.  The registration fee will be $300 per person.  Registration available here.  Please contact Jenny Schanker with questions.



Summer MSSN Meeting

The summer Student Success Network meeting will be on Friday, June 16th at the H Hotel in Midland, Michigan and will be co-located with the MACRAO Summer Conference.  The meeting will include a presentation by Macomb Community College and the Community College Research Center and their work on Building Transfer Student Success.  Registration will be available soon.  Contact Erica Orians with questions.  


MI-litary Equivalency Project: Credit Mapping Seminar - Sept. 26, 2017 in Lansing, MI

Staff from ACE and other national organizations will be on hand to work with faculty from all interested disciplines on how to use ACE resource materials to more efficiently map direct transfer credit awards for credit recommendations that appear on Joint Services Transcripts (JST). We’re hoping for a rich audience including deans, department chairs, and faculty interested in aligning competencies gained through military training and education to outcomes in their own curriculum for direct credit matches where possible. While all disciplines will be welcomed, there will be an emphasis on healthcare fields in this particular event, including a strand on nursing. More details and registration information for both events  will be available on the MEP website


2017 CMVE Conference

The CMVE will host its 5th annual Conference on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Radisson in downtown Lansing, MI. The 2017 Conference theme is “Serving Veterans in the Classroom” and is meant to engage with educators in and out of the classroom on strategies for academic success of veterans. The call for proposals is open until June 30, 2017.


2017 Student Success Summit

The 2017 Student Success Summit is scheduled for Thursday-Friday, September 28-29th at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan.  The call for proposals is open until June 16, 2017.


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