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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.  



Webinar with the MEDC/ Pure Michigan Talent Connect

The Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC) manages Pure Michigan Talent Connect at  The site posts almost 100,000 jobs across Michigan, allows candidates to post resumes, and offers career exploration tools.  The MEDC is interested in partnering with Michigan community colleges to encourage students to use Pure Michigan Talent Connect for a job search and post their resumes for prospective careers and internships.  MEDC would like to explore interest in:

  • Creating a custom college-branded page which your institution could use to direct employers to post jobs and students to post their resumes.
  • Customizing so that your Career Services professionals or other college staff could view the profiles of students/job seekers affiliated with your college.  This customization is similar to what some colleges currently offer to employers and students through a job posting portal. 

There would be no direct fees to the college to partner.  The MCSS is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 1-2pm with MEDC to discuss this new opportunity.  Interested colleges can register here.  The webinar will be recorded and available on the MCSS website if you are unable to join.  Please forward this message to your career and internship services offices and anyone else who might be interested in attending the webinar.  Contact Erica Orians with questions.  

Scaling Veteran Student Success Strategies to Your Campus Resources

The CMVE with host the 2nd annual Spring Regional Workshop Series in March and April. The workshops will feature a national expert on student veteran success from Operation College Promise, a national policy, research, and education program supporting the transition of military-connected students “To, Through, and Beyond” their postsecondary advancement. Click here for more details on the workshops, including links to register, and a flyer to circulate to your campus networks.  Events will take place around the state on the following dates: 

  • March 20 at Oakland University
  • March 21 at Grand Valley State University
  • March 22 at Michigan State University
  • April 10 at North Central Michigan College
  • April 11 at Northern Michigan University


Spring Michigan Student Success Network meeting

Registration is available for the Spring Michigan Student Success Network meeting on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Lake Michigan College.  This event will take place in conjunction with the Guided Pathways Institute for Cohort II colleges on Thursday, March 30th.  The theme for the events is Creating and Maintaining Student Momentum in a Guided Pathways Context and will include presentations from national experts on keeping students on the path toward success.  Colleges are encouraged to bring a team of 3-4 members.  Contact Jenny Schanker with questions.  

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 STEM on Tuesday, March 21st 3-4 pm

How does a focus on academic and disciplinary literacy manifest in STEM contexts? This webinar will describe the ways that STEM faculty utilize the Reading Apprenticeship framework to discover and reflect on their own ways of unlocking STEM graphs, charts, illustrations, and problems, and how explicitly supporting academic literacy helps students master core concepts.  Register here.

Reading Apprenticeship and First Year Experience Contexts on Tuesday, April 18th from 3-4pm

Drawing on materials, descriptions, and data from Pasadena City College, this webinar will articulate the ways that Reading Apprenticeship can be particularly impactful for first year college students and the instructors who teach them. Register here.

 Reading Apprenticeship and Tutoring/ Learning Assistance on Tuesday, May 16th from 3-4pm

This webinar will describe the ways that educators have utilized Reading Apprenticeship to improve tutoring and other learning assistance efforts. Register here.




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 Advising for Guided Pathways: Who, How and Why?  The dates and locations for this year’s meetings are:

  • May 23rd at Mott Community College
  • May 24th at Grand Rapids Community College
  • May 25th at Northwestern Michigan College

All conversations will last from 10 am – 2pm and will include lunch.  Registration information will be available soon. 

Save the Date for the Mathematics Pathway Summit on June 28, 2017

As part of our 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 focused on strengthening the implementation of quantitative reasoning, statistics and preparation for calculus pathways across Michigan’s community colleges and universities.  Contact Jenny Schanker with questions.  

MCSS Plans 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.  More information regarding registration will be available soon.  Please contact Jenny Schanker with questions.

2017 Student Success Summit

The 2017 Student Success Summit is scheduled for Thursday-Friday, September 28-29th at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan.  Save the date for this event and watch for the Call for Proposals in Summer 2017.  


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