Michigan Reconnect Has Expanded!

Now more Michigan residents, including already enrolled community college students, can earn a degree or skills certificate, tuition-free.

Professional Learning Space

As a Student Success Advocate, you'll find a wealth of resources and tailored lessons aimed at addressing the key areas that matter most to community college professionals. Our diverse modules cover a wide range of subjects, providing you with valuable knowledge and effective strategies to meet your students' unique needs. Feel free to explore any module that aligns with your learning goals and interests.

Building Back College Enrollments

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on declining enrollment at community colleges across Michigan along with demographic shifts that have impacted enrollment for more than a decade. Community colleges interested in reversing this trend need access to disaggregated data to make strategic and informed decisions to build back enrollments.


Michigan Community College Association

The Michigan Community College Association is the unified voice for Michigan’s community colleges, empowering members to lead in the areas of student success, talent development, and community vitality.

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HB 4573

Sponsor: Rep. Carol Glanville
Extends new jobs training program sunset.
Bill Status: Passed in Senate (10/18/2023) 32-6; given immediate effect
Reported in Senate (10/5/2023) By Economic and Community Development Committee; Substitute S-1 adopted
Committee Hearing in Senate Economic and Community Development Committee (9/14/2023)
Received in Senate (6/28/2023) To Economic and Community Development Committee
Passed in House (6/28/2023) 85-23; Given Immediate Effect
Reported in House (6/21/2023) By Higher Education Committee; (Agenda); Substitute H-1 adopted
Committee Hearing in House Higher Education Committee (6/14/2023)
Introduced (5/16/2023) To Higher Education Committee

SB 463

Sponsor: Sen. Darrin Camilleri
Requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by pupils as condition of graduation.
Bill Status: Reported in Senate (10/24/2023) By Senate Education Committee; With substitute S-2
Committee Hearing in Senate Education Committee (10/17/2023)
Introduced (8/24/2023) To Education Committee

Center for Student Success

2022 Developmental Education Scale of Adoption Assessment

In winter 2022, MCSS launched a review of the state of developmental education reform at the 28 public community colleges in Michigan. This publication describes the scale of implementation of practices including corequisite delivery of developmental support for English composition, implementation of and support for mathematics pathways, and revised placement processes.

Leveraging the Coalition of the Willing for Student Success in Michigan

With no formal higher education governing body to set policy or coordinate initiatives, the MCSS has relied on individual leaders and practitioners within institutions to create a coalition of the willing who have worked to move the student success agenda forward. The article provides a political and historical context for the center’s founding, and more.

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Leadership Academy

The MCCA Leadership Academy is a hands-on, Michigan-specific professional development program for emerging leaders in the community college sector. Participants are nominated by their community college President or Chancellor. The nine-month cohort learning journey includes three live sessions with action-based learning projects in between, experiential learning activities, coaching and mentoring, and a capstone graduation experience.

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New Jobs Training Program

Designed as an economic development tool, the Michigan New Jobs Training Program allows community colleges to provide free training for employers that are creating new jobs and/or expanding operations in Michigan. The training for the newly hired workers is paid by capturing the state income tax associated with the new employees' wages.

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