Professional Learning Spaces
 

Welcome to the 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. Remember to complete all the lessons within each module to earn your well-deserved certificate of completion.

 
 

MCCA is hosting a 21-Day Professional Learning Space Challenge on September 30-October 28, 2024. We look forward to your engagement! When you join the PLS Challenge, you will receive one lesson per day in your inbox to support your work as a Student Success Advocate.

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Module 1: Gateway Course Success

The lessons within this module will support student success advocates in increasing equitable completion of college-level mathematics and English.

 
Lesson 1: Making the Case for Guided Self-Placement

 

 

Lesson 2: Guided Self-Placement: Recommendations from the Field

 

 

Lesson 3: Equitable Advising for Guided Self-Placement

 

 

Lesson 4: Collaborating and Communicating for Guided Self-Placement

 

 

Lesson 5: Introduction to Scaffolding

 

 

Lesson 6: Procedural Scaffolding and Mapping the Learning Process

 

  

 

Lesson 7: Conceptual Scaffolding

 

  

 

Lesson 8: Strategic Scaffolding

 

  

 

Lesson 9: Metacognitive Scaffolding

 

  

 

Download Module 1 Certificate

Module 1 Certificate

 

 

 

Module 2: Transfer

The lessons within this module will encourage the development of strong relationships between colleges and universities to improve transfer student outcomes. 

 
Lesson 1: Using the Michigan Transfer Network

 

 

Lesson 2: Michigan Transfer Agreement Overview

 

 

Lesson 3: Improving Equitable Transfer Practices

 

Lesson 4: Sustaining Effective Relationships

 

 

Lesson 5: Data Deep Dive on Michigan Transfer Students

 

 

Lesson 6: MIHigher Education 101

 

 

Lesson 7: Faculty Role in Equitable Student Success

 

 

Lesson 8: Improvement Approaches

 

 

Download Module 2 Certificate

Module 2 Certificate

 

 

 

Module 3: Student Basic Needs

The lessons within this module encompass a variety of topics that will support community college personnel in expanding strategies to connect students with public benefits and community resources.

 
Lesson 1: Understanding Student Basic Needs
 

 

 

 

Lesson 2: Conversation Starters Addressing Student Basic Needs
 

 

 

 

Lesson 3: Connecting Students to Campus Supports
 

 

 

 

Lesson 4: Connecting Students to Community Resources
 

 

 

 

Lesson 5: Supporting Student Mental Health Needs
 

 

 

 

Download Module 3 Certificate
 

Module 3 Certificate

 

 

 

Module 4: Career Exploration

The lessons within this module support college personnel in their efforts to help students explore careers and complete their programs.

 
Lesson 1: Analyzing Disaggregated Program Data

 

 

 

 

Lesson 2: Career Exploration Resources for Faculty

 

 

 

Lesson 3: Expanding Knowledge of the Local Labor Market

 

 

 

Lesson 4: Exploring Diverse Careers

 

 

 

Lesson 5: Foundations of Equitable Advising, Onboarding, and Student Support

 

 

 

Lesson 6: Supporting Faculty and Advisor Relationships

 

 

 

Download Module 4 Certificate

Module 4 Certificate

 

 

Module 5: Data Discovery for Workforce Programs

This module aids college staff in enhancing student outcomes by effectively utilizing data to improve labor market results for students in key workforce programs.

 
Lesson 1: Overview and Key Questions

 

 

Lesson 2: Exploring Data Sources

 

 

Lesson 3: Engaging Stakeholders

 

 

Download Module 5 Certificate

Module 5 Certificate