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Reports and Publications

The MCSS creates reports and publications with support from our funders and key partners to support our initiatives and events.  Selected reports and publications are available below.  In addition, the MCSS maintains several affiliated websites with valuable resources for community college leaders including the Michigan Transfer Network, MiTransfer Pathways, Michigan Guided Pathways, and the Right Math at the Right Time.  


Keeping Colleges on the Right Path


Keeping Colleges on the Path: A Look at Michigan’s Guided Pathways Progress from 2017-2019

September 2019

This publication features highlights from the 2019 administration of the CCRC Scale of Adoption Assessment (SOAA) at the 13 Mentor Circle Colleges who are currently participating in the Michigan Guided Pathways Institute. The brief describes the colleges’ progress in implementing the 19 Guided Pathways practices as well as observations, recommendations and next steps for MCSS and the colleges.



Taylor Transfer Report


Postsecondary Transfer and Mobility in Michigan:  Exploring Transfer Patterns, Programs, Places, and People

August 2019

This publication includes the results of a research project focused on transfer students in Michigan using data from the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) with generous financial support from the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN).



Building METC Degree Bridge Partnerships in Michigan


Building METC Degree Bridge Partnerships in Michigan

Fall 2019

This brief describes the process of creating accelerated healthcare degree completion programs for veterans in partnership with the Defense Health Agency’s Medical Education and Training Campus (METC). The publication features lessons learned from five community colleges and one university that created more than 20 new healthcare degree bridge programs for veterans in 2019.



Additional Publications and Reports

PDF icon The Right Math at the Right Time for Michigan:  “Coalition of the Willing” Strengthens Math Pathways in a Decentralized Higher Education System (March 2019)

PDF icon Guided Pathways: The Scale of Adoption in Michigan (January 2018)

PDF icon Skills Builders in Michigan Community Colleges (October 2017)

PDF icon Michigan Credit When It's Due Digital Communication Kit (October 2017)

PDF icon Tracking Transfer:  CEPI's 2015-16 College Transfers Report (April 2017)

PDF icon Supporting Guided Pathways in Michigan:  Lessons Learned from Cohort I (March 2017)

PDF icon A Resource Guide on Translating Military Competencies into Academic Credit (December 2016)

PDF icon The Accelerated Learning Program in Michigan (November 2016)

PDF icon The Right Math at the Right Time:  Addressing Mathematics Challenges Facing Michigan Colleges and Universities (October 2016)

PDF icon Tracking Transfer:  Sessions Featured at the Student Success Summit (October 2016)

PDF icon Guided Pathways Cohort I:  Progress and Success (September 2016)

PDF icon Lessons Learned from Michigan's Project Win-Win (September 2016)

PDF icon Project Win-Win Practice Guide (September 2016)

PDF icon Tracking Transfer:  June Issue (June 2016)

PDF icon Tracking Transfer:  May Issue (May 2016)

PDF icon Tracking Transfer:  April Issue (April 2016)

PDF icon Using Multiple Measures for Placement in College Composition (April 2016)

PDF icon Using Multiple Measures for Placement in Mathematics (April 2016)

PDF icon Forging New Pathways: The Impact of the Breaking Through Initiative in Michigan (November 2012) 

PDF icon Autonomy and Innovation: Systemic Change in a Decentralized State (October 2012)