2020 Michigan Student Success Summit
The Michigan Center for Student Success has announced that they will be hosting the annual Student Success Summit virtually this year and have crafted a schedule to provide Michigan community colleges with some of the benefits of the annual Summit without traveling to Lansing. Although they will miss the opportunity to engage with colleagues and partners at the premiere event of the MCSS, they are hopeful that the virtual conference will provide attendees the much needed, and much deserved, opportunity to engage in valuable conversations about student success.
Registration is open for the Michigan Student Success Summit delivered via Zoom on September 16-18 and September 23-25, 2020. Sessions will begin each day at 3:00 pm. The Michigan Center for Student Success will host 75-minute or two-hour sessions each day. Community college faculty, staff, and administrators can register for one or all of the events. There is no fee to register.
The MCSS will also be tweeting throughout the event @mccacss and using the hashtag #MCSSsummit20. Join the MCSS on Twitter by following @mccacss and join the conversation now or on September 16th. Contact Erica Orians or Jenny Schanker with questions. Check back throughout August and September for more details on each session including speakers and additional opportunities to engage.
Living Our Values: Viewpoints from the Michigan Center for Student Success
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 3:00 pm
The MCSS will kick-off the first-ever virtual Michigan Student Success Summit with an overview of the Summit, a review of the refreshed MCSS vision, and the perennially popular update on the status of statewide projects and initiatives. Join Erica Orians, Jenny Schanker, Katie Giardello, and Precious Miller for this interactive session.
The Priviledged Poor in Community College: Removing Hidden Obstacles to Help Students Thrive
Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 3:00 pm
This session will focus on removing obstacles that prevent poor students and students of color from being successful in a community college setting. Keynote presenter Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack will provide some brief remarks and engage in a moderated Q&A. Afterward, a panel of leaders from Michigan community colleges who are doing “MI-BEST” to remove obstacles to student success will share what they are learning.
Real Values in a Virtual World
Friday, September 18, 2020 | 3:00 pm
This session explores how community college leaders are living their values in a virtual world, more important than ever due to social distancing amid the global pandemic. The session will feature leaders innovatively engaging in various multi-media platforms (podcasts, video features, and social media), particularly showcasing the #EndCCStigma campaign championed by Dr. Steve Robinson, now president at Lansing Community College. The session will close with an interactive happy hour on Twitter (and Zoom) geared toward supporting #mistudentsuccess Tweeters with a variety of comfort levels using the Twitter platform.
Postsecondary Policy Perspectives: A Dialogue of Federal and State Policy Issues
Wedensday, September 23, 2020 | 3:00 pm
This interactive discussion session will focus on federal and state policy issues that impact community colleges and higher education in Michigan and across the country, the 2020 federal and state elections, and policy concerns that impact faculty, staff, and administrators. In addition to hearing from panelists the attendees will be invited to ask questions.
Why Mobility Matters Now: The Intersection of Equity and Student Transitions
Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 3:00 pm
A significant amount of research has focused on the impact of student transitions from high school to college, transfer to a university, transition to the workforce… and not necessarily in that order. This session will focus on the intersection of student mobility and equity. What do we know about student mobility and how does this impact historically marginalized students in higher education?
Pathways to the Future: Six Years of Pathways Innovations in Michigan
Friday, September 25, 2020 | 3:00 pm
MCSS is building on six years of innovation focused on pathways to lay a strong foundation for the future of our students and the state. Join our Guided Pathways Evaluator Dawn Coleman and a panel of college practitioners to learn how Michigan’s efforts to build guided, math and transfer pathways can help more students cross the finish line to certificates, degrees, and careers.