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Co-requisite math helps NCMC’s MoSTEM students get up to speed

Through MoSTEMWINs, North Central Missouri College chose to offer a Certified Production Technician program, a manufacturing certificate and the UP program, which is designed to assist students with low math skills. Math can be a huge barrier to college students, regardless of whether they have been out of high school a while or not, and can even stand in the way of graduation. For two students at NCMC, this could not have been more true. Autumn Lindsay, a non-traditional student, wife and mother of ... Read more

Community Colleges avoid additional withholds

Earlier this month, the Missouri General Assembly met for their annual veto session.  There were a total of twenty bills that were vetoed by Governor Nixon following the legislative session, and after the first day of the veto session, the Missouri General Assembly overrode 13 bills. Due to the potential fiscal impact of several pieces of legislation that were overridden, Governor Nixon announced more than $59 million in withholds-the second round of withholds that he has announced this year. No community college ... Read more

Jefferson College Named Healthiest Community College Campus in America

Jefferson College is a winner of the 2016 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award and recognized as one of the healthiest college campuses in the nation. The prestigious award celebrates U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate excellence in prioritizing and promoting the health and well-being of their students. It is the only national recognition of its kind that celebrates leadership, innovation, collaboration, and excellence in campus health. Jefferson College was the only higher education institution in Missouri and the only community college in the ... Read more

Course Matrix Crosswalk project launches

At last month’s grants retreat, Dr. Janice Aanenson from CAEL, officially kicked off the launch of the Missouri Credit for Prior Learning crosswalk project, which will ultimately develop a statewide credit for prior learning course matrix crosswalk to national standards. Through the project, CAEL will guide Missouri’s colleges through a process that will define standards and procedures for aligning course outcomes with those developed and recognized by key industries. One of the first tasks that needs to be completed is for each college ... Read more

2016 Distinguished Legislator award recipients announced

The following legislators will be recognized for their efforts during the legislative session at MCCA’s annual convention November 2-4, 2016 Speaker of the House Todd Richardson Richardson represents part of Butler County, including the City of Poplar Bluff (District 154), in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2010 and reelected in November of 2012 and 2014. In May 2015, Todd was selected by his peers to serve as the Speaker of the Missouri House of ... Read more

Student upgrades her skills through MoSTEMWINs

Student upgrades her skills through MoSTEMWINs Ti’eara Monroe’s job as a home-health certified nursing assistant is challenging work, and her 12-hour shifts — evenings, overnights and weekends — aren’t on a set schedule. Meanwhile, the 22-year-old is also raising an 8-month-old son, Aiden. On top of all that, the 2012 Raytown South High School grad is a full-time student at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, taking advantage of MCC’s MoSTEMWINs medical assistant program. But Monroe has the road map in front of her ... Read more

CMT and Missouri’s rural colleges hold first-ever statewide Empowering Education event

Sedalia, Missouri – More than 250 people turned out to see rising CMT (Country Music Television) artist Courtney Cole and hear how Missouri’s rural colleges are changing the lives of students across the state. “I never knew that I would love wiring cabinets and building big machines, but I do, and I am good at it.” Stephanie Ley, Moberly Area Community College graduate said in a video aired at the event. Stephanie is a mother of seven and is currently working part time ... Read more

Non-credit longitudinal data project update

Non-credit longitudinal data project update Below are a few updates from Ronda Anderson on progress of the scorecard project: Work on several aspects of the project is currently taking place - IRG, the contractor that received the award for the development phase of the Scorecard Project, is working to enhance the longitudinal database to support the additional information for Scorecard. Work is has begun with ESP, the vendor that maintains EMSAS, for the quarterly upload of the Noncredit Supplemental Data File.  The file will include ... Read more

MoSTEMWINs helps student find a new career path

MoSTEMWINs helps student find a new career path In May 2015, armed with a bachelor of arts degree in philology and ethics, Abigail “Abby” Jonson of Farmington was underemployed and tired of trying to find a job in her field that paid a living wage in rural Missouri. She had begun thinking about a rewarding career in the health sciences industry. After attending a Certified Pharmacy Technician informational event at Mineral Area College, Abby decided to apply for the 20-week, MoWINs certificate program, ... Read more

Gov Nixon signs important legislation, withholds $115 million from the state budget

In the last month, Gov. Jay Nixon withheld $115.5 million in new or increased spending and signed key legislation pertaining to course transfer and the expansion of the A+ program. With the Governor’s action on SB 638, nonpublic high schools will be able to apply to the State Board of Education to be certified as an A+ School. At the time that this legislation was debated during the session, the legislature committed to funding this expansion in large part because of MCCA’s ... Read more
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