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Michigan to Participate in Multistate Initiative to Boost Educational Attainment

In Educational Attainment by Dan Hurley

Michigan is one of seven states selected to participate in an “Attainment Academy” aimed at crafting a statewide strategic plan for increasing the postsecondary education levels of the state’s residents. The effort is being coordinated by the State Higher Education Executive Officers association (SHEEO) and the Education Strategy Group (ESG) with grant support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, …

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Virtual Career Fairs – Keeping Public University Talent in Michigan

In Talent, Workforce Alignment by MASU Guest

General Motors (GM) is investing $1 billion to expand the Warren Tech Center outside Detroit, Michigan. This expansion will create 2,600 jobs, but GM’s main challenge will be staffing it! “We have to meet or beat the talent levels in Silicon Valley and other technology hubs around the world,” says GM product chief Mark Reuss, but the question is how …

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Driving Transfer Student Success Through Collaboration

In Student Success by Will Emerson

The 2017-2018 academic year has been marked by forward progress on student success at the state universities of Michigan; efforts spearheaded by the institutions in partnership with the Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU). Since receiving a student success capacity-building grant from the Kresge Foundation in early 2017, the association’s staff have been working with campus leaders in coordinating initiatives …

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Adult Learners: The Not-So Non-Traditional Learner

In Diversity & Inclusion, Student Success by MASU Guest

[Note: Today’s guest blog is provided by Melissa Peraino, member of MASU’s Extended Education and Professional Development Directors Committee.] America’s got talent. Does Michigan? Many cite the lack of access to a talented workforce as one of the reasons for Amazon’s recent pass at establishing a second headquarters in Michigan. Their request for proposal indicated that a “highly educated labor …

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Collective Action to End Campus Sexual Assault

In Health & Safety by Dan Hurley

There may be no other higher education issue in recent years that has garnered so much attention from all levels of government, received such bipartisan support, and created such a united front across public universities as the issue of campus sexual assault. President Obama, members of Congress, governors, and state lawmakers have joined hands with higher education associations, advocacy groups, …