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New technology for us means better connections for you

MCCA is getting an upgrade! With new technology from a company called MemberClicks, we are giving everything a face lift—our website, our newsletters—even committee communications are going to benefit from this new tool. We chose it because it’s designed for associations like us. It’s simple and intuitive, making your life and our lives a lot easier. Here are a few of the features that we think you’re really going to love: Find peers in the new online membership directory You’ll be able to find and ... Read more

Legislative session takes off

So far this session, the climate in the Capitol has been very different than in years past. The main contributing factors are that Republicans control both the Executive and Legislative branches, we have a new Governor in office and a significant number of new members of the legislature. The result is change, which can be seen in everything from new capitol security measures, to the way the budget process is playing out, to how swiftly Republican priorities like Right to Work are ... Read more

Governor announces withholds from higher education to balance budget

Last week, Governor Eric Greitens announced withholds to the current year’s budget totaling $146.4 million, with more than half of those spending restrictions coming out of higher education. The action was in response to the $39 million deficit that Gov. Greitens inherited from the previous administration. With six months still to go in the fiscal year, it was projected that by the end of FY 2017, the deficit would grow to an estimated $456 million. When the final cuts were announced, they included ... Read more

Advocacy Brief – January 19, 2017

This week in the Capitol, Governor Eric Greitens announced additional withholds impacting higher education; he gave his inaugural State of the State address; and the legislature made progress on higher education mission review, and workforce development. FY 2017 Spending Restrictions On Monday, Governor Eric Greitens announced withholds to the current year’s budget totaling $146.4 million, with more than half of those spending restrictions coming out of higher education. The action was in response to the $39 million deficit that Gov. Greitens inherited from the ... Read more

Meet your new board members

The new board of directors will meet for the first time in January, and there will be both new and familiar faces around the board table. New members of the board include: Rebecca Emerson, Vice Chair Administrative/Professional Department Serving as Executive Director of K-12 Initiatives at St. Louis Community College, Rebecca Emerson works to increase educational opportunities in St. Louis. Emerson leads teams in offering concurrent enrollment programming as well as early college exposure activities 27 public school districts plus nearly 100 private and charter ... Read more

OTC’s MoSTEMWINs program gets students out of the classroom

OTC's MoSTEMWINs program gets students out of the classroom If the words “Chemical Laboratory Technology” bring to mind images of white lab coats, Bunsen burners, and mad scientists, think again!  OTC’s new MoSTEMWINs CLT program is designed to provide real-life, hands-on, industry-relevant experience for our Certificate and A.A.S students. To that end, our Core Grant Team is continually working with our local community to find, create, or encourage new partnerships that will give our students a unique learning experience. During program curriculum development ... Read more

Curriculum Evaluation Services RFP

September 29, 2016 Missouri Community College Association, Jefferson City, Missouri REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Curriculum Evaluation Services The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) is the central administering agency for a U.S. Department of Labor-TAACCCT funded grant project called MoSTEMWINs. Through this request for proposals (RFP), MCCA seeks Curriculum Evaluation Services for all programs of study offered in the MoSTEMWINs grant as a federal grant compliance requirement. The estimated length of the project is from November 2016 through May 31, 2018. The RFP will be issued on or about October ... Read more

Missouri colleges team up with manufacturers for Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing jobs are not what they used to be, so Missouri’s colleges are teaming up with the manufacturing industry to promote careers in this high-demand modern industry. Through Manufacturing Day, manufacturers across the country are addressing common misperceptions about manufacturing by opening their doors and showing, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after Manufacturing Day, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of ... Read more

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
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