April e-News

Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:41

MCMC Confirms Webinar with Student Veterans of America to Discuss Data Capture and Tracking of Student Veterans

Representatives of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) have agreed to collaborate with MHEC's Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit (MCMC) for an upcoming webinar on April 25, at 1:00 p.m. CT. Register for: Data Capture and Tracking for Student Veterans - Considerations from Student Veterans of America.

This webinar will help institutional researchers, enrollment managers, and other campus personnel involved in data collection and tracking efforts to consider tangible strategies they can utilize in improving their ability to count and track student veterans to the benefit of ensuring veteran student success.

SVA recently completed several momentous research studies on student veterans that add much value to the national landscape of data available on student veteran persistence and success, including 2014’s Million Records Project and 2017’s National Veteran Education Tracker (NVEST).
For more information about the MCMC contact Sara Appel, MCMC project coordinator, at 765-586-6512. Archived and additional upcoming MCMC webinars are available at http://www.mhec.org/mcmc-webinars.

Staff and Commissioner News

26 YEARS - This week marks MHEC's 26th anniversary. Thank you to all the Compact's commissioners, advisory committee members, and supporters!

STATE VISITS - MHEC President Larry Isaak will make his final 2017 state visit to Michigan on May 16, along with Pam Schutt, MHEC director of state relations. MHEC emphasizes the progress of all initiatives and is discussing the College Affordability Research Initiative. Download the most recent policy brief State Higher Education Financing Models. If you would like more information about these state visits, please contact Pam Schutt at 612-677-2764. Photos from these visits may be viewed on MHEC's Facebook and Flickr pages.

ON THE ROAD - Several other staff have been representing MHEC at conferences. Nathan Sorensen, MHEC strategic information technology procurement officer, attended the National Association of Education Procurement (NAEP) on March 26-29. He presented at the Synnex Red, White & You conference on March 30. He participated on the panel State and Local Government Procurement. Synnex is an authorized distributor for HPE, who holds a contract with MHEC for network products and services, as well as server and storage products and services. Mr. Sorensen also attended the SAS Global Forum on April 2-5, to connect with attendees regarding MHEC's SAS for statistical software.

Sara Appel, MCMC project coordinator, moderated a panel Promising Practices for serving Student Servicemembers and Veterans on April 3, at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) annual meeting.

The same day Jennifer Parks, M-SARA director, co-presented State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) Now and in the Future at the Higher Learning Commission's (HLC) annual meeting.

Earlier this week, Carla Ahrens, MHEC's property program manager, attended the University Risk Management Insurance Association (URMIA) regional meeting on April 11.

Julie Bartling (SD)
Karen Hanson (MN)
Ken Sauer (IN)
Larry Tidemann (SD)

New Appointments: Charles R. Johnson, Jr. (IN)

Alternate New Appointments:
Mary Duvall (SD)
Reynold Nesiba (SD)



April 25: [WEBINAR] Data Capture and Tracking for Student Veterans - Considerations from Student Veterans of America

May 4-5: MCMC Annual Meeting

May 9: [WEBINAR] METC Visit Recap: Implementing Healthcare Lessons Learned for Servicemembers and Veterans

May 16: Michigan State Visit

June 5-6: MHEC Executive Committee Meeting http://www.mhec.org/events/june-2017-executive-committee-meeting

June 21: [WEBINAR] SARA 101 (institutions in M-SARA states)

MHEC's Strategic Priorities

•    Expand postsecondary opportunity and success.
•    Promote innovative approaches to improving institutional and system productivity.
•    Improve affordability to students and states.
•    Enhance connectivity between higher education and the workplace.