MCMC Stakeholders Gather to Review Next Steps of the Collaborative

On October 7-8, the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit (MCMC) hosted over 25 representatives from across the Midwest and welcomed guests from the Army University (ArmyU) and Strada Education Network to generate ideas, exchange information, develop relationships, and discuss goals and next steps for the Collaborative. One of the meeting highlights included a presentation by Anna Gatlin Schilling, vice president of National Engagement and Strategic Communications for Strada Education Network, who discussed their recently released report, Veterans Without Degrees: The Benefits and Opportunities of Certificates and Certifications. Craig Chandler, division director for ArmyU, updated the group on the progress of the ArmyU online catalog. This update was welcomed by the audience as it is sometimes difficult obtaining enough information to make an appropriate decision on how military training and education will be meaningfully awarded toward college credits. Dr. Ken Sauer, senior associate commissioner and chief academic officer for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, provided information on Credential Engine and Indiana’s receipt of a grant from the National Science Foundation and Lumina Foundation to detect and develop data exchanges between postsecondary education and workforce systems in Indiana. Please contact Sara Appel, MCMC manager, at (612) 677-2778 to learn more about the meeting or with any additional questions.