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1 College Access Updates from the Governors Office MACRAO Summer Summit June 18, 2009 Brandy Johnson-Faith College Access Coordinator, Office of Governor Granholm

2 On the Agenda Michigan Promise/Promise Zones Michigan Promise/Promise Zones Michigan College Access Network Michigan College Access Network Michigan College Access Portal Michigan College Access Portal Updates from CEPI – E- Transcripts/LDS Updates from CEPI – E- Transcripts/LDS

3 Michigan Promise? Message from the Governor… Message from the Governor…

4 Promise Zones Inspired by the Kalamazoo Promise Inspired by the Kalamazoo Promise Economic Development Strategy disguised as a scholarship program Economic Development Strategy disguised as a scholarship program Communities with above-average youth poverty rates could apply Communities with above-average youth poverty rates could apply Zone could be a school district, city, ISD, township, or county Zone could be a school district, city, ISD, township, or county

5 Promise Zones: What comes with the Promise? Promise MUST include: Promise MUST include: Funding sufficient to provide a student the tuition necessary to obtain an associate's degree at a community college in Michigan Funding sufficient to provide a student the tuition necessary to obtain an associate's degree at a community college in Michigan Promise CAN include: Promise CAN include: Funding sufficient to provide a student the tuition necessary to obtain a bachelors degree at a public postsecondary institution in Michigan or combination of public postsecondary institutions. Funding sufficient to provide a student the tuition necessary to obtain a bachelors degree at a public postsecondary institution in Michigan or combination of public postsecondary institutions. Funding sufficient to provide a student to attend a private college in an amount not to exceed the average tuition necessary to obtain a bachelors degree at all public universities in the state. Funding sufficient to provide a student to attend a private college in an amount not to exceed the average tuition necessary to obtain a bachelors degree at all public universities in the state. Funding for educational improvement activities designed to increases college readiness at public schools located in the promise zone. Funding for educational improvement activities designed to increases college readiness at public schools located in the promise zone.

6 Promise Zones: Who Gets the Promise? A Promise must provide financial assistance to ALL students residing in the PZ and who graduate from a high school located within that zone. A Promise must provide financial assistance to ALL students residing in the PZ and who graduate from a high school located within that zone. Promise Zone may have some qualifications: Promise Zone may have some qualifications: Prorated based on the number of years student has resided in the PZ/attended school in the PZ Prorated based on the number of years student has resided in the PZ/attended school in the PZ Requirement that student maintain minimum GPA or classload Requirement that student maintain minimum GPA or classload Limited to specific institutions. Limited to specific institutions.

7 Promise Zones Must be last-dollar: Must be last-dollar: A requirement that graduates of a public high school or nonpublic high school exhaust all other known and available restricted grants for tuition and fees for postsecondary education provided by a federal, state, or local governmental entity, as determined by the board.

8 Designated Promise Zones Baldwin Baldwin Battle Creek Battle Creek Benton Harbor Benton Harbor Detroit Detroit Hazel Park Hazel Park Jackson Jackson Lansing Lansing Muskegon Muskegon Pontiac Pontiac Saginaw Saginaw

9 Next Steps for Promise Zones Establish Promise Zone Authority Establish Promise Zone Authority Create Promise Zone Development Plan Create Promise Zone Development Plan Raise necessary funds Raise necessary funds Start awarding scholarships Start awarding scholarships After 2 years, Promise Zone begins to capture ½ of the growth in the SET to fund the Promise into perpetuity After 2 years, Promise Zone begins to capture ½ of the growth in the SET to fund the Promise into perpetuity

10 Michigan College Access Network: Background June 2008: State of Michigan applied and was awarded College Access Challenge Grant from U.S. Department of Education. Governor Granholm designated Michigan Department of Treasury to administer grant. June 2008: State of Michigan applied and was awarded College Access Challenge Grant from U.S. Department of Education. Governor Granholm designated Michigan Department of Treasury to administer grant. July 2008: Governors Office and Treasury convened first College Access Working Group to take stock of current MI college access resources/services/programs, identify areas of duplication, opportunities for collaboration, and geographic/programmatic gaps. July 2008: Governors Office and Treasury convened first College Access Working Group to take stock of current MI college access resources/services/programs, identify areas of duplication, opportunities for collaboration, and geographic/programmatic gaps.

11 Michigan College Access Network: Background August: Consulted with National College Access Network (NCAN) on best practices for other statewide college access collaboratives August: Consulted with National College Access Network (NCAN) on best practices for other statewide college access collaboratives September: Attended NCAN annual conference – learned about gold standard states networks – Ohio College Access Network (OCAN) and College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) September: Attended NCAN annual conference – learned about gold standard states networks – Ohio College Access Network (OCAN) and College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) October-March: College Access Working Group continued to meet to plan these initiatives October-March: College Access Working Group continued to meet to plan these initiatives

12 Governors Education Summit April 28, 2009 Governor Granholm officially announces MCAN

13 MCAN GOAL: To significantly increase the college participation rate among low-income and first generation students. Michigans first coordinating body for college access programs. Will support community-based college access programs through advocacy, professional/program development, technical assistance, and funding opportunities.

14 MCAN Members Local college access programs that offer college access services to low-income first-generation students, including: Advisory Services (Admissions and Financial Aid) Advisory Services (Admissions and Financial Aid) Last Dollar Scholarships Last Dollar Scholarships Resource Centers Resource Centers Retention Retention Adult Learner Services Adult Learner Services Early Awareness Early Awareness Career Development Career Development

15 Michigan College Access Portal Web-based one-stop-shop where students to plan, apply, and PAY for college. Web-based one-stop-shop where students to plan, apply, and PAY for college. Interactive, dynamic tool for families, counselors, educators, and other college access professionals to use to best serve Michigan Students. Interactive, dynamic tool for families, counselors, educators, and other college access professionals to use to best serve Michigan Students. Modeled after the College Foundation of North Carolina (www.cfnc.org). Modeled after the College Foundation of North Carolina (www.cfnc.org).www.cfnc.org

16 Portal Functions Career planning tools Career planning tools Personal portfolio of high school courses, activities, awards, and test courses which will be auto-populated into online admissions applications Personal portfolio of high school courses, activities, awards, and test courses which will be auto-populated into online admissions applications Information about transferring between Michigan higher education institutions Information about transferring between Michigan higher education institutions A tool to measure progress toward meeting college entrance requirements A tool to measure progress toward meeting college entrance requirements Referrals to local college access programs in the students community Referrals to local college access programs in the students community User-friendly profiles of Michigan colleges and universities, including side-by-side comparisons, virtual campus tours, and a matching assistant User-friendly profiles of Michigan colleges and universities, including side-by-side comparisons, virtual campus tours, and a matching assistant

17 More Portal Functions Free ACT test preparation resources Free ACT test preparation resources Ability to submit all college-related documents online, including admissions applications, FAFSA, transcripts, loan applications, etc. Ability to submit all college-related documents online, including admissions applications, FAFSA, transcripts, loan applications, etc. Opportunity to ask an expert on application-related questions Opportunity to ask an expert on application-related questions A tool to search for grant and scholarship opportunities A tool to search for grant and scholarship opportunities Ability to check status of student loans and get financial literacy tips Ability to check status of student loans and get financial literacy tips A tool to open or access a students 529 College Savings Plan Accounts A tool to open or access a students 529 College Savings Plan Accounts

18 Timeline RFP Process RFP Process Portal Development (Design Teams) Portal Development (Design Teams) Beta Testing, Training Beta Testing, Training Portal Goes Live Portal Goes Live Marketing and Outreach Efforts Marketing and Outreach Efforts

19 Updates from CEPI E-TRANSCRIPT EXCHANGE CEPI will be working with a vendor to provide secure electronic transcript services for use in high schools and higher education institutions statewide.

20 Updates from CEPI E-TRANSCRIPT EXCHANGE P-16 LONGITUDIANL DATA SYSTEM By utilizing the state-issued UIC, the e-transcript exchange provides a link between K12 and Postsecondary records across the state. This enables the longitudinal tracking of students to occur. This will further efforts to implement a Michigan P-16 Longitudinal Data System. This will help MI monitor the # of MI students who attend and graduate college.

21 Updates from CEPI Message from CEPI: Expands access Expands access Goal is to provide the most flexible technical approach to the transfer process Goal is to provide the most flexible technical approach to the transfer process High schools and colleges will not have to alter the technology they use locally for managing student records. High schools and colleges will not have to alter the technology they use locally for managing student records. Contract will also ensure that the services are provided free of charge to all students, high schools and participating colleges and universities in the state. Contract will also ensure that the services are provided free of charge to all students, high schools and participating colleges and universities in the state.

22 Updates from CEPI P-16 LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM CEPI will work with state partners to plan LDS and document project requirements CEPI will work with state partners to plan LDS and document project requirements Will use 10 essential elements of a LDS Will use 10 essential elements of a LDS ARRA Assurances ARRA Assurances Race to the Top Funds Race to the Top Funds

23 Questions?

24 Contact Info Brandy Johnson-Faith Brandy Johnson-Faith College Access Coordinator College Access Coordinator Office of the Governor, Policy Division Office of the Governor, Policy Division (517) (517)


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