Reconnect Support

The Reconnect Support Program

The Michigan Center for Adult College Success is statutorily required in the Reconnect Act (MCL 390.1703) to consult with institutions utilizing the Reconnect program on best practices in student success. The Center is working with the Office of Sixty by 30 and the Michigan Community College Association on developing the services to fulfill the statutory obligations.

We are exploring a variety of services and opportunities to support our public and tribal community colleges with their Reconnect program. Our goal is to launch the first part of our Reconnect Support Program in June. Please check back regularly for updates on our Reconnect Support Program or if you interested in receiving updates you can subscribe here for updates.

Our Reconnect Support Program will focus on supporting the work of the community colleges to comply with the best practices established in statute. We will also be providing additional evidence-based promising practices to help increase adult enrollment, persistence, and completion. 

Reconnect Act Best Practices

The Reconnect Act requires community colleges make progress on the following best practices: 

Completion rates of students

Partnerships with 4-year colleges and universities

On-time completion of credits

Stackable credentials

Credit for prior learning

Work based learning opportunities

Holistic student support

Guided pathways

Corequisite learning

Reduce equity gaps

Statutory Language: MCL 390.1703(c)(viii)(F) – Identifies best practices in student success, reviews evidence to support best practices, and discusses with relevant experts emerging opportunities to increase the success of Michigan reconnect grant students. Subject to section 5a, an institution must perform the requirements of this sub-subparagraph in consultation with the Michigan Center for Adult College Success.