The Coordinating Commission is leading Nebraska’s efforts in a 13-state initiative to help military service members, veterans, and their families overcome barriers to earning postsecondary credentials and entering the workforce.
The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) was awarded a $900,000 grant from Lumina Foundation for the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit (MCMC), which aims to, among other things, identify effective policies and best practices that can be shared among participating states.
Volunteers from state agencies, university systems, college campuses, and other organizations have been working together as part of the initiative. The Coordinating Commission has served as the MCMC facilitator in Nebraska. Kathleen Fimple, the Commission’s Academic Programs Officer, is Nebraska’s representative on the MCMC steering committee.
As part of these efforts in Nebraska, the Coordinating Commission has formed an MCMC state advisory committee. Members of this committee and other interested parties met to discuss the MCMC initiative on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at Central Community College in Grand Island. (See sidebar)
The Commission also has created a project plan for Nebraska's participation in the MCMC.
For more information on the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit, please contact Fimple at 402-471-0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Midwestern Higher Education Compact is a nonprofit regional organization assisting Midwestern states in advancing higher education through interstate cooperation and resource sharing.
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.