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Minority Serving Community Colleges and Affiliates

Edmund Graham

The Minority-Serving Community Colleges Community and Affiliates (MSCCA) Community of Practice aims to support student success through the sharing of experience and practices, support of collaboration between colleges, and by enhancing connections to practitioners of adult basic education, developmental education, English Language Learners, and career and technical education.


Though the MSCCA CoP offers discussion and engagement of Minority Serving Community Colleges on a broader perspective, there are additional institution specific CoPs (HBCUs, HSIs, etc.) that engage in more nuanced discussions and resource sharing that reside within the unique contexts of these institutions. If interested, you can reach out to the coaches for the institution specific groups. 

Rebekah Myers ( provides technical assistance/coaching for the Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) CoPs.

Robin Wisniewski ( and Natassia Rodrigues Ott provide technical assistance/coaching for the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) and the Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) CoPs.

Laura Rasmussen Foster ( and Michelle Tolbert ( provide technical assistance/coaching to the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) CoPs


Recent Activity

Here are the 25 most recent posts in this group.

Title Replies Last Post
Bulletin : Slides from the April MSI Webinar: Improving Success for Male Students of Color Jun 19, 2018
Bulletin : New Report: Minority Serving Institutions as Engines of Upward Mobility Jun 15, 2018
Bulletin : Hispanic-Serving Institutions Fact Sheet Jun 1, 2018
Bulletin : New Article in The Atlantic Magazine: When a College Takes on American Poverty May 31, 2018
Bulletin : Materials from the 2017 Minority-Serving Community Colleges Convening May 31, 2018
Bulletin : June 8 Deadline for Call for Proposals for the 2018 MSI Convening at Richland College in Dallas, Texas May 31, 2018
Bulletin : Supporting Rural Students May 29, 2018
Event : Minority-Serving Community College Communities of Practice Webinar: Career Pathways for Students of Color May 25, 2018
Bulletin : Call for Proposals deadline approaching soon for the 2018 MSI Convening at Richland College in Dallas, Texas May 23, 2018
Bulletin : Center for Workforce Education: “Less Education Can be Worth More” 3 May 23, 2018
Bulletin : Scholarship Announcement: Thurgood Marshall College Fund May 22, 2018
Bulletin : Math Pathways - Webinar and Another Event! May 21, 2018
Bulletin : Community College Cyber Pilot Program (C3P) Scholarship Funding May 17, 2018
Bulletin : June 13, 2018 Deadline: Title VI Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) Program May 15, 2018
Event : J. Luke Wood presenting at Joliet Junior College July 26, 2018 May 14, 2018
Discussion : Home Health Aides: More than just a job? 11 May 11, 2018
Bulletin : New Report on Math Pathways May 10, 2018
Event : Webinar: Closing the Academic Achievement Gap With Math Pathways May 2, 2018
Bulletin : National Briefing on Mayoral Leadership for Building Equitable Pathways to Postsecondary and Workforce Success Apr 26, 2018
Event : Webinar: Free Resources for Apprenticeship & Work-based Learning, May 16, 3-4 pm ET Apr 24, 2018
Discussion : New book released: Educational Challenges at Minority Serving Institutions Apr 18, 2018
Bulletin : 2018 MSI Convening - October 19-20 - Dallas, TX - Call for Proposals Apr 12, 2018
Discussion : F.O.C.U.S. Group (First-Generation students' Opportunity for Career and Ultimate Success) Apr 11, 2018
Bulletin : NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program Fall 2018 - Deadline June 4 Apr 10, 2018
Bulletin : Summary of research evidence on remediation strategies Mar 29, 2018