Volume 10 | November 14, 2019
Celebrating Phase 1 Accomplishments
As we await the signing of the Phase 1 MiTransfer Pathways Articulation Agreements, we want to thank the hundreds of faculty and staff members from state universities, community colleges, and independent colleges and universities for their hard work and perseverance on this historic project. 

The MiTransfer Pathways were designed to provide students better alignment in their first and second year courses transferring to all participating institutions in programs of study. 

Although this work has been complex, it has led to increased conversation and greater understanding between community colleges, public universities and independent colleges and universities. The result is improved alignment between institutions, which will benefit transfer students from across Michigan. 
Timeline for Phase 1:
  • November 8, 2019: The articulation agreements were distributed to participating institutions for signature
  • December 6, 2019: Agreement finalized
  • Mid-December 2019: Agreements posted to Mitransfer.org Implementation support begins
  • January 2020 & After: Add additional participating institutions Implementation support continues
MiTransfer Pathways Phases 2 and 3
In order to complete our MiTransfer Pathways work for Phases 2 and 3, the timelines were combined. 
Phase 2 Pathways
Computer Science 
Mechanical Engineering
Social Work
Phase 3 Pathways
Exercise Science 
Public Health
Tentative Timeline
A Reminder About Marketing Materials
Marketing Materials Available:   Resources to help colleges market the new Michigan Transfer Network are  available on the website .  
  • MiTransfer Logo files:   Several versions of the MiTransfer logo.
  • MTN Site Tour: This one-minute video provides a comprehensive overview of the new MTN.
  • MiTransfer Press Release: Institutions can customize this press release.  
  • Social Media Resources: Use these images on social media channels.
  • Print media: Marketing materials are available for participating institutions. These include a rack card, postcard, small poster, large poster, and business card. These can be downloaded for print or websites.
  • Screensavers: MiTransfer.org screensavers are now available for 1920x1080, 1280x1024, 1024x768 sizes. 
In the Media
MiTransfer Pathways are again in the news. Click here for an article from The Capitol News Service .
A multitude of stakeholders at Michigan’s colleges and universities are enthusiastically engaging in the work of advancing the statewide student transfer agenda. Staff at MCCA, MASU and MICU are eager to harness this energy and to produce tangible results that will improve transparency and efficiency in the transfer process, while maintaining high-quality instructional delivery and student outcomes.

If you have questions or comments you wish to share as it involves advancing the student transfer and student success in Michigan, you are encouraged to contact a member of the Transfer Steering Committee . You are also encouraged to contact Erica Orians at the MCCA, Will Emerson at MASU, or Shannon Price at MICU; they are serving as the primary project coordinators and staff liaisons for the MTN replacement and MiTransfer pathways initiatives.           
Erica Lee Orians, Ph.D.                               
Executive Director, Center for Student Success          
Michigan Community College Association                                
517-372-4350 /  eorians@mcca.org          

Will Emerson, Ph.D.
Director of Student Success Initiatives
Michigan Association of State Universities               
517-482-1563 /  wemerson@masu.org   

Shannon Price
Director of Member Services
Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities
517-899-7216 / sprice@micolleges.org