Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Fall Institute

Fall Institute is a gathering for Executive Assistants and staff within the Office of the President at MICU member institutions.  Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:00am-3:00pm

Fall Institute will take place in Lansing and is an opportunity to gather together to enjoy: 


  • Professional Development

  • Networking Lunch
 

  • Overview of MICU initiatives and upcoming events

Our guest speaker, Michele Byerly, is passionate about providing service with a smile and sharing best practices with other executive assistants. She has worked in her current role as Executive Assistant to the President at Biola University since 2009. She will be sharing information on:

  • Effective Communication to Convey Your Message: From written correspondence to spoken conversations to non-verbal signals, clarity and intentionality are critical for getting your message across in a way that reflects well on your, your supervisor, and your institution.

  • How My Biggest Blunders Made Me Better: Teachability makes the difference between someone doomed to repeat the same mistakes and someone who benefits from them. In this tell-all session, you’ll hear how Michele’s errors led to new systems, processes and ways of thinking and how yours can too.

Additionally, we will have a session on wellness/mindfulness, and more! Please contact Shannon Price or Colby Cesaro if you have questions.

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Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

Informational Webinar: MICU 403(b) MEP

MICU has developed a cost-effective way for its members to administer their retirement plans through the MICU 403(b) Multiple Employer Plan (MEP).

Since the 2009 ERISA changes, 403(b) plan sponsors have been burdened with up to 50 tasks such as completing expanded Form 5500s, providing annual disclosure notices to employees, selecting investment options for the plan menu, and much more.

 Higher education institutions have come under scrutiny by being sued because their retirement plans have not met the provisions under ERISA. It has been an ongoing challenge for administrators to keep up with increasing regulations and provisions.

 The MICU 403(b) MEP:

  • Significantly reduces fiduciary risk

  • Alleviates administrative workload

  • Reduces expenses through pooling plan administrator, legal, investment advisor, and audit functions into one plan

  • Reduces fees for employees

  • Provides more individual employee financial education

  • Retains TIAA as administrator, a brand name in higher education

  • Allows the institution to control plan design (employer contribution level, eligibility, etc.)

Want to learn more about the MEP? Join us for an informational webinar on Tuesday, November 5 at 2pm. During the webinar we will review the benefits, structure, pricing, and more.

Note This webinar is for contacts at MICU member institutions within the Office of the President, Chief Financial Officer, and Human Resources.

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Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

CFO Working Group

Please join us for our first MICU CFO Working Group meeting on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 10:00am-2:00pm, held at the MICU office in Lansing.

The CFO Working group is being established to encourage CFOs from independent colleges and universities in Michigan the opportunity to gather for professional development, networking, and to share best practices. Additionally, we will discuss process mapping and efficiencies that can be used within offices.

Currently, MICU offers working groups for Financial Aid Administrators, Institutional Research, Marketing/Communications, HR Administrators, and for Executive Assistants to the President. We look forward to adding CFOs. Questions? Contact Shannon Price.

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Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Legal and Policy Issues in Higher Education Workshop

Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities (MICU), in partnership with Barnes & Thornburg LLP, presents the Legal and Policy Issues in Higher Education Workshop. The workshop is free to MICU members and will be held in Lansing on November 20 from 10am-4pm.

The workshop includes:

Title IX Investigations and Compliance Strategies

Rebecca Veidlinger, Attorney and Consultant

Limiting Financial and Reputational Risk in Athletic Programs and Protecting Student Athletes

Chris Bayh, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Partner, Higher Education Practice Group

 Athletic Program and Leadership Development 

Tim Selgo, Former Grand Valley State University Athletic Director

 Latest Developments: Accommodating Students with Disabilities with Mental Health Issues

Don Lawless, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Partner, Higher Education Practice Group and USDOE OCR Representative

 Title IX Update with Q&A

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2019 Independent Colleges and Universities Day
Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Independent Colleges and Universities Day

Spend the day in Lansing advocating for student financial aid and independent colleges and universities. Attendees will meet with legislators and have a chance to attend a legislative committee meeting.

Bring your mascot for photo and media/press opportunities with legislators!

There is a $500 per institution fee that covers all attendees. Contact Shannon Price with questions. Registration is below.

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Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

Title IX Working Group

  • Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for our first MICU Title IX Working Group meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 10:00am-2:00pm, held at the MICU office in Lansing.

The Title IX Working group is being established to encourage Title IX coordinators and administrators from independent colleges and universities in Michigan the opportunity to gather for professional development, networking, and to share best practices.

Currently, MICU offers working groups for Financial Aid Administrators, Human Resources Administrators, Institutional Research, Marketing/Communications, and for Executive Assistants to the President. We look forward to adding Title IX. Questions? Contact Shannon Price.

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Aug
15
10:00 AM10:00

HR Working Group

  • Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for our first MICU HR Working Group meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 10:00am-2:00pm, held at the MICU office in Lansing. The HR Working group is being established to allow HR administrators from MICU member institutions to gather for professional development, networking, and to share best practices. Currently, MICU offers working groups for Financial Aid Administrators, Institutional Research, Marketing/Communications, and for Executive Assistants to the President.

Please contact Shannon Price with questions. Registration is below.

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Jul
30
9:00 AM09:00

Webinar: MTN Reporting on MiTransfer.org

MACRAO is hosting an upcoming webinar covering the new Michigan Transfer Network (MTN) Reporting Features on Tuesday, July 30 at 9:00 am. The webinar will be hosted by members of MACRAO's College Articulation Committee, with the support of the MCCA, MASU and MICU. Interested individuals should register at this link. Please contact Shannon Price if you have questions.

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STARR Data Upload and Troubleshooting 101
Jul
17
10:00 AM10:00

STARR Data Upload and Troubleshooting 101

A hands-on experience where you’ll learn to upload data into STARR and troubleshoot common errors.

CEPI has created a dataset for this training. It’s full of errors that we’ll troubleshoot together.

In this training we will:

  • Walk through the upload into a staging environment

  • Troubleshoot common error messages

  • Learn how to fix data and re-upload

  • Answer additional questions about the STARR collection

Time: 10am-3pm

Christman Building Training Room, 208 N. Capitol Ave, Lansing MI, Lower Level

Lunch: On your own around Lansing (hopefully it’ll be nice outside!)

Requirements:

  • Laptop (if you don’t have one to bring to the training, let us know ASAP)

  • Security form for the testing environment (this is in the works and will be sent to those who register).

Register below! If you cannot attend we’ll be sending the slideshow presentation after the event.

Register by July 10th in order to get security forms completed in a timely manner.

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Alumni Profile Software Demo
Jul
9
to Jul 25

Alumni Profile Software Demo

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From industry-aligned programs to alumni employment outcomes, Emsi provides colleges and universities with comprehensive, actionable data comprised of traditional labor market information, job posting analytics, and professional profile analytics. Emsi brings these three data sets together in one powerful, easy-to-use solution so you can spend more time solving problems and less time digging for data.

Register for one of our two webinars below to learn about Emsi’s tools and how MICU members can access them at a discount.

Once registered you will receive the webinar information.

July 9th: 2pm-3:30pm

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July 25th: 10am-11:30am

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MI Transfer Pathways: Phase II, Summit II
May
14
9:00 AM09:00

MI Transfer Pathways: Phase II, Summit II

  • Lansing Community College - West Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In collaboration with the Michigan Community College Association and Michigan Association of State Universities, MICU members are invited to participate in the MiTransfer Pathways Phase II, Summit II. Programs being reviewed are: Communication, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Social Work.

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