Generation Z expects everything to happen online, immediately. That includes education, or at least the ability to access all the tools and information necessary for their classes. They have also grown up during a time of online algorithms and have grown accustomed to information being tailored specifically for them.
Jason Morgan, chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, penned the “Keeping Up the Good Work” article for this edition of On The Record.
“I thought I was never going to graduate,” said Lawanda Leverett. “It was depressing to not live the life I imagined.” Leverett was one of the student speakers at the Adult Transitions Pathways’ Student Recognition Ceremony to honor the 90-plus non-traditional students who have received their General Educational Development diplomas since July 2018.
A self-described mediocre high school student, Matthew Burtell said he found his focus in the Navy and came to WCC determined to find academic success. He’s now studying at Yale.
Officially, Martaveius Taylor is majoring in Digital Video Production at Washtenaw Community College. But beyond pursuing a particular degree, the 27-year-old is taking classes with a very specific result in mind.
WCC now partners with the Going PRO Talent Fund, a program affiliated with the state’s Talent and Economic Development Department.
Faculty and administration are consistently compiling insights to determine the need for curriculum changes. Sometimes that results in slight tweaks, sometimes in the formation of a totally new programs. Heading into the Fall 2019 semester both of those scenarios are true.
TargetX awarded WCC with a ‘Power of X Grant’ worth $11,376 to fund student success initiatives. The award was accepted by Student Services director Laura Crane at the 2019 TargetX Summit in New Orleans on Tuesday. The grant money — which is funded by TargetX employee contributions — will go directly to the college’s Student Emergency Fund, which is managed by the WCC Foundation.
WCC graduates accomplish goals that are as diverse as their backgrounds
Note: In honor of the recent graduation ceremonies, we asked a member of the Class of 2019 to write this issue’s Keeping Up the Good Work entry.