Welcome to the new Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)!
Please reference this page often as it will be frequently updated with new and revised information/documentation as MACRAO helps to implement this new statewide agreement (effective fall 2014).
ABOUT THE MTA
In 2012 the Michigan legislature included boilerplate language in the community college appropriations bill that focused on improving the transferability of core college courses by revising the current Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (MACRAO) agreement. The language created a state committee that included 5 community colleges representatives, five individuals from the public universities, and four legislators (two from each chamber). The legislation also required an interim report in March 2013 and a final report in September 2013.
Following the state committee’s final recommendations, MACRAO was charged with developing an implementation plan and a means for which the MTA could be revised in the future. MACRAO’s Board of Directors created an MTA Ad Hoc Committee who has been meeting since August 2013 to spearhead the implementation process of the MTA. MACRAO has submitted its required report to the state legislature on the status of the implementation process by the March 1, 2014 deadline.
For a complete list of state committee and ad hoc committee members, please refer to the MTA Overview (handout from GLACRAO MTA Session) under “Important Documents.”
NOTE: Due to an unresolved Adobe issue, the math web site references in the MTA documentation may not work properly. If you are interested, please click on the following links to access these sites directly:
PARTICIPATING MTA INSTITUTIONS
Michigan Transfer Agreement Signatory Institutions
Member Institution MTA Information
CONTACT MTA SUPPORT
- Regional Academic Advisor Training:
The MACRAO College Articulation Committee hosted a number of regional MTA informational sessions to help institutions better understand the MTA and its impact on their institutions.
These sessions covered the MTA's development, guiding principles, requirements, and recommendations for implementation.
One such session was recorded and can be viewed by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liCVFmGWhfI.
- Signatures: Institution presidents have received an Executive Summary and the MTA
Participation Guidelines and Signature Form. The materials were sent
to the university presidents through PCSUM, community colleges through MCCA, and for
private institutions through AICUM. Presidents (or their authorized representatives) have been
requested to sign the participation form by February 1, 2014. Participation forms are to be sent to
the MACRAO Historian (address listed on the signature form). All participating
institutions will be listed on this web page under “Participating MTA Institutions.”
It is not necessary for presidents to re-sign the form following the final MTA math requirement.
If you have any questions that are not addressed in the documentation or on this web page, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
for additional support.