Michigan community college association http://michiganradio.org en 4 year community college degrees in Michigan on hold http://michiganradio.org/post/4-year-community-college-degrees-michigan-hold <p>A push to allow students to get some kinds of four-year degrees at Michigan community colleges is facing a <a href="http://www.mlive.com/education/index.ssf/2012/01/attorney_allowing_community_co.html">roadblock at the state capitol.</a></p><p>Community colleges want to offer bachelor&rsquo;s degrees in nursing and a handful of other fields. Michigan universities oppose letting community colleges offer four-year degrees.</p><p>But state senators are concerned the state constitution may not allow community&nbsp;colleges to offer four-year degrees. So for now, the bill is on hold.&nbsp;</p><p>Mike Hansen is the president of the Michigan Community College Association. He says the writers of the state constitution were a little vague on what could be taught at the community college level.</p><p>&ldquo;I wonder why they didn&rsquo;t just say&hellip;shall not offer baccalaureate degrees&hellip;in the constitution,&quot; says Hansen,&nbsp; &quot;I think the reason&nbsp;they didn&rsquo;t do that was so the legislature can make that decision.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hansen is optimistic the state senate will brush aside the constitution question&nbsp;and approve the bill.&nbsp; Wed, 08 Feb 2012 20:29:09 +0000 Steve Carmody 6149 at http://michiganradio.org 4 year community college degrees in Michigan on hold