Founded in 1997




Article I – Name

Section 1     The organization shall be called the Michigan Association of Continuing Education & Training, herein referred to as MACET.

Section 2    The organization shall be an affiliate of the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) and the National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

Article II- Purpose

MACET exists to promote and advance community, adult and continuing education in the State of Michigan through community college leadership. Among its specific functions shall be the following:

  •        The continuing constructive study of Michigan’s community colleges’ community services, continuing education, as well as contracted and workforce training issues, and economic development
  •        The encouragement of professional growth among its staff members
  •        The provision for the interchange of ideas and cooperation among professional and volunteer groups and organizations at all levels in the State of Michigan

Article Ill – Membership

The following membership classifications shall be accepted for membership in the Association:

Section 1  Classes and Qualifications of Members

A. Institutional Member
Any community college that subscribes to the purpose of the Association may become an institutional member. Each institutional member may be represented by community college staff whose primary assignments and/or institutional interests incorporate community service, continuing education, contracted and workforce training, and economic development.

Article IV – Officers/Elections

Section 1    The officers shall consist of the following:
Vice President
Past President
See Attachment A for duties and responsibilities of officers. Succession of officers

Section 2     Succession of Officers
Each year a new Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President will be elected.

Secretary and Treasurer will each serve a one-year term.

The Vice President will serve a three-year progressive term.

  • In their second year, the Vice President becomes President
  • In their third year, the President becomes Past President

Section 3

The Executive Committee may select one of the two options to fill a vacancy in office:

a. Appoint a person to fill a vacancy in office until the next membership meeting at which time an election will be conducted.

b. Conduct an election by mail as soon as possible.

Section 4    In the event of a tied vote during elections, a run-off election will be conducted.


Article V – Meetings

Section 1    Annual meetings of the membership shall be held at a time and place designated by the executive committee.

Section 2    The executive committee is empowered to call other meetings of the Association.

Section 3    Business meetings must have a quorum of member colleges in order to conduct business.




0                 Amendment A: Executive Committee Job Descriptions

Treasurer – One-year term

  • Registrations
  • Membership Dues
  • Bank Account
  • Payables
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Cooperates with Auditor {Bank Statements, Substantiate 2 – 3 line items)
  • Develop annual & track annual budget


Secretary-One-year term

  • Meeting Notes
  • Archives
  • Membership Roster
  • list serve
  • Distribution
  • Website, Biogs


Executive officers: Vice President, President, Past President – Three one-year terms

The executive officers of MACET are responsible for the development and execution of strategic plans for MACET. They shall develop a committee structure that supports the goals of the strategic plan and solicit member participation in committees.


Executive officers will also:

  • Serve as liaisons with NCCET, MODAC, and MCCA during 3 year Each year these liaison positions will be reviewed by the executive committee.
  • Annually the executive team will review the affiliate organizations and assign liaisons as deemed
  • Organize meetings with the following interest groups to ensure all members’ needs are being met with regards to conferences and best practices. This list includes, but is not limited to:


  • Economic Development – EDJT, Community relationships, State/Region,

1st call resource, Develop new funding sources


  • Workforce Development – Job Seekers, Individuals, Transition to work remedial to high skill
  • Contract Training – Employer Sponsor, Customized


  • Continuing Education – Noncredit, Open enrollment, Individuals,

                 Personal Enrichment

  • Community Service- Free, Services not training