Economic Education

Central Assessment Lending Library (CALL)

Central Michigan University

Carl Johnson, Faculty, Psychology, Central Michigan University; Sharon B. Johnson, Faculty, Psychology, Central Michigan University

Central Assessment Lending Library (CALL), staffed by CMU faculty and doctoral students, provides consultation, assessment and intervention materials for children with low-incidence disabilities to all public schools in Michigan. Low-incidence disabilities include visual impairment, hearing impairment, autism spectrum disorder, motor impairment, severe cognitive impairment, and multiple impairments. Services for these children are improved and costs related to these services are reduced for schools through the efforts of CALL. Start-up funds were provided by the Michigan legislature; the project is sustained now through CMU funds and individual donations. Michigan public schools are the lead community partners.

Contact: Sharon B. Johnson,

Community College Partnership Program

Oakland University

Pamela J. Kellett, Assistant Vice President, Oakland University – Macomb; Julianne Leigh, Director, Outreach Budget and Planning, Oakland University; Cheryl Rhodey, Director, Oakland University – Macomb University Center Operations

Oakland University has partnered with area community colleges to create the first concurrent enrollment programs in the state of Michigan: M2O with Macomb Community College; Mott2O with Mott Community College; O2O with Oakland Community College; and SC2O with St. Clair County Community College. The goals of the programs are to create clear pathways in K-20 education. Students are jointly admitted and eligible to enroll in classes concurrently at OU and their local community college; they maximize financial assistance by combining coursework at both institutions. Improved student retention results in higher attainment levels for associate and bachelor degrees.

Contact: Julianne Leigh,