Working Institute-K-12/Higher Education Collaborations: Concept to Implementation. February 29, 2012. All MnSCU Colleges and Universities are invited to send a cross-functional team to a working institute on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. The institute, K-12/Higher Education Collaborations: Concept to Implementation, will address Chancellor Rosenstone’s directive to “better align P-12 with post-secondary education… to reduce the achievement gap” (November 1 Draft Priorities). The purpose of the institute is to share strategies to operationalize the concept of collaboration between P-12 and higher education to promote college readiness and success for underrepresented students. The format will combine multiple breakout sessions on specific topics, including practical tips and lessons learned in creating meaningful collaborations. Each team will create an action plan during the institute, so participating colleges/universities are encouraged to include P-12 personnel as team members. The institute is sponsored by the three MnSCU Access and Opportunity Centers of Excellence.
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