K-12/Higher Education Collaborations Institute – 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 for Student Success: Concept to Implementation, will address Chancellor Rosenstone’s directive to “better align P-12 with post-secondary education… to reduce the achievement gap”. The purpose of the institute is to share strategies to operationalize the concept of collaboration between K-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 K-12 personnel as team members. The institute is sponsored by the three MnSCU Access and Opportunity Centers of Excellence, and there is no cost to participants.
For specifics on registration, lodging, facility, directions, agenda, session descriptions, session bios, go to: http://togpartners.com/k12collabs/register Here are some tips on registering:
- Recommend that MnSCU team leaders register themselves and other members of the team, including high school partners
- Team leader should create a generic user name and password that can be shared with others on the team (do not use a confidential password)
- MnSCU institutions can register one or more teams. If total number of articipants, including high school partners, exceeds 10, please contact Woubejig Shiferaw (see below).
- Individual participants who are not members of a team should select the “organization” option.