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1 A Voyage to Excellence Brazos County P-16 Executive Council Meeting Wednesday, June 3, 2009

2 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”—Marcel Proust, Novelist

3 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives Why We Formed? –Increased Accountability –Competition for Limited Resources –Increased Demand for Higher Education –Changing Student Demographics –Changing Workforce Needs

4 Critical Gap Critical Gap Critical Gap Critical Gap Completion Point Completion Point Birth to PKHigh 9-12 Lower Division Upper Division Middle 6-8 Completion Point Elementary PK-5 (7 th – 10 th Grade Dropout) (High School to College) (First Year Retention) (Transfer from 2-year to 4-year) Critical Gap (P-3 Gap in Cognitive Development) Blinn College P-16 Initiatives Critical Gaps in the Educational Pipeline Completion Point = Diploma or Degree Completion

5 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives How Are We Funded? THECB Grant Funding ( ) K-12 Schools Community Colleges 4-Year Colleges and University Community Stakeholders

6 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives Purpose Provide a platform for Community Stakeholders/Strategic Partners to present ideas and discuss issues of mutual concern related to: –College/University Transfer and Articulation Programs –College Readiness Projects –The Role of Community Colleges –Teacher Recruitment and Retention –Dual/Concurrent Enrollment –Minority Enrollment and Assessment

7 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives Mission To create and strengthen existing partnerships between Blinn College, local school districts, institutions of higher education, and community stakeholders in order to sustain a college-going culture within the Blinn College service area.

8 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives Program Goals ( )

9 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives P-16 Outcomes Create a Continuum of the Educational Experience Pre-School to Elementary Elementary to High School First years after High School –Community College –Career Certification/Job Placement –Bachelor’s Degree (Year One/Year Two)

10 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives P-16 Outcomes: Create a Seamless Educational Pipeline Increase Student Participation and Success A College Going Culture –Educational Partnerships –Community Involvement –Statewide Initiatives

11 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives

12 P-16 Outcomes: Build Strategic Partnerships to Support –Data Driven Decision Making –Effective Use of Community Resources –Platforms to Showcase P-16 Best Practices –Faculty/Teacher Professional Development –Regional Networking (Meetings/Conferences)

13 Brazos County P-16 Council Formation ( )

14 Campuses Brenham (1883) Bryan (1970) Schulenburg (1997) Sealy (2005)

15 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives

16 Brazos County P-16 Council

17 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives Brazos County P-16 Council Membership –Community College Blinn College Bryan Campus –University Texas A & M University Sam Houston State University Prairie View A & M University –Independent School Districts Bryan ISD College Station ISD –Business/Community Stakeholders

18 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives Brazos County P-16 Executive Council –Three Meetings Per Year (Fall/Spring/Summer) –Next Meeting-Finalize Strategic Plan –Identify Members for Advisory Committee –Blinn College P-16 Website (Fall) –Blinn College P-16 Newsletter (Spring)

19 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives Brazos County P-16 Timeline ( ) –Executive Council Formation –Ad Hoc Committee Formation –P-16 Program Planning and Execution –P-16 Program Assessment and Evaluation –Showcase Best Practices (Meetings/Conferences) –Develop Model Programs –Establish New P-16 Councils

20 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives Around the Region (Spring 2009) Agriculture Advising Day Agriculture University Transfer Dual Credit Senior Advising Day 10 High Schools Blinn /University Transfer Advising Evening Advising Center Open Bryan Campus Monday – Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. University Transfer Advising Center Bryan Campus Grand Opening (Fall 2009)

21 Blinn College P-16 Initiatives Calendar of Events State P-16 Regional Council Institute Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 8:00 a.m. Renaissance Hotel - Austin, Texas Brazos County P-16 Executive Council Meeting September 2009 (Invite Key Facilitators) Blinn College – Bryan Campus

22 Brazos County P-16 Council Charting Our Course through Strategic Planning Dr. Cathy Kemper

23 Brazos County P-16 Executive Council: A Preview of the Next Port of Call Dr. Michel Zuch

24 Dr. Valschkia Dabney Director, P-16 Initiatives (979) (office) Dr. Cathy Kemper Dean, Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation (979) (office) Dr. Michel Zuch Dean of Student Services (979) (office)


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