Minority Serving Institutions Community of Partners Council
Community of Partners The concept of “community of partners” refers to the process of social learning that occurs when people with a common interest in a subject or a problem, collaborate over an extended period of time to share ideas, find solutions, and build innovations. MSI-COPC
. Create and combine efforts among federal agencies to assist Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) with contract and grant opportunities, local economic development, and preparation of students for federal employment. Goal MSI-COPC
Train MSIs to work with government agencies (networking) Sponsor interagency training programs Co-sponsor conferences and team with external conferences Advocate for MSIs from within the federal government Objectives
Develop a website for depository of information Provide a forum for federal agencies to exchange information pertinent to MSIs Provide a dedicated team of federal agencies to enhance the awareness of MSIs Conduct a government-wide annual MSI conference Collaborate, partnership, share- community of partners
Collaborative efforts among agencies - “working together and sharing information” Central depository for MSIs such as - capacity building conferences - funding 0pportunities - grant preparation resources - new initiatives Listing funding sources by agency Collaborate, partnership, share-community of partners
Collaborative efforts – sponsor an annual interagency capacity building workshop for MSIs Assist MSIs in developing and maintaining an infrastructure system for performance-based results Prepare an annual MSI report to include: MSIs by type funding amount type of effort Create a resources directory Collaborate, partnership, share-community of partners
Minority Serving Institutions Legislation White House Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) White House Initiative for Educational Excellence For Hispanic Americans (HSIs) White House Initiative for Asian American Native American Pacific Islanders (AANAPISIs)
Executive Orders EO 13532, February 26, 2010: White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges & Universities EO 13555, October 19, 2010: White House Initiative on Hispanic Serving Institutions EO 13270, December 2, 2011: White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges & Universities EO 13515, October 14, 2009: Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions
Many Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) were created to provide postsecondary educational opportunities to students who previously were denied access to a quality education. Why This Program? Today, the colleges continue that tradition while also making educational opportunities possible for Americans from diverse economic, ethnic, and social backgrounds. By making a significant difference in the lives of the students they educate and the communities they serve, MSIs are contributing to the nation’s economic and social growth and global competitiveness.
Minority Serving Institutions Technical Assistance – Capacity Building Conference
The MSI Conference The purpose of the conference is to inform MSIs about partnerships with Federal agencies, and to provide technical assistance, and capacity building workshops.
MSI Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Conference Focus Areas Outreach and Customer Relations Technical Assistance/Capacity Building Economic and Community Development Collaborative Research Recruitment
Outreach and Customer Relations Agencies educate the MSIs about their missions and mission requirements. In addition, Federal agencies work with MSI communities to create innovative, effective, and mutually beneficial partnerships.
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Agencies provide assistance to MSIs to enable them to: - navigate the federal system -apply for Federal funding - enter into partnership agreements - establish channels for internships and - employment for minority undergraduate and graduate students - enhance STEM programs
Agencies foster economic and community development through collaborative partnership between the MSIs and the community on economic development and sustainability initiatives. Economic and Community Development Business Consulting Service Entrepreneurship Support Commercial and Residential Development
Collaborative Research and Joint Program Implementation Collaboration is the touchstone of scientific and technological advancement. Scientists, students, faculty, professionals, and participating institutions advance their goals and exposure through Federal agencies’ MSI programs.
Recruitment Agencies recruit and hire through a variety of resources such as: career fairs trade magazines internship programs student employment programs informational sessions at student organizations
The MSI Conference The conference is a platform for: - information sharing - facilitating partnerships among the MSIs - providing networking opportunities - enhancing grant writing skills - communicating techniques to maneuver within the Federal Government The conference was created to provide the academic institutions with a wealth of information for competing and winning BIG!