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1 Report: Partnership & Selection Group Working Together to Prepare Illinois School Leaders August 6, 2008 Small-group discussion

2 Participants St. Xavier: Sheila Wright & Beverly Gulley St. Xavier: Sheila Wright & Beverly Gulley Dominican: Jim Harrington Dominican: Jim Harrington Benedictine: Laine Tadlock Benedictine: Laine Tadlock Western Illinois: Bonnie Smith-Scripps Western Illinois: Bonnie Smith-Scripps Eastern Illinois: John Dively Eastern Illinois: John Dively Bradley: Jenny Tripses Bradley: Jenny Tripses IERC: Kathleen Brown IERC: Kathleen Brown

3 Brainstorming Activity Five years out, what would your program look like? Five years out, what would your program look like? Ideal: PDS where everyone focuses on students Ideal: PDS where everyone focuses on students New kinds of collaborations using technology New kinds of collaborations using technology P20 Collaborations that effectively manages mandates that serve students P20 Collaborations that effectively manages mandates that serve students More cohorts More cohorts Program integrity: regardless of size. Program integrity: regardless of size. Mission-driven Mission-driven

4 Positive Changes from Recommendations Partnerships with districts for strategic recruitment Partnerships with districts for strategic recruitment We need to communicate standards for admissions. We need to communicate standards for admissions. Articulate the P20 connections. Articulate the P20 connections. Increased sense of professionalism in our field. Increased sense of professionalism in our field. Outcome of collaboration is to create greater clarity and integrity in our roles. Outcome of collaboration is to create greater clarity and integrity in our roles.

5 Challenges & Barriers Time & Resources to promote collaboration Time & Resources to promote collaboration Institutional and Professional Commitment Institutional and Professional Commitment Costs of partnerships for higher education Costs of partnerships for higher education Tenure process does not support now. Tenure process does not support now. The current certification test does not inform programs for improvement. The current certification test does not inform programs for improvement.

6 Partnerships Whats out there? What is effective? Whats out there? What is effective? Examples: partnering for search committees, joint faculty appointments, etc. Examples: partnering for search committees, joint faculty appointments, etc. Mentoring relationships Mentoring relationships Co-teaching Co-teaching Advisory Boards (basic) Advisory Boards (basic) ROEs have resources & they collaborate on professional development. ROEs have resources & they collaborate on professional development.

7 Candidate Selection Process Tensions and ethical issues in either allowing districts to select candidates or allowing University to select candidates who do not get positions. Tensions and ethical issues in either allowing districts to select candidates or allowing University to select candidates who do not get positions. Reproduction of the status quo. Reproduction of the status quo. Joint process or agreed-upon criteria Joint process or agreed-upon criteria Best selection = motivation on part of student (market-based) Best selection = motivation on part of student (market-based)

8 Supports Needed for Success Models of successful collaborations Models of successful collaborations Time to devote to this work Time to devote to this work Leverage to change university culture Leverage to change university culture Leverage to change P12 culture Leverage to change P12 culture

9 Takeaway Have we correctly identified and defined the problem? Have we correctly identified and defined the problem? This will dictate the solutions we develop! This will dictate the solutions we develop! Baseline data needed Baseline data needed Methodological limitations of snapshot standardized tests as measure of outcomes Methodological limitations of snapshot standardized tests as measure of outcomes


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