By sustaining successful partnerships with IHEs and business and industry, CCRSM campus leaders ensure their internal leadership teams are equipped to support students' college and career readiness. TEA supports CCRSM campuses in their ongoing efforts to develop these critical relationships through multiple avenues, including campus coaching and issuance of implementation guides that detail step-by-step instructions for partnership development.
Providing a rich and rewarding college experience to high school students requires robust partnerships between CCRSM campuses and their partner IHEs. Students should feel they are enrolled in a completely integrated program that seamlessly blends high school and college coursework and environments. Each CCRSM campus takes proactive steps to fully align programming and operations with its IHE partner(s). This alignment is reflected through leadership collaboration, shared policies and procedures, and ongoing relationship development. IHE leaders play a vital role in strategic planning and are members of Leadership Councils, providing guidance and thought partnership for campus programs.
CCRSM campus partnerships with business and industry partners open a wide range of opportunities for schools and students. Besides providing potential resources and experiential learning avenues for students, school partnerships with business and industry support real-time curriculum adaptation to reflect the issues that companies currently face. These partnerships give students an edge when they enter the highly competitive workforce. As with IHEs, successful partnerships with business and industry require CCRSM schools to cultivate partner relationships, collaborate with partner representatives, and manage programming and operations to ensure alignment between expectations and deliverables. Industry leaders play a vital role in strategic planning and are members of Leadership Councils, providing guidance and thought partnership for the T-STEM and P-TECH programs.