P-20 Task Force - The Texas A&M University System

October 1, 2012
• Address some vexing challenges that have kept
our state from achieving its educational goals
• Alignment
• Educator Preparation
• Leadership
• Explore opportunities for System collaboration
• Develop strategies and action plans
• Focus on achievable and measurable outcomes
• The committee was chaired by 2 University Presidents:
• Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier – President, Texas A&M University – San Antonio
• Dr. Dan Jones – President, Texas A&M University – Commerce
• The following individuals served on this committee:
• Dr. Frank Ashley, Dr. Jill Burk, Dr. Mario Eraso, Dr. Robert Garza, Dr. Frank
Hall, Concepcion Hickey, Dr. Maria Hinojosa, Dr. Juan Antonio Jasso, Dr. Robin
Kapavik, Dr. W. Sean Kearney, Dr. Ernestine Lacy, Dr. Donna Lang, Dr.
Cathleen Loving, Dr. Pete Linkins, Dr. Eric Lopez, Dr. Thomas McDonald, Lynn
Paris, Dr. Sarina Phillips, Judy Ratlief, Dr. Antonio Rene, Marie Aguirre
Rodriguez, Dr. Alberto Ruiz, Dr. Kim Rynearson, Dr. Wade Shaffer, Dr. Mary
Sherwood, Michelle Skinner, Dr. Albert Valadez, Dr. Velma Villegas, Dr. Lucian
• In the 2011-2012 School Year, the P-20 Task Force created 4
subcommittees: Alignment; Educator Preparation; STEM;
and Leadership
• In June/July, the Framework subcommittee composed of 1
representative from each of the 4 committees plus a
representative for the Deans of the Schools of Education
worked to create the Framework for the Preparation of
Highly Effective Educators in the Texas A&M System
• In August/September the Education Deans further refined the
framework focusing on outcome measures and
implementation strategies
Changing the Face of Public Education to Impact New Realities
A Framework for the Preparation of Highly Effective Educators
in The Texas A&M System
Collaborate on research
and development with
partnering institutions
Develop efficient and
responsive models for
educator preparation
Develop and strengthen
community college, district
and community
Build teacher recruitment
programs in STEM areas
Enhance the preparation of
educators for virtual settings
Design school leadership
preparation to support
new realities
Align coursework and
programs internally and
Improve PK-6 teaching
practices in STEM areas
• The Framework is based on:
• (a) the 1996 TAMUS Regents Initiative;
• (b) the work of the subcommittees;
• (c) best practices from various institutions; and
• (d) Feedback as drafts have been sent to the Deans
and presented to the Board of Regents
• Next step – today is to solicit feedback from
Superintendents, University Administration, and Faculty to
further refine the P-20 Framework in order to maximize
student achievement and potential

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