Location: 1500 HWY 36 W, ROSEVILLE, MN
Appointing: Commissioner of Education
Vacancies: Seven (7) Members
Established by: H.F. 630 Art 2, Sec 18
Overview: Recommend to the legislature how to structurally redesign secondary and postsecondary education to: (1) improve secondary and postsecondary outcomes for students and adult learners, (2) align secondary and postsecondary education programs serving students and adult learners, (3) align secondary and postsecondary education programs and Minnesota’s workforce needs, and (4) measure and evaluate the combined efficacy of Minnesota’s public kindergarten through grade 12 and postsecondary education programs.
Membership: Four members appointed by the commissioner of education who have expertise in any of the areas with which the task force has been charged in subdivision 1. Applicants are sought to represent the following: one member appointed by the Minnesota Department of Education; one member appointed by the Minnesota Board of Teaching; one member appointed by the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; four members appointed by the commissioner of Education.
Skills & Experience: Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following: the means to better inform students about career options, occupational trends, and educational paths leading to viable and rewarding careers and reduce the gap between the demand for and preparation of a skilled Minnesota workforce; the means to develop and periodically adapt, in consultation with a student’s family, an education and work plan for each student aligned with the student’s personal and professional interests, abilities, skills and aspirations; the means to improve monitoring of high school students’ progress with targeted interventions and support to remove the need for remedial instruction; the means to increase and accelerate opportunities for secondary school students to earn postsecondary credits leading to a certificate, industry license or degree; the means to better align high school courses and expectations and postsecondary credit-bearing courses; the means to better align high school standards and assessments, postsecondary readiness measures and entrance requirements, and the expectations of Minnesota employers; the means to increase the rates at which students complete a postsecondary certificate, industry license or degree; and the means to provide graduates of two-year and four-year postsecondary institutions with the foundational skills needed for civic engagement, ongoing employment, and continuous learning.
Time Commitment: Meetings are expected to be conducted on a monthly basis, for approximately 4-6 hours per meeting, at the Department of Education, Roseville, MN.