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Minority Serving Institutions Community of Partners Council. Community of Partners. MSI-COPC.
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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.
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.
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
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
Collaborative efforts – sponsor an
annual interagency capacity building
workshop for MSIs
Many Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) were created to provide postsecondary educational opportunities to students who previously were denied access to a quality education.
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
The purpose of the conference is to inform MSIs about partnerships with Federal agencies, and to provide technical assistance, and capacity building workshops.
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.
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
- enhance STEM programs
Agencies foster economic and community development through collaborative partnership between the MSIs and the community on economic development and sustainability initiatives.
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.
Agencies recruit and hire through a
variety of resources such as:
The conference is a platform for:
The conference was created to provide the academic institutions with a wealth of information for competing and winningBIG!