A range of educators is needed to make postsecondary work a school-wide effort where all adults feel a shared sense of responsibility to help students reach their goals.
At Network for College Success partner schools, Counseling Departments and/or Postsecondary Leadership Teams (PLTs) are responsible for leading school-wide postsecondary work. Unlike Counseling Departments, PLTs often include teachers and administrators in addition to Counselors and College & Career Coaches. PLTs are an effective way to support comprehensive college access programming, with particular regard for the needs of first-generation students and/or diverse students. Experience tells us that key performance indicators on college access move when there is a coordinated team effort and a clear plan for the work.
Tool Set C contains many rich examples of school-based artifacts on postsecondary work and team planning. They are great tools to reference as you begin the planning process or reflect on team activities throughout the school year.
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The full Integrating a Developing Sustainable Teams Tool Set is available for download. The download includes the four tools in this Tool Set.Download the Full Tool Set (PDF) v