Attendees from the Academic and Student Affairs Conference, May 2014 share their concerns about Charting the Future.
Concerns shared by Doug Knowlton, Metropolitan State University
- Lack of student and faculty input into the planning.
- Another planning activity with no real impact because of political and traditional resistance to change.
- The colleges and universities will see this as another chancellor-driven initiative without true and legitimate buy-in from the institutions.
Concerns shared by Greg Rathert, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
- Creating a vision that is flexible enough to still be relevant in 10+ years.
- Finding ways to meet our obligations to greater Minnesota without diverting resources away from our most pressed and growing institutions.
- Fulfilling our mission of being open access institutions while reforming developmental education.
Concern shared anonymously
- Unions – specifically faculty unions as they are already challenging the concepts/strategies of “Charting the Future.”
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