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March 5 Highlights from the Student Success Team

The following are highlights from the March 5 Student Success team meeting: We will form a small work group to work with Diversity on a joint initiative/statement We will form 3 teams to produce a list of initiatives to be brought to the April meeting We will focus on initiatives that are actionable with clear […]
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A Letter from the Presidents of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Dear students, faculty, and staff, Across our nation, more than any other time in our history, colleges and universities are facing tremendously complex challenges that hold no easy answers.  We are being called to be more accessible, to prepare our graduates for success in a global world, and to ensure that higher education remains a […]
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Student Story by “The Spur” Student Paper from SMSU

“Charting the Future” Change Effort (pdf) MnSCU Working to Improve Student Success
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Metro-Area Planning

From Doug Knowlton, Metropolitan State University Metro-area planning and implementation of metro partnerships. You are also welcome to share a story of collaboration!
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Southwest Minnesota State’s Completion Degrees at Metro Schools

From Beth Weatherby, Southwest Minnesota State University Completion degrees being designed in partnership with the metro institutions. You are also welcome to share a story of collaboration!
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Alignment at Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Tech

From Mary Jacobson, Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College Sharing infrastructure services across aligned institutions of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College including marketing and public relations, information technology, facilities, research, security and human resources. You are also welcome to share a story of collaboration!
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World Language Consortium

From Beth Weatherby, Southwest Minnesota State University Collaborating with the ECE access group: involvement with the world languages consortium You are also welcome to share a comment!
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Sharing Concerns

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 […]
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What gets you excited about Charting the Future?

Attendees from the Academic and Student Affairs Conference, May 2014 share comments. “It is adventurous and I am excited about the possibilities and opportunities ahead.” – Raphael Onyeaghala, Southwest Minnesota State University “System-wide effort for students complete more bachelor degrees; breakdown silos; leverage resources to do more with less.” – Herbert King, Dean of Students, […]
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Jon Nordos Story

Story Submitted by Jon Nordos Non Traditional Student and Technology Coordinator at St. Cloud State University I attended the University of Minnesota for 1 year in 1990. To say that I was not ready for college is an understatement (I passed 2 classes in 1 year) Since that time, I have accumulated 23 years of experience […]
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