ERIC Number: ED040662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-7
Reference Count: 0
The New Minnesota State College System.
Mitau, G. Theodore
Many of the nation's youth believe that the country's colleges and universities are insensitive and even hostile to their demands for an end to racism, militarism violence and poverty, and to their insistence on relevant curricula. If educational paralysis and alienation of this nation's most talented youth is to be avoided, many of our institutions' treasured traditions and beliefs will have to undergo examination and modification. The Minnesota State College System, consisting of 6 state colleges, has experienced a rapid increase in enrollment in the last 10 years, and though the academic quality has improved substantially in the past few years, much is left to be done. Efforts will be made to (1) increase the number of PhDs on the faculty; (2) move to "year-found" operations; (3) employ more supportive personnel; (4) develop a more sophisticated management information system; (5) strengthen the Common Market operation of the System; (6) improve academic and physical planning efforts; (7) improve understanding between campus and capitol, and among faculty, students, and administrators; and (8) extend services to surrounding communities and regions. In addition, the colleges will concentrate on providing quality undergraduate education and on improving the quality of elementary and secondary school education. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Coll. Board, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Minnesota State College System
Note: Remarke s delivered at a meeting of the Association of Minnesota Colleges, Normandale State Junior College, Bloomington, Minnesota, November 7, 1969