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ERIC Number: ED068021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-21
Pages: 40
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Minnesota Metropolitan State College: A New Institution for New Students.
Sweet, David E.
Minnesota Metropolitan State College has recently been established as one of the few upper level colleges (colleges offering only junior, senior and graduate level courses) in the U.S. Just about every aspect of MMSC is unique. (1) Planning and operation of the institution have been simultaneous from the outset. (2) There is only 1 main coordinating center for the college with classes being held everywhere from museums to the streets. (3) The average age student at MMSC is 33. (4) Credit is given and accepted at MMSC for life experiences other than formal courses. (5) A majority of the faculty are persons in the metropolitan community who work full-time at jobs other than teaching, and minimal emphasis is put on academic credentials and teaching experience. (6) Degrees and other credentials are awarded on the basis of demonstrated competence rather than on the basis of grades and papers. (7) The curriculum is urban oriented and students are allowed to design their own programs of study within this framework. (8) All students, faculty, staff and administrators participate in college governance through the College Assembly. (HS)
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Note: Paper presented at the 21st Annual Southern Regional Educational Board Legislative Work Conference, New Orleans, July 21, 1972