ERIC Number: ED407917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Course for the Future: Higher Education and Economic Development. A Report to the Governor.
Minnesota Planning, St. Paul.
This paper addresses the relationship between economic development and higher education in Minnesota, focusing on how vocational institutions will meet the increasing demand for skilled workers, how research institutions will improve the transfer of new technology to business, and how higher education institutions can create better links between the needs of business and the education of students. It calls for merging the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State College and University systems by the year 2000, committing state resources to make Minnesota a technology leader, making the University of Minnesota one of the nation's top 10 research universities, solving the tenure question to prevent the unionization of the University of Minnesota faculty, restoring public confidence in the Board of Regents, giving the governor and state legislature a role in selecting a new president for the University of Minnesota, redefining the role of the Minnesota State College and University System, formalizing a school-to-work vocational path available to all high school students, and supporting preschool and early childhood education. (MDM)
Descriptors: College Administration, Early Childhood Education, Economic Development, Economic Impact, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Governing Boards, Higher Education, Institutional Role, School Business Relationship, State Colleges, State Universities, Technology Education, Technology Transfer, Tenure, Vocational Education
Minnesota Planning, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Planning, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota