ERIC Number: ED443499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Crosstown Connections: Academic Plan for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, St. Paul.
This report presents Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System's (MnSCU's) academic plan for the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Included are the Metro Alliance's vision, mission, and goals for its eleven institutions. Goal one is to establish program and service alignment among the institutions. Goal two is to increase enrollment by 10 percent in 3 years, while goal three aims to create innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Goal four is to determine capital requests and facilities plans based on Metro Alliance academic needs. Goal five states that Metro Alliance will actively participate in and facilitate metro-wide planning with key educational and community-based organizations in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. After stating the five goals, the report examines factors affecting higher education in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, which include such items as: population in the area is growing more rapidly than in the rest of Minnesota and is becoming more diverse; within 5 years, the majority of high school graduates will be from this area; Metro Alliance institutions enroll about one-third of MnSCU's total student body; students attend part-time and are older; and the area has a strong employment market. The report then describes collaboration with the University of Minnesota and consultation with private colleges. Included in the appendices are Metro Alliance institution mission statements, a list of the Metro Alliance participants, a timeline of the Metro Alliance planning meetings, and a bibliography. (Contains 16 references.) (VWC)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Enrollment, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Mission, State Colleges, State Universities
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, 500 World Trade Center, 30 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101. Tel: 888-667-2848 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.mnscu.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota