ERIC Number: ED481712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Investing in People: Access to Higher Education. Report to the Governor and 2003 Legislature.
Minnesota Higher Education Services Office, St. Paul.
This report highlights services and programs of the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office that provide access to postsecondary education, noting efforts to provide services efficiently through increased use of technology and collaborations. After an introduction which discusses the Office's functions, nine sections examine: (1) "Student Financing" (e.g., design for shared responsibility reduces postsecondary education financial responsibility for low and moderate income families); (2) "Student Tuition Reciprocity" (e.g., student participation in tuition reciprocity has steadily increased); (3) "Student and Parent Information" (e.g., early awareness programs expand information to students and parents); (4) "MINITEX Library Information Network" (e.g., which enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of libraries by expanding their access to information resources for users); (5) "MnLINK Library Information System" (e.g., a statewide virtual library with a single point of access to most major Minnesota library catalogs and state-licensed electronic resources); (6) "Learning Network of Minnesota" (which links public campuses, schools, and libraries); (7) "Consumer Protection" (which provides consumer assistance and protection for students and prospective students); (8) "Collection and Maintenance of Data" (e.g., most products such as publications, tables, and reports are available on a Web site); and (9) "Federal and State Grant Programs" (the Federal Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program and the Minnesota Postsecondary Service Learning Program). (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Libraries, Consumer Protection, Databases, Educational Technology, Federal Aid, Grants, Information Networks, Internet, Parent Education, Postsecondary Education, State Programs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
Minnesota Higher Education Services Office, 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, Saint Paul, MN 55108-5227. Tel: 651-642-0567; Tel: 800-657-3866 (Toll Free); Fax: 651-642-0675; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.mheso.state.mn.us.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Higher Education Services Office, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota