Pine Technical College‘s attempt to become Pine Technical and Community College is part of a long-term change among Minnesota’s technical colleges. A handful of technical colleges have become comprehensive campuses in the last decade or so, leaving another handful with a purely technical orientation. Pine’s bid to become a comprehensive campus comes a workforce development Read more

After discussion of his organization’s report to the state legislature on credit transfers during yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Chancellor Steven Rosenstone said he saw some bright spots. Referring to data showing that transfers among various MnSCU schools had risen from about 15,260 in 2008 to 20,300 last year, Rosenstone Read more

A their regular committee meeting, trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system discussed the report (above) on credit transfers requested by the state legislature. You may remember that MnSCU’s credit-transfer rate was one of the hotter items during last year’s higher-ed committee meetings. Student complaints over perceived problems in the MnSCU’s credit-transfer system Read more

After changing his tune to the news media on the University of Minnesota’s cutback in transfer students, MnSCU’s interim academic and student affairs chief Larry Litecky turned down my request yesterday to explain why. MnSCU spokeswoman Melinda Voss said he had “no time” this week to discuss his change of views, and essentially repeated what Read more