Students at Minnesota’s public colleges may have to brace for a tuition bump, as legislative appetite seems to have waned for moves to shift rising costs from students to the state.
Minnesota’s largest state college system is working to make it cheaper and easier for community college students to transfer into four-year programs and to earn bachelor’s degrees. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is seeking to simplify a process that can confuse and frustrate transfer students.
A push to strengthen sexual assault policies at Minnesota colleges is moving through the Legislature, with advocates saying it will provide more options for victims. Some schools already have strong policies, but the bill would extend best practices across Minnesota, said author Rep. Marion O’Neill, R-Maple Lake.
Administrators and faculty at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities say they’ve reached an agreement over a proposed system revamp.
Faculty members at Minnesota State, Mankato have issued a vote of no-confidence in the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
Two faculty unions have pulled out of a long-term planning process in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The unions notified MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone this week they won’t participate in the “Charting the Future” process. They expressed concerns about trust and transparency.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ chancellor says he has not been contacted by Winona State faculty leaders about any concerns that would have led to their vote of no confidence.
Phil Krinkie says he will leave his post as president of the Minnesota Taxpayers League because of his newly announced run for Congress. But the Republican hasn’t decided if he’ll stay on as a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system trustee. Krinkie, a former state representative, announced last week that he is joining the race for the congressional seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann. Krinkie said Monday he was stepping down from the Taxpayers League after leading the anti-tax group since 2007.
There was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.
The Minnesota Senate has voted to freeze tuition rates at the state’s public colleges and universities for the next two years. The Senate passed a state higher education budget by a bipartisan, 44-22 vote on Friday that includes a $250 million spending increase.
The Minnesota Senate approved a major funding increase for the University of Minnesota and MnSCU systems on Wednesday.
A top State House Democrat unveiled a bill Monday that would freeze tuition at the University of Minnesota and MNSCU systems for the next two years.
A new analysis finds Minnesota crop farmers had a profitable year in 2012, thanks to the drought.
Negotiators have reached tentative agreement on a contract covering non-teaching faculty who work at Minnesota’s seven state universities.
Two weeks of political conventions are over. But how did the political parties end up being represented by an elephant and a donkey? Sharon from Eagan wondered.
Former Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher is gaining a spot on the governing board for dozens of state colleges and universities.
It hasn’t even been 60 days since the new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system announced the institution needs a shakeup, but he’s ready to give the trustees a progress report.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is pushing to get working adults who have earned some college credits to go back to school and complete their degrees.
The formal installation of the new chairman of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will feature the start of a new tradition, the presentation of a ceremonial medallion.
The new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will be formally installed this week in a ceremony at the state Capitol.
More than 200,000 students are now enrolled in credit-bearing courses in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, and a record 43,141 of them are members of racial minorities.
The new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is promising to redesign the 31-campus institution.
The board of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is set to discuss big changes for Southwest Minnesota State University and Minnesota West Community and Technical College.
The trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system have approved a budget that raises tuition, cuts programs and eliminates positions.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is rescinding layoff notices for about 6,000 employees because officials are now sure MnSCU will operate in a government shutdown.