Join Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Charting the Future

Anoka Technical College, Anoka-Ramsey Community and all institutions in the other Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system are engaged in a collaborative process called Charting the Future in an effort to develop specific actions to better serve its 435,000 students and communities, strengthen its colleges and universities, and protect its unique character and autonomy.

The Charting the Future (CTF) initiative is offering Gallery Walks to create opportunities for students, employees and other stakeholders to fully engage in discussion with CTF team members and ask questions. Gallery Walks allow CTF implementation teams to present their work to date, share insights from their research, test initiative ideas and gather feedback.

Gallery Walk Dates

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids Campus
Monday, Oct. 27 in SC270 (Legacy Rm.)
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge Campus
Thursday, Nov. 13 in G201
12 noon to 3 p.m.

Anoka Technical College
Friday, Nov. 21 in Auditorium A
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Background

Even though MnSCU remains steadfastly committed to its compact with Minnesota, the ability to fulfill this promise is at risk – threatened by challenges that could weaken educational quality and the ability to deliver on its commitments:

  • Funding shifts that threaten quality, access, and affordability;
  • Increasing competition that affects enrollments in degree programs, customized training and continuing education;
  • Population shifts in which a larger share of Minnesotans are moving to a handful of metropolitan areas; and
  • Threats to its authority to govern.

The effort addressing these challenges is Charting the Future (CTF) and the work stems from six recommendations developed with input from more than 5,000 students, faculty, and staff which were adopted by the MnSCU Board of Trustees in November 2013:

  • Dramatically increase the success of all learners, especially those in diverse populations traditionally underserved by higher education.
  • Develop a collaborative and coordinated academic planning process that advances affordability, transferability, and access to our programs and services across the state.
  • Certify student competencies and capabilities, expand pathways to accelerate degree completion through credit for prior learning, and foster the award of competency-based credit and degrees.
  • Expand the innovative use of technology to deliver high quality online courses, strengthen classroom instruction and student services, and provide more individualized learning and advising.
  • Work together under new models to be the preferred provider of comprehensive workplace solutions through programs and services that build employee skills and solve real-world problems for communities and businesses across the state.
  • Redesign our financial and administrative models to reward collaboration, drive efficiencies, and strengthen our ability to provide access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans.

 

To act on the recommendations and translate them into specific actions, eight campus-led implementation teams comprised of students, faculty, and staff were launched.

The implementation teams currently convening include:

The implementation teams that began convening this fall include:

While the specific actions to be taken system-wide are still being developed by the implementation teams, institutions such as Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College have already undertaken related initiatives.

If you have questions or concerns regarding Charting the Future, please plan to attend one of the Gallery Walks or send comments to MyIdeas@so.mnscu.edu.

 

CTFAnoka Technical College, Anoka-Ramsey Community and all institutions in the other Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system are engaged in a collaborative process called Charting the Future in an effort to develop specific actions to better serve its 435,000 students and communities, strengthen its colleges and universities, and protect its unique character and autonomy.

 

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