11 surveys submitted
Setting goals: this or that?
For each of the questions below, select which statement you most agree with.
- It’s imperative to increase Minnesotans’ attainment of higher education degrees.
- All Minnesotans must have the skills and training they need for productive employment and citizenship, which may be acquired outside of a formal degree program.
- We need to raise the education and skills of all Minnesotans.
- We should concentrate on developing the skills needed for a few key economic sectors, such as math and science.
- We should rebalance resources and effort from formal higher education into informal and non-formal avenues of life-long learning.
- The importance of formal, institutional learning is greater than ever.
- One of the problems today is that institutions of higher education are being asked to be too many things to too many people.
- Higher education needs to adjust to serve the needs of changing demographics and a changing economy.
- Higher education degrees/certificates are the key to social and economic mobility in the United States.
- Given the changes in our economic structure, and the emerging capacity for “personal learning networks” we should stop telling our young people that they must have a college degree to get ahead and focus on less costly ways instead.
- K-12 is not doing its job to prepare young people for college.
- K-12 is preparing students as it always has, we’re just sending too many students to college.
- Given the social/public good created by higher education, we should be willing to spend more money to support higher education in Minnesota.
- There is already enough money in higher education, it is just not being used cost-effectively.
- What's all the reform fuss about?
- There is a desperate need for change.
The biggest problem facing higher education is: (pick up to two)
- Costs are out of control.
- Too many freshmen are unprepared.
- We’re funding the wrong things, activities or people
- We’re not producing what the job market needs
- Students graduate without enough improvement in their skill and knowledge bases
- Too few lower income people can’t access college
- Too few people complete their education