Many people believe that Minnesota's system of higher education is falling short of delivering the outcomes we need. This project will explore whether or not reform is needed, if so, what should be done, how and – more importantly – why?
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Are you attending, or have you recently attended, community or technical college? Have you collected more credits than you expected? Perhaps you've switched degree or certificate programs and ended up with "extra" credits that don't count towards your degree or certificate. Maybe you transferred to a different school and discovered some of your credits didn't transfer in.
The Citizens League is looking for people who are willing to talk about their education after high school and what led to these "extra" credits. Group conversations will be scheduled during early evenings or weekends and last about 90 minutes. Participants will receive a $50 Target gift card for their participation. Group conversations will be held in the Minneapolis/St.Paul metro area and St.Cloud.
Anyone interested should contact Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Last summer we sat down with current and former students who have not yet completed their degree to understand a bit about their college experiences. Why did they stop- or drop-out? What implications had this decision had on their lives?
To read the summary of these conversations click here.
We've outlined three projects for our higher ed work moving forward. (Details can be found on on our "About" tab.) We'll begin work on two of these initiatives - ROI.edu and the cost of "excess" credits - in the spring and summer of 2013.
For more information about this project please contact us.
Updated April 2013