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MnSCU Get It

From Higher Ed Roundup:


Minnesota Unveils Accountability ‘Dashboard'

Minnesota's state college and university system has unveiled a online “accountability dashboard,? an accountability system that will provide data, in a creative way, to the public on enrollment, tuition, and graduation rates at its 32 institutions. The database, which includes information on access, affordability, and quality, stems in part from a national effort by the National Association of System Heads to improve the education of low-income and minority students known as Access to Success. John McCormick, the system's chancellor, said he hopes the speedometer-type approach " will “jumpstart a culture of accountability? among its member institutions.

Perhaps OurLeaders could learn something about accountability and transparency from the MnSCU folks?

Their self evaluation of tution rates indicates that this area needs work, and MnSCU has a much lower rate of tuition increase for next year than we do. Perhaps if we made this our own priority we could obtain funding for this purpose from the state legislature? OurLeaders continue to treat tuition increases as an adjustable parameter that they will tweak upon learning how much state support we receive. Perhaps this is not the best strategy for obtaining state support?

I am afraid that "ambitious aspirations to become one of the top three research universities in the word [sic]" is not going to sell very well in the next few years...

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