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Oct. 30: Minnesota State Mankato to Host ‘Charting the Future’ Gallery Walk
General public invited to attend event from 1-4 p.m.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-22-2014
Mankato, Minn. – “Charting the Future” Gallery Walks are set for Tuesday, Oct. 28 at South Central College in North Mankato, Minn., and for Thursday, Oct. 30 at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and Presidents Annette Parker (South Central College) and Richard Davenport (Minnesota State Mankato) invite the general public to join students, faculty and staff at the open-house style events.
Charting the Future is a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system initiative intended to be a collaborative process for developing specific actions to better serve the system’s 435,000 students and communities and strengthen its colleges and universities while protecting institutions’ unique character and autonomy.
South Central College’s Charting the Future Gallery Walk will be held Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Heritage Hall (guests may enter through main doors off of Lee Boulevard). Minnesota State Mankato’s Charting the Future Gallery Walk will be held Oct. 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Centennial Student Union, Room 245.
The Gallery Walks are designed to allow guests to stop by at any time and provide input regarding the concepts and themes proposed by Charting the Future implementation teams.
To move Charting the Future forward, six recommendations developed with input from more than 5,000 students, faculty and staff were adopted by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees in November 2013. To act on the recommendations and translate them into specific actions, eight implementation teams convened by campus presidents and comprised of students, faculty, and staff were launched.
The implementation teams include:
- Student Success, Convened by President Connie Gores, Southwest Minnesota State University
- Diversity, Convened by President Scott Olson, Winona State University
- Comprehensive Workplace Solutions, Convened by President Sue Collins, Northeast Higher Education District
- System Incentives and Rewards, Convened by Associate Vice Chancellor Phil Davis
- Academic Planning and Collaboration, Convened by President Richard Hanson, Bemidji State University
- Competency Certification and Credit for Prior Learning, Convened by President Annette Parker, South Central College
- Education Technology, Convened by President Ron Anderson, Century College
- Information Technology Systems Design, Convened by Vice Chancellor Ramon Padilla
A number of resources exist for students, faculty, staff, and the community to engage with the Charting the Future process.
- Check the Charting the Future blog for updated news and information
- Visit the FAQ found on the Minnesota State Charting the Future website
- Share ideas, concerns and feedback at MyIdeas@minnstate.edu
- Follow @mnscu and tweet using #ChartingTheFuture
About South Central College
South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, as well as a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.
About Minnesota State Mankato
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions. Since its founding in 1868, Minnesota State Mankato has been a place where big ideas meet real-world thinking. Today, the University offers more than 140 undergraduate programs and more than 75 graduate programs to students in Mankato, at its Twin Cities locations and online.
About the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) include 24 two-year community, technical and comprehensive colleges and seven state universities serving more than 430,000 students. It is the fifth-largest higher education system of its kind in the United States.