MnSCU chancellor updates trustees on overhaul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It’s only been two months since the new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system declared the institution needed a shakeup, but that didn’t stop him from giving a progress report.

MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone added some details and deadlines to his plans for the 54-campus system during a briefing to the trustees on Wednesday.

For example, he wants to finish his redesign of how classes are taught in time to put the new strategies into practice next fall. For one thing, he wants students to learn more through projects and problem solving.

He also wants to systematically increase collaboration across campuses, which could include a common core of liberal arts classes.

Rosenstone says with state support for higher education unlikely to rebound, the system can’t wait.