Minnesota State to spend $300,000 ‘reimagining higher education’ with innovators from other fields

Aug 2, 2018 by

Minnesota State leaders will spend several months and $300,000 learning from trailblazers outside of higher education in hopes of inspiring innovation across the 375,000-student system.

Chancellor Devinder Malhotra and Board of Trustees chairman Michael Vekich this week said the system must take risks and try new things in the face of slumping state investment and declining public confidence in higher education.

Innovation, Malhotra said, is “critical to our future.”

The Forum on Reimagining Higher Education gets underway in September with the first of about six public convenings exploring trends in higher education in Minnesota and across the country.

Participating will be a small number of trustees and five to seven thought leaders who will share how changing tactics helped their businesses adapt and grow. The group will discuss how those approaches could be applied to the system’s 30 public colleges and seven universities.

Source: Minnesota State to spend $300,000 ‘reimagining higher education’ with innovators from other fields – Twin Cities

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