MnSCU calls for campus cooperation, rethinking academic programs

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor Steven Rosenstone joins The Daily Circuit to talk about potentially sweeping changes to the MnSCU system that were approved by school trustees Wednesday.

More from MPR News' Alex Friedrich:

Leaders of the 31 MnSCU schools are being told to stop competing so much with each other for students -- and start cooperating to an extent not seen before.

They'll need to rethink the academic programs they offer. And they need to be more consistent in how they accept prior credit and handle online education.

It's a view that has rattled some university faculty, who fear it will lead to too much centralization of education and a stifling of innovation.

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