Julie Tonneson isn’t afraid of numbers. It’s a skill that comes in handy for the University of Minnesota’s budget director, who is responsible for guiding the school’s multibillion-dollar annual operating budget.
Now, a University committee is moving forward with overhauling the curriculum, aiming to simplify and clarify the collection of courses mandated for every student on the Twin Cities campus. The Liberal Education Redesign Committee has amped up conversations, meeting with members of the Faculty Consultative Committee last week. The redesign is expected to go into place by the 2020 academic year.
Growing enrollment numbers and rising applications are among signs of progress for the University of Minnesota’s Law School as it works its way out of a multi-year, multi-million dollar deficit.
The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler this week to talk about the University’s tuition hike for non-resident, non-reciprocity students, the issue of controversial building names on campus and Kaler’s goals during his last semester as president.
As the University of Minnesota works to readjust tuition on the Twin Cities campus, there are conflicting priorities about how the University should balance costs for Minnesota students and those from other states.
The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents passed a tuition surcharge for College of Science and Engineering students, approved renovations to the University’s volleyball center and reviewed progress on a three-year plan to balance the Law School’s multi-million dollar deficit at meetings on Thursday and Friday.
From making a decision about Coffman Union to overseeing the University’s multi-million dollar legislative request, Kaler expects to accomplish a number of big-ticket items before President-Designate Joan Gabel takes over in July.
Joan Gabel will not take over as President of the University of Minnesota until July, but planning for her presidency has already begun.
The University of Minnesota's efforts to reevaluate four buildings on campus named after controversial figures have become among the longest in the country.
Following the restructure of its Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota administrators say they're looking forward to a more collaborative approach to health sciences.