Charting the Future Gallery Walk at DCTC

Charting the Future Gallery Walk

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Central Commons

Dakota County Technical College and other Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are engaged in a collaborative process to develop specific actions to better serve our 435,000 students and communities, strengthen our colleges and universities, and protect our unique character and autonomy.

Even though we remain steadfastly committed to our compact with Minnesota, we know too well that our ability to fulfill this promise is at risk—threatened by challenges that could weaken educational quality and our ability to deliver on our commitments:

  • Funding shifts that threaten quality, access and affordability
  • Increasing competition that affects enrollments in our degree programs, customized training and continuing education
  • Population shifts in which a larger share of Minnesotans are moving to a handful of metropolitan areas
  • Threats to our authority to govern

DCTC Charting the Future Gallery Walk *

Open house-style event specifically designed for you to react to the concepts and themes proposed by the implementation teams.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Central Commons
DCTC Main Campus
1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, MN 55068-2999

* An online gallery walk will be made available to individuals not able to attend in person.


The effort addressing these challenges is Charting the Future. The work stems from six recommendations (developed with input from more than 5,000 students, faculty and staff) that were adopted by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees in November 2013:

  • Dramatically increase the success of all learners, especially those in diverse populations traditionally underserved by higher education.
  • Develop a collaborative and coordinated academic planning process that advances affordability, transferability, and access to our programs and services across the state.
  • Certify student competencies and capabilities, expand pathways to accelerate degree completion through credit for prior learning, and foster the award of competency-based credit and degrees.
  • Expand the innovative use of technology to deliver high quality online courses, strengthen classroom instruction and student services, and provide more individualized learning and advising.
  • Work together under new models to be the preferred provider of comprehensive workplace solutions through programs and services that build employee skills and solve real-world problems for communities and businesses across the state
  • Redesign our financial and administrative models to reward collaboration, drive efficiencies, and strengthen our ability to provide access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans

To act on the recommendations and translate them into specific actions, eight campus-led implementation teams comprised of students, faculty, and staff were launched.

  • Implementation Team Rosters

The implementation teams currently convening include:

The implementation teams that began convening this fall include:

You can stay connected with the work surrounding Charting the Future by accessing the following resources:

  • Charting the Future blog
    • Regularly updated news, meeting information, team rosters and much more
  • MnSCU Charting the Future FAQ
  • Share your ideas, concerns and feedback at
  • Follow @mnscu and tweet using #ChartingTheFuture
  • Look for regular e-mail updates and campus newsletter items
  • Attend a Charting the Future Gallery Walk on our campus or on another campus
If you have questions regarding Charting the Future and the Gallery Walk, contact:
  • Erin Edlund
    Director of Institutional Advancement/Marketing
    Dakota County Community College & Inver Hills Community College
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