Learn how professors at our colleges have shifted their classes and teaching methods to help students adjust to remote learning and stay engaged.
Higher education across the country has gone to distance learning and Minnesota Private Colleges are no exception.
“With such a quick turn around for faculty and students, things are going fairly well,” said Jennifer Schaefer, associate professor of biology and integrative science program chair at College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. “For some classes, things have changed but we’re trying to replicate the most meaningful aspects of each class while recognizing that the online format necessarily requires some changes and flexibility.”
Explore how our colleges incorporate an entrepreneurial mindset on campus —from maker spaces to innovation labs to competitions to majors and minors.
When you think of entrepreneurship you probably start with Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk. But the liberal arts — and Minnesota Private Colleges — should come to mind as well.
Entrepreneurial studies is a growing field in higher education and that’s certainly true for Minnesota Private Colleges. From maker spaces to institutes for entrepreneurial studies to innovation labs, each college has its own take on entrepreneurship.
Explore stories of younger alums who knew when to stay the course and when to run with the unexpected.
Sometimes the career path after graduation flies like an arrow — a direct route to an identified end goal. Other times, it’s more like a meandering river that twists and turns as new opportunities present themselves. And it’s not uncommon for it to be a little of both. This month we’re happy to share story excerpts of several younger alums who knew when to stay the course and when to run with the unexpected.
Read how the Minnesota private college experience prepared alums Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn and Dan Wolgamott for public service.
Last year, with all 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives up for grabs, Democrats managed to upset the former Republican majority, winning 75 seats to their 59.
Among those Democrats were two young new legislators, both of whom attended Minnesota private colleges — Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn of Eden Prairie and Dan Wolgamott of St. Cloud.
We caught up with the duo just as the legislative session was beginning in February, to find out a little about them and how their years in Minnesota private colleges influenced their current political careers.
Learn how this partnership at the College of Saint Benedict fostered and strengthen the research efforts of senior Rachel Nelson.
The collaboration between faculty and students is at the core of liberal arts education at Minnesota Private Colleges. With the support of Dr. Mary Stenson, College of Saint Benedict senior Rachel Nelson researched whether there are physiological changes to division three cross-country student athletes over a season.
Learn why employers want the knowledge and skills that graduates from our colleges possess.
You’re likely heard the worry about whether students who graduate from liberal arts colleges get jobs. So you’ll be glad to learn then that 75 percent of our graduates are employed within a year of earning their bachelor’s degree. Another 16 percent are pursuing additional education while four percent are doing volunteer service (such as Peace Corps or mission work).
Read how perseverance and the unexpected shaped the career trajectories of six recent alums.
Discovery — of self, of interests, of direction — is at the core of higher education, especially at liberal arts colleges where it’s not only encouraged but woven throughout. This month we’re happy to share the stories of several alums who embraced this opportunity to chart their own paths.