Rochester campus focuses course work on administration

With $2.5 million and a long list of objectives, the University moved its plans for Rochester into the initial phase.
Late last month, 24 people began taking classes at the University Center Rochester, commuting to the center’s nonresidential campus from various locations in southeastern Minnesota. The graduate students are evidence of the University’s expanded role at the center.
The beginning of this new course, focused on educational policy and administration, exemplifies one of the University’s priorities for the upcoming year: enlarging its post-baccalaureate and upper-division curriculum.
Other new classes added to the center’s curriculum include a scientific and technical communications bachelor’s degree and a management of technology master’s degree
“The Rochester community has long been a strong advocate of an increase in University offerings at the (University Center Rochester),” said Mary Heltsley, the newly-appointed interim chief academic officer at the school.
For more than 20 years, the University has been part of a three-way partnership, sharing the center with Rochester Community Technical College and Winona State University.
Heltsley said that the new arrangement will still be a cooperative effort and that Winona State and Rochester Tech will still offer courses at the center.
— Andy Skemp