Feb. 6—ROCHESTER — The University of Minnesota Rochester has received a $200,000 donation from the Strada Education Foundation for the Chancellor’s Fund for Innovation to support the national College-in-3 Exchange.
The Exchange is a national effort that encourages universities to reinvent the traditional four-year bachelor’s degree program.
“The University of Minnesota is pleased with Strada’s generous commitment to new models to help more students succeed in college while reducing costs,” said UMR Chancellor Lori Carrell.
“Through Strada, we can hope to bring together representatives from a growing number of pilot campuses across the country in April,” Carrell added.
This gift will support UMR’s continued co-facilitation of the national College-in-3 exchange, with a project manager, a website, a second campus pilot meeting in Boston this spring, and ongoing coaching for campus pilots as they design and seek external approval. .
The initiative is in its second phase and is preparing not only the launch of several programs but also a third phase of evaluating the results. The prototype of the UMR,
NXT GEN MED, launching fall 2022
and will begin assessment after the first cohort graduates in December 2024.
Andew Petzold, professor and director of the UMR program, will be among the pilot representatives who will travel to Boston for the second edition.
The College-in-3 exchange has received considerable national attention, including recent coverage by Forbes.