Joint Higher Education Committee Hearing to Discuss Proposed Concurrent Enrollment Changes

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Recent changes in concurrent enrollment policy by Minnesota’s regional college accreditation service, the Higher Learning Commission, threaten to disrupt and hamper years of work towards offering concurrent enrollment opportunities for Minnesota’s students and reduce the current pool of qualified teachers.

Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee Chair Senator Terri Bonoff (DFL-Minnetonka) and House Higher Education Committee Chair Representative Bud Nornes (R-Fergus Falls) have announced a joint hearing inviting legislators, stakeholders and the President of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Barbara Gellman-Danley to discuss the possible effects of these policy changes.

Details of the hearing are below:

What: Joint hearing of the Senate and House Higher Education Committees on Higher Learning Commission changes related to faculty qualifications and its impact on concurrent enrollment programming in Minnesota

Where: Room 200, State Office Building
100 Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55155

When: Thursday, October 8th at 1:00 P.M.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Sen. Terri Bonoff at 651-296-4314 or by email at


Senator Terri Bonoff
Terri Bonoff represents District 44, which includes portions of Minnetonka, Plymouth and Woodland in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. She chairs the Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee.

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