News Release

Third Annual College in the High School Workshop Held at the University of Minnesota Crookston

By Jodi Steiner, Elizabeth Tollefson, Kathryn Webster on
Thursday, June 7, 2007

Crookston, Minn., June 8, 2007-

College in the High School workshop participants.
College in the High School workshop participants.

High school administrators, instructors, and counselors attended the third annual College in the High School (CIHS) Workshop at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) campus June 4.  Strengthening ties and relationships between high school and college academics will be the focus between many area high schools and the University.  UMC has been providing academic college credit to eligible high school students since the mid '90's and is currently collaborating with 44 school districts in Northwestern Minnesota.


During the workshop, high school instructors paired up with UMC faculty to discuss academic content, syllabi, pedagogy and all attendees will had the opportunity to hear Dr. Mark Taylor. Dr. Taylor's keynote focused on Generation NeXt Comes to College.  "With UMC faculty participation and Dr. Taylor's Generation NeXt presentation, we had a fun and productive professional development day for the CIHS participants," commented Jodi Steiner.


UMC College in the High School (CIHS) objectives include helping college-bound high school students establish appropriate expectations for collegiate academic performance; decreasing the overall expense of a college education since credits are earned at no cost to the students and parents; providing opportunities for public school faculty and UMC faculty to work cooperatively, exchange ideas, and participate in staff development activities; and integrating college courses effectively into the high school schedule so that students maintain their relationships within their high school.


To learn more about concurrent enrollment alternatives and CIHS, contact the University of Minnesota, Crookston Center for Adult Learning at or 218-281-8680.


The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. UMC is dedicated to helping students and the region aim higher, reach further and dream bigger dreams. To learn more, visit