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Urban Leadership Academy

210 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Center History

The Center for Innovative Higher Education (formerly jCENTER), directed by OLPD faculty member David Weerts, operated between Fall 2010-Fall 2016 in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development (OLPD). Funded by the College of Education and Human Development, the Center was created as a place to envision and launch innovative higher education programs at the University of Minnesota, regionally, and nationally. Key partners included the University of Minnesota College of Design, and Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). Center innovations produced three ventures:

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