Academic & Student Affairs

The Academic and Student Affairs Division of the system office works with system institutions to identify and meet shared priorities so they can better serve their students and communities.


ASA Leadership Conference
The ASA Leadership Conference will be held on May 29-30, 2014 at Normandale Community College.  We are currently accepting proposal submissions and registration for the conference.  Additional information is available here.  Questions should be directed to Brent Glass at

Academic and Student Affairs Awards
We are no longer accepting nominations for the 2014 Academic and Student Affairs awards.  Please watch this space for information regarding the award ceremony which will be held on May 29, 2014 at Normandale Community College in conjunction with the Spring ASA Leadership Conference. 

Student Affairs/Diversity and Equity Conference
Presentations are now available online from many of the presentations at the 2014 Student Affairs/Diversity and Equity Conference.  If you were a presenter and have not submitted your presentation, please send it to .

Pathways to Postsecondary Regional Leadership Summits
 - The regional summits to enhance our common understandings of newly-enacted legislation and to explore opportunities for new or expanded partnerships between our E-12 and postsecondary systems have concluded.  Discussions regarding the launch of phase 2 will be occurring in the near future.  In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact Jessica Espinosa

Fall Joint Meeting of the CAOs, CSAOs and Deans
Presentations from the Fall joint meeting are being posted as they are received.  If you presented and would like your presentation posted online, please email it to Monica Surrency.

Statutory Requirements Regarding Minnesota Caucus Night
The MnSCU general counsel office has issued the statutory requirements for Minnesota caucus night.

MnSCU Academic and Student Affairs Newsletter
This newsletter will be used as the primary communication vehicle from the system office ASA division.  Information is posted daily about current projects, upcoming events, meetings, conferences, (including agendas in the calendar function) division news, and deadline alerts.  If you wish to share and receive information, please click on Helpful Hints for RSS Feeds and Submitting a Post so you are sure to receive this information.  All questions and inquiries can be directed to Shelly Heller.

MnSCU Recognizes Outstanding Educational Programs and Services 
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities presented the Academic and Student Affairs awards and Diversity awards at Normandale Community College on May 30, 2013.