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.

Calendar of Events   

Senior Vice Chancellor Ron Anderson Speaking Request Form

ASA Org Chart

ASA Contact List

Chief Academic Officer List (systemwide)

Chief Student Affairs Officer List (systemwide) excel doc

Dean List (systemwide)

Centers of Excellence Contact list

System Office Staff (searchable directory of all system office employees; listings are available by division)

Other System Directories (includes links to the Board of Trustees roster, college and university presidents directory, Minnesota State Legislature directories and higher education affiliates of the system)

Date:  Pre-Conference date, June 5th, 2019

           Conference dates, June 6th-7th, 2019

Location: Atwood Memorial Center | St. Cloud State University

Time: TBD

More information to come.

Announcing the 4th Annual Shark Tank Open

The Shark Tank Open is Educational Innovation’s premier innovation event, drawing educators from across 37 colleges and universities for one grand evening of reimagining education! 

Just as in years past, faculty and staff innovators from across the state will go before expert panels (the sharks), providing spirited pitches in an effort to win up to $25,000 in innovation funding.

The Shark Tank Open also features an innovation exhibit room dedicated to previously funded innovations.  Attendees will have a chance to compete for up to $10,000 in Pay It Forward funding by submitting a funding application after the event.  Pay It Forward funding is used to replicate an innovation project on another campus.

Registration for the Shark Tank Open is limited, so register today!

Minnesota State Shark Tank Open

Thursday, April 4, 2019  |  4:00pm - 8:30pm

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
5601 W 78th St.
Bloomington, MN 55439

Check-in begins at 4:00pm with festivities to follow at 5:00pm.


Registration for the Shark Tank Open is now available.  To register visit our Eventbrite page.

Hotel Reservation Information

To reserve your room at the discounted rate of $99.00, call the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel at 1-952-835-1900 and request the Shark Tank Minnesota State Colleges and Universities group rate.

You may also reserve online at the hotel’s website using promo code STO.

Travel Reimbursement

Educational Innovations is pleased to support contributors to the Shark Tank Open event.  If you are an innovator pitching a project, a panelist, an innovation room presenter, or an official volunteer from outside the Twin Cities metro area, then you are eligible for a travel reimbursement from Educational Innovations.  Download the employee expense report form.

Please be sure to attach all expense receipts (including your hotel receipt) to the employee expense report form.  Receipts are required to receive a reimbursement.  If you have questions about completing this form, contact LaShawnda Ford.

The Academic and Student Affairs Division prepares a variety of reports including many that are produced for the Minnesota Legislature. Find recent reports through the links below.


Minnesota State Degree and Certificate Completion Report to the Legislature

Minnesota State Degree and Certificate Completion Report Appendix B

Minnesota State Developmental Education Plan Report to the Legislature


News and Events

Coming soon: Dates/locale for our 2019 Academic and Student Affairs Equity and Inclusion Conference.

ASA Newsletter

The ASA Newsletter is used as the primary communication tool delivering ASA news to Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers, Deans, Business/Industry Outreach Administrators, Center of Excellence contacts, Quality Matters Coordinators, and system office staff.

Information is posted daily about current projects, upcoming events, meetings, conferences, division news, and deadline alerts. If you wish to share and receive information, please click on How to Subscribe or Submit a Newsletter Post.