Academic Affairs

Welcome to the website of the Office of Academic Affairs. Academic Affairs has the primary responsible for implementing the University of Minnesota Crookston’s mission of teaching and learning, research, and outreach and public service. It exists to provide leadership and support for academic and programmatic units in carrying out this mission. Thus, Academic Affairs has the responsibility for all educational programs and services, as well as the development, implementation, and monitoring of academic policies and procedures, academic program planning and approval, academic personnel (including appointments and reappointments, tenure and promotion, annual evaluations), institutional accreditation and accountability, program review, assessment of student learning, and undergraduate research opportunities.

Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs - Barbara Keinath

Academic Affairs includes four academic departments – the Agriculture and Natural Resources; Business; Liberal Arts and Education; and Math, Science, and Technology – as well as the Academic Success CenterCenter for Adult LearningHonors ProgramInstitutional EffectivenessInternational ProgramsLibraryOffice of the RegistrarCenter for Sustainability and Undergraduate Research.



Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation which is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region. 

Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) utilizes a continuous improvement process and provides an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. With AQIP, an institution has continuous quality improvement activities and accreditation becomes a continuous process.

Assessment Resources

Assessment Resources

Program Review Process and Procedures PDF File Icon

Program reviews are required by the Higher Learning Commission.  This process meets those requirements as well as insuring our programs are relevant and of high quality.  The process is designed to provide a framework for quality improvement.  The Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (VCAA) maintains administrative authority over the program review process.  


Faculty - Information for New Members

Faculty - Information for New Members

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Crookston! We are proud to have you join our community of scholars, and are excited about the knowledge and energy you bring to our campus.

This website is part of our New Faculty Onboarding program, designed to help you become acquainted with our campus and our culture, as well as the nuts-and-bolts of policy, procedure and everyday responsibilities. By introducing various topics in different ways and throughout your first year here, we hope to avoid the stress of information overload and give you the time to absorb the information you’ll need to excel at your job.

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Faculty - Information for Prospective Members

Faculty - Information for Prospective Members

Promotion and Tenure

Promotion and Tenure

Promotion and Tenure Dates and Deadlines

2017-2018 Processing Dates and Procedures for:
2017-2018 Four-Year Review of Associate Professors:

Promotion and Tenure Policies, Procedures, Template CV

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Scholarship, Research and Professional Development

Scholarship, Research and Professional Development

Crookston Faculty Scholarship Grants - Request for Proposals PDF File Icon
A limited amount of funds are available in 2016-2017 to support faculty scholarship. So that as many faculty as possible can be supported, funding per faculty member will be limited again this academic year.

Crookston Student Research and Creative Works Fund (CSR/CW) PDF File Icon
Crookston Student Research and Creative Works (CSR/CW) funds complement and extend research funding available through the University of Minnesota’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). The 2016-2017 CSR/CW funds can be requested for projects not fully funded by UROP and for projects developed after the UROP funding deadlines.

Summer/Fall 2017 CSR/CW Project Forms
Deadline: March 24, 2017

Grants Resource Center
UMC has joined the Grants Resource Center (GRC), a service of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Our institutional subscription to GRC entitles UMC faculty and staff to access tools, services, and expertise to increase their success in competing for grants from federal and private sponsors. Contact Diane Christianson in Academic Affairs for GRC log-in information.

Research Release Requests PDF File Icon   |   Research Release Cover Page word-icon 
Get information about individual credit/overload hour limits and tenure-track and tenured faculty research release time procedures.

Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA)
SPA is the University of Minnesota system-wide office authorized to submit research proposals and receive awards from external sources on behalf of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota. SPA is also the fiduciary for the U on grant-related matters.

University Undergraduate Research (UROP)
The University of Minnesota is one of the world’s great research universities. On our campuses, at our field stations and in our communities, literally tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff create new knowledge and develop new examples of human expression each and every day.  The University of Minnesota's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides funding to U of MN undergraduates who work on a research project with a faculty mentor. UROP provides a stipend and expense money to students. UROP is open to freshmen through seniors who are in an undergraduate degree program in good academic standing. Applications are accepted twice a year through the UROP web site.
The Twin Cities campus is requesting proposals for Summer/Fall 2017 projects. Deadline: February 27, 2017

University Research Resources for Researchers & Staff
Learn more about grants (applying & reporting), compliance, policies & procedures, subjects protection, technology transfer  & IP, training opportunities, working abroad and get commonly used forms

Strategic Planning

Forms & Resources

Forms & Resources










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Related Committees and Organizations

Related Committees and Organizations

Policies and Procedures

Department Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty & Staff

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Academic Affairs

University of Minnesota Crookston

307 Selvig Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8341

FAX: 218-281-8040


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