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.

Accreditation

Accreditation

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.

Curriculum

Promotion and Tenure

Promotion and Tenure

  • Promotion and Tenure Dates and Deadlines (coming Summer 2016!)
  • Promotion and Tenure Policies, Procedures, Template CV (Located under MyU > Faculty Center)

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 2015-2016 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). CSR/CW funds can be requested for projects not fully funded by UROP and for projects developed after the UROP funding deadlines.

Research Release Requests PDF File 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.

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.

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.  

Strategic Planning

Prospective Faculty Members

Forms & Resources

Projects and Events

Projects and Events

Related Committees and Organizations

Related Committees and Organizations

Department Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty & Staff

Vice Chancellor Acad/Stdnt Aff
(218) 281-8341
Executive Secretary
(218) 281-8341
Director Campus/College Level
(218) 281-8277

Academic Affairs

University of Minnesota Crookston

307 Selvig Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8341

FAX: 218-281-8040

Office Hours

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm