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 - John Hoffman
Academic Affairs is made up of four academic departments, as well as several other educational programs and services.
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.
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.
Curriculum and Course Scheduling
Faculty - Information for Prospective and New Members
Promotion and Tenure
Promotion and Tenure
Promotion and Tenure Dates and Deadlines
Promotion and Tenure Policies, Procedures, Template CV
Scholarship and Research
Scholarship and Research
The mission of the Academic Success Center is to promote the advancement of scholarship in every field. As part of that mission, the Center offeres numerous opportunities for faculty to engage in development opportunities, work with students in a comfortable, informal setting, avail themselves of books and articles on current topics in higher education, and promote a community of scholars.
Crookston Faculty Scholarship Grants - Request for Proposals
A limited amount of funds are available in 2018-2019 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.
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.
Grant Writing Incentive
Academic Affairs is sponsoring a “Grant Writing Incentive” for 2018-2019 to encourage faculty and staff to submit proposals for larger external grants. Depending on the size of the grant proposal, incentives range from $2,000 to $5,000 for the grant writing team members. To be eligible, project ideas must be reviewed and approved in advance by a review committee. June 15, 2018 is the deadline for priority review of project ideas. Review of project ideas will continue until incentive funds are fully committed.
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 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
UMC Leadership Academy
The UMC Leadership Academy is designed to create a culture of leadership at the University of Minnesota Crookston by assisting faculty and staff in the development of leadership skills, capacity and readiness, and help position them to move their programs, units, departments, and the campus forward (“leadership in place”). The program is scheduled through the 2017 – 2018 academic year and requires participants to devote between 4 to 6 (4 hours average) per month on program activities. Program activities include four Core leadership training sessions, electives and the Hogan assessment.
UMC faculty and staff who have been employed at UMC for more than one year are encouraged to apply for the UMC Leadership Academy. (Employees who have worked at UMC for less than a year will need supervisor support to apply for the program.) Interested applicants should complete the UMC Leadership Academy Application Form and email it to Diane Christianson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
The UMC Leadership Academy program is a result of the 2015 Employee Engagement Survey where UMC faculty and staff shared their interest for more professional development, leadership and engagement opportunities. This program is also an important part of the UMC Strategic Initiative.
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.
Crookston Student Research and Creative Works Fund (CSR/CW)
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 2017-2018 CSR/CW funds can be requested for projects not fully funded by UROP and for projects developed after the UROP funding deadlines.
Spring 2019 CSR/CW Project Forms
Deadline: November 18, 2018
- Academic Advising
- Academic Technology Support Services
- Astra - Events, Classroom & Fleet Vehicle Reservation Requests
- Awards - Faculty, Staff, Students, Academic Programs and Campus-wide
- Calendars, UMC
- Campus Assemble
- Catalogs, U of MN
- Catalogs, UMC
- Class Schedule
- Computer Help Desk
- Core Competencies of Programs of Study
- Course Fees Policy
- Grade Reports - Registrar's Office
- MyU - MyU is the University of Minnesota's enterprise portal, delivering many services to our students, faculty, and staff. MyU gives the University community a personalized, user-focused web experience in support of the University's mission of teaching, research, and outreach. The MyU team supports all aspects of MyU with partners throughout the University, across all campuses. Our mission is simple, to help you be more successful getting your business done here at the U.
- Academic Dishonesty Report Form
- Accomplishment and Planning Form (for Academic Faculty)
- Accomplishment and Planning Form (for Teaching P&A Staff)
- Agreement for Completion of Incomplete Work