The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities presented the Academic and Student Affairs awards during its annual Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Conference at Normandale Community College May 29, 2014.
“The accomplishments of our colleges and universities across Minnesota are truly remarkable,” said John O’Brien, senior vice chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs. “These awards are an opportunity to recognize the outstanding work being done throughout the state to improve access, meet community and workforce needs, and increase affordability. They also provide a mechanism for sharing this work throughout the system so that our colleges and universities can learn from each other’s success. I am very pleased to be part of this recognition and offer my sincere thanks and congratulations to the recipients.”
Outstanding Academic and Student Affairs Administrator Award Julie Guelich, Vice President at Normandale Community College, and Devinder Malhotra, Provost and Vice President at St. Cloud State University, were recognized for making significant contributions to the development of academic or student affairs programming at their institutions.
Programs recognized this year were:
Innovative Student Affairs Program Award for programs or activities that use new ideas, methods, or techniques that result in improved educational or developmental activities, services, or management for a college or university community.
- Campus Cupboard, Normandale Community College
- Recovery Community, St. Cloud State University
Excellence in Curriculum Programming for programs that produce graduates ready to take on the challenges of life after college. Programs must also be in high demand, as demonstrated by consistently high enrollments, and have high graduation rates.
- Civil Engineering Program, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Innovative Partnering and Collaboration Award recognizes partnerships and collaborations that further our goal to be a system that is flexible, adaptable, and responsive to meeting the needs of students and Minnesota citizens, especially those curricular and program or service efforts that reflect the changing nature of the education landscape.
- E-College Mentoring, Lake Superior College
- Paralegal Program’s On-Campus Legal Services Clinics, North Hennepin Community College
Innovation in Global Education recognizes creative and high impact practices of faculty and staff that increase students’ understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples through cross-cultural and international experiences.
- Affordable Semester Abroad, Bemidji State University
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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities