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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Academic Engagement Programs & Opportunities

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The Academic Engagement Programs and Opportunities Task Force is charged with identifying high potential strategic directions and goals that will advance high impact practices, programs and opportunities in support of increasing student success and timely degree completion at Minnesota State University, Mankato for the period of 2015-2018.
        As a part of this charge, the task force will address:
·         What would a new level of greatness in Academic Engagement Programs and Opportunities look like by 2018, and how will we know if it is achieved?
o    Definition of key terms
o    Identification of strategic directions and goals
o    Benchmarks that are linked to the strategic priorities and performance measures of the University and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
·         What would be a model organizational structure and function; polices, procedures, and practices to support the strategic directions and goals?
o    Delivery chain
o    Policies, procedures, and practices
o    Resources and sustainability

The task force will provide a report to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs prior to the end of the 2014 Fall semester.


Kris Retherford, Co-Chair, Dean, College of Allied Health and Nursing
Anne Dahlman, Co-Chair, Associate Professor, College of Education
Susan Schalge, FA
Patrick Tebbe, FA
Chris Corley, FA
Samantha Hedwall, MSUAASF
Ginny Walters, MSUAASF
Patsy Lueck, AFSCME
Twyla Tinney, MMA
Lauren Bach, MSSA
Julia Hamann, MSSA
Steve Stoynoff, At-Large
Henry Morris, At-Large
Rick Straka, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Meeting Materials