Studies show that 85% of jobs are discovered through networking. It is common knowledge the more unique and full your resume is, the better chance you have of landing your dream job. At Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) there are a wide variety of shared-governance committees, and chances are you can find one that aligns with your major or career field. For example, if you were an IT major, why would you not apply for the Technology Council? Most Minnesota State committees meet 4-5 times a year in the Twin Cities. Travel reimbursement is available as well as video conferencing. Check out the different topics and meeting schedules below to find one that works for you! 

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Minnesota State Committees

Technology Council - 2 students

The Technology Council will advise and make recommendations to the Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs on educational technologies, including instructional related tools, online learning technologies and services, instructional media delivery, library technologies, and other instructional and student services technologies that have system wide application.

Meeting schedule: All meetings at the system office room 3304/3306.

Wed, Sept 12, 2018; Wed, Nov 7, 2018; Wed, Dec 12, 2018; Wed, Feb 13, 2019; Wed, Apr 10, 2019

Student Affairs Council - 2 students

The Student Affairs Council provides advice and consultation to the vice chancellor on emerging academic and student affairs issues as they are received from its related subcommittees and user groups.

Meeting Schedule: All meetings at the system office room 3304/3306.

Thur, Sept 27, 2018; Fri, Nov 16, 2018; Thur, Jan 24, 2019; Thur, Mar 28, 2019

Policy Council - 2 students

The Policy Council reviews MN State policies and makes recommendations on any changes to policy. These recommendations go through an extensive consultation process before being brought to the Board of Trustees.

Meeting schedule: Thur, Sept 20, 2018; Thur, Nov 15, 2018; Thur, Jan 17, 2019; Thur, Mar 21, 2019; Thur, Apr 18, 2019

Academic Affairs Council - 2 students

The Academic Affairs Council will be the principal group responsible for advising the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs on academic initiatives and programs that are planned, piloted, adopted, and/or implemented for system-wide benefit. Scope includes: Undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning, including: instructional development, professional development, accountability framework, student readiness and college transitions, career and technical education, career preparation and workforce development, program alignment and effectiveness, e-education, and inter-campus collaboration.

Meeting schedule: All meetings at the system office room 3304/3306.

Mon, Sept 10, 2018; Mon, Oct 22, 2018; Mon, Nov 19, 2018; Mon, Feb 4, 2019; Mon, March 18, 2019; Mon, Apr 29, 2019

Faculty Development Subcommittee - 1 student

The Subcommittee is responsible for advising the Academic Affairs Council on issues relative to faculty professional development initiatives and programs system-wide. The scope includes faculty professional development needs and interests related to teaching and learning, instructional development, scholarly and professional expertise, e-learning, student learning outcomes assessment, and inter-campus collaboration.

Meeting schedule: TBD

Graduate Education Committee - 1 student

The committee is responsible for advising the Academic Affairs Council on issues relative to graduate education initiatives and programs system-wide.

Meeting schedule: TBD

Academic Equity Subcommittee - 1 student

This Subcommittee is responsible for advising the Academic Affairs Council on academic priorities relative to eliminating gaps in educational opportunity and achievement system wide.

Meeting schedule: TBD

Assessment for Course Placement - 2 students

The Assessment for Course Placement Committee (ACPC) is a standing committee, which exists to ensure the consistent and effective implementation of Board Policy 3.3 Assessment for Course Placement. It periodically reviews the policy and recommends needed changes or implementation strategies; reviews and makes recommendations for the designation of system-endorsed instruments; helps design and carry out a research-based process for establishing scores for course placement; advises on assessment-related research needs of the system; and helps plan and implement professional development activities.

Meeting schedule: TBD

Developmental Education Workgroup - 2 students

This workgroup will identify best practices for developmental education and address education needs of incoming students who require more basic developmental work, share best practices with other campuses focused on the best interests of lower level developmental students, and make recommendations for action.

Meeting schedule: TBD

Learning Environment Committee - 2 students

The Learning Environment Committee makes recommendations to the ASA Technology Council regarding decisions that would affect the operation of the learning environment for all institutions. System Office IT staff are expected to consult with the Learning Environment Committee on topics that can impact the operation of the learning environment at all institutions. This committee ensures that all stakeholders of the learning environment are informed about the operation and utilization of the learning environment.

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Media Management & Web Conferencing Committee - 1 student

Advise on the utilization of, changes to, and maintenance of two Minnesota State enterprise services, Kaltura MediaSpace (Media Management) and Adobe Connect (Web Conferencing).

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Accessibility Committee - 1 student

Develop sustainable campus practices for addressing the accessibility of electronic (and printed) information to include website and course materials made available at colleges and universities in the Minnesota State system. The committee will study the current state of accessible materials for all learners and web site visitors and make recommendations for improving access to and the distribution of web site and instructional materials in accessible formats.

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Global Education Committee - 1 student

The Global Education Committees purpose is to advise the Academic Affairs Council on issues relative to global education initiatives and programs system-wide.

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Developmental Education Workgroup - 2 students

This workgroup will identify best practices for developmental education and address education needs of incoming students who require more basic developmental work, share best practices with other campuses focused on the best interests of lower level developmental students, and make recommendations for action.

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Transfer Governance Committee - 1 student

The Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Transfer Oversight Committee is a sub group of the Academic Affairs Council and meets a minimum of three times per year to review implementation of transfer including the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The committee’s purpose is to review course and credit and student transfer issues and information and to provide recommendations for enhancement of course and credit transfer to the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. This includes oversight of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum originally developed and amended by the faculty collaborative process and legislation. The committee’s oversight assures appropriate, high-quality education for students who transfer within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Online Strategy Workgroup - 2 students

The Online Strategy Workgroup will draft an online education strategy for Minnesota State, based on the four pillars of access, affordability, collaboration, and quality.  The strategy will highlight campus practices and aspirations as well as the system’s role in a collective strategy.

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Student Diversity Taskforce

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Equity and Inclusion Council - 2 students

Meeting Schedule: October 9th: 2:00pm- 4:00pm- TBD System Office, November 15th: 1:00pm- 3:00pm-TBD- System Office, January 22nd: 1:00pm- 3:00pm- Conference Room 3304/3306- System Office, March 12th: 1:00pm- 3:00pm- Conference Room 3304/3306- System Office, May 9th: 1:00pm- 3:00pm- Conference Room 3304/3306- System Office