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2015 Spring Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Conference

This year's Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Conference willl be held at Normandale Community College.

While the primary focus continues to be meeting the challenges of providing students with improved services and quality programs, the meeting remains a venue where campus leaders can network, present on topics of mutual interest and benefit in leading effectively and efficiently at the campus; there continues to be a focus on accountability, assessment and other strategic initiatives that help educate and support student success.

May 28-29, 2015

Save the date:  Pre-conference Workshop May 27th 1-4 p.m.  We are currently working with Dr. Adrianna Kezar to facilitate a workshop on Creating Readiness for Change.  Although this program has not been finalized, we want to provide notice of this potential opportunity so people can save the date and tentatively register if the topic is of interest.  Space is limited for this workshop so if you have interested in attending, please register asap.

Partnership Center
Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN  55431


Campus/Parking Map
Meeting Rooms
- Partnership Center (Ground Floor)
- Partnership Center (First Floor)

Submitting Session Proposals
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Change Readiness Tool - Preconference Workshop with Adrianna Kezar

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Winning Triathlon in Exercise Science:  Normandale Community College, Metropolitan State University and Southwest Minnesota State University

Credit When It's Due

Developmental Education

Grow I.T. Programs Enrollment and Improve Student Outcomes

Hot Data Points

Looking Back:  Lessons Learned From Program Prioritization 

Respect Effect

Friday, May 29, 2015

Attracting and Serving New Markets

Collaboration Resources and Successful Models

Concurrent Enrollment

Corrections AS Degree Program

Faculty Assignment Management Automation (FAMA)

Mindfulness and Meditation as Tools for Leadership Success

Nanoscience Technology AAS Consortial Arrangement

NHCC STEM Initiative:  Inspiring the "C" Student

Opportunities and Strategies for Enhancing International Partnerships

Recruiting Preparing Retaining and Supporting Culturally Competent Educators

Real-time Labor Market Information for Academic Planning and Career Counseling

SMSU Internal Procedure for Articulation Agreements

Registration:  Conference registration is now closed.  If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Cathy Rajtar.

The system office would like to keep accurate records and control costs. If you determine you cannot attend the conference after you have registered, please notify Cathy Rajtar.

Hotel Information - Please reserve your rooms early to get the best room rates.

3900 American Blvd West
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: 952-830-5254
Government Rate: $135 + tax per night. The group code to mention for those that call 1.800.HILTONS is MSN.  Click here to make a reservation.  The deadline to make a reservation is May 6, 2015.

STAYBRIDGE SUITES (less than 2.5 miles from Normandale Community College)
5150 American Blvd. West
Bloomington, Minnesota 55437
Studio Suite (One Queen bed and full kitchen): $115 + tax per night.  Rates include complimentary wi-fi and a hot daily breakfast. Ask for the “MnSCU Spring Leadership Conference” rate.  To make a reservation please call: (952) 831-7900.  The deadline to make a reservation is May 6, 2015.

HILTON GARDEN INN MINNEAPOLIS/BLOOMINGTON (494 and Hwy 100) (less than 2.5 miles from Normandale Community College)
5140 American Blvd West
Bloomington, Minnesota, 55437
(952) 746-2013
Rates from $124 + tax per night. All rooms have been updated as of January 2015 and have a microwave, fridge and Keurig coffee maker. Rates include complimentary wi-fi. Ask for the “MnSCU Spring Leadership Conference” rate or book online. Click here to make a reservation. Cut off date May 6, 2015.

4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN
To make a reservation please call: (952) 831-3131.
Rates: $79.00 King - single occupancy; $84.00 - double occupancy. Ask for MnSCU Academic and Student Affairs Conference rate when calling to reserve.

If you have any questions regarding the hotels, please contact  Cathy Rajtar.