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Student Engagement Planning and Portfolio

Student Engagement at UMM: Our Vision for the Future

University Register Editorial, November 30, 2006 (PDF file in new window)
Sandy Olson-Loy, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Creating a Student Involvement Portfolio - a UMM Strategic Positioning Goal

Making It Happen: organization and operations, student support.

Linked PDF file explains how UMM will "Improve student credentials upon graduation by offering a student involvement portfolio to support students' out-of-class experience..." (more) 

UMM Engagement Planner Coordinating Team (PDF file in new window)

UMM Engagement Planner 2007-2008 Pilots (PDF file in new window)

Current UMM Portfolio and GradPlanner Suite

The Student Engagement Planner will build on and greatly enhance the features offered in the current UM Portfolio. It will offer ongoing, lifelong secure x.500 log-in protected website for entering, saving, organizing, viewing, and selectively sharing student involvement experiences, personal learning artifacts, employment, research, service, and educational records for students, faculty, and staff. Each U of M user may store up to 5 GB in a personal Portfolio account.

It will link with Grad Planner as part of the GradPlanner Suite. 

UM Student Engagement Planner - General Categories 

(with UMM info) PDF file in new window

The UM Student Engagement Planner project was initiated through the UMTC Office for Student Affairs and funded with a $90,000 SPIF Award.

This planner, customized for each campus, will help UMM students find opportunities.

The Student Engagement Planner is designed to intentionally link students to meaningful experiences outside of the classroom. Students would be able to search a wide-range of engagement opportunities that match their academic interests, outcome development needs, and/or personal interests. Units would be able to work with students to develop an intentional and customized "critical path of engagement" from the freshmen to senior year, which could be tailored to specific academic majors and disciplines. 

This project was selected because it will fundamentally enhance the student experience at the University of Minnesota. It is directly aligned with the direction of a top three public research university and fits with a number of other improvement initiatives such as the GradPlanner project.