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Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs supports the educational mission of the college through developing academic programs and providing services to faculty and students. This includes:

  • Developing course curriculum, the course schedule and the college catalog;
  • Helping students arrange independent study and credit by exams;
  • Deans’ Honor List;
    • A student who completes 9 or more college-level credits in a semester with a semester GPA of 3.00 or higher will be included on the Deans’ List. A letter of acknowledgement will be sent to each student on the list. Courses the student took pass/no credit, withdrew from, audited or did not complete are excluded.
  • Hiring, orientating and evaluating faculty; and
  • Coordinating work groups, Program Advisory Committees and Academic Affairs and Standards Council.

Contacting Faculty

Each instructor at the College has an assigned office, phone number and email address. Every instructor’s office hours are published in the course syllabus and posted on the respective instructor’s office door. It is recommended, however, that students discuss with the instructor their preferred method of contact. Information on the location of faculty offices, phone numbers and email addresses are available in the online directory.


The Minneapolis College Library is located on the first floor of the L. Building, Wheelock Whitney Hall. The Library provides access to a wide variety of print and online resources such as books, magazines, journals, newspapers, and audio/visual materials. The Library also offers services to support student academic needs, including in-person and virtual research assistance, research guides, and instructional video tutorials. Many items not available in the Minneapolis College Library can be requested from other libraries through interlibrary loan. A valid Campus ID card is required to check out materials, including laptops and headphones. The Library is open Monday-Friday during the regular academic year, Mon-Fri during the summer, and is closed during holidays, between semesters, and when classes are not in session. Please refer to the Library's website for hours, contact information and more.

College Computer Services

Currently enrolled students may use the computers in any of the College’s open computer labs, remote labs, or touchdown spaces for college coursework. The spaces are located in the Academic Success Center (T.3200), Student Life (H.2900), and Library Open Computer Lab (L.1300). They are open throughout the term, including day, evening and Saturday hours. Please refer to Technology Support page for additional information on our available in-person and remote labs.

Minneapolis College Store

The Minneapolis College Store is located on the T-building plaza (T.1800). The College Store is the hub for school pride! College apparel and merchandise, school supplies, electronics, and snacks and food can all be purchased at the store. Textbooks are available for purchase on the College Store’s website and can be shipped to your home or delivered to College Store for pick up. Visit the College Store website for store hours.

Textbook Ordering

Textbooks and course materials ar available for purchase online only via the College Store’s website.These items can be purchased using financial aid and shipped to your home or delivered to the College Store for pick up.

D2L Brightspace:

D2L Brightspace lets instructors enhance their courses using the Web by the creation and distribution of course elements online. It provides a variety of online options, including uploading assignments, taking quizzes and listening to course lectures, all through a standard Web browser.

For additional resources and technical assistance, visit Minnesota State D2L Help Desk. You may also search for an answer to your question, or submit your question to the D2L support staff, and they will be in touch with you via email within 24 hours.