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Office of Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs works to advance and support excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship across St. Thomas and to foster inclusivity and innovation in all areas of the university's academic life.

Our office is responsible for:

  • Faculty affairs
  • Support of faculty governance activities
  • University-wide accreditation and assessment
  • Faculty development programs
  • Internal faculty grants programs and sponsored research
  • International programs
  • Programs that support undergraduate student retention and success
  • University libraries
  • Campus sustainability initiatives
  • Lifelong learning programs

Contact Information

Email: acadaffairs@stthomas.edu
Phone: (651) 962-6717
Fax: (651) 962-6702

Aquinas Hall Room 110
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1078

Who We Are

Global Learning and Strategy

The Global Learning and Strategy team provides leadership and creates strategic partnerships that advance community and international initiatives (including Study Abroad) in support of the university's mission.

Undergraduate Student Achievement

The Undergraduate Student Achievement team is responsible for implementing strategies and programs that support undergraduate student retention and success, including the Center for Student Achievement and Academic Counseling.

University Libraries

The libraries team builds and sustains University Libraries that are responsive to the needs of the University community; that are focused on the libraries' role in teaching, learning, and scholarship; and that help support the University's mission.

Office of Sustability Initiatives

The Office of Sustainability team supports the University's focus on Sustainability and leads efforts to assess, plan and implement sustainable innovations across the University, including academic programming and applied learning.

Selim Center for Lifelong Learning

The Selim Center for Lifelong Learning engages adult learners in high quality educational opportunities that promote growth in mind, body, and spirit.