ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives

ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives provides student records communication, compliance, policy, and training services for the University. These services support the student experience by providing students with quality information about our processes, maintaining academic policies, and protecting private student data. Through our services, faculty and staff have the tools and information they need to support students during their academic careers.

ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives units and areas of support

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ASR UX and Content Strategy

The UX and Content Strategy team has a diverse set of skills to support the user experiences (UX) of ASR’s services, systems, processes, products, and communications. 

For example, team members offer expertise and consultation on: 

  • Accessibility
  • Content strategy and management
  • Design
  • Evaluation
  • Instructional design
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Process improvement
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Training analysis
  • User research and usability testing
  • Writing and editing

asrux@umn.edu

System access and training requirements

ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives helps University staff and faculty get the correct access to PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and other student-related systems. We also serve as the point of contact for questions about ASR training courses and requirements.

cctraining@umn.edu

Student data privacy and FERPA

ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives is responsible for student data privacy at the University, governed by FERPA and University policies including Managing Student RecordsInformation Security, and Data Security Classification.

We offer consultation, advice, and training on FERPA and private student data; contact tidball@umn.edu.
 

Academic policy

Academic Support Resources serves as the policy contact or owner for many of the University’s Education & Student Life policies. ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives supports this policy work at the University by interpreting policy, answering policy questions, and supporting the policy process including regular comprehensive reviews. For questions regarding academic policies, email tidball@umn.edu.

ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives Leadership

Name Position Email
Carin Anderson-Thoms Chief Operations Officer ande8670@umn.edu
Stacey Tidball Associate Vice Provost, ASR and University Registrar  tidball@umn.edu