University of Minnesota


Provost's Advisory Task Force

on the potential creation of a new college
devoted to agriculture, natural resources, environmental and life sciences.

Listening Session

We have now begun to schedule listening sessions, and hope that many faculty, staff, and students will participate in these important discussions. We expect to have about 12 sessions, to take place during the first three weeks of December. We are arranging multiple locations and times to make participation accessible and convenient for as many people as possible.

Listening sessions will be facilitated by an experienced external consultant and framed by a few questions that reflect the priority concerns of various groups (as gleaned from survey responses), within six overarching areas of focus: research, extension, undergraduate and graduate education, external constituents/outreach, and college operations/staff.

Undergraduate students

Graduate students


  • Dec. 9, 12-1:30 pm, St. Paul campus, 105 Cargill
  • Dec. 10, 12-1:30 pm, Minneapolis campus, 2,520 Moos


Extension faculty/staff

External stakeholders (including government and industry stakeholders, alumni, and others)

  • Dec. 18, 11 am-1:30 pm, St. Paul campus, 105 Cargill

Thank you for your participation
in this important review and planning effort.

Twin Cities Campus: