Innovation and Collaboration

Robbie Burnett

Robbie Burnett, EdD

Director for Innovation and Collaboration



Welcome to Innovation and Collaboration

As part of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Office, our team serves as a catalyst for supporting the Minnesota State mission of becoming a national leader in higher education systems through innovation, research, and collaboration. We strive to create space and provide resources that will accelerate transformative impact on student outcomes and eliminate disparities.


Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways Special Innovating and Collaborating Toward Equity 2030 Funding 

Applications Available December 5, 2022 - January 30, 2023

The purpose of this special funding call is to continue discussions, conversations and actionable steps among those who attended the ASA Fall Conference. Funding will provide resources to support campus teams that are ready to implement, have already implemented or in the sustainability stage of Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways that foster equity-centered evidence-based strategies. 


Innovating and Collaborating Toward Equity 2030 Funding

Funding programs previously referred to as “innovation funding” and "multi-campus collaboration” have been rebranded to Innovating and Collaborating Toward Equity 2030.

More details about the newly redesigned funding program will be introduced at the ASA Leadership Awards on March 30, 2023.


Jonathan Hamilton
Program Director for Collaboration

Stephen Kelly
Innovation Program Director

Minnesota State faculty and staff can visit the Innovators SharePoint (log in using to find more information and applications.