Educational Development and Technology

Kim Lynch headshot

Kim Lynch, PhD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Educational Development and Technology


Welcome to Educational Development and Technology

One unit of Academic and Student Affairs, we are an energetic team that seeks to identify, seed, and support innovative technologies and talent to drive and enable the highest-quality teaching and learning experiences for students across Minnesota State.

Below are the multiple ways we help support innovation in the Minnesota State system.

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Policy Intersections, Considerations and Recommendations

The Minnesota State system office encourages the responsible exploration and acceptable use of generative AI services. This document provides guidance on the acceptable use of generative AI services in Minnesota State.

Minnesota State Generative AI Guidance

Network for Educational Development

The NED was established to provide educational development opportunities that are designed by Minnesota State faculty and staff for Minnesota State faculty and staff. These opportunities help build awareness, develop knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide space for reflecting and revising. 

Browse the NED Events Calendar where new educational development opportunities are populated each term, including:

  • Webinars
  • Short Courses
  • Long Courses
  • Faculty Learning Communities
  • Conferences

View the NED Course Catalog.

Faculty and staff can learn more on the NED Resource Site (Sign in with

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Minnesota State promotes textbook affordability for students at Minnesota State colleges and universities by supporting and facilitating the adoption of open, low-cost, high-quality materials. We strive to do through faculty development, adequate resources, and grants.

Learn more about OER at Minnesota State.

Student Success Technologies

The Educational Development and Technology unit supports student success technologies such as:

Kim Lynch, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Educational Development and Technology

Megan Babel
Communications Coordinator

Brock Behling
Program Director for Instructional Technology

Catherine Ford, EdD
Program Director for Educational Development

Brent Glass
NextGen Student Implementation Lead

Elizabeth Harsma, PhD
Program Director for Technology Integrated Learning

Stephen Kelly
Project Manager

Cassandra Levesque 
Student Success and Planning Technology Support Analyst - Degree Audit and Transfer Encoding

Michael Olesen
Interim System Director for Student Success and Technologies

Ha Im Park
Administrative Coordinator

Kelly Ponto Watrin, MA 
Student Success and Planning Technology Support Analyst - Academic Plans and Schedules

Melissa Williams, PhD
Instructional Designer 

Scott Wojtanowski, PhD
System Director for Educational Technology and Development

Learning Technologies Team

Amanda Johnson
Senior Academic Technology Specialist

Suzanne Schlangen
Business Analyst, Online Learning Environment

Kim Vossen
IMS Environment User Support Analyst

Jon Werth
Senior Online Learning Environment System Administrator


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