Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Student Association


CIGSA builds community amongst students, staff, and faculty within the Curriculum and Instruction department at the University of Minnesota. We encourage you to attend our monthly happy hours, faculty-led fireside chats, and annual research event. 

Our goals for the year include:

1. Build a stronger graduate student community through an increased events and communication.

2. Break down silos between programs through designed activities that cross pollinate students from different C&I program areas.

3. Increase faculty participation in CIGSA events.



CIGSA has some fun events coming up! Here are a few save-the-dates to add to your calendar -- you won't want to miss out!

CIGSA Welcome Party
Thursday, September 12th 3-4:30 pm in Peik Library - Room 45

Stop by CIGSA's welcome back party to enjoy some free pizza, to connect with other students within C&I, and to learn more about CIGSA and future events.  Stop in for a bit or stay the whole time--we can't wait to see you!


C&I Community Day 
Saturday, September 21st, 11 am - 1 pm in the Northrop Plaza (outside area in front of Northrop)

Bring your friends, partners, and family to the second C&I Community Day. Enjoy an afternoon experiencing campus and having fun with the Curriculum and Instruction department. All ages are welcome. Participate in games and activities designed by different program area representatives, take an informal tour, grab some free snacks, and more! We hope to see you there!


Emerging Scholars Conference
Friday, April 3rd, 2020, Coffman Memorial Union
Theme TBA

The 2020 C&I Emerging Scholars Conference will include a keynote speaker, lunch, and opportunities for C&I students of all levels and degree types to share their work. We look forward to offering multiple forms of engagement for all participants and welcome new and creative ways to present your work! 


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