Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Student Association


CIGSA - Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Student Association - works to build community and power amongst students in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at the University of Minnesota. Our board represents all program areas within the department and plans social events, as well as the Emerging Scholars Conference each spring, to build connections, both personal and professional.

Help us grow
Emerging Scholars Conference
Concentrate, pollinate, advocate

Important Update:

The deadline to submit an ESC application has been extended to Wednesday, Feb 21 at 11:59pm

Emerging Scholars Conference 2024

Call for Proposals!!!

2024 C&I Emerging Scholars Conference

C&I Emerging Scholars Conference call for submissions is now open. The theme is Reimagining Educational Possibilities: Working towards Antioppressive Communities. ESC will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024 at Burton Hall from 9:30am-4pm.

We encourage all students to submit their work at any stage of their project - it does not have to be a traditional research project. 

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, February 16th 2024, 11:59pm 

Submit application
Submit your application 

Go to or scan the QR Code to access the application: 


Join the Board!

CIGSA Board Members' Selfies on Flipgrid

Follow Us!

To stay update-to-date on events and ways to connect, follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

If you'd like to get involved, please complete this short form. We'd love to have you!

There are numerous board positions check them out on this Google doc