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NExT member institutions

Augsburg University

Bethel University

Concordia University-St. Paul

Hamline University

Minnesota State University-Mankato

Minnesota State University-Moorhead

North Dakota State University

St. Catherine University

St. Cloud State University

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

University of South Dakota

University of St. Thomas

Valley City State University

Winona State University


Many individuals, both from NExT institutions as well as other peer programs in Minnesota and North Dakota, participated in the construction of these materials.

This handbook was made possible through generous grant support of the Archibald Bush Foundation


This project was led by Principal Investigators Mistilina Sato, Ph.D. of the University of Minnesota and Stacy Duffield, Ph.D. of North Dakota State University.  Thank you for your unwavering leadership and vision to bring this project to fruition.

Our gratitude goes to editors Mistilina Sato, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota and Rachel Malchow Lloyd, Ph.D., of Augsburg University for their outstanding contributions as they skillfully wove together a diverse set of expert content from each working group to create distinct and focused chapters.


We recognize the unique role of the contributing authors of the NExT Digital Handbook for their participation in this collegial and collaborative project.  This digital resource reflects the scholarship of 42 contributing authors from 21 institutions of higher education in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. 


Special thanks to Project and Digital Production Manager, Cheryl Rosebrook, M.Ed., University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University for her facilitation and coordination of this project.  Phase 1 included working with contributing authors, work group leads, editors, external reviewers, and copy editor on content development.  Phase 2 involved working with the technology design team to generate a digital presence with interactive resources, graphics, and downloads.


Thank you to Mark Attridge, Ph.D. of Attridge Consulting for providing copy editing and complete reference check of the final manuscript.


Sincere thanks to IMAGEHAUS for their innovative digital design and implementation.

Each institution in NExT is also acknowledged here as contributing through their commitment to the work of the network and their ongoing collaborative spirit.

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