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State Board’s new plan unleashes potential of higher ed

This is North Dakota’s moment. This is our students’ moment. There has never been a better opportunity for them to reach their highest potential than right here, right now, in our great state. It’s no secret that North Dakota is enjoying a robust economy and strong revenues. After 80 years of population decline, the state […]

Interview with student member, Christopher McEwen: What does the new strategic plan mean for students?

A week after the new strategic plan was approved by the State Board of Higher Education, Chelsea Gleich, NDUS communications specialist, caught up with student Board member Christopher McEwen to discuss how he sees this plan impacting students. Q: Where do you see the new strategic plan taking the university system? McEwen: I can see […]

State Board to vote on new strategic plan

At its October 2 meeting, the State Board of Higher Education is set to discuss and potentially approve its 2015-2020 strategic plan. The plan that will be presented at the meeting is the culmination of months of stakeholder input, expert opinions from inside and outside the university system and discussion by Board members. In April, NDUS […]

Oct. 2 Board meeting agenda highlights

Agenda Highlights: Predictive Analytics Reporting Strategic Plan Board orientation The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. CDT. The live stream of the meeting will be available at http://ndus.edu/board/live-stream/ View the full agenda here.  

Board orientation to be held following meeting

Board members are invited to attend orientation following this week’s Board meeting. The orientation will provide attendees with an overview of the North Dakota University System and the requirements for serving on the Board. To encourage transparency, this training will also be streamed live for anyone who would like to watch. The orientation includes four […]

BSC adds online nuclear simulator

BSC adds online nuclear simulator BSC recently added the Nuclear Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) online simulator to its energy education resources. Integrated into BSC’s online Nuclear Power Technology curriculum, the simulator was created in collaboration with the Energy Providers Coalition for Education. This simulator includes all the aspects of an actual nuclear power plant. BSC […]

DCB in discussions with International Peace Garden

DCB in discussions with International Peace Garden Dakota College has begun discussions with the International Peace Garden’s Board of Directors to collaborate in offering a new hands on intensive horticulture program. Early fall and late spring practical learning activities would occur at the garden and late fall and early spring lessons would take place on […]

DSU enrollment increases by 30 students for 2014-15

Enrollment increases by 30 students for 2014-15 Student enrollment rose from 1,449 to 1,479 for the 2014-15 academic year, including all eligible transfers, new and returning students and high school students receiving college credit. Of those 1,479 students, 207 are enrolled in classes at the university’s campus in Bismarck and 80 are full-time international students […]

LRSC business program receives recognition

Business program receives recognition The Business and Office Technology program at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake was presented the Director’s Award of Excellence during the opening session at the 44th Annual Department of Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference held at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. Peace officers graduate Two […]

MaSU residence halls near capacity

Residence halls near capacity MaSU residence halls are filled to 93% of capacity, up for 82% last year. This coincides with Mayville State’s continued enrollment increases. The number of students enrolled on the first day of classes for fall semester was at 1,066, a new record for the first day of fall semester. MSU Foundation […]

Educators attend Northern Plains Writing Project Institutes at MiSU

Educators attend Northern Plains Writing Project Institutes at MiSU – Teachers from near and far attended this year’s Northern Plains Writing Project Institutes at Minot State University. NPWP’s purpose is to strengthen what the state’s K-12 teachers do in their classrooms. It helps teachers improve how they teach writing, as well as advance their teaching […]

CNA Training now available on the NDSCS Wahpeton Campus

CNA Training now available on the NDSCS Wahpeton Campus In September 2014, NDSCS began offering CNA Training (Certified Nursing Assistant) through the trainND department on the Wahpeton campus. The CNA program is designed for students who are interested in preparing themselves for employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant or who are interested in a career […]

UND’s Jane Croeker awarded Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service

UND’s Jane Croeker awarded Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service Jane Croeker, director of health and wellness promotion at the University of North Dakota, recently received North Dakota Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service for efforts to improve the quality of life and health of UND staff, faculty and students. The award was […]

U.S. News again ranks VCSU No. 2 among public regional colleges in Midwest

U.S. News again ranks VCSU No. 2 among public regional colleges in Midwest VCSU was ranked No. 2 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the Midwest in the 2015 edition of U.S. News Best Colleges. VCSU held the same position in the 2014 U.S. News rankings. For six consecutive years, VCSU has been ranked either […]

WSC hosts Japanese exchange

Japanese Exchange WSC just finished up their third short-stay exchange visit with sister school, Kokusai Junior College in Tokyo.  Twelve Japanese students and two chaperones spent 10 days immersed in a once-in-a-lifetime ND experience.  When they weren’t in the classroom, they spent time on a farm, at a bbq, shopping and sight-seeing. Heller to retire After […]

Higher Learning Commission team gives State Board favorable review

An Advisory Team from the Higher Learning Commission has released an in-depth report giving the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and the North Dakota University System a favorable review of their current leadership practices and significant progress in overcoming past challenges. In her letter to Board Chair Kirsten Diederich and Interim Chancellor Larry C. […]

Unleashing the Potential of Higher Education in our State

A column by Board Chair Kirsten Diederich Just over a month ago, the State Board of Higher Education, presidents of our institutions and senior system staff gathered to create the 2015-2020 strategic plan for the North Dakota University System. We came together and successfully developed a new, student-centered vision for the future of higher education […]