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Migler named DCB Dean

Dr. Jerry Migler was named Campus Dean for Dakota College at Bottineau today. Migler currently serves as vice-president of academic affairs for the Colorado Community College System.  The CCCS, based in Denver, is Colorado’s largest higher education system and oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges as well as career and technical… Read More »

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Defensive Driving Course offered online

A long-sought online defensive driving course is now up and running after months of work at implementing the service. The course is required by the North Dakota State Fleet Services Policy manual for anyone who operates fleet vehicles on a monthly basis or more. Those who do must take the Department of Transportation-required Defensive Driving… Read More »

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Intranet goals advancing

The North Dakota University System’s group charged with building up the local Intranet into an information clearinghouse made another step forward. The Inside.NDUS Strategy Team held a teleconference recently to get its members back on track just before the holiday weekend. The revamping of mission comes after a large push last year to get the… Read More »

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Introducing the new Chancellor

Mark Hagerott takes charge at North Dakota University System The path back toward the capital was one not envisioned by a farmer’s son from northwest Mandan, but it was one taken with vigor. While he had returned regularly to help out on the multi-generational family farm, he’s now moved back after being selected to head a… Read More »

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Board covers ground at June meeting

  The State Board of Higher Education moved forward with unanimous approval to accept the North Dakota University System Office budget for fiscal year 2016. Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen took the opportunity to clarify some misconceptions about the budget, noting that only 5 percent of the $158.6 million administered by the system office is used… Read More »

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New members oriented to Board service

Hacker, Johnson, Ness and Stemen learn the ropes New members of the State Board of Higher Education sat down Wednesday afternoon, June 24, with a singular purpose in mind: learn the responsibilities of their new role during Board orientation. The four new Board members, Nick Hacker, Brett Johnson, Mike Ness and Greg Stemen soaked up… Read More »

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CTS talks digital, physical needs

Members of the State Board of Higher Education got a glimpse into the networked world of physical and digital infrastructure last week during an in-depth presentation from Core Technology Services leadership. Deputy CIO Darin King and IT Security Officer Brad Miller provided details on CTS’ plans moving forward. King touched on organizational changes, procedures and… Read More »

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Pathlight presented

Personal security app makes an appearance at Board meeting A smartphone application currently in a beta stage at North Dakota State University reached a new audience last week when it was presented before the State Board of Higher Education. Michael Borr, director of the NDSU University Police and Safety Office, spoke about the new Pathlight… Read More »

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Larry Looks Back

Interim Chancellor reflects on the perspectives, challenges and accomplishments of his two years as the system’s top leader   With his tenure as leader of the North Dakota University System coming to a close, Larry Skogen has continued to work tenaciously to ensure that headway made during the past two years wasn’t lost in the… Read More »

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Board to handle major business at final ’15 meeting

The State Board of Higher Education will have a full agenda when it meets this week. Among the main topics will be committee appointments, approval of president’s contract terms, review of final legislative action, and authorization for the Chancellor to begin the search for a new University of North Dakota president. In the lead-up to… Read More »

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SBHE Budget Committee reviews system budget

Proposed budget totals $158.6 million The State Board of Higher Education’s Budget and Finance Committee met last week to discuss the North Dakota University System’s FY2016 budget. The office budget goes to the full Board for approval on June 24. House Bill 1003, the NDUS office budget, includes approximately $134.6 million for funds that are… Read More »

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Tenure helps programs grow

Three professors reflect on programs, achievements The security to teach the very best content without pressure to compromise is one of the highest-sought and hardest-won benefits any educator can earn. Knowing that your professional role is secure can free an individual to focus on skill development, team building, research and myriad other tasks necessary to… Read More »

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Board moves to keep salaries, tuition competitive

The State Board of Higher Education worked toward keeping employees from throughout the university system fairly compensated at its regular meeting last week, despite some campuses having to operate within a lessened overall budget. At its regular meeting for May, the Board recommended taking steps to find the money for those increases – three percent… Read More »

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Markel recognized for achievement

North Dakotan with university ties leads nation’s top cyber defense team   When North Dakotans cross paths outside the state, history is sure to take notice. Such was the case recently when Zane Markel, a Minot High School (Magic City campus) graduate and current midshipman graduating May 22 from the U.S. Naval Academy, took his… Read More »

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End of an Era – Grosz looks back

For four decades one face familiar to many has served faithfully at the Dakota College at Bottineau, recruiting students, administering policies, aiding his DCB team and family, and doing everything he could to ensure campus-wide successes. And now, Dr. Ken Grosz, the Campus Dean at DCB will be retiring after 15 years in leadership at… Read More »

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Hagerott to Lead Higher Education System as New Chancellor

After the State Board of Higher Education unanimously voted Dr. Mark Hagerott in as the new lead for higher education, he has accepted the role of the new chancellor of the North Dakota University System. The announcement concludes a months-long process that saw more than 20 candidates vying for the position. It has included Listening… Read More »

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Congratulations, Graduates, for Daring to be Great!

This is an exciting time for the State Board of Higher Education and the North Dakota University System. We are about to make the choice for the next Chancellor, who will help us lead our system. That person will be instrumental in helping our institutions fulfill our vision of unleashing the potential of higher education… Read More »

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April 30 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Agenda highlights: Chancellor Search Elect Officers Approve Termination Process for Attorneys and Auditors Chancellor semi-finalists will be interviewed at a Special Meeting of the Board, beginning at 8 am. The agenda for that meeting can be found here. The regular Board meeting will begin at approximately 2 pm. The agenda for that meeting can be… Read More »

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Chancellor Search Hits Home Stretch

The State Board of Higher Education plans to hire a new chancellor for the North Dakota University System to be in place by July 1, 2015. The search has involved a rigorous process, including various resources including Listening Meetings, the assistance of a Search Advisory Team of key stakeholders and coordination by a professional higher… Read More »

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Create. Connect. Collaborate.

On Friday, April 17, 2015, Minot State University formally installed the university’s 11th president, Steven W. Shirley, who took office July 1, 2014. In his inauguration address, Shirley promoted the theme: Create. Connect. Collaborate. “These are three very simple, yet powerful words upon which I want our faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters to act,”… Read More »

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Board takes position on HB 1003

At our last meeting, the Board discussed the actions of the House Appropriations Committee and adopted a position paper that we’ve shared with our stakeholders during the past few weeks. As we said earlier, we appreciate the House’s support of increases for student aid, campus security, and IT investments, but we do have concerns about… Read More »

Mayville State University campus successes – June

Mayville State hosts Tech Day Area K-12 teachers, MaSU faculty and students, and a visiting professor from Zimbabwe recently participated in Tech Day, a day of professional development sponsored collaboratively by Mayville Area Teacher Center, Red River Valley Education Cooperative, and Grand Forks Area Teacher Center. Sessions focused on using Google tools and other technologies… Read More »

Minot State University campus successes – June

Veterans honored The MiSU Veterans Center honored veterans May 22 with a search-and-discover-fallen-heroes mission on the MiSU campus and in nearby First Lutheran Church Cemetery. The MiSU Veterans Center, Minot American Legion Post 26 and the Minot American Legion Auxiliary Unit 26 developed questions on service members interned in three Minot cemeteries.   Dakota Chamber… Read More »

Valley City State University campus successes – June

Faculty participate in teaching academy Fifteen select VCSU faculty members participated in the third annual Summer Teaching Academy on campus May 19–21, 2015. Led by the university’s six-member Instructional Design Team, the academy focused on strategies to improve teaching and learning at VCSU, especially in regard to efficiency, innovation and technology.   Student research projects… Read More »