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State support of higher education gains national attention

A recent article in US News & World Report featured North Dakota and Alaska as the two main states that have increased support for higher education since the national economic downturn. The author called this a stark contrast to the “worn and demoralized condition of public higher education in much of the rest of the […]

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NDUS launches public dashboards to track strategic plan progress, demonstrate accountability

Today, the North Dakota University System launched its public strategic plan dashboards. The dashboards illustrate the measurable objectives behind the main goals of the plan through an interactive website. “The Board’s new strategic plan is an exciting direction for the system, but the plan is only as strong as the follow through,” said Board Chair […]

Board hosts chancellor search listening meetings

The State Board of Higher Education held listening meetings this month at each North Dakota University System campus. At least one Board member facilitated each meeting, and opened up the floor for suggestions of characteristics needed for the next chancellor of the university system. Comments came from students, faculty, staff, legislators and community members. A […]

New admissions standards approved by SBHE

At their November 20 meeting, the Board approved new admissions standards for NDUS institutions. The updated standards are the result of months of work by an admissions standards task force and thorough discussion by Board members. The standards are geared toward helping students find the institution that is the right fit for them academically, and […]

BSC and partners receive $9.9 million grant

BSC and partners receive $9.9 million grant The Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota (TREND) Consortium, led by BSC, has received a $9.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support technical programs related to energy, transportation and construction. Other colleges in TREND include Williston State, Sitting Bull College, and Turtle Mountain […]

DCB teacher chosen for NASA education team

DCB teacher chosen for NASA education team NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement, or GPM, mission recently completed a competitive process to select 25 teachers from around the world for its Master Teacher Program. Among those chosen was Angie Bartholomay, assistant professor of physical sciences at Dakota College at Bottineau. Ms. Bartholomay and her students will gather […]

Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library at DSU publishes 25,000th item

Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library publishes 25,000th item The Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library at DSU celebrated its third anniversary Nov. 14 by publishing its 25,000th item online at www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org. The most-recent published items include a thank-you letter to Minnesota Congressman Charles Lindbergh — father of the famous aviator — an endorsement of a Massachusetts law restricting the hunting […]

ESPB grants MaSU interim program approval for B.S. degree in special education

ESPB grants MaSU interim program approval for B.S. degree in special education MaSU has received interim program approval from the Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB) for a B.S. degree in special education. The program is the first undergraduate special education strategist degree available in North Dakota. All core classes within the special education area […]

November: A month of diversity and awareness at MiSU

November: A month of diversity and awareness The month of November was filled with diversity and awareness. It began with Minot State University’s Veterans Center recognizing veterans during Veterans Awareness Week (Nov. 3-10). The center brought speakers and representatives from veteran agencies and service organizations to share information with student-veterans. MiSU’s Native American Cultural Awareness […]

North Dakota State College of Science named STEM Job Approved College

North Dakota State College of Science named STEM Job Approved College NDSCS recently announced that the College was named to the 2015 STEM Jobs™ Approved Colleges list by Victory Media. This inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high-demand, high-growth […]

UND student engineering team wins national UAS competition

$1 million impact gift supports UND engineering college’s Collaborative Energy Complex The University of North Dakota College of Engineering and Mines announced a $1 million impact gift to support its Collaborative Energy Complex.  UND alums Robert and Kristine Solberg used matched dollars from the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund. UND student engineering team wins […]

VCSU’s online programs ranked high in quality, value

VCSU’s online programs ranked high in quality, value VCSU’s online Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) program concentrations in technology and education, teaching and technology, and library and information technologies were ranked No. 6 in TopMastersInEducation.com’s annual “Best Value” rankings for online Master’s in Educational Technology degree programs based on cost, quality and accreditation. Affordable Colleges Online […]

Daring to stand together: Maximizing the strengths of a unified system

This Thursday will be the first regular meeting of the State Board of Higher Education since the November election. We are grateful that the citizens of North Dakota soundly defeated Measure 3, showing their support for our current higher education governance system and our students. While some things had to wait until after the election, […]

Nov. 20 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Agenda Highlights: Discussion on admission standards Approval of draft pre-file legislation High performance computing The meeting begins at 8 a.m. with board training and assessment. The regular meeting will begin following that session at approximately 10 a.m. The livestream will be available at http://ndus.edu/board/live-stream/ View the full agenda here.

ImageNow initiative offers a way to streamline processes and manage secure, digital records across NDUS

What began as five campus projects has expanded to include all 11 North Dakota University System institutions as part of a State Board of Higher Education initiative to maximize efficiencies. ImageNow is a document imaging system that allows users to import paper or digital documents through scanning or file/print options. In short, ImageNow takes the […]