Bismarck State College Legislative Priorities

January 28, 2015

BSC has four top budget priorities:

  1. Supporting the governor’s funding model which will allow us to make the salary and benefit adjustments we need to be competitive in the current job market and move forward on key initiatives that align with the NDUS Edge and include:
    • Program prioritization
    • A new tuition model
    • Improved access to noncredit workforce training
    • Early alert system for student success
    • More partnerships with other institutions in the NDUS
  2. Keeping college affordable by freezing student tuition at two-year colleges
  3. Enhancing security and emergency preparedness on campus by adding 3 FTEs to ensure 24/7 security on campus
  4. Addressing our deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs which include the payoff of special assessments. Over the past several years, BSC has had to use its infrastructure allocations to pay Bismarck special assessments, deterring us from addressing other infrastructure needs on campus.