Higher education summit approaching

April 29, 2016

A summit on education in North Dakota will take place this month at the Bismarck State Capitol building. Titled “Envision 2030,” this summit will be hosted by the State Board of Higher Education and North Dakota University System aimed at how and where future students and leaders will be asked to take charge.
Breakout sessions will be held on subjects relating to student and workforce needs. Student-focused sessions will include physical/mental health, counseling, advising, attainment, student expectations, the classroom of 2030, diversity, and liberal arts and humanities. Workforce-focused sessions will include agriculture, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology.

The full schedule of speakers and discussions is as follows:

8:30 a.m. Welcome

Kathleen Neset, State Board of Higher Education Chair

8:35 a.m. Presentation

Mark Hagerott, NDUS Chancellor

9:15 Remarks

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

9:30 Keynote

Gov. Jack Dalrymple

10:15 Break

10:30 Guest

Rep. Mark Sanford
Higher Ed and the Legislature: Building Relationships to benefit students and the State/Interim studies update

10:45 Panel on ND Demographics: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley

Kevin Iverson, ND Demographics

Kirsten Baesler, K-12 Demographics

Larry Skogen, Campus Demographics & Current Missions, results of Mission Study survey

Andy Peterson, Workforce Needs, wrap-up

11:45 Lunch

Noon Working lunch – Charting the Course for 2030

Susan Heegaard, State Advisor, Lumina Foundation, What is Attainment? (30 minutes)

Brainstorming Panel/Table Input: Moderator: Susan Heegaard

Table Leader/Speakers: Legislators SBHE Board members, Presidents, Chamber members

1:00 Break

1:15 Goal-setting Breakout Sessions

  1. Energy
  2. Technology
  3. Healthcare
  4. Agriculture
  5. Manufacturing
  6. The Whole Student
  7. Tomorrow’s Student
  8. Liberal Arts/Humanities
  9. Diversity

3:15 Break

3:30 Report on Breakout Session Results

4:15 Wrap-up, Next Steps