Category Archives: Chairman

Faculty leave among main topics for Board

A major topic of discussion revolved around faculty leave when the State Board of Higher Education met for its regular April meeting. The topic was one of a handful of first readings for newly proposed policy. Among those were policies 340.2 (foundations), 305.1 (college and university presidents’ authority and responsibilities for campus IT security), 505… Read More »

Board reviews budget outlook

State Board of Higher Education updated on fee guidelines, budget impact   Among the many discussions by the State Board of Higher Education’s meeting this week were details on how a proposed 10-percent reduction in budget would affect the North Dakota University System’s 11 colleges and universities. Before hearing the potential impacts, SBHE Chair Kathleen… Read More »

Fostering a unified system

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Those words were said by Andrew Carnegie, one of the most successful industrialists of American history, a man of great vision and philanthropy… Read More »

Challenge Funds distributed

Eight out of the 11 public colleges and universities in North Dakota were recently awarded funding by the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Grant Committee. Bismarck State College, Dickinson State University, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, North Dakota State College of Science, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, and Valley City… Read More »

Board updated on cabinet studies

State Board of Higher Education members hear details on studies regarding cost containment, mission, tuition and fees, shared services and retention After an historic joint meeting with the Interim Legislative Higher Education Committee earlier in the day this Wednesday, the State Board of Higher Education was ready to learn about recent studies that had been… Read More »

Joint meeting ‘historic’ between lawmakers, Board

Informational sharing meeting highlights challenges and successes for higher ed An historic meeting took place this week that helped lay new foundations for higher education in North Dakota as the State Board of Higher Education and Interim Legislative Higher Education Committee heard updates on the university system. During the morning meeting held at North Dakota… Read More »

Confidence in the New Year

When milestones arrive they can usually be considered a good time to reflect on how previous accomplishments and challenges led to them. As our students closed out another semester and we’re closing in on the end to another year, I find that it’s a good time to do just that. In the past year there… Read More »

Looking forward

The 2015/2016 academic year has begun, and we at the State Board of Higher Education are excited about the opportunity it will bring for students throughout our system. Earlier this year, our new Chancellor, Mark Hagerott, was selected to take the helm of the North Dakota University System. Dr. Hagerott comes to us with an… Read More »