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Fact Check: SBHE proposes bill to allow executive session discussions on chancellor hiring/firing

Fact Check is a segment of Extra Credit that pulls out sections of published news stories about higher education in North Dakota and fact checks them for you. Note: Some statements may have been updated in the web version of the article.  What you read: “Discussion about hiring or firing the head of North Dakota’s university system… Read More »

Fact Check: NDUS Dashboards and Dr. Bresciani Travels to Bismarck

Fact Check is a segment of Extra Credit that pulls out sections of published news stories about higher education in North Dakota and fact checks them for you. Note: Some of these statements may have been updated in the web version of the article.  What you read: Tuition at North Dakota public community colleges is $575… Read More »

Apples to apples comparisons in higher ed funding

Critics of increased funding for higher education in North Dakota are fond of adding numbers together and creating charts that create false pictures of where money is going and then declaring, “These are the facts.” The truth is these exaggerated visuals are not the facts because critics are not comparing apples to apples.  One-time funding… Read More »

Dispelling myths about higher education spending

Information comes at us from all directions and in ever-changing formats in today’s world. It’s often difficult to tell the difference between fact and fiction, myth and reality, responsible journalism and tongue-in-cheek entertainment. This section in our newsletter was created to provide a resource for those who want to know the “rest of the story.”… Read More »