Category Archives: NDUS

Q & A with the new CFO, Tammy Dolan

How long have you been with state government and what brought you here to NDUS? I have worked for the state for 25 years. After graduating from Minot State University, I worked for the state auditor for two years. Next, I spent 14 years at Workforce Safety & Insurance focusing on the fiscal and administrative… Read More »

Collaboration and standardization

I had the opportunity recently to speak twice on topics revolving around the digital environment we inhabit. The first, on cyber security, illustrated how that environment is changing and how we could change with it. The second, on data inconsistencies, fleshed out how North Dakota University System employees were working toward creating standardized processes throughout… Read More »

State Board of Higher Education appoints Schafer interim president of UND

The State Board of Higher Education voted unanimously today to appoint Ed Schafer as interim president of the University of North Dakota. Current UND President Robert Kelley will retire Jan. 14, 2016. Schafer will begin serving as interim president Jan. 15. The Board also agreed that the timeframe for the interim service and salary would… Read More »

Dakota Nursing Program surpasses national success rate

Total pass rate gives program bragging rights throughout the nation   A nursing program that consists of a consortium of four of the five community colleges in the North Dakota University System recently hit a record that showcases the program’s excellence. Three of the four campuses in the Dakota Nursing Program hit a 100 percent… Read More »

Educational leaders continue forward momentum

Leaders from the state’s education-focused agencies met last week to discuss challenges to their respective missions and goals and how they could help each other meet those challenges. Members of the State Board of Higher Education, the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Career and Technical Education and the Education and Standards Practices Board… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Oct. 23, 2015

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Oct. 23.   Bismarck State College National entertainers perform at BSC ‘60s symposium Haunted Theatre set at BSC BSC symposium panelists speak on 1960s experience   Dakota College at Bottineau DCB’s Keith receives… Read More »

Board decreases WSC fees, hears positive comments from legislator

The State Board of Higher Education took positive steps forward this week when it moved to roll back certain fee increases at Williston State College. It was also on the receiving end of a positive speech by Sen. Rich Wardner, a retired educator and the majority leader for the 63rd Legislative Assembly.   WSC Fees… Read More »

Board selects new DSU president

The State Board of Higher Education today named Thomas M. Mitzel, Ph.D., as the next president of Dickinson State University, Dickinson, North Dakota. Mitzel currently serves as the dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs, Trinity College, Connecticut. Originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, and an alumnus of Northern State University, Mitzel said he… Read More »

NDUS Open Textbook Institute steps toward new resources

An upcoming event packs a lot of potential into a relatively short timeframe. The Open Textbook Institute at Valley City State University Oct. 6-8 will bring faculty, staff, librarians and technologists together from throughout the state. Attendees will hear from experts Dave Ernst, Ph. D. and Sarah Cohen on the topic of Open Educational Resources (OER)… Read More »

Enrollment holding steady throughout state

BSC, LRSC, NDSCS, MaSU, UND, VCSU and WSC all show increases Seven colleges and universities throughout the North Dakota University System have shown growth for the fall 2015 semester. Bismarck State College, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, North Dakota State College of Science, University of North Dakota, Valley City State University and Williston… Read More »

Campus Tours

This month, Chancellor Mark Hagerott completed the last scheduled stops on his “Listen and Learn” tour at NDUS colleges and universities. During those visits he was able to tour Dakota College at Bottineau, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, North Dakota State College of Science, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota and… Read More »

NDUS students get access to ‘Read&Write’

After some testing took place at a few college and university campuses throughout North Dakota, a new support software option has been made available to all campuses within the university system. Core Technology Services implemented the roll-out of the Read&Write software to coincide with the start of the Fall 2015 semester for the system’s more… Read More »

CTS aims for exponential management with P3/M

Planning, Procurement and Project Management helps standardization process In an effort to create a smoother, more efficient and ultimately cost effective experience for all stakeholders, North Dakota University System has put in place numerous projects in the past year to ensure the most standardized system possible. With many projects falling into the realm of Core… Read More »

“Listen and Learn” tour

Chancellor Mark Hagerott continued his listening tours of the state in August, with multiple site visits in communities throughout North Dakota. From these visits, Hagerott listed three key takeaways: They want more graduates to fill open positions, want graduates to stay in the state, and they want the system to be more nimble to respond to business… Read More »