Category Archives: NDUS

HLC closes books on NDUS review started in 2013

The North Dakota University System has officially met all requirements set forth by its accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission, following an inquiry started in July 2013. The announcement letter was sent to the system’s 11 public colleges and universities last week. The accrediting organization noted that the system of institutions had “substantially met its… Read More »

Master’s Degree offers new path for classroom teachers

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is optimistic that a new degree program at Valley City and Mayville State universities will help ease North Dakota’s teacher shortage by encouraging mid-career professionals in other fields to go into the classroom. Valley City State is taking enrollment applications for its Master of Arts in Teaching program, which the school… Read More »

Demonstrations offer insight to digital toolbox

Advances in the way information is gathered and shared among researchers and the public were put on display last week by the North Dakota University System, K-12 and workforce development. The three agencies offered a daylong series of presentations in the Bismarck State Capitol’s Pioneer Room during the special legislative session. The event – Systems… Read More »

Rothaus, Feldner named to NDUS leadership positions

Richard Rothaus, PhD, current interim vice chancellor of academic and student affairs, and Lisa Feldner, PhD, current interim chief of staff and vice chancellor of information technology and institutional research, have been appointed to fill these positions in the North Dakota University System for the long term, effective immediately. This move solidifies the NDUS leadership… Read More »

SBHE holds strategic retreat

Board reviews Cabinet studies, discusses self-assessment   The State Board of Higher Education took a full day recently to reflect on its ongoing efforts to shape the vision of the North Dakota University System. During the Board’s annual strategic retreat held earlier this month, members heard updates on several studies from the Chancellor’s Cabinet, talked… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – May 27, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, May 27.   Bismarck State College BSC adds new staff and promotes employee BSC changes program focus to cybersecurity Bismarck State College named top team for the American Heart Walk Promotions, appointments at… Read More »

Safety and security, across the Board

Security procedures, capital project needs detailed at May meeting   Keeping systemwide infrastructure and digital assets secure kept the attention of members of the State Board of Higher Education this month during the governing body’s monthly meeting. In addition to hearing updates on how the system’s digital security needs were being met, the Board also… Read More »

Board hears campus budget reports

All proposed tuition increases within legislative allowances Technology and budgets were the talk of the day when the State Board of Higher Education met this week to move business forward. The regular meeting was held at Bismarck State College, with satellite locations dialing in via Skype for the first time. The multi-location meeting allows for… Read More »

Student loan forgiveness available to college grads employed in STEM fields

College graduates employed in STEM-related occupations in North Dakota may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the STEM Occupations Student Loan Program administered by the North Dakota University System and the Bank of North Dakota. STEM-related occupations include jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program provides loan forgiveness of… Read More »

Interim Higher Education committee meetings held

The North Dakota Legislative Management Interim Higher Education Committee held its regular meeting last month, and in doing so heard numerous items affecting the North Dakota University System ranging from information technology to predictive analytics. Held over two days at Dakota College at Bottineau and Minot State University, the committee’s meetings also heard direct updates… Read More »

Bakken U scholarship application now open

Applications are now open for more than $20,000 in scholarships that have been announced under the North Dakota University System’s Bakken U initiative. The initiative was created during the last academic year to help encourage oil workers, recently displaced oil workers and their spouses to go back to school at one of the state’s public… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – April 1, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, April 1.   Bismarck State College BSC-Dakota Nursing faculty selected as writer for national nursing exam   Dakota College at Bottineau St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation Awards   Dickinson State University DSU bands… Read More »

A Nexus of Change

Much has happened already these first few months of 2016, and it all points to another milestone year for higher education in North Dakota. Albert Einstein famously said, “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” The quote’s longevity is a reflection of… Read More »

Board talks goals, budget

Budget allotments, Envision 2030 meeting among agenda items at State Board of Higher Education meeting After taking the morning to select the new president for the University of North Dakota, the State Board of Higher Education wasted no time in getting down to other important business this week. Among the most vital agenda items were… Read More »

Board names Kennedy next UND president

The State Board of Higher Education today named the Hon. Mark Kennedy as the next president of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Kennedy currently serves as a professor of political management and director of the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. His bio can be… Read More »

Foundation members named

The North Dakota University System Foundation wasted no time in 2016 getting ramped up for new fundraising efforts. After setting relatively dormant for a few years, the NDUS Foundation has sprung into life again after a State Board of Higher Education meeting when Foundation Board Members and Trustees were approved. The NDUS Foundation was initially founded… Read More »