Category Archives: NDUS

NDUS Presents to Senate Appropriations Committee

Beginning at 9:30 on Monday morning, the State Board of Higher Education, the North Dakota University System Office and all of the institutions in the NDUS presented their budget cases to the Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Sen. Ray Holmberg. Board Vice Chair Kathy Neset led with a discussion of the vision, directions and challenges… Read More »

Collaboration Conversations Help Serve the Bakken Region

The University of North Dakota (UND) and Williston State College (WSC) are embarking on conversations that could result in a much closer alignment between the two institutions. High employee turnover, limited resources, and rapidly expanding needs in the local community have hyper-taxed the ability of the WSC campus to maintain stable, consistent, effective operations. In… Read More »

Deadline for N.D. FAFSA Application is April 15

The North Dakota priority deadline for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is April 15, 2015, according to the North Dakota University System.  Completing and submitting a FAFSA is the single most important thing college students do to get assistance paying for college. The U.S. Department of Education uses the FAFSA to… Read More »

Billie Jo Lorius hired as NDUS Communications Director

Billie Jo Lorius began her new position as Communications Director for the North Dakota University System on Tuesday, Feb. 17. She is located in the NDUS office on the 10th floor of the Capitol. Lorius has more than a decade of senior-level experience in complex organizations, designing specific communications strategies for a variety of audiences. “I am… Read More »

Morton opens presentations to appropriations committee

On Jan. 19, Don Morton, member of the State Board of Higher Education and Chair of the Board’s Budget and Finance Committee, kicked off the week’s presentations on higher education. He opened by thanking the Legislative Assembly for their past support and expressed the Board’s intention to work collaboratively with them to do what is… Read More »

Interim Chancellor presents NDUS priorities to House Appropriations Committee

On Monday, Jan. 19, Interim Chancellor Skogen gave an overview to the House Appropriations Committee of the North Dakota University System’s strategic priorities for the 2015-17 legislative session. Skogen built the information around the State Board of Higher Education’s five-year plan and connected it to current state demographics and projections, as well as national trends… Read More »

NDUS launches search for the next chancellor

The search for the next chancellor of the North Dakota University System is officially underway. The application deadline is March 17, with the successful candidate starting on or about July 1, 2015. “We are excited to launch this process and are looking forward to finding an inspiring, resilient leader who can guide the university system… Read More »

In line with high school trends, NDUS enrollment declines slightly, but expects growth

Recently, the North Dakota University System released the official 2014 enrollment numbers for the 11 public colleges and universities in the state. Fall 2014 headcount enrollment was 47,660 compared to 48,015 in Fall 2013, reflecting a slight decrease of 0.7 percent. In comparison, the total number of public high school graduates decreased 0.22 percent from… Read More »

State support of higher education gains national attention

A recent article in US News & World Report featured North Dakota and Alaska as the two main states that have increased support for higher education since the national economic downturn. The author called this a stark contrast to the “worn and demoralized condition of public higher education in much of the rest of the… Read More »

NDUS launches public dashboards to track strategic plan progress, demonstrate accountability

Today, the North Dakota University System launched its public strategic plan dashboards. The dashboards illustrate the measurable objectives behind the main goals of the plan through an interactive website. “The Board’s new strategic plan is an exciting direction for the system, but the plan is only as strong as the follow through,” said Board Chair… Read More »

ImageNow initiative offers a way to streamline processes and manage secure, digital records across NDUS

What began as five campus projects has expanded to include all 11 North Dakota University System institutions as part of a State Board of Higher Education initiative to maximize efficiencies. ImageNow is a document imaging system that allows users to import paper or digital documents through scanning or file/print options. In short, ImageNow takes the… Read More »

First annual North Dakota College Application Week kicks off with college application completion event in Minot

This week marks the first annual North Dakota College Application Week as part of the American College Application Campaign (ACAC).  The North Dakota University System signed on as a member of the campaign in 2014. The ACAC is a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree by… Read More »

Predictive Analytics Reporting: Using technology to help students succeed

With over 40,000 students with their own experiences and education, it can be difficult to believe there are any commonalities among them. However, at the core, every person is just a person, every student just a student. And, every one of them with the same goal – get a valuable higher education. To help North… Read More »

North Dakota University System launches app to encourage students to drink responsibly

What’s Your Buzz? is not only a drink tracker and blood alcohol concentration calculator, it’s also an educational tool. It can be easy for people to underestimate how much alcohol is in their drinks and the effect it’s really having on their bodies, especially for young adult students. This app gives users a simple visualization… Read More »