Category Archives: NDUS

Board renews NDSU President

Board renews contract, talks faculty sick leave, and hears NDSCS fundraising plan   Three substantial topics found detailed discussion when the State Board of Higher Education gathered at Bismarck State College this week for its regular meeting. One longstanding topic was resolved when a majority vote renewed the contract of North Dakota State University President… Read More »

System Highlight: Collaboration

Hundreds of collaborative agreements in place between, and among, campuses   Collaboration has long been a watchword in the world of higher education, from hearing extensive philosophies of thought to creating teams of diverse skillset. The past few years in the North Dakota University System have given new importance to it though, as collaboration has… Read More »

NDUS awards mini-grants for training related to veterans’ education

The North Dakota University System recently awarded mini-grants on behalf of the Midwest Higher Education Compact through the state’s participation in the Multistate Collaborative for Military Credit with funding from the Lumina Foundation and USA Funds. Rebecca Ringham, Minot State University registrar, organized a statewide training event aimed at managing the educational benefits of veterans,… Read More »

Task Force to examine faculty annual and sick leave

  A legislative mandate to correct data inconsistencies has prompted officials throughout the North Dakota University System to review faculty annual and sick leave. In 2015, the North Dakota Legislature passed House Bill 1003, which called for the State Board of Higher Education to move forward with policy and procedure changes addressing concerns over data… Read More »

Board uses tech to talk tuition models

Video teleconference brings campuses together for October meeting   The State Board of Higher Education met digitally last week when its members gathered in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Williston to discuss ongoing business via video teleconference. The distance connection method was put in place to allow Board members to hold regular meetings while saving… Read More »

Board talks budgets, future

Regular meeting covers updates on budget, IT plans and strategic processes   The State Board of Higher Education tackled numerous topics at its recent meeting, including an update to a presidential library lease, a new information technology plan, and amendments to its strategic plan that included an increased attainment goal for the state. Included in… Read More »

State Board of Higher Education sets ambitious attainment goal

At its meeting this month, the State Board of Higher Education voted unanimously to increase the state’s attainment goal from 60 percent to 65 percent by 2025. The goal is to increase the percentage of North Dakota citizens who have post-secondary education. The Board decided to immediately upgrade the attainment goal in its current strategic… Read More »

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 »