Category Archives: NDUS

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 »

Lake lecture highlights importance of student advocacy

A recent visiting professor touched on a topic of growing importance recently during a lecture and panel at the University of North Dakota. Peter Lake, the Charles A. Dana chair and director of the Center for Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law, recently provided an in-depth explanation for the change… Read More »

Presidential searches move forward

Committee narrows Dickinson State University presidential search to 10 candidates The Dickinson State University presidential search committee met in Dickinson recentlyto narrow the list of 47 candidates to 10. “The committee was able to look through a great group of qualified candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds,” DSU presidential search committee chair Kari Reichert… Read More »

Bakken U – Energizing through education

A new initiative called Bakken U: Energizing through education has been developed to meet the needs of energy workers and employers on the western side of the state. It is designed to encourage workers from the Bakken oil fields and other energy sectors to take advantage of slow times to enhance their skills and education… Read More »

Interim vice chancellor, chief of staff reflect on appointments

Lisa Feldner, Ph.D., was named Interim Chief of Staff in late July. In taking on her new responsibility she also kept her duties as Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Institutional Research, overseeing the NDUS Core Technology Services (CTS) and institutional research, one of the most critical components of university system operations. Feldner previously was… Read More »

Board member Melicher participates in Chamber discussion

The Greater North Dakota Chamber organized a policy summit on Aug. 13 during which one topic of discussion was higher education. The focus was primarily on changing misconceptions and meeting the workforce needs of the state. As a representative of the State Board of Higher Education, Dr. Kevin Melicher discussed a wide array of topics… Read More »

Creating the future of NDUS — together

Fall semester is fast approaching, and with it comes the excitement and liveliness found on college campuses at this time of year. Incoming freshmen will be creating their first memories of the higher education experience, while sophomores, juniors and seniors will be returning to their diligent studies throughout North Dakota. Much has happened this summer… Read More »

Starfish, PAR presented

Long-planned reporting methods unveiled in council Members of the Academic Affairs Council got their first look at two separate and distinct data tracking methodology frameworks that could help North Dakota University System’s goal of providing actionable and specific insight to its stakeholders for student success. The first, Starfish, is a data-tracking system that helps monitor… Read More »