Category Archives: SBHE

State Board tables new tenure policy

Further action surrounding a policy up for its second reading by the State Board of Higher Education has been postponed following an in-depth discussion this week. The second reading of Policy 605.1 (administrative tenure) had garnered discussion among Board members and faculty members throughout the North Dakota University System since being brought up earlier this… Read More »

Regular Board meeting includes wealth of topics

Regular Board meeting includes wealth of topics The State Board of Higher Education covered extensive territory this week when it met at Valley City State University for a combined meeting that served as the finale for the VCSU presidential search, and the Board’s regular September update. After a morning spent interviewing the finalists in the… Read More »

Contracts renewed at SBHE

The State Board of Higher Education last week reviewed its leadership contracts, including the chancellor and presidents, in addition to hearing details on several budget requests for the 2019-2021 biennium. The Board opened the meeting and entered executive session twice, initially to discuss a construction company’s claim concerning North Dakota State University’s A. Glenn Hill… Read More »

Board updated on Envision process

Among the largest updates heard by the State Board of Higher Education this week was one that provided an in-depth look into the past two years of the Envision 2030 process. Through much of the morning session, Chancellor Mark Hagerott provided details on the consensus-building effort of the initiative, which ranged in methods from formal… Read More »

Faculty leave remains untouched

State Board of Higher Education votes to exempt faculty leave from reconciliation of ‘data inconsistencies’   Among numerous topics handled by North Dakota’s higher education board this month were a final discussion on the contentious topic of faculty sick leave, as well as a review of tuition policies going into the budget planning cycle. Policy… Read More »

Board conducts policy review

The State Board of Higher Education met this week for some basic housekeeping items after closing out a presidential search at Mayville State University. After taking much of the morning and early afternoon in open interviews and executive session deliberations, the Board named Dr. Brian Van Horn as the new MaSU president. He will serve… Read More »

Baesler Seeks Applicants for ND Board of Higher Education

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is inviting North Dakotans to apply for two openings on the Board of Higher Education, which sets policy for the state’s 11 public colleges and universities. A seat on the Board of Higher Education is considered one of the state’s most prestigious appointments. The two open positions carry four-year terms, which… Read More »

Board hears Commerce presentation, system policy revisions

The State Board of Higher Education heard numerous proposals and policy revisions at its meeting this month, including a technology commercialization proposal from the Department of Commerce, and revisions to a policy regarding faculty sick leave. Early in the meeting, Commerce Secretary Jay Schuler presented to the Board on the topic of technology transfer, noting… Read More »

Climate survey among Board reports

State Board briefed on policy, Bank of North Dakota education programs, and more.   The November meeting of the State Board of Higher Education covered extensive ground, beginning with a brief from Bank of North Dakota President and CEO Eric Hardmeyer. Speaking about his agency, Hardmeyer detailed numerous programs that positively affected higher education in… Read More »

Board hears nursing, system reports at Sept. meeting

SBHE members differ on chancellor review, hold off until November September’s meeting of the State Board of Higher Education had an energetic start last week. Board Vice Chair Greg Stemen opened the meeting with a statement on the topic, noting that overall it was in the Board’s and North Dakota University System’s best long-term interests… Read More »

Board finalizes Minnesota reciprocity agreement

The State Board of Higher Education met to discuss proposed changes to the Minnesota-North Dakota reciprocity agreement, variations of which have been in place since 1975. Chief Financial Officer Tammy Dolan spoke to some of the history and proposed changes to the longstanding agreement between the two states. According to Dolan, currently Minnesota students pay… Read More »

Board talks budget guidelines, faculty leave

  With the 65th Legislative Session adjourned, the regular May meeting of the State Board of Higher Education had a natural point of discussion: 2017-18 budget guidelines. North Dakota University System Chief Financial Officer Tammy Dolan presented the topic, noting that the Board would need to approve the guidelines, and the individual institutions would submit… Read More »

Faculty leave among main topics for Board

A major topic of discussion revolved around faculty leave when the State Board of Higher Education met for its regular April meeting. The topic was one of a handful of first readings for newly proposed policy. Among those were policies 340.2 (foundations), 305.1 (college and university presidents’ authority and responsibilities for campus IT security), 505… Read More »

Board reviews “guns on campus” policy

Legislative agendas high on SBHE discussion   Among the many topics discussed at the most recent State Board of Higher Education meeting were guns on campuses and a study on the reorganization of two-year campuses to gain efficiencies and provide a more seamless transition from K-12 to higher education. Early in the meeting the Board… Read More »

Full days’ business for the Board during February meeting

Tenure, strategy and an address from the governor were major agenda items last week when the State Board of Higher Education held its regular February meeting. The day’s discussions were set into gear by an address from Gov. Doug Burgum, who spoke to the Board, college and university presidents, and system office staff about his… Read More »

Board hears tenure feedback

State Board of Higher Education reviews policy on termination notification   A policy that would affect reporting requirements for employee termination generated significant comment when the State Board of Higher Education met last week. Policy 605.3, which deals with nonrenewal, termination or dismissal of faculty, generated extensive public comment from faculty who had connected to… Read More »

Board reviews budget outlook

State Board of Higher Education updated on fee guidelines, budget impact   Among the many discussions by the State Board of Higher Education’s meeting this week were details on how a proposed 10-percent reduction in budget would affect the North Dakota University System’s 11 colleges and universities. Before hearing the potential impacts, SBHE Chair Kathleen… Read More »