At our last meeting, the Board discussed the actions of the House Appropriations Committee and adopted a position paper that we’ve shared with our stakeholders during the past few weeks. As we said earlier, we appreciate the House’s support of increases for student aid, campus security, and IT investments, but we do have concerns about… Read More »
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 »
Mike Ness, the superintendent of the Hazen (N.D.) School District, has been appointed to the State Board of Higher Education to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Kirsten Diederich. Ness received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Dakota State University and served as a teacher and principal before becoming superintendent, first in Stanton, Center and… Read More »
At its last meeting, the State Board of Higher Education tabled taking a position on sections of HB 1003 that call for the legal and audit functions currently overseen by staff members of the North Dakota University System to be moved to staff in the Attorney General and State Auditor’s offices. The Board was concerned… Read More »
As the State Board of Higher Education meets this week, the North Dakota House of Representatives will likely be voting on its recommended appropriations for higher education for the next biennium. Then in the next few weeks, the Senate will start working on its recommendations. We appreciate the House Appropriations Committee’s actions supporting increased funding… Read More »
Agenda highlights: Appoint DSU Presidential Search Chair Update Shared Services progress Discuss SBHE position on HB1003 The meeting begins at 2 p.m. at Bismarck State College. The livestream will be available at http://ndus.edu/board/live-stream/. View the full agenda here.
At their Nov. 20, 2015 meeting, the ND State Board of Higher Education approved a modification to policy 1912.7 for records retention. The policy directs all campuses to manage their records according to the North Dakota Colleges/ Universities General Records Retention Schedule. This policy takes effect on March 1, 2015. The schedule can be found… Read More »
I would like to publicly thank Dr. Kirsten Diederich for her service on the State Board of Higher Education. She served on the Board for four-and-a-half years and for a year-and-a-half as Chair. Under her leadership, the Board came together as a team, despite many challenges, to do the right thing for our students. Dr.… Read More »
Agenda highlights: Elect Board Chair Approve Roles and Responsibilities report Discuss SBHE position on proposed legislation The meeting begins at 11 a.m. at Bismarck State College. The livestream will be available at http://ndus.edu/board/live-stream/. View the full agenda here.
This year, the NDUS ushered in a bold, new strategic plan – The NDUS Edge – set by the State Board of Higher Education. Building on previous successes and embracing workforce needs, this new plan is designed to give North Dakota students the edge they need to succeed in college and beyond. Check out this… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
This Thursday will be the first regular meeting of the State Board of Higher Education since the November election. We are grateful that the citizens of North Dakota soundly defeated Measure 3, showing their support for our current higher education governance system and our students. While some things had to wait until after the election,… Read More »
Agenda Highlights: Discussion on admission standards Approval of draft pre-file legislation High performance computing The meeting begins at 8 a.m. with board training and assessment. The regular meeting will begin following that session at approximately 10 a.m. The livestream will be available at http://ndus.edu/board/live-stream/ View the full agenda here.
The Higher Learning Commission’s Board of Trustees met Oct. 30, and this week advised Interim Chancellor Larry C. Skogen about the Board’s decision regarding a complaint filed in April 2013. HLC sent an advisory team in April 2014 for a visit focusing on four criteria for accreditation. The team’s report was favorable overall, stating that… Read More »
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 »
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 »
Last week I attended a meeting entitled “Winds of Change: Staying the Course to the American Dream,” a leadership congress sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees of which I am a Board member. The 2,000+ attendees took a look at the historic forces that shaped the community college movement—and the economic and generational… Read More »