Category Archives: SBHE

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 »

Fostering a unified system

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Those words were said by Andrew Carnegie, one of the most successful industrialists of American history, a man of great vision and philanthropy… Read More »

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 »

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 »