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Western students saved $417+ million through WICHE tuition-savings programs in 2018-19

500 North Dakotans saved $2.7 million; N.D. WUE schools filled 2,029 seats with out-of-state students   BOULDER—America’s largest interstate higher education tuition-savings programs set records in 2018-19 for students enrolled and dollars saved. More than $417.7 million was saved by 42,579 students on three programs managed by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)… Read More »

Board of Higher Education Finalists Chosen

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Monday that a nominating committee has recommended candidates for three openings on North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education. The board now has one vacancy, created by the September resignation of former vice chairman Greg Stemen. The eight-member board will have two more openings on June 30, when Stemen’s original four-year… Read More »

North Dakota State University

NDSU to offer new precision ag major and minor The use of emerging technology, such as drones or GPS data, is transforming the agriculture industry. In January, NDSU will begin offering a program so students can stay at the front edge of the curve. NDSU’s new precision agriculture major and minor will educate the farmers, ranchers and ag… Read More »

‘Operation Red, White & Blue’ hits CTS

Core Technology Services brings the holiday spirit – and some snacks – to service members   ‘Tis the season to be generous, and Core Technology Services staff has embraced that spirit. For the seventh year running, a team effort has put together numerous care packages for service members. CTS Business Analyst Angela O’Leary organizes the… Read More »

Core Technology Services rounds out listening tour

After feedback from the Student & Academic Affairs retreat, Core Technology Services staff conducted a listening tour this fall designed to get questions answered. Assistant CIO for Enterprise Services Jody French noted that the listening tour had been in response to calls for information from the campuses including Blackboard and multifactor authentication. The largest item… Read More »

“Envision AI”

Artificial Intelligence and Privacy the focus of most recent Envision event   A mid-November workshop at Bismarck State College continued North Dakota University System’s look into all things digital during the Envision AI event. The daylong conference brought together digital-focused leaders from around the state and university system to discuss goals, strategies and challenges among… Read More »

Joint Boards meeting puts focus on education

All of North Dakota’s educational governing bodies met this week in Bismarck to discuss changing times and changing strategies. The Joint Boards meeting takes place once per year and brings together the State Board of Higher Education, State Board for Career and Technical Education, State Board of Public Education and the Education Standards and Practices… Read More »

UAS Roundtable serves up historic milestones

Many of those most aware of the growing trends for applications within the world of Unmanned Aerial Systems got together recently during a small discussion that ran concurrently with a larger annual event in Grand Forks. Officials gathered at University of North Dakota last week for a UAS Roundtable during the 12th Annual UAS Summit… Read More »

Wisecup named Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Strategic Engagement

A new vice chancellor of strategy and strategic engagement has been named at the North Dakota University System. James “Phil” Wisecup has now taken on these responsibilities. Wisecup, who goes by Phil, is a retired Navy Vice-Admiral, was President of the US Naval War College, and has deep experience in strategic planning and innovation. Wisecup… Read More »

Johnson named Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs

A new interim vice chancellor of academic and student affairs has been named in North Dakota University System. Lisa Johnson has now taken on responsibilities as the system’s top academic officer. The position will fill the need after former Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs Richard Rothaus accepted another position outside the system earlier… Read More »

New report highlights distance education facets

A recent North Dakota University System report noted two particular facets of distance education in the state. The report, which is available here. This report supports IPEDS reported data that indicates that North Dakota has a lower-than-average rate of students who are attending college only through online means, yet the state has a higher-than-average rate… Read More »

Dolan named NDUS vice chancellor for administrative affairs

The North Dakota University System has named Tammy Dolan as vice chancellor for administrative affairs. She continues to perform the duties of the chief financial officer position for the system office as well. Tammy Dolan has taken on responsibilities as the system’s vice chancellor for administrative affairs as of Jan. 1, 2018. She has been… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Dec. 1

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Dec. 1   Bismarck State College BSC theater production sheds light on seriousness of sexual assault   Dakota College at Bottineau Dakota College at Bottineau Honors Program to Present   Dickinson State University… Read More »

State Funds Available for Dual Credit Instruction

Instructors of dual credit courses in North Dakota have just been given a financial incentive thanks to the state legislature. Following the authorization of a pilot program offering credit incentive to qualifying instructors earlier this year, funds have now been made available in the form of vouchers from North Dakota University System. These vouchers will… Read More »

WSC Reacts to Miller Appointment

On Tuesday morning, it seemed like business as usual at WSC, where employees assisted students with registration for the fall semester. What was unusual were the occasional breaks employees took to watch a livestream of the State Board of High Education (SBHE) meeting, where the group of citizens appointed by the governor to set policy… Read More »

Bismarck State College campus successes

Student-produced newscast aired live May 11 BSC’s Comm 292 class aired its TV show, MystiCast, live on May 11. MystiCast is a bimonthly video news broadcast program recorded and posted online. Every episode is entirely student driven. Past MystiCast episodes along with bonus interviews and other clips are available at bscmysticmedia.com   BSC honors alumni Bismarck legislator… Read More »

Dakota College at Bottineau campus successes

Microsoft industry certification exam challenged Six DCB students enrolled in Business Information Technology courses successfully challenged the Microsoft Industry Certification Exam. This exam validates students’ skills and assists in advancing their careers.  The students will receive a certificate from Microsoft, which allows them to cite this achievement on scholarship applications and resumes’.   Dakota College… Read More »