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New Report Reflects Successful Transfer and Graduation Among Colleges and Universities in the North Dakota University System

A recent report released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center indicates that graduation rates and successful transfer among North Dakota colleges and universities outpaced the national six-year average in nearly every category—whether they started at a two-year or four-year institution or attended full-time or part-time. The new report tracks the progress of students over […]

DSU Presidential Search begins with Listening Sessions

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Board Chair Terry Hjelmstad, Interim Chancellor Larry C. Skogen and Vice Chancellor Linda Donlin traveled to Dickinson State University to kick off the search for the next president of that institution. Six listening sessions were held throughout the day with members of the Faculty Senate; Staff Senate; Student Senate; President’s Cabinet; […]

NDUS Will Present Legislative Showcase

North Dakota’s 11 public colleges and universities will present at the 2015 Legislative Showcase in the state Capitol Memorial Hall March 25. Representatives of the 11 North Dakota University System institutions as well as the NDUS Staff Senate, North Dakota Student Association, Council of College Faculties and TrainND will provide displays highlighting some of the […]

Legislative Update: State Board of Higher Education Positions

During the Legislative Session, the State Board of Higher Education follows many bills that may have an impact on the higher education institutions in North Dakota and their students. Since the Board only meets once a month, the chancellor is empowered by the Board to act on its behalf and request ratification at the next […]

Creating the NDUS Edge {VIDEO}

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 […]

Morton opens presentations to appropriations committee

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 […]

NDUS launches search for the next chancellor

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 […] Mobile-friendly website makes choosing a college easier than ever

This time last year, the North Dakota University System (NDUS) launched, a website dedicated to helping students find the North Dakota college or university that clicks with them. This year, the site got some tweaks and additional functionality to make it even simpler for students and parents to use. Using cutting edge technology, meets students where […]

Top 20 Highlights of 2014

As the new year begins, we take a look back at the highlights from across the university system this past year. Click on a highlight to read more. Top 20 Highlights of 2014 (in no particular order):  State Board of Higher Education designs a new strategic plan – The NDUS Edge. State Board launches search for […]

Board hosts chancellor search listening meetings

The State Board of Higher Education held listening meetings this month at each North Dakota University System campus. At least one Board member facilitated each meeting, and opened up the floor for suggestions of characteristics needed for the next chancellor of the university system. Comments came from students, faculty, staff, legislators and community members. A […]

New admissions standards approved by SBHE

At their November 20 meeting, the Board approved new admissions standards for NDUS institutions. The updated standards are the result of months of work by an admissions standards task force and thorough discussion by Board members. The standards are geared toward helping students find the institution that is the right fit for them academically, and […]

NDUS launches public dashboards to track strategic plan progress, demonstrate accountability

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 […]

Nov. 20 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

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 View the full agenda here.

WSC Stevens Hall renovation nears completion

Stevens Hall renovation nears completion  Stevens Hall Renovation almost complete, offices are starting to move in this week. Everyone is excited to move back into the new space after being in tight quarters for the last year. WSC hosts mental health first aid training WSC’s Mental Health Counselor is teaching a mental-health first-aid class for […]

Oct. 30 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Agenda Highlights: Final Interview VCSU President VCSU STEM Presentation Approve System IT Plan Ratify WSC interim president recommendation The final interview portion of the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. CDT. The live stream will begin at approximately 10 a.m. CDT with the Board’s decision on the presidential search, followed by the regular meeting. The livestream […]

State Board’s new plan unleashes potential of higher ed

This is North Dakota’s moment. This is our students’ moment. There has never been a better opportunity for them to reach their highest potential than right here, right now, in our great state. It’s no secret that North Dakota is enjoying a robust economy and strong revenues. After 80 years of population decline, the state […]

Interview with student member, Christopher McEwen: What does the new strategic plan mean for students?

A week after the new strategic plan was approved by the State Board of Higher Education, Chelsea Gleich, NDUS communications specialist, caught up with student Board member Christopher McEwen to discuss how he sees this plan impacting students. Q: Where do you see the new strategic plan taking the university system? McEwen: I can see […]