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O.E.R. initiative noted as success

An initiative to promote Open Educational Resources (OER) throughout the North Dakota University System in 2015-2017 has proven successful. The North Dakota Legislature generously appropriated $110,000 for the initiative, which was reduced to $107,250 by the 2016 allotment. Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials that have been released under licensing that allows their free… Read More »

VCSU’s Wirth named to Prairie Business ‘40 Under 40’ list

Jamie Wirth, Ph.D., director of the Great Plains STEM Education Center at Valley City State University, has been named to Prairie Business magazine’s 2016 “40 Under 40” list, which recognizes 40 of the top business professionals under the age of 40 in the Dakotas and western Minnesota. Also an assistant professor of mathematics at VCSU,… Read More »

Professors talk programs

Three professors granted tenure reflect on their programs   Karen Clementich, Amy Phillips, and Robert Brueggeman might teach different topics at different campuses, but these three professors have a few similarities. To start, they’re all working in career fields in which they’ve held long-time interest, so much so that they can all easily be considered… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – July 15, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, July 15.   Bismarck State College BSC offers Summer Ag Academy in July   Dakota College at Bottineau DCB Hires Baseball Coach and Admission Counselors   Dickinson State University DSU adds Tumblr to… Read More »

Q & A with CIO Darin King

Darin King was recently named Chief Information Officer for the North Dakota University System. Previously, King served as the Deputy CIO since November of 2013.  In that role, he was responsible for the day-to-day operational leadership of the enterprise systems and services delivered to the 11 institutions of the NDUS. King began his career in educational… Read More »

Fraud Risk Assessment Report

In April 2016, a Fraud Risk Assessment Survey was sent to all permanent benefited employees at each institution, the North Dakota University System Office and Core Technology Services.  The results of this survey are included in the attached report which has been submitted to the State Board of Higher Education Audit Committee, the Chancellor and each institution… Read More »

Minot State University campus successes – May

MiSU commencement celebration On May 13, Minot State University honored its 102nd graduating class. More than 835 undergraduate and graduate students were eligible to cross the stage during commencement exercises. Graduate student Nichole DeSautel, undergraduate student Jacques Stanley and alumna Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota superintendent of public instruction, addressed the Class of 2016.   MiSU… Read More »

Envision(ed) 2030 sets ambitious goals

Participants share perspectives in conversation to shape higher education’s future   The event designed to shape the vision of higher education to come brought nearly 200 people from diverse backgrounds to Bismarck this past week. Participants from around the state took part in discussions that were held at Envision 2030 to shape student and the… Read More »

OER Steering Committee named

A group has been named to set the direction for Open Educational Resources within the North Dakota University System. Implementing OER has progressed forward significantly after receiving widespread support from state lawmakers and the university system’s network of 11 public colleges and universities. Partnered with the Open Textbook Network at the University of Minnesota, NDUS’ drive… Read More »

Higher education summit approaching

A summit on education in North Dakota will take place this month at the Bismarck State Capitol building. Titled “Envision 2030,” this summit will be hosted by the State Board of Higher Education and North Dakota University System aimed at how and where future students and leaders will be asked to take charge. Breakout sessions will be held… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Friday, Dec. 18

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Dec. 18. Bismarck State College BSC BookTalk series announces selections Dakota College at Bottineau Dakota College at Bottineau will offer Principles of Masonry   Dickinson State University DSU celebrates fifth annual fall commencement… Read More »

Cybersecurity Presentation

North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott was recently the keynote speaker at University of Mary’s Leadership Summit in Bismarck. Hagerott spoke about the importance of cyber security, as well as its potential impacts on students, North Dakota and the nation. His address was informational and given to an audience of students, faculty, community leaders… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Nov. 6, 2015

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Nov. 6.   Bismarck State College McElroy prints exhibited at BSC Gannon Gallery BSC Wind Ensemble performs Nov. 9 Student nurses host Scrub Camp Nov. 11 BSC Students Host 60s Themed Media Day… Read More »

Board selects new DSU president

The State Board of Higher Education named Thomas M. Mitzel, Ph.D., as the next president of Dickinson State University, Dickinson, North Dakota. Mitzel currently serves as the dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs, Trinity College, Connecticut. Originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, and an alumnus of Northern State University, Mitzel said he is… Read More »

Bakken U: Energizing through Education

Since taking on this role earlier this summer, I’ve been reminded about two major truths: It’s an interesting time for North Dakota, and an interesting time for North Dakota University System as well. Through the past three months I’ve heard from our lawmakers, business leaders and community members. I’ve heard views on our many successes,… Read More »

Migler named DCB Dean

Dr. Jerry Migler was named Campus Dean for Dakota College at Bottineau. Migler currently serves as vice-president of academic affairs for the Colorado Community College System.  The CCCS, based in Denver, is Colorado’s largest higher education system and oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges as well as career and technical… Read More »

Intranet goals advancing

The North Dakota University System’s group charged with building up the local Intranet into an information clearinghouse made another step forward. The Inside.NDUS Strategy Team held a teleconference recently to get its members back on track just before the holiday weekend. The revamping of mission comes after a large push last year to get the… Read More »