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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 »

Tenure helps programs grow

Three professors reflect on programs, achievements The security to teach the very best content without pressure to compromise is one of the highest-sought and hardest-won benefits any educator can earn. Knowing that your professional role is secure can free an individual to focus on skill development, team building, research and myriad other tasks necessary to… Read More »

Board moves to keep salaries, tuition competitive

The State Board of Higher Education worked toward keeping employees from throughout the university system fairly compensated at its regular meeting last week, despite some campuses having to operate within a lessened overall budget. At its regular meeting for May, the Board recommended taking steps to find the money for those increases – three percent… Read More »

End of an Era – Grosz looks back

For four decades one face familiar to many has served faithfully at the Dakota College at Bottineau, recruiting students, administering policies, aiding his DCB team and family, and doing everything he could to ensure campus-wide successes. And now, Dr. Ken Grosz, the Campus Dean at DCB will be retiring after 15 years in leadership at… Read More »

Hagerott to Lead Higher Education System as New Chancellor

After the State Board of Higher Education unanimously voted Dr. Mark Hagerott in as the new lead for higher education, he has accepted the role of the new chancellor of the North Dakota University System. The announcement concludes a months-long process that saw more than 20 candidates vying for the position. It has included Listening… Read More »