Monthly Archives: July 2017

Media Coverage Summary – July 21

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, July 21

 

Bismarck State College
Federal grant creates 18 nuclear energy scholarships at BS
BSC president named to national panel rethinking higher ed accreditation
BSC faculty and staff receive promotions and excellence awards
Building on their entrepreneurial spirit
 

Dakota College at Bottineau
DCB Student to Study Abroad
 

Dickinson State University
Dr. Wohletz contributes to International Clarinet Association journal
More local talent fills ranks at Medora Musical
Talk at historical society to explore U.S. President Grant
 

Lake Region State College
Practical nurses pinned
Royals earn national academic honors
Harvey Barr named to national team
 

Mayville State University
Original artwork to be raffled as part of Farmers Bowl Auction
Summer is a busy time for facilities work
After Hours social planned for July 18
 

Minot State University
Begin your college journey with us
 

North Dakota State College of Science
NDSCS President John Richman elected to Board of Trustees
 

North Dakota State University
NDSU Foundation prepares for major philanthropic campaign
North Dakota Governor’s School Showcase Projects at NDSU
Rural patients taking advantage of growing telehealth opportunities in region
Drought concerns dominate field day
Good-quality water vital for livestock during drought
NDSU Students Develop 3D Printing Self-Replicating Robot
NDSU to offer video game design workshop
NDSU specialist honored for bean research
NDSU yard and garden open house scheduled
NDSU faculty facilitate Teen Art and Writing Workshop
Barry Hall features student artwork
Education faculty member receives award
NDSU Extension to help with Agriculture Adventure Day 
 

University of North Dakota
Fan-tastic experience
A better flow
New math
Natural growth
Australian Consul-General discusses energy research at UND
 

Valley City State University
We all row—strategically!
 

Williston State College
WSC Enjoys Rummage Sale Success
 

North Dakota University System
Board finalizes Minnesota reciprocity agreement

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 the North Dakota resident rate plus a surcharge of 112 percent of the N.D. rate for undergraduates, and 127 percent of the N.D. rate for graduate students. North Dakota students attending Minnesota institutions pay the higher of the Minnesota resident rate or the N.D. rate, depending on the type of campus attended. The state that receives the lesser number of students then pays the state that receives the greater number of students an additional fee. Dolan explained that if the number of students was even, neither state would owe a supplemental payment. Currently, North Dakota receives more students, which results in additional funding being received by N.D. institutions – largely North Dakota State University and University of North Dakota, but also North Dakota State College of Science and the remaining state institutions.

Dolan said that more than 10,000 Minnesota students had been choosing N.D. campuses for each of the past five years, but the number of N.D. high school graduates who chose to attend Minnesota institutions had decreased by more 1,000 over that same timeframe – from 4,532 in 2011-12 to 3,532 in 2015-16. In that last academic year, Minnesota paid nearly $11.6 million in funding, which came into the NDUS.

Dolan then explained that Minnesota has a legislative appropriation cap of $11,018,000 per year. Estimated state payments are projected to exceed the appropriation, which prompted review of the agreement. The proposed changes would cap the payment at whichever is lower, the estimated calculated payment or the cap. NDUS institutions receiving Minnesota students would have two options to make up for the shortfall: absorb the difference or increase the tuition surcharge paid by Minnesota students.

Chancellor Mark Hagerott said system legal counsel had reviewed the amended contract and noted that it was more enforceable than the previous, 42-year agreement.

Board members noted that they appreciated the issue being brought before them and inquired on how the shortfall of funding would be kept from being placed on local students. Members also noted that keeping a reciprocity agreement in place helped bring students into the NDUS, which provided many positive aspects to local campuses and communities.

After discussion concluded, the Board unanimously moved to approve the updated agreement. It will go into effect for the 2017-18 academic year.

Media Coverage Summary – July 7

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, July 7

 

Bismarck State College
BSC President’s Run set for July 14
Building on their entrepreneurial spirit
 

Dakota College at Bottineau
DCB Student to Study Abroad
 

Dickinson State University
Historic moment
 

Lake Region State College
Nurse assistant courses start in July
 

Mayville State University
Carrie Bartz wins Mayville State’s June Golden Ticket
Sportsmen’s Raffle instrumental in providing scholarship dollars for student athletes
 

Minot State University
Spring 2017 Presiden’t List and Dean’s List
 

North Dakota State College of Science
Editorial: Career workforce academy idea offers real promise
 

North Dakota State University
American Indian public health program awarded major grant
Study shows Millennials view support, access to information as key to staying with an employer
Crop tours highlight Carrington Research Extension Center field day
Eastern North Dakota drought risk could rise with temperatures
NDSU gets grant to increase ranks of nurse practitioners in rural areas
 

University of North Dakota
Superior supervisor
Computer science makes its move
Cybersecurity push
Space station takes shape
Hammocks on the quad
 

Valley City State University
Making connections with strategic partners for student success
Nathan receives VCSU Distinguished Service Award
 

Williston State College
WSC Enjoys Rummage Sale Success
 

North Dakota University System