Valley City State University Campus Successes – November

Russell, Bernardo present at OER summit Julee Russell, professor and chair of the Language and Literature Department, and Al Bernardo, user services librarian, presented at the North Dakota University System’s Open Education Resources (OER) Summit 2016 hosted by the University of North Dakota Oct. 27. Russell and Bernardo spoke about VCSU’s efforts to incorporate OER… Read More »

Fostering a unified system

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Those words were said by Andrew Carnegie, one of the most successful industrialists of American history, a man of great vision and philanthropy… Read More »

Board renews NDSU President

Board renews contract, talks faculty sick leave, and hears NDSCS fundraising plan   Three substantial topics found detailed discussion when the State Board of Higher Education gathered at Bismarck State College this week for its regular meeting. One longstanding topic was resolved when a majority vote renewed the contract of North Dakota State University President… Read More »

System Highlight: Collaboration

Hundreds of collaborative agreements in place between, and among, campuses   Collaboration has long been a watchword in the world of higher education, from hearing extensive philosophies of thought to creating teams of diverse skillset. The past few years in the North Dakota University System have given new importance to it though, as collaboration has… Read More »

NDUS awards mini-grants for training related to veterans’ education

The North Dakota University System recently awarded mini-grants on behalf of the Midwest Higher Education Compact through the state’s participation in the Multistate Collaborative for Military Credit with funding from the Lumina Foundation and USA Funds. Rebecca Ringham, Minot State University registrar, organized a statewide training event aimed at managing the educational benefits of veterans,… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Nov. 10

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Thursday, Nov. 10   Bismarck State College BSC Paramedic program ranked #6 in the nation BSC presents chamber ensembles in concert International student thrives at BSC   Dakota College at Bottineau Math Track Meet… 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 – Nov. 4

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Nov. 4   Bismarck State College BSC professor engineers balance through music BSC Music department kicks off November with three concerts Kevin Locke performs at BSC for American Indian Heritage Month   Dakota… Read More »

Task Force to examine faculty annual and sick leave

  A legislative mandate to correct data inconsistencies has prompted officials throughout the North Dakota University System to review faculty annual and sick leave. In 2015, the North Dakota Legislature passed House Bill 1003, which called for the State Board of Higher Education to move forward with policy and procedure changes addressing concerns over data… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Oct. 28, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Oct. 28   Bismarck State College Kevin Locke performs at BSC for American Indian Heritage Month “Inspired by Shadow” exhibit runs through November BSC haunted theater creates ‘Stage Fright’   Dakota College at Bottineau… Read More »

“Finding our vision”

Envision 2030 gathering different perspectives   Recently I had the opportunity to read a short essay that I felt was an appropriate analogy for our ongoing Envision 2030 initiative. The essay, titled “‘Find’ a vision. Not ‘have’ a vision” by Simon Sinek, touched on the importance of working with your team to ensure that you… Read More »

Board uses tech to talk tuition models

Video teleconference brings campuses together for October meeting   The State Board of Higher Education met digitally last week when its members gathered in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Williston to discuss ongoing business via video teleconference. The distance connection method was put in place to allow Board members to hold regular meetings while saving… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Oct. 21

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Oct. 21   Bismarck State College Date rape, student safety expert Katie Koestner to share personal story at BSC   Dakota College at Bottineau Discussion Panel Announced for October Book Read   Dickinson State… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Oct. 14, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Oct. 14   Bismarck State College BSC fall theater production opens Oct. 20 High school juniors and seniors invited to visit campus Oct. 21   Dakota College at Bottineau Dakota College at Bottineau Horticulture… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Oct. 7, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Oct. 7   Bismarck State College BSC surgical tech program achieves 100% pass rate Location change announced for energy conference Nacelle training tower at BSC completed   Dakota College at Bottineau DCB Grand Opening… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Sept. 30, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Sept. 30   Bismarck State College Nacelle tower dedication at BSC on Oct. 3 BSC recognizes Summer 2016 graduates Auditions are Oct. 4 for BSC’s winter theatre production   Dakota College at Bottineau ECH… Read More »