Dickinson State University campus successes – January

DSU nursing student receives Energizing Education Scholarship Carissa Swick, a native of Glendive, MT, recently received the DSU Heritage Foundation’s Energizing Education Scholarship. This scholarship, funded by a generous donation to the DSU Heritage Foundation from Stark Development Corporation last year, is intended to expand access to education for energy workers and their spouses. Dickinson… Read More »

North Dakota State College of Science campus successes – January

Richman receives Presidential Excellence Award NDSCS President John Richman was presented with the NASPA Region IV-West Presidential Excellence Award. In presenting Richman with the award, the organization recognized Richman for embodying “the spirit of the student affairs profession through continually demonstrating his passion and commitment to supporting students’ success.”   NDSCS-Fargo Celebrates 20th Anniversary NDSCS-Fargo… Read More »

Mayville State University campus successes – January

MaSU hosts inservice activities for area K-12 teachers and administrators The Mayville Area Teacher Center sponsored a professional development event at MaSU on Jan. 16. Keynote speakers Debbie Silver and Bob Upgren, sponsored by the RRVEC, shared stories, techniques, and ideas for the 260 K-12 educators and administrators from eight area schools who attended. Members… Read More »

Valley City State University Campus Successes – January

VCSU online programs earn U.S. News recognition Valley City State University’s online graduate education and bachelor’s degree programs have earned national recognition in the 2017 U.S. News Best Online Program rankings. In the Best Online Graduate Education Program rankings, VCSU is ranked 47th of 275 schools evaluated. VCSU offers two online master’s degree programs in… Read More »

Board hears tenure feedback

State Board of Higher Education reviews policy on termination notification   A policy that would affect reporting requirements for employee termination generated significant comment when the State Board of Higher Education met last week. Policy 605.3, which deals with nonrenewal, termination or dismissal of faculty, generated extensive public comment from faculty who had connected to… Read More »

Working together for the good of all students

To maximize the strengths of a system, the State Board of Higher Education has prioritized strategies that tie into system-wide task forces that have been working hard to see collaboration and shared services a reality in order to meet affordability goals. Shared services bring the Board’s commitment to financial responsibility to fruition.   Academic collaboration… Read More »

Workforce Advisory Council Releases Needs and Gaps Report

The North Dakota Workforce Education Advisory Council (WEAC) has released a new report assessing workforce development needs and gaps across the state. The report was prepared for the State Board of Higher Education, North Dakota University System, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and the State Legislature. It identifies current workforce education needs and gaps… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Friday, Jan. 27

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Jan. 27   Bismarck State College Conversation at BSC explores Indian conflicts of the American West Nominations sought for employee excellence awards Dakota College at Bottineau Photography Scholarship Contest for High School Seniors… Read More »

SPOL implementation moving forward

Systemwide use of Strategic Planning Online to aid planning process A toolkit introduced to the North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities last year has taken a few steps forward already. According to Ryan Jockers, institutional and strategic analytics coordinator at the system office, the cloud-based planning software was purchased in 2015 after… Read More »

Final Challenge Funds for 2015-17 awarded

Nine of the North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities were awarded funding by the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Grant Committee this week. Bismarck State College, Dakota College at Bottineau, Dickinson State University, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, Minot State University, North Dakota State College of Science, Valley City State… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Jan. 20

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Jan. 13   Bismarck State College BSC announces President’s Honor Roll for Fall 2016 Mystician adviser recognized by College Media Association Energy Generation Conference set for Jan. 24-26   Dakota College at Bottineau… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Jan. 13

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Jan. 13   Bismarck State College Energy Generation Conference set for Jan. 24-26 BSC announces President’s Honor Roll for Fall 2016   Dakota College at Bottineau Baking for a Better Community   Dickinson… Read More »

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 »

Media Coverage Summary – Jan. 6

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Jan. 6   Bismarck State College Blizzard Bluegrass concerts set for Jan. 13-14   Dakota College at Bottineau Free Basic Sign Language Course Offered at Dakota College at Bottineau   Dickinson State University Fall… Read More »