Creating the NDUS Edge {VIDEO}

This year, the NDUS ushered in a bold, new strategic plan – The NDUS Edge – set by the State Board of Higher Education. Building on previous successes and embracing workforce needs, this new plan is designed to give North Dakota students the edge they need to succeed in college and beyond. Check out this […]

Morton opens presentations to appropriations committee

On Jan. 19, Don Morton, member of the State Board of Higher Education and Chair of the Board’s Budget and Finance Committee, kicked off the week’s presentations on higher education. He opened by thanking the Legislative Assembly for their past support and expressed the Board’s intention to work collaboratively with them to do what is […]

Interim Chancellor presents NDUS priorities to House Appropriations Committee

On Monday, Jan. 19, Interim Chancellor Skogen gave an overview to the House Appropriations Committee of the North Dakota University System’s strategic priorities for the 2015-17 legislative session. Skogen built the information around the State Board of Higher Education’s five-year plan and connected it to current state demographics and projections, as well as national trends […]

NDUS launches search for the next chancellor

The search for the next chancellor of the North Dakota University System is officially underway. The application deadline is March 17, with the successful candidate starting on or about July 1, 2015. “We are excited to launch this process and are looking forward to finding an inspiring, resilient leader who can guide the university system […]

NDChoose.com: Mobile-friendly website makes choosing a college easier than ever

This time last year, the North Dakota University System (NDUS) launched NDChoose.com, a website dedicated to helping students find the North Dakota college or university that clicks with them. This year, the site got some tweaks and additional functionality to make it even simpler for students and parents to use. Using cutting edge technology, NDChoose.com meets students where […]

Institutions present legislative priorities to House Appropriations Committee

During the week of January 19, all 11 NDUS institutions presented their budget priorities to the North Dakota Legislative House Appropriations Committee. Click the name of the institution below to view a short summary of those priorities. Bismarck State College Dakota College at Bottineau Dickinson State University Lake Region State College Mayville State University Minot […]

Bismarck State College Legislative Priorities

BSC has four top budget priorities: Supporting the governor’s funding model which will allow us to make the salary and benefit adjustments we need to be competitive in the current job market and move forward on key initiatives that align with the NDUS Edge and include: Program prioritization A new tuition model Improved access to […]

Dakota College at Bottineau Legislative Priorities

The preeminent budget priority for Dakota College at Bottineau is to realize the executive recommendation of providing 4 percent salary adjustments and meeting the cost increases for the health insurance plan. In an increasingly difficult environment in which to recruit qualified faculty and staff, it’s very important for the college to get closer to market […]

Dickinson State University Legislative Priorities

Dickinson State University (DSU) has submitted the following as high-level budget priorities: As a number one priority, $750,000 in base funding for the continued operation of the Theodore Roosevelt Center at DSU. The Theodore Roosevelt Center has been funded by one-time appropriations during the 2007-2009, 2009-2011, 2011-2013, and 2013-2015 biennia. $141,700 for one full-time mental […]

Lake Region State College Legislative Priorities

Lake Region State College is focusing on immediate needs that the NDUS Master Plan recommends addressing. The pieces to address in this capital project request are immediate infrastructure needs such as switchgear replacement, window replacement, and other exterior improvements around the windows. These infrastructure project costs are too high for LRSC to address in its […]

Mayville State University Legislative Priorities

MaSU is requesting funding adjustments which are included in the Executive Budget Recommendation. The governor’s funding model request reflects an adjustment for increased student credit hour production over the 2011-2013 total student credit hours produced, a total of $1,427,802. There is also an adjustment for rebalancing to bring the MaSU campus to the average of […]

Minot State University Legislative Priorities

Capital Project (new construction) – Career and Technical Education building ($8,000,000) Because of MiSU’s affiliation with Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB being a branch campus of MiSU), the two institutions are in a unique position to meet career and technical education and workforce training needs in Ward County (where no such facility currently exists). DCB […]

North Dakota State College of Science Legislative Priorities

During North Dakota State College of Science’s recent presentation to the House Education and Environment Appropriations Committee of the North Dakota Legislature, the College recommended funding to better meet the workforce shortage in the state of North Dakota. To address the state’s workforce needs, President John Richman outlined the following ideas: Offer competitive salaries and benefits […]

North Dakota State University Legislative Priorities

NDSU presented its 2015-2017 biennial budget request to the House Appropriations – Education and Environment Division on Jan. 21. The total base budget request was $26,579,806 for costs to continue, facility infrastructure and maintenance, and the Governor’s funding model increase. The optional funding request total was $1,732,589 for campus security and emergency preparedness. The request included […]

University of North Dakota Legislative Priorities

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building – The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences building is on budget and on time to open in Fall 2016.  The North Dakota University System is asking the North Dakota Legislature for $62 million to fund the second portion of the School of […]

Valley City State University Legislative Priorities

Proposed VCSU Capital Projects Valley City State University has urgent needs for two capital projects: to construct a new Communication and Fine Arts Building and to replace an outdated, inadequate Campus Heating Plant. The new Communication and Fine Arts Building will replace Foss Music Hall, an impediment to permanent flood protection along the Sheyenne River. […]

Top 20 Highlights of 2014

As the new year begins, we take a look back at the highlights from across the university system this past year. Click on a highlight to read more. Top 20 Highlights of 2014 (in no particular order):  State Board of Higher Education designs a new strategic plan – The NDUS Edge. State Board launches search for […]

Board hosts chancellor search listening meetings

The State Board of Higher Education held listening meetings this month at each North Dakota University System campus. At least one Board member facilitated each meeting, and opened up the floor for suggestions of characteristics needed for the next chancellor of the university system. Comments came from students, faculty, staff, legislators and community members. A […]

New admissions standards approved by SBHE

At their November 20 meeting, the Board approved new admissions standards for NDUS institutions. The updated standards are the result of months of work by an admissions standards task force and thorough discussion by Board members. The standards are geared toward helping students find the institution that is the right fit for them academically, and […]