Tag Archives: SBHE

Climate survey among Board reports

State Board briefed on policy, Bank of North Dakota education programs, and more.   The November meeting of the State Board of Higher Education covered extensive ground, beginning with a brief from Bank of North Dakota President and CEO Eric Hardmeyer. Speaking about his agency, Hardmeyer detailed numerous programs that positively affected higher education in… Read More »

Board hears nursing, system reports at Sept. meeting

SBHE members differ on chancellor review, hold off until November September’s meeting of the State Board of Higher Education had an energetic start last week. Board Vice Chair Greg Stemen opened the meeting with a statement on the topic, noting that overall it was in the Board’s and North Dakota University System’s best long-term interests… 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 »

Board reviews budget outlook

State Board of Higher Education updated on fee guidelines, budget impact   Among the many discussions by the State Board of Higher Education’s meeting this week were details on how a proposed 10-percent reduction in budget would affect the North Dakota University System’s 11 colleges and universities. Before hearing the potential impacts, SBHE Chair Kathleen… 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 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 »

Board talks budgets, future

Regular meeting covers updates on budget, IT plans and strategic processes   The State Board of Higher Education tackled numerous topics at its recent meeting, including an update to a presidential library lease, a new information technology plan, and amendments to its strategic plan that included an increased attainment goal for the state. Included in… Read More »

State Board of Higher Education sets ambitious attainment goal

At its meeting this month, the State Board of Higher Education voted unanimously to increase the state’s attainment goal from 60 percent to 65 percent by 2025. The goal is to increase the percentage of North Dakota citizens who have post-secondary education. The Board decided to immediately upgrade the attainment goal in its current strategic… Read More »

HLC closes books on NDUS review started in 2013

The North Dakota University System has officially met all requirements set forth by its accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission, following an inquiry started in July 2013. The announcement letter was sent to the system’s 11 public colleges and universities last week. The accrediting organization noted that the system of institutions had “substantially met its… Read More »

Interim Higher Ed committee meets

The Interim Legislative Higher Education Committee recently held its regular meeting at Valley City State University. At the meeting, legislators heard detailed updates from North Dakota University System representatives on ongoing business including the higher ed funding formula, budget reductions, capital project requests, studies and more. Meeting attendants were also able to take a tour… Read More »

Safety and security, across the Board

Security procedures, capital project needs detailed at May meeting   Keeping systemwide infrastructure and digital assets secure kept the attention of members of the State Board of Higher Education this month during the governing body’s monthly meeting. In addition to hearing updates on how the system’s digital security needs were being met, the Board also… Read More »

Board hears campus budget reports

All proposed tuition increases within legislative allowances Technology and budgets were the talk of the day when the State Board of Higher Education met this week to move business forward. The regular meeting was held at Bismarck State College, with satellite locations dialing in via Skype for the first time. The multi-location meeting allows for… Read More »

Board talks goals, budget

Budget allotments, Envision 2030 meeting among agenda items at State Board of Higher Education meeting After taking the morning to select the new president for the University of North Dakota, the State Board of Higher Education wasted no time in getting down to other important business this week. Among the most vital agenda items were… Read More »

Board updated on cabinet studies

State Board of Higher Education members hear details on studies regarding cost containment, mission, tuition and fees, shared services and retention After an historic joint meeting with the Interim Legislative Higher Education Committee earlier in the day this Wednesday, the State Board of Higher Education was ready to learn about recent studies that had been… Read More »

Joint meeting ‘historic’ between lawmakers, Board

Informational sharing meeting highlights challenges and successes for higher ed An historic meeting took place this week that helped lay new foundations for higher education in North Dakota as the State Board of Higher Education and Interim Legislative Higher Education Committee heard updates on the university system. During the morning meeting held at North Dakota… Read More »