Category Archives: Chancellor

Hagerott: Working together through Legislative Session

In the past two years the university system has seen significant gains in several areas, many of which wouldn’t have been possible without legislative support. Had that support been absent, the foundation for further collaboration among our 11 colleges and universities, or with other state agencies, just would not have been possible. I want to… Read More »

Contracts renewed at SBHE

The State Board of Higher Education last week reviewed its leadership contracts, including the chancellor and presidents, in addition to hearing details on several budget requests for the 2019-2021 biennium. The Board opened the meeting and entered executive session twice, initially to discuss a construction company’s claim concerning North Dakota State University’s A. Glenn Hill… Read More »

Hagerott: Closing in on the (en)Vision

I am choosing a quote to start this month’s perspective because it reminds me of the hard work of the people of North Dakota; the members of the SBHE; students, faculty, staff of the 11 campuses; and our system staff. Louis Pasteur once said, “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to… Read More »

Envision 2030 enters new phase

An ongoing strategic initiative of the North Dakota University System has entered into a new phase. Envision 2030 began as an educational summit in May of 2016. The summit brought education-minded individuals and leaders together during a daylong event that helped set the tone for higher education in North Dakota. Following a morning’s worth of… Read More »

A message from the Chancellor – May 2017

  Chancellor Mark Hagerott delivers a video message, offering a reflection on the 65th Legislative Session, the budget outlook and more. Full transcript follows: Greetings to staff, faculty, and students of the North Dakota University System! I’m Chancellor Mark Hagerott and today I’d like to talk about aspects of the 65th Legislative Session and reflect… Read More »

Faculty leave among main topics for Board

A major topic of discussion revolved around faculty leave when the State Board of Higher Education met for its regular April meeting. The topic was one of a handful of first readings for newly proposed policy. Among those were policies 340.2 (foundations), 305.1 (college and university presidents’ authority and responsibilities for campus IT security), 505… Read More »

Students Named to the 2017 All-North Dakota Academic Team

Twelve North Dakota community college students have been named to the 2017 All-North Dakota Academic Team, which recognizes the academic achievements of community college students. The students were honored at a dinner and awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 7, at Bismarck State College. Monsignor James Shea, president of the University of Mary, was the keynote… Read More »

Full days’ business for the Board during February meeting

Tenure, strategy and an address from the governor were major agenda items last week when the State Board of Higher Education held its regular February meeting. The day’s discussions were set into gear by an address from Gov. Doug Burgum, who spoke to the Board, college and university presidents, and system office staff about his… Read More »

New Year, new possibilities

Moving into the New Year, or moving into a new semester, can always be a time of great enthusiasm for many. This is the time of year for campuses to take a short break between semesters, giving students and faculty a chance to breathe a sigh of relief after closing out all the hard work… 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 »

A Nexus of Change

Much has happened already these first few months of 2016, and it all points to another milestone year for higher education in North Dakota. Albert Einstein famously said, “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” The quote’s longevity is a reflection of… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Feb. 12, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Feb. 12.   Bismarck State College Report shows BSC graduates fill needed roles in ND and beyond BSC theater program does well in regional competition   Dakota College at Bottineau HLC persistence and… Read More »

New round of Challenge Grants awarded

  North Dakota’s public colleges and universities have received another round of funding thanks to the N.D. Higher Education Challenge Fund. Bismarck State College, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, North Dakota State College of Science, University of North Dakota and Williston State College were all awarded funding recently through the fund, which was… Read More »

Envisioning the Future of Education

Historic times are upon us.  The engineers and scientists of NDUS realize that technology is changing and morphing in ways that would have seemed impossible just 10 years ago. For the economics and business students, they know the swings in the price of oil are almost unprecedented. For our ag students, who continue to help feed… 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 »

Collaboration and standardization

I had the opportunity recently to speak twice on topics revolving around the digital environment we inhabit. The first, on cyber security, illustrated how that environment is changing and how we could change with it. The second, on data inconsistencies, fleshed out how North Dakota University System employees were working toward creating standardized processes throughout… Read More »