Colorado governor muddies already murky water around UND President

What’s in a resignation letter? That’s a question North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education may soon be asking. UND President Mark Kennedy ‘seemingly’ resigned last week to take a job in Colorado — only he wasn’t formally hired yet. Controversy over his Colorado candidacy emerged; Controversy over his North Dakota job followed; now we have

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What Is the Point of the State Board of Higher Education?

Following a week of less than flattering news related to UND President Kennedy’s pursuit of a job in Colorado and the State School of Science’s reporting and procurement practices, Rob Port is wondering what’s the role of the State Board of Higher Education?

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No raises for North Dakota college presidents, chancellor

The tough budget times are being felt across all levels of government, and the Board of Higher Education has caught wind of the belt-tightening sentiment. At a meeting in Fargo on Tuesday, the Board voted to freeze wages for all the state’s university system executives and college presidents. A contract extension was also granted to

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SBHE approves policy to authorize gun storage on campuses

In a state with a rich history and love of hunting, the question of how students store guns on university campuses is a question that needs a working answer. Adding that to the fact that the legislature is redefining and strengthing our gun ownership and carrying rights this session means a few policies need to

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State Board of Higher Education approves change in tenure policy

A new policy regarding tenure within the State Board of Higher Education was approved Thursday. The elective policy reduces the timeline required to dismiss a tenured faculty member from 1-year to 90 days and 180 days in circumstances where the primary reason is budget insolvency or difficulty.

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New tuition plan aiming to attract out-of-state students could cost NDSU $3.3 million

The State Board of Higher Education is trying to attract more out-of-state students. The goal: turning some of those students into workers when they’re finished with school. The impact on revenues — at NDSU the program is estimated to reduce income by $3.3 million.

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Hagerott Steps into SBHE Chancellor Position

Yesterday was the first day on the job for the new leader of our University system. Mark Hagerott brings a North Dakota history and a military background to the table; his first goal is to get out and listen. Full story from the Grand Forks Herald.

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Board of Higher Ed: ND Universities Need to Work on Retention, Affordability

Student retention, affordability, and collaboration with grade schools — these are the goals North Dakota Universities need to focus on. So say the members of the Board of Higher Education and university presidents at their annual retreat in Fargo.

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