Author: Chris Erickson

North Dakota University System is sponsoring an Open Educational Resources Conference next spring at the Fargo Holiday Inn. Preliminary Program topics will include: National Landscape of OER in Higher Education Landscape of OER in North Dakota – a panel presentation on campus OER adoption experiences Open...

“There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.” Those words were once spoken by President Theodore Roosevelt, a man who himself was as adaptive as he was iconic. Change remains as...

A large topic of consideration at this week’s State Board of Higher Education meeting revolved around newly-proposed details to incoming presidential contracts. Board member Dan Traynor brought forward the proposed revision to the presidential contract requirement, which would create the possibility of extending the contract from...

At its September meeting, the State Board of Higher Education drilled into policies, goals and emerging trends that will affect ongoing strategy and operations of the North Dakota University System. During a presentation to the Board, Mark Schill of Praxis Strategy Group discussed “Trends and Talent...

The State Board of Higher Education and all of North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities have adopted free speech policies in response to recent state legislation. During the last legislative sessions, Senate Bill 2320 directed the SBHE and university system’s institutions to adopt...

Workforce, workforce and workforce. That was the overarching theme when the State Board of Higher Education met for its annual strategic retreat this week. Among workforce-related topics were a presentation from the Oil and Gas Industry, presidential evaluations, and tenure. The Board also reviewed the State...