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Higher Ed Staff Say They Have "Fear Of Retaliation" For Correcting Illegal Practices

Higher Ed Staff Say They Have "Fear Of Retaliation" For Correcting Illegal Practices

As two top accountability officers in the North Dakota University System say they’re being pushed out of their jobs for promoting new transparency standards a survey (see below) of university system employees shows many of them feel bullied and intimidated. The survey was administered by the Core Technology Services/System Office Staff Senate, and university system employees were

Attorney General: Higher Ed Board Violated Open Meetings Law Again

Earlier today I noted that the North Dakota University System has violated open meetings/records laws no fewer than 17 times since 2010. Make this number 18. Currently the university system is trying to fire their chief compliance officer Kirsten Franzen for, in part, allegedly tipping me off to a State Board of Higher Education meeting

Did The State Board Of Higher Education Break Open Meeting Laws?

According to records from the Attorney General’s office, the North Dakota University System has broken open records and open meetings laws no fewer than 17 times since 2010. According to the AG’s office in the next few days they’ll be issuing an opinion on my complaint over a meeting earlier this year in which they sent

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NDSU Pres. Dean Bresciani Cuts And Runs From Email Demands

Earlier this year NDSU President Dean Bresciani was throwing a fit over a plan to unify the North Dakota University System’s email accounts. After being accused multiple times of deleting emails on purpose to evade open records requests, Bresciani argued that it would be a “terrible embarrassment” for the university system if NDSU was forced

Skogen Attempts To Minimize Dickinson State University Foundation Fiasco

There’s no question that the chaotic finances at the Dickinson State University Foundation – which features the apparently wrongful use of restricted funds which may well rise to the level of a crime – is a scandal. That’s the accurate word for it. But today at a meeting of the State Board of Higher Education

University System Fired Compliance Officer In Part Because Of Supposed Leak To SAB

Last week I wrote about the North Dakota University System pushing to fire two of their top accountability officers. Chief Auditor Tim Carlson and Chief Compliance Officer Kirsten Franzen have both put on leave pending termination with university system officials claiming that Carlson’s resume contained inaccuracies while Franzen wasn’t doing her job. Today I obtained

Another Dark Chapter For North Dakota's University System

The Dickinson Press has an excellent op/ed about the financial scandal at the Dickinson State University Foundation. Two weeks ago, responding to an open records request I had put in for an arbitration ruling, DSU President D.C. Coston (seen earlier this year looking for an exit strategy in Wisconsin) sent a video message to campus staff

Why The Story From The University System's Top Auditor Is Credible

Yesterday I wrote a post about the North Dakota University System pushing out two of their top accountability personnel. Namely, Chief Auditor Timothy Carlson (pictured above) and Compliance Officer Kirsten Franzen. Today, in the interest of full disclosure, I wanted to make sure I presented the university system’s case for putting both Franzen and Carlson

ND University System's Top Auditor Says He Was Put On Leave For Promoting Accountability

Perhaps feeling emboldened by the failure of Measure 3 on the statewide ballot (word around the state capitol is that there has been much gloating in the university system office this last week) the North Dakota University System has taken action against some of their top accountability personnel. In a pre-holiday maneuver, Chief Auditor Timothy

Williston State President Raymond Nadolny Placed On Indefinite Administrative Leave

Whoa: Williston State College President Dr. Raymond Nadolny has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately. A spokeswoman for the North Dakota University System and Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen said Nadolny’s leave is due to alleged misconduct involving alcohol use. No details yet on what sort of misconduct was involved. Not exactly the sort of

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