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SBHE Member Rips Wahpeton College President for Being Condescending, Disrespectful While Making Case for Fargo Facility

SBHE Member Rips Wahpeton College President for Being Condescending, Disrespectful While Making Case for Fargo Facility

Last week on June 27 the State Board of Higher Education voted 5-3 to allow North Dakota State College of Science President John Richman to pursue financial support for a further expansion of his campus into Fargo. Why that Wahpeton-based institution needs to enlarge its presence Fargo where we already have North Dakota State University is

FILE PHOTO: Chancellor Mark Hagerott of the North Dakota University System. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

State Officials Should Make Decisions Without Consultants More Often

At times it can seem as though many of our state’s leaders are incapable of making any decision without a lengthy and expensive engagement of consultants. Everything from hiring and firing decisions to branding efforts and new logos results in hundreds of thousands of dollars being doled out to a roster of consultants. So it

FILE PHOTO: Chancellor Mark Hagerott of the North Dakota University System. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

Audio: Chancellor Mark Hagerott Says ND University System Has “Dilemma” Handling “Speed of Change”

“We have a dilemma here,” North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott told me during an interview on my radio show on Friday. That dilemma is North Dakota’s eleven institutions of higher education keeping up with the “speed of change,” he continued. He identifies part of the problem as a somewhat stagnant pool educators who

NDSU Faculty Senate Circulating Resolution Claiming “Crisis of Confidence” in State Board and University System Leadership

The faculty at North Dakota State University have approved for circulation to other institutions a draft resolution expressing a “crisis in confidence” in the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and the North Dakota University System leadership. A SAB reader forwarded me the email below sent out by Kathryn Gordon, an Associate Professor at

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NDSU Faculty Group Rails Against “Fascism” at Legislature and “Orchestrated Attack” on Higher Education

“It’s easy to perceive being a Republican as being confused with fascism,” Mark Meister, chairman of North Dakota State University’s communication’s department, told a sparsely-attended meeting of NDSU faculty according to a report in the student newspaper, though he went on caution that lawmakers aren’t entirely to blame for what at least some meeting attendees

FILE PHOTO: Chancellor Mark Hagerott of the North Dakota University System. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

Universities Will Consider Rule Change Making It Easier to Fire Tenured Faculty, Protests Expected

North Dakota’s State Board of Higher Education is considering a controversial policy change which may prompt protests. At issue is section 605.3 of the university system’s policies which state, in part, that tenured faculty “shall be given written notice of termination, including the reason(s) for the action, at least twelve months prior to the date

FILE PHOTO: Chancellor Mark Hagerott of the North Dakota University System. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

University System Should Get Open Records Exemption for President Applications

Over the years of writing this blog I developed something of a reputation as a strong supporter of open records and open meetings. So when the North Dakota University System – an organization with an unfortunate history of violating our state’s transparency laws – began making noises about getting an exemption from the state’s open

North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani stands in one of the main rooms of a campus event center that also serves as his home. Photo by Dave Olson / The Forum

In Editorial Fargo Forum Asks for NDSU President Dean Bresciani’s Resignation Calling Him an “Embarrassment”

Yesterday I broke a story about North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani lying to the public about his support for restrictions placed on media covering Bison athletics events. Today, in an editorial, the Fargo Forum calls for Bresciani to resign. An excerpt: Is this the type of leadership we want for our 14,000 sons and

NDSU president Dean Bresciani gives the horns sign before the team arrives Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 outside of FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas. David Samson / The Forum

NDSU’s Ridiculous Media Policy Is Why President Dean Bresciani Has to Go

North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani is on the bubble. While every other president in the North Dakota University System under consideration got their contracts renewed the State Board of Higher Education decided to put Bresciani on an improvement plan. He’ll be working with Chancellor Mark Hagerott to address a set of goals set

Following a three-hour executive session, North Dakota State Board of Higher Education chair Kathy Neset, left, and vice chair Don Morton, center, and university system chancellor Mark Hagerott listen to a discussion on not offering North Dakota State University president Dean Bresciani a new contract until the board's November meeting. The SBHE meeting was held in Bismarck. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

SBHE President: NDSU’s Dean Bresciani Is on Notice

Yesterday evening, after we got news that the State Board of Higher Education had renewed the contract of every president under review except NDSU President Dean Bresciani, I spoke with board president Kathy Neset about the decision. She stressed to me that the board, which voted 7-1 in favor of delaying a renewal of Bresciani’s

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