The Strinden Center, former home of the Alumni Association, is one of seven buildings being demolished on the UND campus this summer to reduce costs. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Making way for the future

July 25, 2017

Aging buildings fall to wrecking ball in effort to spruce up campus core, knock down costs

UND’s Strategic Plan implementation teams have been named for each of the plan’s seven goals. These teams, comprised of UND faculty and staff, will work together throughout the summer and beyond to execute their respective goal’s action items—and help UND become the chief opportunity engine for North Dakota.

Naming names

June 20, 2017

Teams identified and assembled to guide and execute One UND Strategic Plan

Margot McGimpsey, special projects assist to the UND Provost; and Lisa Burger, assistant vice president for student academic services, show off their handiwork when it comes to process mapping for the One UND Strategic Plan. Both McGimpsey and Burger have been trained and have experience with process mapping. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

A strategic road map

June 20, 2017

Process mapping provides the way forward in implementing the One UND Strategic Plan

UND President Mark Kennedy recently got together with UND's One UND Stategic Plan goal captains and support unit reps to choose implementation teams -- one for each of the plan's goals -- in an NFL-style players draft.

Building One UND ‘dream teams’

June 6, 2017

Draft day has Strategic Plan goal captains discussing power picks for strong implementation groups

The Strategic Plan was publicly launched on May 5, following months of collaborative meetings, research and evolution. Instead of slowing for the summer, execution begins immediately—with the assembly of an implementation team that will include captains for every Strategic Plan goal, trained project managers to keep those goals aligned and on track and support members who will generate ideas, further refine action steps and ultimately make the plan a reality.

Turning soil on the Strategic Plan

May 30, 2017

UND Strategic Plan assembles goal captains, project managers and implementation team members to execute campus strategy

Frank Swiontek (right center), UND interim associate director for Institutional Effectiveness, discusses University data with analyst Dana Morehouse. David Flynn, chair of the UND Department of Economics and Finance; and Sean Cleary and John Mitzel, both data analysts, join them at the work table. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Data-driven decisions

May 11, 2017

UND Office of Institutional Effectiveness uses data chops to guide Strategic Plan, clean up data, and enhance student success

This week, UND forwarded to the State Board of Higher Education proposed tuition rates for 2017-18 that adheres to the 4-perecent ceiling mandate for in-state undergraduates and extends that same rate of increase to nonresident undergrads as well. The Board will consider UND’s proposals, along with those from the other North Dakota University System institutions, at its May 15 meeting in Bismarck. UND archival photo.

‘We need to invest in UND’

May 9, 2017

UND finds sympathetic voices among student leaders regarding proposed tuition rate hikes

At the most recent forum for the new University Strategic Plan, Associate Professor of Languages Melissa Gjellstad (pictured) and English Professor Rebecca Weaver-Hightower explained strategies for meeting the pillar’s first goal—providing a strong liberal arts foundation. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Pillars of University strength

May 2, 2017

Strategic Planning Committee members wrap up campus budget fora with discussion of Learning and Engagement

Derek Sporbert, director of TRIO programs at UND, recently visited the the nation's capital to meet with North Dakota's congressional delegation to advocate for college access for residents throughout North Dakota, especially rural students.  Tyler Ingham.

Trump’s ‘skinny budget’ proposes cuts to TRIO programs

May 2, 2017

If implemented, the federal slicing could lead to reduced access to education

UND Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences Archana Dhasarathy explains her work with epigenetics at a recent forum that delved into the "Discovery," one of three pillars, in UND's draft Strategic Plan. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

A plan for discovery

April 25, 2017

UND community gets an updated look at research goals of nearly-finalized Strategic Plan

UND Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services Sol Jensen was explaining the importance of UND branding research that will reach full culmination by early June at the most recent budget forum on April 14. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Getting back ‘on brand’

April 18, 2017

UND marketing team rolls out survey and focus group results that will guide University branding efforts

UND graduate student Mona Sohrabi conducts biomedical research in Dr. Colin Combs' lab in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences' Department of Biomedical Sciences. UND archival photo.

Research funding relapse

April 11, 2017

Proposed cut to the National Institutes of Health would have negative effect on biomedical research, health and economy of North Dakota

Laura Block, Chief Financial Officer for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation, said the Foundation is working with the University to determine priorities—currently being shaped in UND’s Strategic Plan. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Gifted at UND

April 11, 2017

UND Foundation Chief Financial Officer answers campus questions about charitable giving in a time of budget challenges

UND Director of International Programs Katie Davidson says she and her team are working with admissions to pilot a pre-registration process for international students who don’t arrive on campus until a week before classes begin. Davidson led off the latest budget forum meeting on Wednesday, March 29, with UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Global opportunities

April 4, 2017

UND Provost welcomes special guests to weekly budget forum for updates on international programs, student government and information technology

UND Athletic Director Brian Faison addresses the public and media on Wednesday, announcing that UND would be cutting three varsity sports at the end of the 2016-17 season to meet budget reduction mandates. Photo by Shawna Schill.

‘Painful step’

March 30, 2017

UND announces deep cuts force elimination of three varsity sports programs