Strategic Plan

Driving world-changing developments of UAS in a way that reflects UND's values is one of five bold Grand Challenges that UND as put upon itself to help generate opportunity in North Dakota, address social issues and diversity the state's economy.

Igniting opportunity

April 5, 2018 at

Grand Challenges proposal could propel state growth

President Kennedy calls Merrifield Hall (above) “the most beautiful building on campus, a real architectural jewel.”
However, built in 1929 and nestled in the heart of campus, the liberal arts hub carries a heavy price tag in deferred maintenance costs and needs updates. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Smart investments for the future

April 5, 2018 at

UND finalizing priority funding requests for examination during the next Legislative session

Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

University Avenue: Grand Forks’ New Main Street

April 5, 2018 at

City partners with UND to innovatively unite the community’s two ‘downtowns’

UND President Mark Kennedy says, in a statement today to staff and faculty that he is optimistic for the future of the University because of the strategic goals set out in the OneUND Strategic Plan. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

President Kennedy: UND committed to advocate for raises in next biennium

April 3, 2018 at

Rewarding faculty and staff for success of University remains a top priority, President says

Tera Buckley, assistant director of Marketing & Creative Services, said a slight hiccup in migrating UND's revamped website means the timeline to see souped up more- responsive site – a major item in UND’s Strategic Plan Goal Three aim of enrolling and retaining students – will be adjusted from the end of April to May 21. The date was chosen to avoid disrupting the wrap of the spring semester. Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today.

Revving up recruitment and retention

March 27, 2018 at

March Provost Forum touts positive progress with UND website updates and Starfish student success

UND already has a strong online foundation in a myriad academic disciplines. Now under a new agreement with online education giant Pearson, UND can quickly build a presence in other areas with explosive growth potential and do it in a way that promotes both existing and new programs. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Perfect partners for online growth

March 20, 2018 at

UND-Pearson agreement will deliver more online education opportunites in North Dakota and beyond

Vice President for Research and Economic Development Grant McGimpsey has a plan for research excellence at UND but the hunt for external federal funding is challenging and highly competitive among the country’s research universities.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Seeds sown, research grown

March 13, 2018 at

Seed funding programs provide nearly $3 million to propel UND research community efforts

Casey Kohs (right), a master's student in English, explains her research, “Out of the Woods,” during Graduate Research Achievement Day 2018. She was one of more than 150 graduate students sharing their research, scholarship and creative activity. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today

Graduate student gravitas

March 8, 2018 at

GRAD 2018 fosters interdisciplinary collaboration & communication, showcases research enterprise

UND student leaders recently signed a contract – in alliance with North Dakota State University  – with Civitas’ Degree Map, an online system through which students and their advisors can input particular degree goals, restrictions and requirements to create a flexible roadmap to a timely graduation.  Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Degree: planned

March 1, 2018 at

New degree planner software takes the guesswork out of charting a path to timely UND graduation

UND's Sara Kaiser (left) and Donna Smith are heading up a student survey, which launches Feb. 19, on demographics, sexual violence, and diversity and inclusion. The more students respond, they say, the richer  and more useful the information will be in the end. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

Talking about tough topics

February 15, 2018 at

Student survey on sexual violence, diversity and inclusion launches Feb. 19 in quest to ensure welcoming campus

Anne Kelsch, faculty and staff development director of the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy at UND, with others on campus will be convening reading groups centered on creating a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation.  Photo by Connor Murphy/ UND Today

Liberal arts’ next chapter

February 8, 2018 at

Reading groups now forming to show faculty and staff how they fit into the Strategic Plan’s first goal

Professor Alena Kubatova (right)_ Anastasia Artemyteva study Plymer_lignin

Research on the record

February 6, 2018 at

UND division creates better system of reporting and directing research investments

UND already has a strong online foundation in a myriad academic disciplines. Now under a new agreement with online education giant Pearson, UND can quickly build a presence in other areas with explosive growth potential and do it in a way that promotes both existing and new programs. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Strategic Plan only a click away

February 1, 2018 at

UND launches one-stop online resource for One UND Strategic Plan highlights

With new UND Director of Athletics Bill Chaves coming on board in March and a reset of the department’s financial situation, there’s renewed energy in the Hawk’s Nest and an opportunity to soar higher and farther. UND Archives.

After 2017 pivot, UND Athletics set to soar

January 23, 2018 at

Fighting Hawks more than ever ready to build on athletic and academic successes

Banding together for a better campus

Banding together for a better campus

January 18, 2018 at

Designers share updated building and street concepts with UND Coulee to Columbia Committee