2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION:
Free Speech - Intellectual Diversity Efforts (2018-2019)
|The regents' executive director coordinates preparation and submission of legislative bills authorized by the board; monitors the progress of legislation affecting higher education; provides reports to the board, the presidents, and superintendents; and presents testimony - as authorized by the Board of Regents - on legislation that affects the public higher education system.
Higher Education Policy in the News:
September 27, 2019 -- Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities is down 3 percent in full-time equivalent students, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today.
September 24, 2019 -- The
National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year $20 million ResearchInfrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 grant to the South Dakota Established
Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (SD EPSCoR) and the South Dakota
Board of Regents. The project is titled, “Beyond the 2020 Vision: Building Research, Education and
Innovation Partnerships for South Dakota” and involves the six state universities, three
tribal colleges, two private universities and the Governor’s Office of Economic
April 3, 2019 -- To address a critical need for special education teachers across this state and region, the South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved offering a new online master’s degree in K-12 special education from Black Hills State University.