2021 Legislative Handouts and Materials
Free Speech - Intellectual Diversity Efforts (2018-2021)
|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:
December 10, 2020 – A recommended state budget for the coming year includes important resources
for South Dakota’s public university system, including more money for employee salaries and
for critical maintenance and repair of buildings.
October 7, 2020 – The South Dakota Board of Regents today agreed to maintain a spring semester calendar of 77 class days for the six public universities, with the academic term
beginning Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, and concluding Friday, May 7, 2021.
September 23, 2020 – Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities is down about 2.8
percent in headcount and full-time equivalent students, the South Dakota Board of Regents