Your Future is Here! South Dakota Board of Regents                                                                               March 30, 2012     

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Regents Approve Tuition & Fee Rates for 2012-13

The South Dakota Board of Regents approved tuition and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year. The impact to students within the public university system is an average cost increase of $463.97 per year, or 6.5 percent.

Lower-Cost Courses to be Offered at University Center-Sioux Falls

A lower-cost option for delivering the first two years of a baccalaureate education will be offered soon at University Center-Sioux Falls. The UC-SF Foundations program aims to bring new students into South Dakota’s public university system and graduate more of them to meet workforce demands.

Regents Adopt Performance Funding Model

The South Dakota Board of Regents has adopted a framework for a performance funding model that rewards public universities for their success in producing college graduates.

New Certificate Programs Offer Students Focused Expertise

The South Dakota Board of Regents today approved requests to deliver new certificate programs in the areas of leadership, biotechnology, and information assurance.

Students Honored for Exemplary Work

Student organizations from Northern State University were recognized for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work by the South Dakota Board of Regents this week.



Graduate Banking Degree Approved at NSU; Regents Authorize More Programs for Online Delivery

Beginning this fall, Northern State University will offer a master’s degree in banking and financial services, building on its successful undergraduate programs in that field.

SDSU Chemistry Program Selected for Western Regional Graduate Student Exchange

The master’s-level chemistry education program at South Dakota State University will become part of a regional exchange that qualifies students from participating states for the resident tuition rate.



Other News



Opportunity Scholarship Encourages Better College Preparation

A new report on South Dakota’s merit-based scholarship program confirms that more high school students are graduating prepared with the right curriculum to be successful in college, while at the same time a greater share of high-achieving students remains in the state for postsecondary education and to work.


Universities and K-12 Schools Partner Up to Improve Math and Science

Six projects that partner public universities with K-12 schools will receive nearly $300,000 in federal grant funding to improve science and mathematics instruction in middle and high schools.


Gov. Daugaard Signs Public University Capital Improvement Plan

Legislative leaders joined representatives of the South Dakota Board of Regents and Gov. Dennis Daugaard March 19 to commemorate the signing of House Bill 1051. The bill authorizes a priority list of building construction projects and infrastructure upgrades to be completed over the next decade as part of the regents’ Capital Improvement Plan.


Governor Signs Research Park Bill

Legislative leaders joined representatives of the South Dakota Board of Regents and Gov. Dennis Daugaard March 2 to commemorate the signing of Senate Bill 188.



Turman Named System Vice President of Research and Economic Development

Paul Turman, who has led academic assessment, institutional research, and student success initiatives for the South Dakota Board of Regents, is the public higher education system’s new vice president of research and economic development.


Borofsky Chosen as Interim DSU President

Dr. David B. Borofsky, provost and chief academic officer of Westwood College, has been named the interim president at Dakota State University. Borofsky will begin his duties on the Madison campus in early February and will serve in a temporary capacity through midyear of 2013.