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Productivity Review Brings More Academic Program Reductions
As part of its continuing academic program review, with a strategic focus on achieving new efficiencies, the South Dakota Board of Regents terminated programs at Northern State University and The University of South Dakota and deleted 15 minors at South Dakota State University.
Articulation Agreements Smooth Path for Transfer Students
More students are taking advantage of credit-transfer opportunities between the state’s four technical institutes and the public university system in South Dakota.
Regents Approve More Academic Options to Reach Wider Audience
The South Dakota Board of Regents authorized new delivery options for two Northern State University degrees, approved two new certificate programs, and expanded the offering of two specialized graduate-degree programs to other western states.
Regents Recognize Outstanding Student Organizations
Student organizations from South Dakota State University and Dakota State University were recognized for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work by the South Dakota Board of Regents.
Regents Set Tuition Costs for 2011-12 Academic Year
Facing its third successive year of state budget cuts, the South Dakota Board of Regents approved tuition and mandatory fees for the coming year. The cost increase to students across the public university system will average 6.9 percent.
Campuses Focus on Student Success Outcomes
Strategies to ensure student success in college will be the focus of a statewide conference next month in Oacoma.
Report Documents Impact of Opportunity Scholarship
The latest annual report from the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship program shows the state-funded scholarship continues to meet its objectives to encourage students to prepare well for college-level work and remain in South Dakota for their postsecondary education.
Johnson Elected to Head Board of Regents
Kathryn Johnson, a member of the South Dakota Board of Regents since 2005, is the board’s new president, succeeding Terry Baloun, who served in that role for the past two years.