Your Future is Here! South Dakota Board of Regents                                                                                  April 5, 2010      

Regents Update is distributed following the South Dakota Board of Regents' regular business meeting. Click on the headline below for the full news release.

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Northern State Students Recognized for Achievement

The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student groups from Northern State University for their academic work, community service, and organizational leadership.

New Delivery Options Approved for Academic Programs

South Dakota public universities will expand the reach of five popular academic programs by offering these degrees online or at additional locations.



37 Academic Programs Recommended for Termination

After a five-month review, the South Dakota Board of Regents has
identified 37 academic programs and 109 specializations within academic majors for termination due to a pattern of low enrollments. They were among 176 targeted for review as part of a
comprehensive program productivity study within the public university system.


Other News


Report: Opportunity Scholarship Makes an Impact
A state report says the five-year-old South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship program has positively impacted high school students’ overall academic preparation for college, with significant and documented results: a decline in the need for remedial education, increased ACT scores, and improved retention once students transition into higher education.


South Dakota Pledges to Significantly Increase College Completion by 2020; Joins National Alliance Focused on Raising Degree Attainment

Signifying its intent to increase college completion rates, South Dakota has joined with Complete College America, a national non-profit organization working to dramatically increase the number of young adults with a college degree or credential, to set degree goals, and develop and implement aggressive state and campus-level action plans to meet those goals.


Governor Honored for Support of Research Initiative

Gov. Mike Rounds was recognized for his strong support of research initiatives in the public university system Feb. 11 during the Student Research Poster Session in the state Capitol