Your Future is Here! South Dakota Board of Regents                                                                             June 24, 2013     

Regents Update is distributed following the South Dakota Board of Regents' regular business meeting.
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New Academic Options Reach Out to More Students

The South Dakota Board of Regents authorized new delivery options for two Dakota State University degrees, approved a new certificate program at Black Hills State University, and gave the go-ahead for three new minors to be offered at BHSU and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology


USD Student Groups Earn Recognition

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




University Centers Continue to Serve Place-bound Students

Providing a convenient and supportive educational environment for students who are unable to take classes on campus and need more direct contact than online courses, university centers in Sioux Falls, Pierre, and Rapid City increase access to public higher education in critical-need areas.

Teacher Education Redesign Proceeds in South Dakota

Work has progressed on a new model for teacher training across South Dakota, which involves teacher education students in three years of coursework on campus, followed by a full year of residency in a school setting.




Other News



Seven University Researchers Earn State Research Grants

Seven public university faculty members have been awarded competitive state research grants through the South Dakota Board of Regents.



Gov. Daugaard Appoints Joseph Schartz To Board Of Regents

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced that he will appoint Joseph Schartz of Humboldt to the South Dakota Board of Regents.



NIH Official to Keynote National Conference in South Dakota

The principal deputy director of the National Institutes of Health will keynote a national conference in South Dakota that aims to connect small businesses to federal funding opportunities.