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Regents Approve Degrees, Delivery Options to Meet Workforce Needs
Earlier this fall, the South Dakota Board of Regents began a process to phase
out some low-enrolled programs, freeing up resources to direct to more high-needs academic
endeavors. Hand in hand with that program review, the board this week adopted a number of
academic program changes.
Joint Ph.D. Degree in Physics Approved
Three public universities in South Dakota plan to cooperate to offer the Ph.D.
degree in physics, building on the national visibility of the state’s underground science and
engineering laboratory at the former Homestake Gold Mine.
USD Advances Plans for Bachelor Nursing Degree
The South Dakota Board of Regents has given The University of South
Dakota permission to develop a plan for a bachelor-level degree in nursing to be offered at the
Vermillion campus and online.
Board Recognizes DSU Student Organizations
The South Dakota Board of Regents honored three outstanding student
organizations on the Dakota State University campus with special awards for academic
excellence, community service, and organizational leadership.
Teacher Education Students Perform Well
Students enrolled in teacher education programs at South Dakota public
universities outperformed the general student population on several important academic
assessment measures, according to a report prepared for the South Dakota Board of Regents.
Growth Continues in Distance Higher Education Courses
Growth in online learning at South Dakota public universities outpaces the
national trend line, according to a report presented to the South Dakota
Board of Regents.
South Dakota Joins National Effort to Boost College Access and Success for Low-Income and Minority Students
National data confirm that too few low-income and minority students enroll in
college, and fewer still persist to graduation. The South Dakota Board of Regents’ system has
joined in a national Access to Success initiative to improve student outcomes on its six public