ON CAMPUS: Conference brings higher ed, lawmakers together
North Dakota lawmakers, educators and community leaders are gathering Monday in Bismarck to talk about the future of higher education. Envision Higher Ed 2030 will feature Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N....
North Dakota lawmakers, educators and community leaders are gathering Monday in Bismarck to talk about the future of higher education.
Envision Higher Ed 2030 will feature Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and many others. It will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday in the Brynhild Haugland Room of the State Capitol Building.
North Dakota University System Vice Chancellor for Strategic Engagement Linda Donlin said the event will be a platform to talk about what higher education should be like in 2030.
"The idea came from us planning for the board's strategic planning retreat in June, and the idea of bringing more people together to bring their ideas forward," she said.
The conference will include comments from NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott and remarks from Rep. Mark Sanford, R-Grand Forks, about building relationships between lawmakers and higher education.
There will also be panels on changing demographics in the state, the future of higher education and breakout sessions about energy, agriculture, health care, diversity, technology and more. All of the breakout sessions will feature an expert on the subject.
The State Board of Higher Education plans to take findings from Envision 2030 and compare them to an existing five-year strategic plan in place through 2020.
"We're adjusting to a new normal in our state with workforce needs and the ability to be flexible," Donlin said.
Click here to watch a webcast of the conference.
• UND and North Dakota State University will co-host the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Region 4 International Conference on Electro/Information Technology Thursday through Saturday at the Alerus Center. For more information on the conference, view bit.ly/1YwZczl.
• The Northwest Minnesota Foundation will host an Ag-Land Legacy workshop led by Pat Costello June 21 at the University of Minnesota-Crookston's Bede Ballroom. The ag and owner session is 8 to 10:30 a.m., and the financial advisers session is 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
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To see more regional higher education news, visit the websites of UND, University of Minnesota-Crookston, Northland Community and Technical College, Mayville State University and Lake Region State College.