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Higher Education Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(22 members)

1003 § 45 Consider studying the delivery methods of higher education courses offered by institutions under the control of the State Board of Higher Education.  The study, if conducted, must include a review of current methods of distance education offered by institutions, options to improve delivery methods, revenue generated by each type of delivery method, and how course delivery methods may affect future campus infrastructure needs and must include study of the components of the higher education funding formula established in NDCC Chapter 15-18.2, including the uses of funding provided through each of the components for costs-to-continue, salary adjustments, and other inflationary adjustments and tuition waivers.

1003 § 46 Consider studying the missions of all two-year institutions and the missions of any other institutions under the control of the State Board of Higher Education, as determined by the Legislative Management, including the feasibility and desirability of the institutions offering only workforce and career and technical education programs.  The study must review the current missions of the institutions, current and projected course and program enrollments, projected workforce needs, including how the institutions can serve the needs, and options to increase operating efficiencies.

1003 § 47 Consider studying administrative costs at institutions under the control of the State Board of Higher Education.  The study, if conducted, must review the number of administrator positions at each institution, the number of new administrator positions added at each institution during the previous five academic years, the total salaries and benefits associated with the administrator positions, the average salaries and benefits for administrator positions at each institution for each of the previous five fiscal years, the percentage of overall institution operating costs attributable to administration, and options to provide future increased legislative appropriations to institutions specifically for instructional purposes.

3046 Study public higher education in North Dakota for the purpose of developing and implementing a governance model that articulates the role and function of the State Board of Higher Education, and that of its Chairman and other members, including the board's objectives and the monitoring responsibilities necessary to ensure that its objectives are achieved; the role and function of the Commissioner of Higher Education, including the Commissioner's relationship with the board, the Commissioner's responsibility for implementing the board's objectives, and for meeting the board's expectations regarding organizational performance; and the role and function of each institution's president, including the authority and responsibility to supervise and direct the efficient operation of the institution, to execute all directives from the Commissioner of Higher Education, and to report directly to the Commissioner regarding the operation and management of the institution, and the execution of the directives.

Receive an annual report regarding the number of North Dakota academic scholarships and career and technical education scholarships provided and demographic information pertaining to the recipients (NDCC § 15-10-59)

Receive biennial report and recommendations from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Advisory Council regarding the strategic plan, programs, and facilities of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (NDCC § 15-52-04)

Receive report from any tribally-controlled community college receiving a grant under NDCC Chapter 15-70 detailing the expenditures of the grant funds, a copy of the institution's latest audit report, and documentation of the enrollment status of students (NDCC § 15-70-05)

Receive report from the State Board of Higher Education on the status of the development of the unified workforce, vocational, and technical education program system (2015 House Bill No. 1003, § 3)

Receive report from the State Board of Higher Education regarding distributions from the deferred maintenance, campus security, and internal audit funding pools (2015 House Bill No. 1003, § 25)

Receive report from the State Board of Higher Education regarding the use of extraordinary repairs funding and related matching funds (2015 House Bill No. 1003, § 38)

Receive report from the State Board of Higher Education before July 1, 2016, regarding the operations and financial condition of Dickinson State University (2015 House Bill No. 1003, § 40)

Receive report from the State Board of Higher Education before July 1, 2016, on the status of the implementation of the student and student organization disciplinary proceedings uniform procedure (2015 Senate Bill No. 2150, § 2)

Receive report from the State Board of Higher Education before July 1, 2016, regarding the policies, procedures, supports, and services available to all public institutions of higher education in the state regarding sexual assault and related incidents (2015 House Concurrent Resolution No. 3052)

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