On May 23, leaders from all backgrounds discussed the future of education in North Dakota. Focused on evolving student needs and a changing workforce, participants envisioned education in 2030. Notes, presentations and documents found here provide a foundation for the Envision working groups as they work toward implementing short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals articulated from Envision 2030.
The North Dakota University System has scheduled nine “Pillar” events that will continue the discussions started earlier this year at the Envision 2030 education summit.
The events will take place throughout the state starting next week and running through October. In May the initial Envision 2030 breakout sessions allowed stakeholders from the academic, business and legislative communities to discuss and set short-term, mid-term and long-term goals for higher education in North Dakota. The Pillar events will continue those discussions with further input from expanded groups of stakeholders on how to best reach those goals.
Chancellor Mark Hagerott said the events will shape the future of higher education in the state.
“We’re excited to begin this next series of discussions with input from lawmakers, business and industry representatives, staff, faculty, and of course, students,” Hagerott said. “We’ve come together to set the goals, now we’ll come together again to discuss how we can best reach them.”
Call-in options will be published prior to each event.
The schedule of Pillar events is as follows (all times listed are Central Time):
Thursday, Sept. 15. 10 a.m.-noon. Dickinson State University. Diversity.
Wednesday, Sept. 21. 6-8 p.m. Williston State College. Energy.
Thursday, Oct. 6. 1-3 p.m. Valley City State University. Liberal Arts & Humanities.
Tuesday, Oct. 11. 8-10 a.m. University of North Dakota. Tomorrow’s Student.
Thursday, Oct. 13. 1-3 p.m. North Dakota State University. Agriculture.
Tuesday, Oct. 18. 1-3 p.m. Lake Region State College. Health Care.
Wednesday, Oct. 19. 1-3 p.m. Bismarck State College. Technology.
Thursday, Oct. 20. 1-3 p.m. North Dakota State College of Science (Fargo). Manufacturing.
Wednesday, Oct. 26. 1-3 p.m. Minot State University. The Whole Student.
Higher education-focused pillars:
The Envision Papers
North Dakota University System staff created an Executive Summary and a White Paper, integrating the goals of Envision 2030 with six Cabinet Studies and the State Board of Higher Education’s strategic plan. Those documents can be found at right.