SHEEO State Authorization Surveys

Revision of North Dakota University System from Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:11

1A1. Agency Name: 
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education
1A2. Agency Description - Please review the description below and revise as appropriate (e.g., state executive agency, agency with appointed board, department or division within agency, etc.): 

The North Dakota University System is a unified system of higher education governed by the State Board of Higher Education. Organized in 1990, the system includes two research universities, four regional universities and five community colleges. The State Board for Higher Education is the governing body for the North Dakota University System.

NOTICE: Change in State Authorization Governance

On August 1, 2013, the State Board of Higher Education assumed governance of North Dakota State Authorization of degree-granting, post-secondary institutions. Beginning August 1, 2013, all degree-granting post-secondary institutions offering on-site or distance education courses in North Dakota must seek authorization or exemption under HB1103 guidelines (Click here to see House Bill 1103).

Exemptions: Institutions that wish to apply for exemption status under HB 1103 15-18.1-02 definitions must register, apply, and receive confirmation of exemption status. Application will begin Aug. 31, 2013 and must be completed via electronic, web-based software. The application can be found at http://ndus.edvera.com

Authorization: Institutions that wish to apply for North Dakota State Authorization under definitions in HB 1103 15-19.1-01 or 15-18.1-03 must register, apply, and receive confirmation of authorization status. Application will begin August 31, 2013 and must be completed via electronic, web-based software. The application for North Dakota State Authorization can be found at http://ndus.edvera.com

The Notice above can also be found on the web at http://ndus.edu/system/state-authorization/Default.asp?printable=1

Questions regarding this process can be directed to Tanya Spilovoy (see contact information below).

1A3. Agency Contact - Please review and correct as necessary the contact information below: 

Tanya Spilovoy
Director, Distance Education and State Authorization
North Dakota University System
State Authorization
10th Floor, State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 215
Bismarck, ND 58505-0230
701-224-2498
tanya.spilovoy@ndus.edu

1A4. Who should institutions contact if they have questions about your agency’s authority, policies, or application process: 

Same as above.

1C1. Other Agencies - According to our records, the following agencies also have responsibility for authorization in the state. Please correct, add to, or clarify this list of authorizing authorities as necessary. These agencies will also be requested to complete this survey: 
Additional Responsibility: North Dakota Career and Technical Education has responsibility for authorization of private career schools in North Dakota.
1C2. If the division of responsibility among these agencies is not clear, please explain: 

The State Board for Higher Education has oversight for institutions conferring the associate in arts or science degree and above. The State Board for Career and Technical Education retains responsibility for private career schools granting the OAS degree, diplomas and certificates.

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES
PROPERTY IN THE STATE
RECRUITING ACTIVITIES
THIRD PARTY AGREEMENTS/CONTRACTS
ADVERTISING
EMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE
OTHER