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2 posts open on Montana Board of Regents

Two of the seven positions on the Montana Board of Regents are open for appointment, bringing to three the number of seats Gov. Steve Bullock will have filled with a regent of his choosing in less than a year.

February 10, 2014 4:56 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: ACT scores show Montana must upgrade college prep

Last spring, 9,000 Montana high school juniors took the ACT – 1,100 of them in Billings, according to the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Altogether, 2,870 more Montana students in the class of 2014 took the college readiness test, compared with the class of 2013.

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Budget director: Use bonds, not cash, for buildings

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget director urged a Senate committee Tuesday to finance nearly $100 million worth of new and renovated state buildings by issuing bonds, instead of paying cash.

April 09, 2013 5:41 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: State should measure success in higher ed

There’s something new in the Montana University System’s proposed budget appropriation for the upcoming biennium: An agreement that part of the funding will depend on performance.

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Regents: Faculty involvement key in writing performance measures

HELENA — Members of the Board of Regents said Thursday that they want plenty of faculty involvement in developing performance standards by which the university system will be evaluated to determine if it gets part of its proposed budget increase in fiscal 2015.

March 07, 2013 8:39 pmLoading…
Regents won’t spend U-system money on Milk River Ranch artifacts

Regents won’t spend U-system money on Milk River Ranch artifacts

HELENA — The Montana University System will not buy archaeological and paleontological resources at the Milk River Ranch in northern Montana, the higher education commissioner said Thursday.

March 07, 2013 6:59 pm Photos

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U-system tuition freeze, performance standards clear 1st hurdle

U-system tuition freeze, performance standards clear 1st hurdle

HELENA — A legislative subcommittee on Tuesday approved a $28 million budget increase for the Montana University System over the next two years to cover most of the costs of freezing tuition for in-state students over the same period.

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U-system budget hikes may be tied to performance measures

U-system budget hikes may be tied to performance measures

HELENA — Part of the Montana university system’s budget increase in fiscal 2015 likely will depend on whether it meets certain performance standards such as college completion rates, officials announced Thursday.

February 07, 2013 7:27 pm Photos

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Most state bonding projects draw support at legislative hearing

HELENA — There was widespread support Monday for all but one of the nine proposed state building projects that would be funded by the state issuing nearly $100 million in bonds.

January 28, 2013 11:00 pmLoading…
U-system officials pitch budget needs

U-system officials pitch budget needs

HELENA — Montana’s university system is seeking a budget increase sufficient to freeze student tuition for two years and to fully fund pay hikes for its employees, Higher Education Commissioner Clayton Christian told a legislative subcommittee Tuesday.

January 22, 2013 7:13 pm Photos

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Ed budget chair: U-system brass should advocate for natural resource development

Ed budget chair: U-system brass should advocate for natural resource development

HELENA — Top Montana University System officials must lead the fight to protect the development of natural resources because it’s a vital source of state revenue, the chairman of the education appropriations subcommittee told them Tuesday.

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Guest opinion: A great state investment - College tuition freeze

The 2013 legislative session is an important time for Montanans who care about the price of enrolling their family members or themselves in college. Over the next four months, legislators and the governor will be working together on the state’s budget priorities for the next two years. The M…

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Activists criticize UM for slow action on recent campus assaults

For more than two months now, University of Montana administrators have grappled with the issue of sexual assault, hiring an outside investigator to produce an independent report on attacks at UM and pledging to be more attentive to victims' concerns.

February 27, 2012 2:25 pmLoading…
New commissioner will continue work he started as regent

New commissioner will continue work he started as regent

The Montana University System has undergone a lot of changes in the past several years, with new leaders at many campuses, two new members of the Montana Board of Regents appointed recently and a new commissioner of higher education.

February 23, 2012 6:15 pmLoading…
Clayton Christian, the new commissioner of higher education

Clayton Christian, the new commissioner of higher education

Clayton Christian, the new commissioner of higher education, speaks to community members during a meeting Thursday afternoon at Montana State University Billings’ downtown campus. At left are MSUB Chancellor Rolf Groseth and Montana State University President Waded Cruzado.

February 23, 2012 5:45 pmLoading…

New commissioner of higher education will visit Billings

Clayton Christian, Montana's new commissioner of higher education, will be in Billings on Thursday for an open listening session.

February 21, 2012 4:00 pmLoading…

Higher education chief emphasizes 'unified' college system, efficiency

MISSOULA  -- Clayton Christian, the state's new commissioner of higher education, stressed the importance of a unified Montana University System at a Missoula forum on Wednesday.

January 26, 2012 11:20 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: SD2 superintendent search worth the investment

The Billings School Board made a good call Monday in deciding to conduct a national search for a new superintendent.

January 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Regents likely to pay higher education commissioner $283K salary

MISSOULA — The Montana Board of Regents is likely to vote this week to hire the state’s next commissioner of higher education at an annual salary of $283,300.

January 17, 2012 7:35 pmLoading…
Critics question short search for new higher ed commissioner

Critics question short search for new higher ed commissioner

Over Christmas break, it took the Montana Board of Regents only a week to identify, interview and announce the next commissioner of higher education.

January 16, 2012 12:15 pm Related

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