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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Clayton Christian, Montana's new commissioner of higher education, will be in Billings on Thursday for an open listening session.
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.
The Billings School Board made a good call Monday in deciding to conduct a national search for a new superintendent.
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.
Over Christmas break, it took the Montana Board of Regents only a week to identify, interview and announce the next commissioner of higher education.
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