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Dean of Libraries and Information Resources search under way; position profile posted

May 18, 2015

UND has launched a national search for the Dean of Libraries and Information Resources. The position advertisement and profile are posted, and work is underway to build a qualified pool of applicants. A UND search committee collaborated with Harris Search Associates to develop the advertisement and profile in concert with Campus Listening Hours with faculty, [...]

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Strategic Optimization & Alignment Review (SOAR) office hours continue May 19, 26, and 27

The Strategic Optimization & Alignment Review (SOAR) team has completed 12 Author training sessions to date, with 283 participants.  We’ve also added nearly 200 new users to iDashboards, increasing data transparency and familiarity for faculty and staff throughout campus. If you’re an Author, the team is continuing to offer informal “office hours,” and has added [...]

Ryan Zerr named Director of Essential Studies

Following a successful search, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo has announced that Ryan Zerr, professor and associate chair of mathematics, has been named the Director of Essential Studies. He succeeds Thomas Steen, the founding director, who retires this May. “Ryan brings a proven commitment to exceptional teaching and learning, as [...]

National search for Dean of School of Graduate Studies begins in Fall 2015

The University has announced a national search for the next Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.  The decision was based on the recommendations of UND’s academic Deans and the Search Committee, following the conclusion of an internal search process. The external search will begin in Fall 2015.  The school’s current interim Dean, Dr. Wayne [...]


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