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II. Academic Resources
II-1 University Libraries
The Libraries at the University of North Dakota are recognized as one of the region's most important resources. The Chester Fritz Library, the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences and the Thormodsgard Law Library support the University's academic programs. The Chester Fritz Library and its three branches have over 2.0 million volumes, including thousands of online resources. The Special Collections department collects documents related to regional history and genealogical resources, including a large collection of Norwegian bygdebøker (place histories). The government documents collection has over 1 million items. When the two professional libraries of law and medicine are included, the total number of items in libraries on the UND campus is over 2.5 million.
The Libraries provide access to scholarly resources in many different media including print, microformat, audio, video and electronic. Information about the holdings of the Chester Fritz Library, the Thormodsgard Law Library and the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences is included in ODIN, the online public catalog. ODIN also contains information about collections held at many other libraries in North Dakota . A search may be conducted for information at an individual library or the search may look for holdings at all ODIN libraries.
The Libraries provide access to electronic indexes, abstracts and full text of journal articles, proceedings and books. These electronic resources may be accessed by computer through the Libraries' web pages. Each web page offers continually updated information about the Library's resources, hours, services and activities, as well as active links to ODIN and other databases and web sites. Visit the web pages at:
The Chester Fritz Library branches are:
Gordon Erickson Music Library: http://library.und.edu/music/
Energy and Environment Research Center: http://library.und.edu/eerc/
F.D. Holland Jr Geology Library: http://library.und.edu/geology/
The North Dakota Geological Survey's Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library is also located on the UND campus. The Library houses thousands of core samples and drill cuttings. Information about the Library may be found at
1.1 The Chester Fritz Library Special Collections:
The Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections preserves unique and rare non-circulating research collections that document the social, cultural, economic and political life of the state of North Dakota, the Red River Valley , the City of Grand Forks and the University of North Dakota . Resources in Special Collections include archival records from organizations and associations, personal manuscripts, government records and documents, and published books. The department has created a number of digital collections composed of text, photographs, cartoons, and video.
The Documents/ Patents and Trademark/ Periodicals collections hold many materials in microformat (microfilm, microfiche, microprint, and microcard) and non-book materials (DVD, cassettes, media kits, CD ROM disks, software, etc.) as well as periodicals in paper format. The holdings include the ERIC collection, containing well over 500,000 education documents. UND and North Dakota State University serve as a joint regional depository for U.S. Government publications. Together, the two schools receive nearly all publications available to libraries from the federal government. The UND Patent and Trademark Depository contains design, utility, and reissue patents from 1961 to date. Trademark information is also available. A computerized search system is in place to assist in searching patents and trademarks.
The Chester Fritz East Asian Rooms display furniture, wall hangings, scrolls and various artifacts that UND benefactor, Chester Fritz, acquired while living in China. The rooms are located on the fourth floor of the Chester Fritz Library.
1.2 Chester Fritz Library Services
Students, faculty and staff may visit, call, online chat or e-mail the Reference and Research Services department for help involving use of the Library or Internet resources. The Reference and Research Services staff is prepared to provide information; help with individual research; and conduct classes, tours and special sessions with respect to specific electronic and print tools. As part of Chester Fritz Library's instructional sessions, students and faculty are able to have hands-on experience in the Library's Instructional Technology Center (ITC).
Subject bibliographers are assigned to each academic department to assist department members in ordering library materials and in providing specialized reference services and instructional sessions. Each department also designates an official representative to work with the Library.
The Access Services Department is composed of Circulation, Interlibrary Loan and Class Reserves. It is located on the second (main) floor of the Library. The UND passport card serves as your library card and is used for library transactions. All items are subject to recall. Materials not included in the Library collections may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Requests may be submitted either electronically or manually.
Other library services include scanning, photocopying, printing services, group study areas, general tours and computers available for doing Library research. A computer lab, located on the third floor has workstations for special research software, word processing, e-mail and using the Internet.
Director, Libraries, 03-31-2014
II-2 Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies (CILT)
The Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies' mission is to collaborate with the University community to provide support for students, faculty and staff in the pursuit of innovation and excellence in teaching and learning with technology. The Center provides leadership and support for the enhancement of teaching and learning by focusing on pedagogy and best practices and the appropriate integration of technology.
CILT staff provide a wide range of services and support for teaching and learning with technology. Instructional designers meet with faculty to work on course design and teaching methods based on evidence-based best practices for collaborative and engaging learning in online, campus, and hybrid environments. CILT forums, workshops and online tutorials support faculty development in community and self-paced formats.
Additional areas include multimedia design and production (graphics, photography and audio/video production), collaboration (web streaming and audio/video recording), and classroom design services.
CILT provides technology support for campus classrooms and software applications for learning, communication and research, as well as desktop and technical support for users. Technical assistance is available by chat, email, phone and walk-in service. Visit https://techsupport.UND.edu for more information. Please take some time to review the services CILT offers on our web site at http://cilt.und.edu/. Contact CILT by phone (701-777-2129) or visit us at 370 Oxford Street in Robertson-Sayre Hall.
Director, Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies, 04-14-14
2.1 TEST SCORING SERVICE
Instructors may choose to give objective tests that can be machine scored. Mechanized test scoring is restricted to a maximum of 200 questions per examination and a maximum of five choices per question, of which only one can be correct.
Equipment for scoring these tests is available at the Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies (CILT). CILT staff members scan the Answer Sheets to produce results of the test. More information is available regarding location, hours, procedures and turn-around time http://cilt.und.edu/test-scan.
Director, Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies, 04-14-14
II-3 Duplicating Services
Duplicating Services, located at Central Receiving, is under the Vice President for Finance and Operations. Hours of operation are 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. The purpose of Duplicating Services is to serve faculty members in reproducing material used for daily classroom instruction and exams, as well as reproducing materials such as reports, letters, grant proposals, memoranda, newsletters, and University news releases in connection with University business. Duplicating Services also reproduces theses, dissertations, and various class-related material for University students, and can provide official UND stationery (letterhead and business cards).
Any work that is brought to Duplicating Services requires a three-hour turn-around time. Duplicating is charged at a per-copy rate for white, 20 lb., 8.5 x 11 paper. Any other paper is charged at a slightly higher rate. Examples of paper other than 20 lb. white are: 20 lb. pastel, 60 lb. white, pastel and astrobrite, 65 and 110 lb. card stock, 8.5 x 14 legal white and astrobrite paper, royal fiber and marble paper, and 11 x 17 white and astrobrite paper.
Duplicating Services also offers electronic on-line submission of jobs. Departments can log onto our web site at: http://und.edu/finance-operations/duplicating/ and submit jobs without using a hard copy form. These jobs can then be delivered through the campus mail, picked up at Duplicating Services, or picked up at Campus Post Office in the Memorial Union.
Other services offered by Duplicating Services include: cutting, drilling, folding (single sheets only), tape binding, coil, and ring binding, and tabs. We also offer full color copying. The price for a full color copy is $.20 for 8.5 x 11 and color transparencies are $.60. Color jobs can be submitted electronically through our web site as well. Other services offered is wide format printing. The cost of this is .45 per inch which also includes the paper.
A complete list of Duplicating Services can be found at: http://und.edu/finance-operations/duplicating/
Tests can be picked up at Duplicating Services, Campus Postal Services (located in the Memorial Union) or sent to the department through the mail. (It is up to the department to decide how they want their tests picked up.) The tests that are kept in DS and CPO are kept in a locked cabinet and the person picking them up must have a green slip in order to pick up the tests. This policy is enforced for your own protection. The tests that are sent through the mail are shrink-wrapped.
Material that is printed by Duplicating Services and sold to the students must be distributed through the UND Bookstore. The proper procedures to follow are:
Requisitions must originate on a standard textbook requisition form provided by the Bookstore.
Requisitions are to be forwarded to the Bookstore where the determination of the number of copies to be purchased will be made.
The UND Bookstore will then issue a purchase order to Duplicating Services for the number of copies to be printed.
Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials Policy, Duplicating Services
Duplicating Services cannot process the following types of copying without written permission:
Entire books, manuals, or workbooks cannot be duplicated, even if it is only one copy, unless the book was published before 1906 and/or is not copyrighted.
2. A section of a book/manual/workbook/periodical:
A section of books, manuals, workbooks or periodicals cannot be duplicated if it is more than one chapter or one article, unless the book was published before 1906 and/or is not copyrighted. Copies can be made of one chapter, article or less for teaching purposes.
Duplicating Services may also question other copying requests that appear to violate the copyright laws. As long as permission has been obtained from the publisher, copyrighted material may be duplicated.
If copyrighted documents are duplicated off campus, retain a copy of the authorization letter they obtained from the publisher to verify compliance with all copyright laws.
Copier Management Program - Guidelines for Obtaining a Copier
Duplicating Services manages the Copier Management Program. New installations of copy machines and replacements of existing copiers will be leased by Duplicating Services. The only exceptions to this will be copiers in the Memorial Union and in the Chester Fritz Library and its branches; the Law Library; and the Medical Library.
Requests for new copiers and machine replacements, including the exceptions mentioned previously, will be reviewed and approved or disapproved by Duplicating Services and then sent to Purchasing Department for final approval. Departments wishing to obtain the use of a copier or update their exiting machines must contact Duplicating Services. A representative of Duplicating Services will consult with the department to determine special copying requirements, quantity and quality of copies required, and probably location of the copier. Each request will be reviewed and decided on an individual basis. (Duplicating Services reserves the right to place a used or existing copier from the Copier Management Program.)
The purchase or rental of a copier through the CMP will be based on total cost of copier, machine performance, machine quality, presentation, and user choice. The cost-per-copy to departments when leasing a copier will include the cost of the copier, the service costs, paper, and supplies. Departments will be responsible for any repairs needed to the copier due to their negligence. This process takes anywhere from two to four weeks.
Supervisor, Duplicating Services, 04-15-2014
SEE ALSO: Faculty Handbook: Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials; Fair Use.
II-4 Faculty Development
Faculty development is a process for the enhancement of an individual's or group's personal or professional growth in the areas of instruction, research, creative activity and service to society, North Dakota, and the University. UND is committed to sponsoring the continuing professional development of its faculty in all of their roles - as teachers, as scholars, and as University and public servants. Although individual responsibility for professional development rests with the faculty member, faculty development is the direct concern of two University Committees: the Faculty Instructional Development Committee, with a priority on the mission of teaching; and the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee with a priority on the mission of research and creative endeavor.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, 11-14-02
4.1 SENATE SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE (SSAC)
The Senate Scholarly Activities Committee is a committee of the University Senate that stimulates and encourages faculty research, develops institutional policy on faculty research, and allocates institutional research funds on the basis of competitive applications. The Division of Research and Economic Development (DRED) provides administrative and budgetary assistance to the SSAC. The Committee meets several times during the academic year to review applications submitted by faculty for grants to be used to cover expenses for equipment, supplies, technical assistance, travel, publication of related findings, and other expenses related to research. Committee information and application forms are available at: http://und.edu/research/research-economic-development/development-compliance/ssac.cfm (scroll down for forms).
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
SEE ALSO: UND Senate Minutes, 02-19-8 , pp. 2020-2022 (Recommendations to Promote, Expand, and Reward Research at UND)
4.2 EXTRAMURAL SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
The University expects faculty/staff to continue their professional development through active participation in research and other scholarly pursuits. Since University resources available for such activities are limited, the University encourages faculty/staff to solicit and obtain funds from potential sponsoring agencies, such as federal and state government, private foundations, industry, and business. This external support is generally awarded as grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements, with the University of North Dakota as the responsible fiscal agent. A faculty or staff member is named as Principal Investigator (PI), and is responsible for conducting the instructional, research or service project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award.
Two offices exist to facilitate the process of obtaining extramural funding and administering awards that are received: the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED) and the Grants and Contracts Administration.
4.2.1 Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED)
The Division of Research and Economic Development fosters an atmosphere that facilitates and encourages research, scholarly, and creative work on campus. Programs include grant-writing workshops, research seed money funds, support for travel and other activities associated with scholarly work, dissertation support, and support for faculty start-up packages. This Division handles all activities required for compliance with state and federal regulations regarding the conduct of research and management of grant and contract funds. Matters concerning intellectual property commercialization, copyrights, and patents are also handled by the Division.
a. Office of Research Development and Compliance
The University expects faculty to continue their professional development through active participation in research and other scholarly activity. The University encourages faculty to solicit and obtain funds from potential sponsoring agencies, such as federal and state government, private foundations, industry, and business to enhance and support their research and scholarly activities. This external support is generally awarded as grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements, with the University of North Dakota as the responsible fiscal agent. A faculty member is named as Principal Investigator (PI), and is responsible for conducting the research or service project in accordance with the conditions of the award.
Two offices facilitate the process of obtaining extramural funding and administering awards that are received: the Office of Research Development and Compliance and Grants and Contracts Administration. The role of ORDC is to assist faculty in locating potential funding sources and provide information regarding sponsor requirements and proposal preparation. In addition, ORDC is charged with the responsibility of conducting an administrative review prior to the proposal being sent to the prospective sponsor. Faculty are encouraged to contact ORDC during the early stages of proposal preparation to discuss the project and to identify any unique aspects of the project that might require special attention. ORDC is also responsible for assuring compliance with University and sponsor regulations concerning research involving animals, human subjects, DNA or hazardous materials; scientific misconduct; conflict of interest; and other research-related regulations. Issues related to copyrights and patents fall under the Office of Intellectual Property Commercialization and Economic Development.
ORDC is the University source of information regarding funding that may be available for research, fellowships, and other programs sponsored by outside agencies. Research articles, announcements of new programs available, deadline dates, contact information, and a brief description of the opportunity, are published weekly in the Division's electronic research newsletter. ORDC staff are also available to answer questions, contact agencies, interpret University policies pertaining to research, and provide consultation during the proposal development process.
Grants and Contracts Administration is organizationally within ORDC. They provide budget review and advice during the pre-submission phase of proposals, and manage financial compliance post-award.
b. Office of Research Capacity-Building
This office leads the University's participation in the National Science Foundation EPSCoR program (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research), which is administered jointly with North Dakota State University, and it coordinates EPSCoR and EPSCoR-like projects funded by other federal agencies, and other capacity-building programs. This office also works with the Vice President for Academic Affairs to coordinate programs related to undergraduate participation in research.
c. Office of Intellectual Property Commercialization and Economic Development
The Office of Intellectual Property Commercialization and Economic Development (IPCED) is responsible for protection and commercialization of University research innovations including aerospace sciences, computer sciences, medicine and health sciences, engineering and physical sciences. IPCED will draft, file and prosecute patent applications for inventions. They work with inventors to define and market technology portfolios of inventions, to promote new business ventures and to build business alliances that will accelerate the transition of inventions to the marketplace. IPCED is also responsible for drafting and negotiating all of the University's legal intellectual property agreements, such as confidentiality, material transfer and licensing agreements.
More information can be found at: http://und.edu/research/research-economic-development/
Vice President for Research and Economic Development, 8-6-12
4.3 OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Office of Instructional Development assists individual faculty members, departments, and colleges in providing resources for curriculum and instructional development. The enhancement of instruction and the professional growth of UND faculty members as teachers are the objects of the instructional development program.
The activities of the office include (1) direct service (e.g., materials, consultation, workshops, and seminars), (2) funding (e.g., instructional development grants and contracts), and (3) advocacy (e.g., policies and procedures supportive of instructional development). The office also coordinates where appropriate other instructional development activities at the University.
Director, Office of Instructional Development, 7-22-02
4.3.1 Faculty Instructional Development Committee
The Faculty Instructional Development Committee, which is elected by the Senate, provides support for course and curriculum development that goes beyond the means of individual faculty members and academic units. The committee calls for proposals and makes grants to individuals and groups of faculty members. Projects might include the design or redesign of units, courses, or sequences of courses; experimentation with new instructional strategies; or development of new teaching materials. In addition, limited funds are available to allow faculty to take advantage of opportunities which arise unexpectedly. The committee offers a small number of Summer Instructional Development Professorships. The purpose of these professorships is to provide faculty an opportunity to engage in instructional development on a part-time basis for four weeks during the summer.
See the committee web page for more information at: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/oid/commit/fidc.htm
The Office of Instructional Development also provides information about FIDC grants at: http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/grants/grants.htm.
Director, Office of Instructional Development, 7-22-02
5.1 UNIVERSITY PURCHASING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The University's Purchasing Policies and Procedures are located on the Vice President for Finance and Operations website http://und.edu/finance-operations/_files/docs/2-11-purchasing.pdf.
All Purchases made on behalf of the University must be made with the best interest of the University using fair and ethical standards. Departments must purchase goods as economically as possible with consideration of quality and service.
Please consult these policies and procedures prior to making any purchases.
5.2 UND PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
The Purchasing Department handles all formal procurement procedures for the University and administers the University's Purchasing Card Program.
The Purchasing Department works to ensure that the University remains in compliance with applicable Federal, State, SBHE, and University policies during the procurement process.
Contact the Purchasing Department for any purchase that requires formal procurement.
5.3 EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES - TRANSFER/SALE PROCEDURE FOR DEPARTING FACULTY POLICY
All equipment/supplies, whether acquired with federal funds, non-federal funds, or gifted, are the property of UND. Transfer of UND equipment/supplies to individuals, to for-profit entities, or nonprofit entities not eligible to receive property under the Federal Property Administrative Services Act of 1949 is not permitted. In some instances, departing faculty may wish to transfer equipment/supplies to their new institution of employment. The transfer of equipment/supplies is controlled by ND law, Board of Higher Education policies, federal guidelines, and UND policy.
As part of the procedure, UND Purchasing will first make the determination as to whether the equipment/supplies were purchased with federal funds. If so, the determination must then be made as to if the equipment/supplies are part of an on-going project and if so, the equipment/supplies are not considered to be surplus property. If the equipment/supplies were purchased with non-federal funds, a determination is made as to whether the equipment/supplies can be used by other UND departments; if not, then the procedure described below will be followed.
The Department Chairperson and Dean must send a signed request to the Purchasing Office, Box 8381, and include the following information:
1. Name/Telephone number of departing faculty
2. Equipment inventory tag number (if major equipment)
3. Description of equipment/supplies for transfer/sale. Provide costs for supplies if available.
4. Justification for proposed transfer/sale to the receiving institution. If transferring items it must be stated that the equipment/supplies are part of an on-going project. Provide documentation indicating that other UND departments are not able to utilize the equipment/supplies.
5. Fund number used for the purchase of supplies, non-tagged equipment, and tagged equipment.
6. Name, address, and telephone number of a contact person at the receiving institution who has authority to accept the property.
Purchasing will process the request as outlined:
1. For equipment/supplies gifted or purchased with non-federal funds, the following steps will be taken.
a. Determine if there is potential utilization of equipment/supplies by other UND departments.
b. Inform ND OMB of the transfer/sale of equipment/supplies.
c. If the equipment/supplies cannot be used by other UND departments, then the current fair market value on all equipment/supplies gifted or purchased with non-federal funds will be established. These items may be sold to the receiving institution at a mutually agreed upon price.
d. Obtain written communication from the receiving institution demonstrating willingness to purchase equipment/supplies.
e. If approval is denied, the equipment/supplies will remain at UND.
2. Equipment/supplies acquired with federal fund (fund numbers 4000-5499) may be transferred if the following are met prior to shipment.
a. Purchasing has obtained the appropriate approvals, and forwarded the request to Office of Research Development & Compliance (RD&C) and Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA). GCA will determine if the property can be transferred based on the following guidelines:
i. If UND has title and it is determined to be exempt property; defined as tangible property acquired in whole or in part with Federal funds, where the Federal agency give property title to UND, without further obligation to the Federal Government, UND does not need to obtain sponsor approval to transfer the property.
ii. If UND has title and the equipment is not exempt, an examination of the grant/contract is made to determine if it is > 120 days past the grant/contract termination date. If so, UND does not need to obtain sponsor approval for the equipment transfer.
iii. If UND has title, the equipment is not exempt, and the grant/contract is current or =< 120 days past the grant/contract termination date, UND must obtain sponsor approval to transfer the equipment.
iv. If UND does not have title, the Principal Investigator must obtain sponsor approval prior to the transfer of the equipment.
v. When the title issues are resolved, GCA and RD&C will approve the request in writing and return it to Purchasing for processing.
3. Prior to the release of equipment/supplies, Purchasing will initiate the following:
a. Request the department to remove and send the inventory tag to Purchasing.
b. Provide the receiving institution with an invoice or a letter of notice listing the equipment/supplies being transferred, and include a notice that the costs of and arrangements for shipping and handling will be their responsibility.
c. Notify the department that items can be readied for shipping.
d. Deposit the check from the receiving institution into the appropriate fund.
e. Notify the department to proceed with shipping of the equipment/supplies as per receiving institution's instructions.
f. Provide department with documentation of equipment/supplies transferred.
g. Provide Inventory Control with all original documentation of equipment/supplies transferred in order to remove the equipment from department inventory.
Scrapped: Items that are determined as scrap are recycled or taken to the landfill.
State Board of Higher Education Policy Manual, 04-17-98 , Section 803.1, 803.1.1.
SEE ALSO: North Dakota Century Code Section 44-08-01; Section 54-44.4-02
II-6 University Bookstore
The University of North Dakota Bookstore, located at 775 Hamline Street, is owned by the University of North Dakota and operated by Follett Higher Education Group on a contractual basis.
The Bookstore's central mission is to serve as an information hub for the campus and to provide a robust product assortment that meets the varied needs of the entire campus community – from affordable course material choices to supplies, technology, spirit merchandise, convenience items and more. Please note that in addition to its comprehensive selection of general trade and reference books, any Bookstore associate can assist with submitting special orders for titles that are not readily available on the shelves.
Course materials are ordered through a requisition process. Faculty adoption information is requested about six weeks before the prior term ends. The earlier the Bookstore receives orders, the greater the impact on buyback and the search for used books. The Bookstore will pay up to 50% of the purchase price to students on this campus for texts that have been readopted. Early submission also provides the Bookstore team time to communicate with faculty if there are problems, such as titles being out-of-stock or out-of-print, or available in a new edition. Most importantly, it helps ensure that the right course materials are available for students at the right time.
Duplicating projects should be ordered early each semester through the Bookstore, especially if the packets contain copyright materials. The Bookstore works directly with faculty members to acquire publisher permissions by providing information that expedites the process. It is important for faculty to be aware and observant of copyright regulations. Copyright information is provided free to departments as a service of the Bookstore.
To learn more about the Bookstore and its services, please visit www.undbookstore.com.
II-7 Outreach Programs
The University of North Dakota has a long history of providing programming to meet the educational needs of individuals who are unable to come to the Grand Forks campus. UND's Office of Extended Learning serves lifelong learners by extending the University's exceptional learning opportunities and services across the state of North Dakota and beyond. Extended Learning provides an array of non-credit courses and programs for individuals seeking career advancement, professional development, or personal enrichment. In addition, Extended Learning works with UND departments as well as organizations across the region to provide professional event planning services.
Extended Learning programs and services include:
• Online & Distance Education: The Office of Extended Learning works with UND's academic departments to facilitate the online and distance delivery of college credit courses, graduate certificates, and degree programs. ODE assists academic departments with program approvals, course logistics, marketing, registration, evaluation, and student support services. Each year, thousands of students take advantage of a wide variety of academic offerings available online or at a distance, including:
o Semester-Based Online Course: Semester-based online courses follow the standard University schedule. Students interact in a virtual classroom with their instructors and other students as well as follow deadlines for lessons and exams. Courses qualify for financial aid.
o Enroll Anytime 9-Month Courses: More than 75 self-paced courses are available online or through correspondence by mail. Students may enroll at any time, work at their own pace, and take up to 9 months to complete the course. Courses do not qualify for financial aid.
• Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI@UND): OLLI@UND is a vibrant learning community of adults 50 years and better who want to continue a lifetime of learning with programs rich in content, shared interests, and life experiences. OLLI's philosophy is simple: an active mind creates a sense of mental, physical and social well-being. Supported by a $1 million endowment from The Bernard Osher Foundation, the OLLI@UND program is a non-profit, membership-driven organization with active chapters in Grand Forks and Bismarck, ND.
• Personal & Professional Development (PPD): The PPD program provides three different options for individuals seeking to continue their education, but who do not need to earn academic credit:
o Career & Personal Development Courses: Learn specific skills for personal enrichment or professional development through interactive, online courses. The 6-week courses are offered through UND's educational partner, Ed2Go, and do not qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
o Certificate of Completion Courses: Receive professional development and career training through in-depth online courses. Many online courses meet the continuing education requirements necessary to maintain licensure or certification in specific industries, organizations, or professions.
o Professional Certification / Licensure Courses (Exam Prep): Prepare for professional certification or licensure in a wide variety of fields with online exam prep courses. For individuals interested in changing careers, adding to their current credentials, or seeking professional training, the online courses prepare them for certification or licensure exams at the state or national level. Courses offered include foodservice management, real estate, Microsoft programs, Six Sigma, medical coding, and many more.
• Professional Development for Educators (PDE): Working closely with the UND College of Education & Human Development, the PDE program is committed to providing exceptional teaching and learning opportunities for PreK-12 educators. Through online courses and face-to-face educational opportunities, the PDE program enables educators to enhance their administrative and teaching skills, earn professional development credits, and meet licensure requirements. Note: Credit is approved at the 900 level and cannot be applied to any UND degree or certificate program.
• Summer Programs & Events: UND offers multiple summer programs, camps, courses, and other events that connect the University to the Greater Grand Forks community. Hundreds of children and adults come to the UND campus each summer for specialized programs, including aerospace camp, Alice animation camp, engineering camp, conflict resolution seminars, athletic youth camps, summer reading camp, art camps, and more. In addition, the program offers mini-grants to help new summer events get started on the UND campus.
• Conference Services: Conference Services provides comprehensive event planning and management services including pre- event planning; budget development and financial services; marketing; website management with secure online registration processing; presenter arrangements; continuing education credit applications; facility and A/V arrangements; onsite coordination; and post-event analysis and evaluation.
For more information see our web site at: http://und.edu/academics/extended-learning/.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 07-31-02
To recognize that University procedures have produced quality educational experiences and to eliminate distinctions involving the location of students and the instructional delivery mode, the University Senate has defined the following:
Institutional Credit- Academic credit awarded by the University
Residence Requirement- The time required for a student, enrolled in a specific course load to be on the University campus or designated resident center
Resident Center- A geographical location other than the University campus, where the residence requirement can be fulfilled
Approved: UND Senate, 05-09-91