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Academic Excellence

Achieve Excellence Through Transformative Education 

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  1. Attain academic excellence.
    1. Increase and sustain the number of accredited and certified programs.
    2. Develop and grow high-quality and distinct academic programs designed to meet the needs of diverse students and market demands.
    3. Increase programs offered which use a diversity of delivery methods, times (or scheduling) and locations.
    4. Promote active and innovative teaching, learning and advising practices.
    5. Incorporate and assess cross-curricular skills into academic and co-curricular endeavors.
  2. Affirm student success as a foundational University priority.
    1. Update the Student Success Model to more directly focus on high impact practices.
    2. Identify and address gaps and streamline facilities, technology and personnel to advance student-success efforts and outcomes.
    3. Ensure student success of underrepresented populations through the establishment and continuation of programming and initiatives focused on access.
  3. Increase recruitment, retention and graduation of professionally prepared global citizens.
    1. Achieve strategic enrollment targets by implementing the strategic enrollment management plan, that will include strategies for at-risk and diverse student success. 
    2. Develop and enhance key retention and persistence programs that facilitate the development of skills in intercultural engagement, global citizenry and international relationships.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks four online programs at SDSU

South Dakota State University had four online programs ranked following a survey of online programs by U.S. News & World Report. The media company only surveys programs housed in regionally accredited institutions whose programs are offered mostly or entirely online.

ADRDL Construction Update

Funds awarded for heavy construction post at SDSU

The Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University is putting a heavy emphasis on its construction management program.

SDSU ranked 4th-most affordable residential bachelor's in computer science

 

South Dakota State University has been ranked fourth among the 30 most affordable residential bachelor's degrees in computer science for 2021 by Computer Science Degree Hub.