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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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Rusche named a Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow

South Dakota State University student Jordan Rusche has been named to the Pulitzer Center’s 2022 cohort of 53 Reporting Fellows.

Regents update transfer policy for seamless academic transition

The South Dakota Board of Regents began the process of revising its transfer policy to improve students' ability to seamlessly move their earned credits between the state's public universities and technical colleges.

SDSU graduate student wins American Society for Nutrition award

Samitinjaya Dhakal, a South Dakota State University graduate student, recently won the American Society for Nutrition’s Graduate Student Research Award Competition. This award is the highest possible honor for graduate students pursuing research in the nutrition science discipline. ...