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Achieve Excellence Through Transformative Education 

Barry H Dunn giving State of State address
  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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Not many undergraduate students are selected to present at the American Public Health Association's national conference. However, South Dakota State University senior Leah Hendrickson presented at the 2020 event in late October.

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South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing was recently ranked 13th in College Factual’s 2021 Best Value Nursing Schools. SDSU is ranked in the top 5% of the country for nursing students seeking a value bachelor’s degree.

University Aviation Association honors Christensen

Cody Christensen, an associate professor at South Dakota State University, received the V.L. Laursen Award at the University Aviation Association’s 73rd Annual Education Conference held virtually in October.