ERIC Number: ED164069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Status Study of Oglala Sioux Community College.
Oglala Sioux Community Coll., Pine Ridge, ND.
The initial section of this report, which presents the current status of Oglala Sioux Community College after eight years of development, focuses on the college's purposes and objectives. These include providing (1) the Oglala Sioux people with resources and personnel trained for the tribal communities' developmental needs; (2) the Lakota perspective as a discipline in itself; and (3) programs to raise the academic excellence of staff and students, while maintaining open enrollment and accessibility. Additionally, operational objectives are suggested for the transfer, community services, developmental education, and occupational functions of the college. Environmental factors are considered as they relate to college development; these include student characteristics, enrollment trends and projections, cultural factors, and current and future job opportunities. The college's organization and decision-making process is examined in terms of the role of the board of trustees and of district boards, the organizational structure of the college, course scheduling, and proposals for possible reorganization. Aspects of the instructional programs, including scope, purpose, goals, programs, demands for services, and staffing are presented for each department. Also described are the library services, financial resources and management, the physical facilities, faculty and staff activities, and planning for the future. (MB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, College Administration, College Curriculum, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Studies, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Research, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, Student Needs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oglala Sioux Community Coll., Pine Ridge, ND.
Identifiers: Lakota (Tribe); Sioux (Tribe)
Note: Submitted to the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; Some pages may not reproduce well due to lightness of type