ERIC Number: ED233845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct-15
Reference Count: 0
Office of Native American Public Administration Programs as Required by Four Corners Regional Commission. Final Report.
Winchell, Dick G.; Esse, Robert J.
Arizona State University's (ASU's) Native American Public Administration Program (NAPAP) increased its level of services to the Navajo Nation in 1980 and expanded opportunities for public administration education for Native Americans on the ASU campus. The 1980 program had three major components: coursework, workshops, and the activities made possible by a Title IX grant. Taken together, the components demonstrated a strong commitment to program objectives. During three semesters in 1979 and 1980, 126 students enrolled in 12 classes, with 6 more classes planned for the Fall 1980 semester, including the first NAPAP Indian-related course outside the reservation. In 1980, NAPAP assisted in leadership development workshops for elected Navajo officials and coordinated a series of workshops and optional-credit courses at Window Rock. The program received a large federal grant for 1980-1982, providing funding for six Native American Public Service Fellowships; a 9-month statewide assessment of the need for public administration training for Native Americans; and partial funding for coordination between ASU and the Navajo Tribal Training Center. NAPAP is the only program in the country to offer a graduate curriculum in public service education in an Indian community. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Four Corners Regional Commission, Albuquerque, NM.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Center for Public Affairs.
Identifiers: Arizona State University; Arizona (Window Rock); Navajo (Nation); Tribal Government