ERIC Number: ED233846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Native American Public Administration Program Center for Public Affairs, Arizona State University. Annual Report.
Winchell, Dick G.; Esse, Robert J.
During the 1980-81 academic year, Arizona State University's Native American Public Administration Program (NAPAP) developed from a graduate course service for the Navajo Nation into a center for tribal government and Native American issues for the State of Arizona. A Title IX grant permitted a significant statewide assessment of the need for public administration education among tribal governments and urban Indian organizations Because the assessment revealed tremendous employment opportunities in the state for Native Americans with public administration degrees, NAPAP set specific goals related to public administration education. The grant also allowed NAPAP to offer six successful on-campus fellowships to Native American students in the graduate public affairs program. During the year, NAPAP staff developed a special curriculum in tribal government, presented a series of workshops to staff members of Indian organizations, and participated in an ad hoc committee on Native American programs. In addition, NAPAP made a major effort to improve student services at Window Rock by providing special activities and programs to increase the interaction between students, regular faculty, and campus resources. NAPAP taught 12 graduate and undergraduate courses to 116 Window Rock students and presented 9 workshops and training sessions to 253 tribal members. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Services, Curriculum Development, Employment Opportunities, Fellowships, Grants, Needs Assessment, Organizations (Groups), Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Public Affairs Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Center for Public Affairs.
Identifiers: Arizona State University; Arizona (Window Rock); Navajo (Nation); Tribal Government