ERIC Number: ED065226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-24
Reference Count: 0
Indian Studies and Programs: Recruitment, Teaching and Counseling of American Indian College Students. Director's Evaluation Report.
Huron Coll., SD. Office of Indian Programs and Studies.
"Indian Studies and Programs" was designed to provide more and better opportunities for American Indians to enter and to complete college or university education through a graduate-level training program especially designed for college and university personnel who are involved in recruiting, counseling, and teaching Indian college students. The major emphasis of the training program included a development and extension of knowledge about an attitudinal change towards American Indian students. Staff member qualifications, participant selection guidelines, and the faculty-participant ratio are discussed. The basic format of the training program involved a major lecture each day which set the stage for discussion groups. Evaluation of the program was accomplished by soliciting reactions to the program from discussion leaders and by inviting observers from the State Department of Public Instruction to provide another evaluative view. Also, the director held individual conferences with discussion leaders and participants for the purpose of modifying future programs. The impact of the short-term training program on the regular college program, both at Huron and at other institutions; the training program's major weaknesses and major strengths; and the college program development plans are all presented. (FF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Higher Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Huron Coll., SD. Office of Indian Programs and Studies.