ERIC Number: ED271232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-21
Reference Count: N/A
Report on State's Role in Native American Higher Education. House Memorial 28 Public Hearing.
New Mexico State Board of Educational Finance, Santa Fe.
These hearing transcripts and recommendations were in response to requests from the New Mexico Legislature for investigation of the state's role in Native American higher education. Section I contains abbreviated transcripts of testimony on 10 study committees covering needs and recommendations in curriculum/academic issues, off-campus training, financial aid, student services and concerns, community colleges/technical schools, affirmative action, state/federal roles in Native American education, public/community relations, and tribal education concerns. Presentations of representatives from 11 New Mexico institutions of higher education and 9 representatives of tribal organizations and state agencies are included. General recommendations to state government agencies and institutions of higher learning in Section II include: enforce affirmative action; appoint Native Americans to Boards of Regents; increase funding for recruitment/retention and student financial aid for Native American students; revise state funding formulas to include undergraduate programs serving Indian students, facilitate summer/off-campus programs, and equalize funding to vocational/adult education programs; ease transfer of course credit among and improve teaching and courses in state postsecondary institutions; revise state teachers' proficiency exam to reflect knowledge and skills of Native American teachers. Appendices include suggested retention tactics for Native American students and data on student sex and ethnic distribution in New Mexico postsecondary institutions from 1973-83. (LFL)
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, College Preparation, College Programs, Educational Assessment, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Government Role, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, School Demography, State Government, Student Needs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Board of Educational Finance, Santa Fe.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico