ERIC Number: ED401783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-21
Reference Count: N/A
Tribal Colleges and Universities. Executive Order.
Clinton, William J.
This presidential executive order was issued to: (1) ensure that tribal colleges and universities are more fully recognized as accredited institutions of higher education, have access to opportunities afforded other such institutions, and have federal resources committed on a continuing basis; (2) establish a mechanism to increase accessibility of Federal resources in tribal communities; (3) promote access to educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students; (4) promote preservation and revitalization of American Indian and Alaska native languages and cultural traditions; (5) seek innovative approaches to link tribal colleges with early childhood, elementary, and secondary education programs; (6) and support National Education Goals. The Order defines tribal colleges and universities as those institutions cited in Section 532 of the Equity in Education Land-Grant Status Act of 1994, plus those that qualify for funding under the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act of 1978 and the Navajo Community College, authorized in the Navajo Community College Assistance Act of 1978. It establishes a Board of Advisors and delineates its role and establishes an Office of House Initiative to provide staff support for the Board and provide liaison between the tribal college and the executive branch. The Order also defines department and agency participation and establishes a 5-year federal plan to fulfill the purpose of the Order. (CH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Community Control, Disadvantaged Environment, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribally Controlled Education, Trust Responsibility (Government)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.