ERIC Number: ED439650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Tribal Colleges and Universities Guide the Way.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This brochure reviews a White House Executive Order on tribal colleges and universities that sets in motion a comprehensive effort to increase public and private resources and partnerships to strengthen the infrastructure of these institutions. Currently more than 350 degree and 180 vocational programs give students an opportunity to earn two-year, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. Goals of this Executive Order include: (1) building recognition and participation by fully recognizing tribal colleges as accredited institutions; (2) ensuring federal support of tribal colleges on an ongoing basis and establishing mechanisms for increasing access to federal resources; (3) strengthening educational achievement by promoting access to high-quality educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students; (4) nurturing native culture and language; (5) encouraging innovative links between tribal colleges, early childhood programs, and elementary and high schools; and (6) supporting national education goals to ensure achievement and lifelong learning. Corporations, foundations, federal agencies, and others are encouraged to support partnerships; help build infrastructure; assist with planning, development, administrative systems, and communications; create K-12 links between tribal colleges and their organizations through curriculum development, summer academies, and systemic change; provide technical assistance; and use technology to help tribal colleges develop their own capacities. (CH)
Descriptors: American Indians, College School Cooperation, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Resources, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Indian Relationship, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Resource Allocation, School Support, Tribally Controlled Education
WHITCU, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202-7594. Tel: 202-260-5714; Tel: 800-877-8339 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OVAE/tribalcolleges.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Written by the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities.