ERIC Number: ED464693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
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A Case Study of the Social-Political Factors That Have Affected a Selected Tribal College.
This study identified the socio-political factors that affected a tribal community college located in the upper Midwest; it also identified the perceived challenges the college faces in the future. The study used archival data from student files, North Central Accreditation (NCA) reports, board of trustee minutes, historical data, news articles, and other materials. Interviews were conducted with seven people, identified through documents or interviews. A time line of college events was also developed. Descriptive statistics were used to create a profile of the students, faculty, and staff who were representative of the college. Report highlights include: (1) five factors found to affect the development of the college were finances, institutional governance, accreditation, family, and culture; (2) accreditation has consistently been a driving force for the college; (3) the demographic profiles of the students found an increase in female students and GPAs through the years; (4) the demographic profile of the faculty has changed little through the years; and (5) the perceived challenges for the tribal college are funding, developing a four-year program, and continuing cultural education using an intergenerational approach--preservation of the culture and passing this knowledge on to future generations is a priority. (Contains 40 references, 3 tables, and 5 appendices.) (KP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Note: Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Dakota.