ERIC Number: EJ1064206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
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An Act of Sovereignty: Governing Tribal Higher Education
Crazy Bull, Cheryl; Lindquist, Cynthia; Gipp, David M.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v26 n4 May 2015
Governance at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) affirms the connection between the sovereignty of tribal nations and regional accreditation standards. Shared governance, where faculty, administrators, and trustees all contribute to oversight and decision-making, is a central component at TCUs and has unique implications for tribal environments. It is important to continue to explore how TCUs implement governance principles in order to promote effective tribal college development. While there have been various studies on the development of tribal colleges, including descriptions and assessments of governing boards, this article offers insight into the challenges and opportunities in governance that TCUs face today.
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Governance, Colleges, Participative Decision Making, Tribal Sovereignty, Educational History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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