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ERIC Number: EJ1152972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Lofty Vision, Humble Beginnings: the Development of Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs at SGU
Red Owl, Sherry
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v29 n1 Fall 2017
Sinte Gleska University (SGU) grew from humble beginnings and a lofty vision to an institution that offers a full range of post-secondary programs for its students. The founders of SGU envisioned a higher education institution that allowed tribal students to complete their entire college education within the boundaries of their tribal nation. They hoped students would complete not only bachelor's degrees, but also master's and doctorate degrees. Viewing the creation of SGU as an exercise in tribal sovereignty, the institution's founders believed that higher education was the key to a sustainable tribal nation and that tribal students would benefit from being educated within their cultural homeland. Sinte Gleska University's baccalaureate and master's degree programs continue to have a significant impact on students, creating educational opportunities so that they can achieve their dreams.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Dakota
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