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Gonzalez, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Besieged by poverty, American Indians have historically trailed other minority groups in attending and finishing college. Many lack the literacy skills to succeed in college courses or job-training programs--natural routes to employment. But as the country focuses on increasing college attainment and reducing unemployment, basic education for…
Descriptors: American Indians, Tribally Controlled Education, Adult Basic Education, Models
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Although several academic associations in the United States devote at least some part of their annual conferences to research on American Indians, many scholars of indigenous populations have long felt they lacked an intellectual home, a place where they could gather with large numbers of people who share their interests. A fledgling organization,…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Hawaiians, American Indians, Alaska Natives
Gose, Ben – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Nationwide, minority and female faculty members were trailblazers in the 1960s and 1970s. Only in the past generation have most colleges adopted large-scale plans to diversify their faculties. This article revisited ambitious plans announced at five universities during the past two decades to see how they have fared. They are Duke University,…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, American Indians, Diversity (Faculty), Administrators
Mangan, Katherine – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Interest in Indian law is growing as the economic clout and political influence of the nation's 562 federally recognized tribes have expanded. Arizona State's Indian Legal Program allows students who are pursuing their J.D.'s to simultaneously earn certificates in Indian law. They study the differences between the legal systems of tribes and that…
Descriptors: Law Schools, American Indians, Federal Government, Political Influences
Gose, Ben – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
In 2005, 109,964 U.S. minority scholars held full-time faculty positions at American colleges and universities, up from 69,505 in 1995, according to the Education Department--a 58-percent increase. The proportion of minority scholars in the overall professoriate also rose, but not as much. The department found that 16.5 percent of scholars were…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, African American Teachers
Nelson, Michael – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The Carlisle Indian School, founded by Richard Henry Pratt in 1879 to educate American Indian youth as an assist to having those youth success in mainstream America, is featured in two recently published books, "The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation," by Sally Jenkins (Doubleday, 2007), and "Carlisle vs. Army:…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Social Attitudes, Stereotypes, Political Attitudes
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2004
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This July 23, 2004 issue of "Chronicle of Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Waking up from the American Dream" (Abramsky, Sasha); (2) "The Well-Tempered Seminar" (Parini, Jay); (3)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Athletics, Foreign Countries, Memory
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2004
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This June 18, 2004 issue of "Chronicle for Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "What Would Higher Education Do with $6-Billion a Year?" (Shireman,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Language Patterns, Foreign Countries