EDUCATION

American Indian College Fund Honors Sandra Boham, President of Salish Kootenai College

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 3, 2020 - 6:29pm

SANDRA BOHAMThe American Indian College Fund has named Sandra Boham, president of Salish Kootenai College, as its Tribal College and University Honoree of the Year.

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Tips and Best Practices for Moving Your Tribal College Classroom Online

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 3, 2020 - 6:14pm

For educators with little to no experience teaching online, migrating to a virtual classroom can be daunting. This simple, easy-to-use guide offers a selection of resources on basic skills and best practices for online instruction.

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Our History: Memories of the Tribal College Movement (Podcast 8)

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 3, 2020 - 2:20pm

Veteran TCU leader Tom Davis discusses the passage of the 1994 Land Grant Act and how it opened up new opportunities for tribal colleges.

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Benefiting the Community: Land Grant Tribal Colleges

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 3, 2020 - 1:54pm

In 1994, Congress designated 26 tribal colleges as land grant institutions through the Equity in Educational Land-grant Status Act. This video explores how three such institutions are uplifting tribal communities.

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Suni S. Vizcarra Wood of IAIA Wins TCJ Student Best Film Award

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 3, 2020 - 1:01pm

Suni S. Vizcarra Wood of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is the recipient of the 2020 TCJ Student Best Film Award for his original work,

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Diné College Adjusts to Online Studies, Postpones May Graduation

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 3, 2020 - 10:10am

“The most challenging part of this (COVID-19) spread, and adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol is the transition from face-to-face to online instruction,” said Diné College Provost Geraldine Garrity, Ed.D.

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For Tribal Colleges That Have Always Struggled With Internet Access, Moving Online Isn’t Easy

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 2, 2020 - 11:24am

Tribal colleges and universities – which serve more than 16,000 Native American students – have been hard hit by the coronavirus, as they try to support some of the poorest student populations in remote rural areas with limited technology and funds.

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BCC Goes to Online Classes, Updates COVID-19 Schedule

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 2, 2020 - 11:24am

All students at BCC will have a counselor assigned to them over the course of the semester. The academic counselor will provide “weekly check-ins.” Additionally, they will be available for advocacy, academic/mental health support, and access to resources.

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Student Support Is NTU’s Focus as It Prepares for Distance Education in Response to COVID-19

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - March 30, 2020 - 1:37pm

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Navajo Technical University (NTU) has extended its spring break by one week and will resume operations on April 6,

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Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Making Spring Semester Changes

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - March 30, 2020 - 11:55am

Some in-person instruction will have to continue for the college’s CTE courses. Baker tells Your News Leader face-to-face instruction will be limited, and there will be no more than three people allowed in a classroom at a time, including the instructor.

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Tribal School Is First to Offer Bachelor’s in Nursing

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - March 30, 2020 - 11:08am

In an effort to “do right by the students,” SKC is moving from offering an associate degree to a full four-year Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

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Diné College Adjusting to Online Delivery; Student Challenges; Postpones May Graduation

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - March 30, 2020 - 11:07am

“For students, this online format was most challenging because many students lack computers, internet and cell phones,” Garrity said.

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We Must Listen to the Earth

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - March 30, 2020 - 9:58am

Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have respected and listened to the Earth and all her inhabitants. With the spread of COVID-19, those lessons are more essential than ever.

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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Accreditation Is Reaffirmed

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - March 27, 2020 - 3:16pm

FOND DU LAC TRIBAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has reaffirmed the regional accreditation of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) in Cloquet, Minnesota.

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Congress Provides Tribal College Aid in Response to COVID-19

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - March 26, 2020 - 1:19pm

Early Thursday morning, the U.S. Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which allocated urgently needed funding to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).

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Alaska Pacific University Appoints New President, Continues Efforts at TCU Status

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - March 25, 2020 - 3:03pm

Alaska Pacific University (APU) has announced the appointment of Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson as its next president. When Davidson succeeds current APU President Bob Onders on April 25th,

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What We Each Can Do While Quarantined

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - March 24, 2020 - 1:47pm

As we hunker down and wait out the COVID-19 virus, we must each reflect on what we can do to help someone else get to the other side.

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Tribal Colleges Need Immediate Funding to Confront COVID-19 Challenges

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - March 24, 2020 - 9:50am

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is calling on all of us to phone and email our representatives and senators to request special, set-aside funding for tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to confront and help mitigate the coronavirus pandemic that is hitting our communities.

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Blackfeet Community College Awarded Funding for Missing Persons Database

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - March 23, 2020 - 12:28pm

The funding was made possible by the Looping in Native Communities (LINC) Act, which created the LINC network grant that provides funding to tribal colleges and reservations without tribal colleges for the creation of an online database.

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