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GISS – TCU 2.0 2016: Taking TCU Governance for Student Success to the Next Level

A second successful institute with over 90 participants from 26 tribal colleges/universities was held on October 7-9 in New Orleans, LA.  Colleges reported on progress made since the last institute, identified what was working (safeguards), challenges that still needed to be addressed (roadblocks and detours), shared success stories, and discussed how they will move forward.  A special focus was given to how some colleges are reforming developmental education.

In the post-institute evaluations, here is what a few participants had to say about their experience: 

“I liked learning about what other colleges were doing to improve their programs based on their data.”

“I completely appreciated the individual assessment and statistical information for our college to compare with other Tribal Colleges.”

“I enjoyed learning how a Board can be very effective with the right tools.”

Regarding the most important learning: 

“Different strategies on how to get your students to be successful”

“How to be data-driven,” and “The role of the Board vs Admin functions”

We are once again appreciative of the generous support from the Lumina Foundation and for ACCT’s outstanding partnership with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), without which, this institute would not have been possible.

Participating colleges included:

  • Blackfeet Community College
  • California Tribal College
  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College
  • Chief Dull Knife
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • College of the Muscogee Nation
  • Comanche Nation College
  • Diné College
  • Ilisagvik College
  • Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
  • Little Big Horn College
 
  • Leech Lake Tribal College
  • Navajo Technical University
  • Nebraska Indian Community College
  • Northwest Indian College
  • Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
  • Red Lake Nation College
  • Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
  • Salish Kootenai College
  • Sitting Bull College
  • Stone Child College
  • Turtle Mountain Community College
  • United Tribes Technical College
  • White Earth Tribal and Community College

We are once again appreciative of the generous support from the Lumina Foundation and for ACCT’s outstanding partnership with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), without which, this institute would not have been possible.

Governance Institute for Student Success –Tribal Colleges and Universities (GISS-TCU1 - 2015)

Through its partnership with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and support from the Lumina foundation, the GISS-TCU provided 30 Tribal College and University (TCU) presidents and governing boards with training and resources to promote data-informed governance practices and policies that support student achievement and completion on October 17-18, 2016, in San Diego, CA.

Over 100 Native American participants from across the nation attended the GISS-TCU. Of this number, 52 were trustees/regents/directors, and 24 were presidents. The remaining participants were campus administrative staff, student representatives and community members—all focused on student progress, completion and success.



In addition to following up on the progress colleges made in 2015, at this year’s TCU2-2016 institute in New Orleans, Tribal College & University presidents and governing boards will review key data points for beginning development of student success scorecards for their respective institutions. A board self-assessment will be administered to all board members of colleges that register; those that attended last year can compare results to last year’s analysis presented to them at the institute.

Participating colleges included:


  • Blackfeet Community College
  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College
  • Chief Dull Knife College
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • Comanche Nation College
  • Dine College
  • Fort Peck Community College
  • Ilisagvik College
  • Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
  • Little Big Horn College
  • Navajo Technical University
  • Nebraska Indian Community College
   
  • Northwest Indian College
  • Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
  • Oglala Lakota College
  • Red Lake Nation College
  • Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
  • Salish Kootenai College
  • Sisseton Wahpeton College
  • Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
  • Stone Child College
  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • Turtle Mountain Community College
  • United Tribes Technical College
  • White Earth Tribal and Community College
  • Wind River Community College



GISS Future Forward: Building the Board legacy!

Scenes from GISS-TCU 2016

Webinar

Introduction of GISS to TCUs (2015) 

This short webinar introduces the first TCU Governance Institute for Student Success held in San Diego in 2015. The GISS –TCU2 in 2016 will follow up and offer new best practices for new and returning colleges.

1101 17th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20036
United States

Tel 202.775.4667
Fax 202.223.1297

For more information contact Norma Goldstein, Ph.D., GISS Project Coordinator (ngoldstein@acct.org ; 202-775-6488) or
Narcisa A. Polonio, Ed.D., Executive Vice President for Research, Education and Board Leadership Services (npolonio@acct.org ; 202-276-1983)