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