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Month: February 2013 Articles

Using theory to tell it like it is

In this article a graduate level diversity course, “Diversity & Equity in Higher Education” that is based on Johnson’s (2005) Privilege, Power, and Difference, and Critical Race Theory (CRT) (Tate in Rev Res Educ 22:195–247, 1997) is described. Johnson’s concepts, such as paths of least resistance, are explained, as well as CRT, and forms of multiculturalism.

Community-Oriented, Inspirational, Cutting-Edge Education

What do you think of when you think of a community college?  I simply think of a two-year institution that students attend before transferring to a four-year institution. That was before I visited Navajo Technical College (NTC), a tribal community college that just recently became a four-year institution.

Staff Reflects on First Experience at Tribal Colleges

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) and Navajo Technical College (NTC).  As a recent addition to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) staff, the TCU movement is new to me, and I am continuously learning about its history and future.  However, until I visited these two schools, my education was through articles and other people’s stories I was excited to see the schools in person.

The Coca-Cola Foundation Grants $250,000 to Continue Support for First Generation Scholars

The Coca-Cola Foundation is continuing its support of first-generation Native American scholars through a donation of $250,000 to the American Indian College Fund. The Coca-Cola Foundation First Generation Tribal Scholarship Program will continue to increase access to higher education and leadership development opportunities for tribal college students that are the first in their families to attend college. At least one scholar at each of the 34 tribal colleges is selected to be a Coca-Cola scholar.