2023 TCU Faculty Convening

9th Annual TCU Faculty Convening | July 19-20, 2023

The 9th annual TCU Faculty Convening brought together faculty representing 11 TCUs to discuss research, best practices, and lessons learned. The presentations covered topics such as tribal vs. non-tribal law, academic program review, Diné educational philosophy, and Indigenous sovereignty throughout history.

Participants also took a cultural trip to view the Sand Creek Massacre exhibit at the History Colorado Center and visited the College Fund office. Richard Williams and Montoya Whiteman generously shared their knowledge about the exhibit and truth and restoration efforts in Colorado.

Conference Agenda (PDF)

The presentations are listed below in alphabetical order by presenter.

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Using Tribal Critical Race Theory in the Classroom: Supporting Marginalized Communities including Missing and Murdered Indigenous People and Previously Incarcerated Students

Jodi Burshia, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Creating Community Through Culture in the Virtual Classroom

Kathleen Carty-Fisher, Bay Mills Community College

Culturally Responsive Student Support Model for Native American Undergraduate Teacher Education Students

Kelli Chelberg, College of Menominee Nation

Cultivating Student Self-Efficacy through Mentoring Feedback

Jaime Davis, Iḷisaġvik College

Planting the Seed: A Completed TCU Program Review Journey

Tashina Emery, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

Sa’ąh Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhóón: The Educational Philosophy of Diné College

Miranda Haskie, Diné College

Chiefs, Crowns, and Constitutions: Indigenous Sovereignty in a Colonial World

Jair Peltier, Turtle Mountain Community College

Faculty-Student Environmental Science Research with Tribal Natural Resource Partners

Andrew Kozich, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

Deconstructing the “Apache” Identity: A History of the San Carlos Apachean Peoples

Marcus Macktima, San Carlos Apache College

Historical Review of College Fund Research Projects and Key Findings

David Sanders, American Indian College Fund

Overview of Faculty Development at the College Fund

David Sanders, American Indian College Fund

Cultivating Native Student Success: Strategic Enrollment Management and the Faculty Role

Lisa Silverstein, American Indian College Fund

TCU Place-Based Programming at the College Fund

Bridget Skenadore, American Indian College Fund

Redefining Professional Development for Local Language Warriors

Michael Sullivan, Lac Courtes Oreilles Ojibwe University

Tribal and Non-Tribal Law: Incorporating One Into the Other

Rick SyWassink, Sitting Bull College

Native Landscapes

Teaching the Archives: Finding Ancestors’ Voices in the Media of Yesteryear

Ryan Winn, College of Menominee Nation