TCU Faculty Convening
The TCU Faculty Convening is a two-day conference that highlights research conducted by TCU faculty across disciplines. The research convening also facilitates networking among TCU faculty and conversations on important topics such as Indigenous research methods, curriculum development, pedagogy, best practices in TCU higher education, and the success of current programs at TCUs. Watch the video to get a glimpse of what happens at the convening.
Watch the 12 presentations from the 2021 Research Convening
TCU Research Journal
In 2016, the College Fund launched the Tribal College and University Research Journal (TCURJ), the first peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to research conducted by TCU faculty. Each annual issue of the journal features four to five papers authored by TCU faculty and co-authored by faculty and students from TCUs and mainstream institutions. The research focuses on topics of importance to TCUs and Native nations, and amplifies Indigenous perspectives and research methodologies.
Intensive Writing Retreat to Develop Manuscripts for Publication
The two-day Intensive Writing Retreat provides the time that many TCU faculty need to develop a manuscript from their research. The retreat also provides mentorship and presentations from senior Native and TCU faculty in the development of manuscripts, the journal submission process, Indigenous research methods, and preparing for presentations.
News and Events
Faculty are essential to creating a thriving academic and cultural environment at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). They teach and advise students, develop culturally relevant curricula, and take on administrative duties. Yet faculty often are unable to learn from one another or foster relationships in the research arena to focus on research activities and further learning for themselves.
The American Indian College Fund staff, the students, and the many faculty and staff at the tribal colleges it serves are saddened to learn of the passing of our friend, Dan Wieden, co-founder of the international award-winning advertising agency and longtime College Fund supporter, Wieden+Kennedy.