Native American/Indigenous Center

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Project Name & Goal(s) Supported Action Project Leader Projected Completion Date Additional Budget Required Progress Toward Completion
Native American/Indigenous Center
Goal 1(Learning and Discovery); Goal 3 (Collaboration)
Goal 4 (Civic Engagement); G6 (Culture & Entertainment)
Classification A: No additional funds required
Ron Cambiano Open 2012: None
2013: TBD
2014: TBD
Phase I

I.  Brief Description & Significant Changes in Plans (if any): 

The Center provides a comprehensive approach to our Native American programs and services. There are three objectives:

  1. Improve academic performance and retention of Native American students through programming intervention strategies and services
  2. Support faculty and staff development directed toward the success of Native American students
  3. Focus on the greater community to create and Indigenous community culture of collaboration, learning and discovery by facilitating working relationships with among students faculty, staff, community and tribes.

II.   Team Members:

III.  Major milestones/actions over the last 3-6 months: 

A grant was written and received to fund this project at $358,000 per year for 5 years. This will involve the appointment/hiring of a full time administrative assistant, two graduate assistants and student tutors.

IV.  Planned major milestones or actions over the next 6 months. 

The grant only addressed one aspect of a comprehensive approach to services provided. The priority was to develop and build an Indigenous Center that includes several other key University initiatives as well as, develop a academic department and projected facility. The grant only represents one program and in my estimation, is just the beginning phase. Identifying external funding for facilities to support the project is an important next step in the process. 

V.  Classification, Current Funding Sources, Unfunded needs:

Classification = A. This Project is now fully funded for personnel and moving forward – classification A.  Funding for a facility will address outside sources (foundations).