TCUP Leaders Forum to be Held January 3-4

Developing and expanding research programs within tribal and Indian-controlled colleges will be the theme of the 2014 TCUP Leaders Forum to be held January 3-4 in San Antonio, Texas. Representatives of all colleges funded through the National Science Foundation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program are invited to attend this event.

This year’s forum is being hosted by Sisseton Wahpeton College. According to Scott Morgan, director of institutional research and programs, the 2014 gathering will allow colleges to “share and explore best practices and innovative approaches to STEM research, instruction, and evaluation under the theme ‘Broadening Participation In Research: Focus on Tribal Colleges.’ In addition, participants will discuss workforce challenges, opportunities, and the economic impact of TCUP on the tribal communities served.”

Additionally, discussions and presentations will examine the role of culturally-based research and focus on ways to integrate research into undergraduate instruction and community development initiatives.

Look for reminders and updates in your email in-box from Scott Morgan. In addition, we are posting some additional information about the program and a tentative agenda below.

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio this January. We cannot guarantee good weather, but we are hopeful that it will be warmer than Rapid City.

Tentative agenda:1st 2014 Working Agenda

Invitation letter:Leadership forum letter