Preserving Culture and Planning for the Future:
An Exploration of Student Experiences at Tribal Colleges
Preserving Culture and Planning for the Future: An Exploration of Student Experiences at Tribal Colleges aims to share a narrative of the students who attend these unique institutions. Over 1,000 students across 25 tribal colleges responded to the 2017 Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE), which collects information from students about their experiences from the time they decide to enroll in college through the third week of their first term. Over 2,400 students across 22 tribal colleges responded to the 2018 Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), which gathers information from students in the spring term about their experiences throughout the academic year.
Executive Director Evelyn Waiwaiole and Assistant Director of College Relations Linda García hosted a webinar on Preserving Culture and Planning for the Future. View the webinar here.
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A student describes how her instructor made her want to learn more about her culture and language.
A staff member talks about students feeling welcomed.
A student describes how faculty and staff help create a sense of community.
A student describes how his advisor helped him when he was struggling with external factors.
A student describes how the college promotes support services.
A faculty member discusses the challenges and opportunities of working with a resilient student body.
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