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How Can TCUs Support Undergraduate Research . College of Menominee Nation. General. Chartered by the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin in 1994 Two Campuses Main Campus, Keshena (Rural Reservation) Branch Campus, Green Bay (Urban) 750 Students 26+ Tribes Served 75% Female

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How can tcus support undergraduate research

How Can TCUs Support Undergraduate Research

College of Menominee Nation


General

General

  • Chartered by the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin in 1994

  • Two Campuses

    • Main Campus, Keshena (Rural Reservation)

    • Branch Campus, Green Bay (Urban)

  • 750 Students

  • 26+ Tribes Served

  • 75% Female

  • 60% American Indian

  • 70% First Generation

  • 90% Financial Aid Eligible


Academic divisions

Academic Divisions

  • Continuing Education

    • No Faculty

    • Outreach and Community Development

  • Letters and Science

    • 23 Faculty

    • 13 Associate Degrees

    • 3 Baccalaureate Degrees

    • 3 Certificates

  • Nursing

    • 10 Faculty

    • 1 Associate Degree/RN

    • 1 Technical Diploma/LPN

    • CNA

  • Technical Education

    • 6 Faculty

    • 4 Technical Diplomas


Mission

Mission

The College of Menominee Nation’s mission is to provide opportunities in higher education to its students. As an institution of higher education chartered by the Menominee people, the college infuses this education with American Indian culture, preparing students for careers and advanced studies in a multicultural world. As a land grant institution, the College is committed to research, promoting, perpetuating, and nurturing American Indian Culture, and providing outreach workshops and community service.


Research capabilities human resources

Research CapabilitiesHuman Resources

  • Letters and Science

    • 8 PhDs

    • 15 Masters (6 PhD Candidates)

  • Nursing

    • 10 Masters (3 PhD Candidates)

  • Technical Education

    • 4 Masters

    • 2 Bachelors


Research capabilities physical

Research CapabilitiesPhysical

  • Sustainable Development Institute

  • Center of First Nations’ Forestland

  • Menominee Forest

  • College Facilities:

    • Keshena Labs

      • Biology

      • Chemistry

      • Environmental/Natural Resources

      • Physics/Engineering

      • Simulation (Nursing)

    • Green Bay Lab

      • General Science


Research challenges

Research Challenges

  • Teaching College

    • Faculty Course Load

    • Faculty Competency

      • Curricular Cultural Infusion

      • Research

    • Basic Lab Facilities

  • Sustainable Development Institute/Center of First Nations’ Forestland Focus Does Not Correspond with Current Faculty Expertise

    • Forestry

    • Climate Change

    • Projected: Materials Science

  • Tribe/Community


Current research project challenge examples

Current Research Project Challenge Examples

  • Sacred Little Ones (Teacher Education Department)

    • Staff Turnover

    • Data Collection

  • Smithsonian Institution Geo Plots (Sustainable Development Institute)

    • Tribe’s Proprietary Data

    • Dissemination


Institutional support

Institutional Support

  • Develop a College/Community Research Agenda

  • Develop a College/Community Research Model

  • Support Faculty Professional Development

  • Cultivate Partnerships and Affiliations

    • Mainstream IHEs

    • National Labs

  • Promote and Reward Faculty/Student Research Projects

  • Provide Administrative Support

    • Internship/Research Office

    • Grant Writing Support

    • Data Collection Support


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