Wisconsin College Joins with State UniversityMay 15th, 1989 | By tcj | Category: 1-1: From the Past, the Future, Tribal College News
Frustrated by the low participation rate of Native American students in higher education, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College has joined with a state institution to broaden its service to Wisconsin’s Indian population.
Through a series of joint projects with the University of Wisconsin, Superior, the college will offer a wider range of courses, more educational resources and a seamless transfer program for students wanting to continue their education at the state university.
The program is expected to offer both educational opportunity and greater economic development.
“It is all too clear that progress on access to higher education and thus to full economic opportunities available in American life has stalled for many minorities,” according to a report outlining the program. This bold proposal… will help to restore the momentum.”
The university will provide, for example, graduate courses for teachers and administrators in the reservation school system. It will also offer business and science classes at Lac Courte Oreilles.
In addition, the university will help the tribal college in its accreditation process and will provide workshops on economic development.
For its part, Lac Courte Oreilles will offer seminars for faculty and staff at the state institution on strategies for teaching Indian students. Faculty exchanges have also been proposed.