AICF launches higher education repository

BY STAFF REPORTS
03/07/2018 04:00 PM
DENVER – The American Indian College Fund has created an online research repository to further understanding about Native higher education, tribal colleges and universities and American Indian and Alaska Native students.

The repository, located on the AICF’s web site, provides researchers and the public access to research the work the AICF and others do to support Native student success.

The resource includes literature reviews, annotated bibliographies and fact sheets on selected topics. It also provides access to dissertations produced by faculty fellows supported by the AICF’s Mellon Career Enhancement Fellowship Program and historical documents the AICF fund has produced over the years.

Also included are links to white papers and research conducted by other organizations pertinent to the Native higher education community and student success, including the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, National College Access Network, Penn Graduate School of Education’s Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, Gallup and the National Student Clearinghouse.

The repository includes four categories of research: student impact, faculty impact, institutional impact and community impact. Access to research materials are free and open to the public on the college fund’s website at collegefund.org/research-and-programs/research/research_repository.

If you are aware of research in these four categories that you believe should be linked to this body of work in the research repository, call David Sanders, vice president of Research, Evaluation and Faculty Development, at 303-426-8900 or email dsanders@collegefund.org.

Founded in 1989, the AICF has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native higher education for more than 28 years. The fund believes “Education is the Answer” and provided 6,548 scholarships in 2017 totaling $7.6 million to American Indian students, with more than 125,000 scholarships totaling $100 million since its inception.

For more information, visit www.collegefund.org.

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