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Native Student Learning Action Plan

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
November 21-22, 2002

University/College Teacher/Paraprofessional Preparation Report and Recommendations:

Statement of the Problem

Strategies

Activities

Who is Responsible

Timeline

Evaluation

1.Alaska institutes of higher education need to increase the level of receptivity and support of Alaska Native students in order to assure greater success.

1.Alaska universities and colleges work to increase the number of and retention of Native students in all university programs.

1.Alaska universities and colleges work to increase the cross-cultural training of university faculty.

1.President UA system

2.Board of Regents

3.State Board of Education

4.UA Faculty

1.November 21-22, 2002 - November 21-22, 2003 and ongoing

1.Establishment of Native Teacher Preparation Programs.

2.Cross-Cultural Training for Faculty

2.Same as Above

 

1.Alaska universities and colleges provide counseling for financial aid opportunities.

Each University and college Admissions & Records Department and Native Higher Education Scholarship Programs

November 21 - 22, 2002 and ongoing

Increased number of Native student enrollment and retention.

3.Same as Above

 

1.Alaska universities and colleges provide program-based mentoring to support Native student success.

1.Each College and University program.

1.November 21 - 22, 2002 and ongoing

1.Students and mentors evaluation of student progress.

4.Local and Regional school leaders need to be more proactive in support and development of Native teachers and administrators

1.Alaska universities and colleges work along with local and regional school leaders specifically to increase the number of Native teachers, principals and school administrators at all levels.

1.Alaska universities and colleges specifically recruit Native students to enter into the profession of teaching by working with local and regional Elders and community leaders and incorporate the Guidelines for Preparing Culturally Responsive Teachers for Alaska’s Schools.

 

1.UA and college systems hire a Native teacher position to develop outreach to communities for recruitment.

University and college systems incorporate the Guidelines for Preparing Culturally Responsive Teachers for Alaska’s Schools.

1.November 21-22, 2002 and ongoing

1.Funding appropriated for a Native teacher position for recruitment of Native teachers. Orientation efforts by Native Educator Associations to inservice faculty on the Guidelines for Preparing Culturally Responsive Teachers scheduled for Universities and colleges.

5.Same as Above

1.Alaska universities and colleges work to reduce the turnover rate of rural Alaska teachers.

1.Alaska universities and colleges coordinate and provide specific orientation and cultural training for new teachers to rural Alaska following the Guidelines for Cross-Cultural Orientation Programs.

1.Board of Regents

2.State Board of Education

3.EED

4.Native Educator Associations

1.November 21-22, 2002 and ongoing

1. Board of Regent and State Board of Education Policy.

2. EED funding for Native Educator Associations to carry out the orientation process annually.

 

Same as Above

1.Alaska universities and colleges will develop culturally-relevant curricula that includes local knowledge and meets state guidelines as outlined in the Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools.

1.Board of Regents and 2.State Board of Education

1.November 21-22, 2002 and ongoing

1.Board of Regent and State Board of Education policy and university/college funding to support the curriculum development.

6.Same as Above

Same as Above

1.Alaska universities and colleges will work collaboratively in developing a central clearing house of curricula and resources on funding opportunities for curriculum development and teacher preparation in collaboration with the Alaskool website and the Alaska Native Knowledge Network.

1.UA President

2.College Deans

3.Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative Staff

4.Alaskool Staff

1. November 21-22, 2002 and ongoing

1.Establishment of a central clearinghouse accessible to all teacher preparation

programs in Alaska.

7.Same as Above

Same as Above

1.Alaska university and college teacher preparation programs will offer cross-cultural endorsements as an area of specialization.

1.EED’s Teacher Education Professional Licensure Advisory Committee, University of Alaska Fairbanks

1.The next TEPLAC meeting.

1.Acceptance of the Cross-Cultural Education Specialist Endorsement Course and incorporation into the UAF course offerings.

8.Increase Educators understanding of the cultural contexts in which they live and work.

1.EED to convene a stakeholder workgroup to reexamine the multicultural requirements for certification.

2.The Tolerance Commission recommended that cross-cultural and diversity training be "comprehensive and regular."

1.Assess whether or not the currently approved "Alaska Studies" and 65 courses are approved under Multicultural/Cross-

Cultural. Question:

Do the current requirements and the current menu approach meet current needs?

1.EED staff person to convene a workgroup to report to the Commissioner and State Board of Education

1.November 21-22, 2002 - November 21-22, 2003

1.Policy direction from the State Board of Education.

2.Funding for a position in EED to carry out the work.

 
Immersion Committee Report and Recommendations
Curriculum Committee Report and Recommendations
Cross-Cultural Teacher Orientation Committee Report and Recommendations
Parent/Community Involvement Report and Recommendations
Governance Committee Report and Recommendations
University/College Teacher/Paraprofessional Preparation Report and Recommendations

 

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