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Presenters sought for AIHEC Conference
19 November 2007

BISMARCK (UTN) – Proposals are being accepted for workshop presentations for the 2008 gathering of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. Planners of the AIHEC conference seek proposals for presentations during the organization’s 27th annual meeting set for March 17 – 20 in Bismarck, ND.

      Attending will be students, faculty, staff, and administrators from 35 member institutions, located primarily in the western part of the nation, that serve the higher education needs of American Indian students.

AIHEC planning
Serving on AIHEC Conference planning committees are tribal college faculty and staff members, seen here at a November 2 meeting at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. UTN photo.

      The planning committee especially seeks presentations about leadership in higher education. Other topics may include tribal colleges, student development, careers, grant management, academic achievement, student retention, and communication.

      The deadline for submitting proposals is December 10.

      The following subjects are also considered key strands for review during the conference: research, language preservation, curriculum design, cultural integration, technology, leadership development, voter education, AIHEC roles, training for board of trustee members, and developing and incorporating elders into tribal college systems.

      Workshop audiences will include students, faculty, administration and/or staff members. Workshops with elders as presenters will receive priority.

      Proposal forms may be found at the link for the conference at the Sitting Bull College website: www.sittingbull.edu. Selected presenters will be notified by January 28, 2008.

      Also posted online is a tentative conference schedule, along with information about lodging, student competition and activities, vendors, sponsors, and registration.

      Conference pre-registration at reduced fees is open until February 29.

      The AIHEC conference will be headquartered at the Bismarck Civic Center; some events will be held at United Tribes Technical College, Radisson Hotel, and Ramkota Hotel.

      For more information about workshop proposals contact Donna Seaboy, Sitting Bull College – AIHEC, 1341 92 Street, Fort Yates, ND, 58538; 701-854-8013, 701-400-3769, FAX (701) 854-3403.


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