Partnerships with two-year and tribal colleges to create pathways for Native transfer students
Working in partnership with the Simpson Center partnership with Seattle Colleges, we will expand this effort to connect with Wenatchee Valley College (WVC), the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Colville), and other two-year and tribal colleges by hosting a bi-annual regional Indigenous Studies Higher Education Pedagogy Summit and promoting the development of new coursework in AIIS. This initiative will also be supporting our graduate students to teach courses in these institutions. The goals are to create culturally relevant and timely coursework in the region; to increase Native student enrollments; and to facilitate easier transfer pathways to the UW and other four-year colleges in AIIS. This initiative will deepen connections between UW and two-year and tribal colleges through the cross-mentorship instructors and will provide our graduate students with much needed teaching and mentorship experience.