GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND ACTION ITEMS

GOAL: PROVIDE ADVICE TO THE PRESIDENT AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACTIONS THAT WILL LEAD TO INCREASED FINANCIAL SECURITY OF TRIBAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OBJECTIVE: Recommend full forward funding process from the Department of the Interior under P.L. 95-471
SPECIFIC ACTION ITEMS SUPPORT OR WHO IS OTHERS RESOURCES RESPONSIBLE INVOLVED NEEDED
Working Group

WHEN TO START / COMPLETE
July 20 / July 20

HOW TO MEASURE
Approved

ACTION TAKEN
Done 7/19. Copy to Board for 8/8 meeting. 8/8. Board motioned and approved. 8/29. WHITCU Executive Director met with Asst Secy Artman 9/6 Chair had conversation with Crazy Bull, Billy, other TCU presidents.

1 Provide PBATCU Chair with a Executive report from the Working Director Group presenting the recommended action items 2 Present this plan to PBATCU for approval 3 Contact BIE to determine the status of present efforts and how WHITCU can assist 4 Notify and engage AIHEC and TCU Presidents of PBATCU/WHITCU joint collaboration effort Martha McLeod Executive Director WHITCU Staff

Working Group BIE

Aug 8 / Aug 15 Aug 15 / Sep 4

Approved Information received

PBATCU Chair

AIHEC President

Aug 20 / Sep 4 Support ensured / collaboration between AIHEC and

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SPECIFIC ACTION ITEMS

SUPPORT OR WHO IS OTHERS RESOURCES RESPONSIBLE INVOLVED NEEDED

WHEN TO START / COMPLETE

HOW TO MEASURE
WHITCU

ACTION TAKEN
9/17 Cavett requests collaboration with Gipp @ AIHEC i 9/18 and 9/19 Gipp responds no need to collaborate with Board ii 9/20 Gipp suggests interaction iii

5 Develop Issue Paper(s) that outline the full funding issues and provide recommendations (with “one-pager” to hand out to contacts) 6 Lead effort to identify key stakeholders needed to support this endeavor

WHITCU Staff

BIE, AIHEC

Sep 4 / Sep 17

Issue Papers 9/17 Documents / One-Pagers complete completed 9/20 Documents emailed to PBATCU members Completed list 9/17 Documents complete 9/20 Document emailed to PBATCU members 9/20 Email sent to Board members 10/3 Reminder email sent to Board. Two responses.

WHITCU Staff PBATCU

Executive Director to verify list

Federal Agencies

Start Sep 4 / List Sep 28 Then Ongoing

7 Lead effort to identify governmental organizations and individuals who are key decision makers in the process (budget, other agencies, Department Liaison offices, etc.)

WHITCU Staff PBATCU

Exec Director to Federal verify list Agencies

Sep 4 / Sep 28 Completed Then Ongoing list

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SPECIFIC ACTION ITEMS

SUPPORT OR WHO IS OTHERS RESOURCES RESPONSIBLE INVOLVED NEEDED
WHITCU

WHEN TO START / COMPLETE

HOW TO MEASURE

ACTION TAKEN

8 Create a process to systematically generate follow-up communications with stakeholders and decision makers

Executive PBATCU, Sep 11 / Director to Federal Ongoing monitor process Agencies, stakeholders

Process has been implemente d

9 Board members identify and PBATCU Board approach their contacts

WHITCU Staff

Sep 24 / Ongoing

Contacts provided to WHITCU

9/27 Designated federal reps notified of the Board’s actions 9/28 WHITCU: Excel template updated as names are returned 10/3 Two members have returned contact information 10/18 Email to Board

10 Provide feedback to PBATCU Executive on status of project Director 11 Solicit support of the Secretary of Education and Secretary of the Interior 12 Develop and implement letter writing campaign (including emails) 13 Write a letter to the President (from each PBATCU member) PBATCU Chair

WHITCU Staff WHITCU Staff PBATCU

Quarterly Present beginning Oct 1 report TBD based on Support budget process provided or declined TBD based on Letters & budget process emails are sent TBD based on Letters budget process mailed

PBATCU Members WHITCU Staff

PBATCU Members Executive Director to research

8/9 Executive Director initiated research

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I know you and the staff are aware that the PBATCU decided they could provide assistance to help move the issue of forward funding under 95-471 forward for the FY09 budget. I do not believe this to be a hasty decision on the part of the working group who proposed this action item, nor one the Board feels can be done alone. Rather, everyone needs to be walking together to provide the best possible support for the tribal colleges. Could you let me know who you have working on this on-staff and have them give me a call please. To best benefit the TCUs I feel we need to meet and see how to best fit the pieces together. Budgets are moving forward and the Board has a sincere interest in adding value where it can. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Thanks for the offer. As I understand where we are in the process there isn’t much to collaborate on at this point. What would be helpful if you could monitor the budget the process and keep us informed of any changes. Regarding getting together, right now [no one is available]. Per Cheryl’s request we will send out a status report at this point from our perspective to everyone. You may have other insights that you wish to share. In follow up to my note yesterday, I don't know that you can or are amenable to sharing information as suggested, but it would be helpful. I wanted to let you know that we would be happy to visit with you and your staff in the near future regarding the need to collaborate on other issues. I fully agree that we need to work together, which was one of the underlying purposes for creating the WHITCU. Obviously there are strategies that you can pursue and others that we can pursue from the outside; therefore, it is important that we work together. In the future as issues or questions are raised we can discuss the need to have some conversations.
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