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
1 Provide PBATCU Chair with a report from the Working 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

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE
Executive Director

SUPPORT OR RESOURCES NEEDED

OTHERS INVOLVED
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.

Martha McLeod

WHITCU Staff

Working Group BIE

Aug 8 / Aug 15 Aug 15 / Sep 4

Approved

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. 9/17 Cavett requests collaboration with Gipp

Executive Director

Information received

PBATCU Chair

AIHEC President

Aug 20 / Sep 4

Support ensured / collaboration between AIHEC and WHITCU

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SPECIFIC ACTION ITEMS

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE

SUPPORT OR RESOURCES NEEDED

OTHERS INVOLVED

WHEN TO START / COMPLETE

HOW TO MEASURE

ACTION TAKEN
@ AIHEC 9/18 and 9/19 Gipp responds no need to collaborate with Board
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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 Completed list 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 verify list

Federal Agencies

Sep 4 / Sep 28 Then Ongoing

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SPECIFIC ACTION ITEMS
8 Create a process to systematically generate followup communications with stakeholders and decision makers

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE
WHITCU

SUPPORT OR RESOURCES NEEDED
Executive Director to monitor process

OTHERS INVOLVED
PBATCU, Federal Agencies, stakeholders

WHEN TO START / COMPLETE
Sep 11 / Ongoing

HOW TO MEASURE
Process has been implemented

ACTION TAKEN
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

9 Board members identify and approach their contacts

PBATCU Board

WHITCU Staff

Sep 24 / Ongoing

Contacts provided to WHITCU

10 Provide feedback to PBATCU on status of project 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)

Executive Director

WHITCU Staff

Quarterly Present report 10/18 Email to Board beginning Oct 1 PBATCU TBD based on budget process Support provided or declined Letters & emails are sent Letters mailed 8/9 Executive Director initiated research

PBATCU Chair

WHITCU Staff

PBATCU Members

WHITCU Staff

TBD based on budget process

PBATCU Members

Executive Director to research

TBD based on budget process

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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 95471 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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