6th Annual TCU Faculty Research Convening Call for Proposals and Registration Form

6th Annual TCU Faculty Research Convening Call for Proposals and Registration Form


Theme: Innovation of Indigenous Higher Education: Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) Utilizing Theory and Practice

Description: TCUs are incubators of innovation within higher education as faculty engage in place-based research and curriculum/program/policy development that blends local and traditional knowledge with contemporary methods. As faculty engage in innovation within their respective fields, TCUs participate in “place-keeping”. Place-keeping can be described as contributing to the continuation of being in a place and the efforts to take care of it.

Innovation can occur across all disciplines and departments at TCUs. Faculty can use the four sub-themes listed below as guides to connect their research and work to the conference theme and in the development of their proposals.


1. Knowledge and Learning to Action - How TCUs are using contemporary methods and higher education to revitalize tribal languages and cultural ways of being.

2. Strategies for Student Success - How TCUs are creating culturally-based models that address the whole student.

3. Interdisciplinary Space - How TCUs are collaborating across departments and with the community to create a comprehensive vision for the institution, which is responsive to how community and culture function.

4. Sustainability across the Institution - How TCUs are sustaining programming and higher educational endeavors.

General Research Convening and Proposal Information

Dates: July 8-9, 2019

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Downtown Denver Convention Center

Hosted by: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Hosted for: TCU Faculty, Staff, and Leadership

Deadline: Faculty must complete the Registration Form and Presentation Proposal Form by Friday, April 26, 2019.

The purpose of the Research Convening is to share, learn, and grow professionally as faculty in our mission to serve tribal college students and communities, and to learn about the work being done in respective fields of study. TCU faculty are invited to submit proposals that connect to the theme and four sub-themes in the areas of (but not limited to) the environment, arts, language and culture, health, economic development, protection of land, best practices, student support services, policy development, and pedagogical strategies/approaches.

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