DAY 1 Sunday, June 11, 2017
DAY 2 Monday, June 12, 2017
7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
8 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
10:15–11:30 a.m.Beyond Test Day: How the SAT Supercharges Practice and Career Exploration
Learn how to help Native students gain free preparation for the SAT using the official SAT practice with Khan Academy.Cultural Awareness and Cultural Sensitivity in Higher Education
This session is designed to inform, educate, and challenge the ways we think about Native American culture and identity in higher education.Empowering Native American Students to Successfully Plan and Pay for College
Learn best practices in educating and engaging Native American students on financial strategies for higher education.Identity, Community, and Culture: Fostering College Confidence and Success
The college journey is an identity journey. Explore NACA’s unique College Engagement model that honors and supports first-generation college students.Navigating the Rigorous Pathway to Medical School for American Indians
Presenters will discuss the rigors of the medical school application process and programs designed to assist American Indian students.Strategic Partnerships for Student Access Yield Results
Reaching Native students takes strategy in partnerships, which can inform all involved partners.
10:15–11:30 a.m.Our D.A.I.L.Y Work: Developing American Indian Leadership
This session explores how to recruit, retain, and graduate American Indian students in a higher education environment with increasingly competitive admission standards.
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
2–3:15 p.m.#NativesInHigherEd: Using Social Media to Reach Each Generation
This session details strategies to help higher education institutions use social media as a platform for student engagement.Fostering Native American Participation in STEM
The focus of this interactive workshop is to analyze factors and practices that foster Native American graduate students in STEM.High School 21+ Reservation Program: A Door to Opportunity
The High School 21+ program is an adult diploma program in Washington that is competency based and student centered.Implementing the Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum in Washington State
This session explores the strategic approach of Highline Public Schools in meaningful tribal consultation and the implementation of a new tribal curriculum.Invisible Barriers for Native American Access to Higher Education
Native American students face barriers to higher education including the misinformation of IPEDS and lack of access to the SAT and ACT test.MY LIFE: An Afterschool Program for Urban, Native American Girls
OKCPS Native American Student Services will present information on an afterschool program for urban, Native American girls.
3:30–4:45 p.m.Guided Pathways for Native Students: Career and Transfer Connections
This session will focus on the impact of culturally relevant onboarding processes for students, along with intrusive advising and career/transfer connections.Native Men’s Prayer Circle: A Sacred Community for Healing and Success
This workshop will cover support for Native men experiencing challenges before, during, and after their journeys in higher education.Testimonies: Indigenizing Education through an Indigenous-Based Cohort
In this session, the impact of Native American doctoral students participating in an Indigenous-based education curriculum will be shared.The Tri-University Collaboration: Native American Recruitment in Arizona
Admissions representatives from Arizona’s three public universities share their collaborative efforts to recruit Native American high school students.Using Love: An Innovative Support for Students at Risk
Southampton High School has implemented a series of “Academic Hearings” in which love is the driving force in supporting students at risk.
3:30–4:45 p.m.Addressing College and Career Readiness in Pueblo Indian Country
This session is about how culturally responsive curriculum is empowering Pueblo students to pursue higher education.
DAY 3 Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
8 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
9:15–10:30 a.m.Identifying Native Students: Challenges and Strategies
Guidelines for reporting race and ethnicity can result in underreporting of Native students. Challenges and promising practices will be discussed.Impacting the First Year: Programming Initiatives Building Student Success
This session details two recruitment and retention programs for American Indian students developed by American Indian Student Services at the University of New Mexico.Prepare for Placement: The Impact of Placement Tests on New College Students
Explore the next-generation ACCUPLACER tests and discuss the impact placement tests can have on a student’s college experience.PUEO’s Logic Model: A Culture of College for Native Hawaiian Students
The PUEO Program builds a culture of college for its underserved, high-risk scholars, and supports them as they strive to matriculate into college.
10:45 a.m.–NoonNurturing Partnerships in Urban Native Communities to Promote Going to College
Partnerships with families, K–12 educators, postsecondary institutions, and tribes are imperative for Native youth to envision a college-going future.SAT Suite Reporting Made Easy
This session shows how to access and use data from the SAT Suite of Assessments’ online reports, including features related to college readiness.Sister Scholars: Forming Community to Reclaim Space in Higher Education
This session will explore the role of Indigenous women in reclaiming scholarly space in higher education.Weaving Traditional Methods into Recruitment and Retention of Native Students
The development and implementation of successful innovative recruitment and retention efforts utilizing Native traditional ideologies and values systems.Where Do You Stand?: An Open Discussion on Institutional Inclusion
Attendees will learn about self and institutional assessment of attitudes as they relate to Native student perception and needs.
10:45 a.m.–NoonAmerican Indian/Alaskan Native (AIAN) Student College Choice
Understanding the factors and challenges related to AIAN students is critically important to increasing the college-going rates for these students.