Haskell Indian Nations University proposes a five year Tribal College/University Program, .Mathematics: Keystone for Success. to increase the number of American Indian students entering STEM fields. It will do so by building the capacity of Haskell Indian Nations University to complement the knowledge of incoming students and to deliver rigorous mathematics/science instruction.
Elements of the proposal required to transform Haskell.s mathematics and mathematically rich disciplines from pure service areas include: 1) Enlarging the existing and highly successful Ross Hall Learning Laboratory: The Laboratory is successful in swiftly moving students from precollege mathematics to College Algebra. Its expansion would place all students in this excellent and supportive environment and release Mathematics faculty to develop and teach higher-level mathematics courses. 2) Providing faculty development: The faculty require updating through taking classes, being involved in in-house workshops and attending conferences. 3) Develop mathematics and mathematically rich science courses: A series of classes to provide a .comprehensive. minor in mathematics at Haskell will be developed. Complementary curricula will be developed in pre-engineering, in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Biology/Environmental Sciences; and courses to serve Liberal Arts students will be created. 4) Incorporate Technologies into Haskell courses: The use of a variety of technologies will update course presentation and allow students to explore technological advances in mathematics. 5) Expanded career related experiences for students: Students will be provided academic year and summer research and internship experiences that will arouse their interest in pursuing their education in mathematics or mathematically rich disciplines. 6) Enhanced infrastructure including recruitment, assessment, retention and makes sophisticated tracking of student progress possible.