TONKAWA — Northern Oklahoma College announces its newest project to serve Native American as well as low-income students, made possible by a federal grant awarded last fall.
Funded by a federal grant through the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) program, the “Merging Tradition and Technology: Engaging Native American and Low Income Students to Complete College” project has identified “a wide variety of activities through three main initiatives,” according to Charlene Flanery, Title III project director for the NASNTI grant.
These activities will be implemented throughout five years, October 2016 through September 2021, she added.
The first initiative will revise 30 existing NOC online courses offered to meet Quality Matters certification standards. The six tribal centers within the college service area—Otoe-Missouria, Tonkawa and Ponca tribes and Kaw, Osage and Pawnee nations—will each be equipped with an access site designed to serve as a computer lab and interactive television (ITV) classroom.
The second initiative will develop high quality, interactive online services to support both on-campus and distance education students.
(See NOC Project, Page 7C)