AIHEC produces many resources for their member institutions and their students to use or reference in their own advocacy efforts, for their individual national or regional meetings, and for their day-to-day operations. To locate these resources more easily, AIHEC has made all the common and relevant resources available on their website for their members, students, and the general public. Resources that AIHEC makes available include advocacy or meeting documents, AIHEC historical archives, summaries of past AIHEC initiatives, current grant and student opportunities, AIHEC policies and procedures, and links to partners and funders.
The partnerships that AIHEC forges with other entities contributes to the Tribal College Movement and benefits the communities and stakeholders that AIHEC serves. Either by assisting with the support of AIHEC’s effort or increasing the reach of AIHEC’s initiatives, AIHEC’s partnerships are crucial to the execution and impact of AIHEC’s strategic plan and fostering greater resources and support for the Tribal College community.
- American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
- American Council on Education (ACE)
- American Indian College Fund
- American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
- Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
- Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU)
- First Nations Adult and Higher Education Consortium (FNAHEC)
- Hispanic Association of College and Universities (HACU)
- National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
- National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
- National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools: The Higher Learning Commission
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Partnership with Native Americans
- School of Professional and Extended Studies, American University
- Tribal College Journal
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC): Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
- World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC)
Through AIHEC’s policy and advocacy efforts, AIHEC established partners with Federal entities, departments, agencies, and administrations.
- Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- Public Health Prevention Service
- United States Census Bureau – American Indians and Alaska Natives Resources
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
- United States Department of Education
- United States Department of Energy
- United States Department of Health and Human Services
- United States Department of Justice – Tribal Justice and Safety in Indian Country
- United States Department of the Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
- United States Government Accounting Office (GAO)
- United States House of Representatives
- United States Senate
- White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education
Partnerships within the Student Success initiative are crucial to AIHEC’s transformational efforts to become an intermediary for scalable impact in the Tribal College community.
- Achieving the Dream (ATD): DREAM Scholars Program
- Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Every Learner Everywhere
- World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium
AIHEC’s STEM initiative relies on partnerships to provide essential resources, expertise, and connections that support development of strong STEM education and research programs at the Tribal Colleges.
- Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) – National Science Foundation
- Cisco Academy
- Glass House Systems
- HT Condor
- North Dakota State University (NDSU)
- Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
- Tribal College and University Program – National Science Foundation
AIHEC’s Land Grant initiative relies on public and private partnerships to provide essential land grant resources, expertise, and connections to external networks to the Tribal College Movement.
- First Americans Land-grant College Organization and Network (FALCON)
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
AIHEC’s Health initiative relies on their partners to provide essential resources, expertise, and connections to external networks to advance the health programs at TCUs.
- Indian Health Service: Diabetes Education for Tribal Schools (DETS)
- National Library of Medicine: American Indian Health
- Praxis AI
AIHEC’s Sovereignty initiative relies on public and private partnerships to provide the resources, the expertise, and the connections necessary to preserve the sovereignty of the Tribal nations and the TCUs they charter.