The purpose of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is to promote institutional effectiveness through planning, evaluation, and use of feedback for continuous improvement to fulfill the College’s Mission and Core Themes.
The Northwest Indian College Mission statement was approved by the Board of Trustees in July 2004: Through Education, Northwest Indian College promotes indigenous self-determination and knowledge.
The college follows a Continuous Improvement Model by using strategic planning, assessment of goals and objectives, evaluation of results in the context of the mission, and uses evidence to make changes for improvement. In November 2010, the Board of Trustees approved the following four Core Themes to guide Strategic Planning that result in mission fulfillment.
Institutional and tribal community data do not necessarily indicate student learning, but do reflect the overall condition and effectiveness of the college. These data include, for example, retention, graduation, enrollment, and transfer trends in the following reports:
Northwest Indian College faculty and staff are encouraged to seek grants from public and private agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals that support the Mission and Core Themes of the college. Institutional Assessment and Planning is key in determining if it is necessary or appropriate to seek external funds for research or sponsored programs.
Employees that have evidence-based need for funding that is in alignment with the college mission and goals can submit a request to pursue funding. Every proposal submitted for external funding to any agency or organization must receive administrative approval by the College before it is submitted. Submit the “Authorization to Pursue Funding” form and proposal abstract to the Office of Sponsored Programs at least 3 working days prior to the agency due date for administrative review and approval. Technical assistance with writing grant proposals is available upon request. Note: request for technical assistance should be made as early as possible. Administrative approval comes from the employee’s supervisor, and from the College president.
Barbara Roberts, Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, (360) 392-4326, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Swedelius, Grants Accountant, (360) 392-4209, email@example.com
Debbi Mele Mai, Research and Sponsored Programs Coordinator, (360) 392-4234, firstname.lastname@example.org
SponsoredPrograms@nwic.edu goes to both Barbara Roberts and Debbi Mele Mai
Headcount – 1536
FTE – 760
ISC – 668
Programs of Study – 47%
Non-Program of Study – 11%
CEU Only – 43%
AAS/AST Transfer – 57%
Bachelor of Science – 9%
Bachelor of Arts – NSL 6%
Bachelor of Arts – CARE 3%
Bachelor of Arts – TGBM 15%
ATA Technical – 7%
Certificate/Award of Competency – 3%
Headcount by Location
Lummi – 1188
Tulalip – 103
Muckleshoot – 115
Port Gamble – 142
Nez Perce – 151
Nisqually – 140
Other – 288
Vice President of Research & Sponsored Programs
(360) 392-4210 email@example.com
Director of Institutional Research & Assessment
(360) 392-4285 firstname.lastname@example.org
Research & Sponsored Programs Coordinator
(360) 392-4324 email@example.com
Institutional Research Analyst
(360) 392-4210 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant to VP of ORSP
(360) 392-4208 email@example.com
Indirect indicators of student learning (perceptions) ask students to reflect on their learning through, for example, surveys, focus groups, interviews, and so on.