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 that support the college’s Strategic Plan, Core Themes and/or Mission Statement. Funds can be sought from public and private agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals. Institutional Assessment and Planning is key in determining if it is necessary or appropriate to seek external funds for research or sponsored programs.
Every proposal submitted for external funding to any agency or organization must receive administrative approval by the College before it is submitted.
Employees that have evidence-based need for funding in alignment with the current Strategic Plan, Core Themes and/or Mission Statement must submit an Authorization to Pursue Funding (A2P) form*. Submit the A2P form and proposal abstract to SponsoredPrograms@nwic.edu for administrative review and approval as soon as possible or a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the agency application due date. Administrative approval comes from the employee’s supervisor, with final from the College president. Technical assistance with writing grant proposals is available upon request. Note: request for technical assistance should be made as early as possible.
*Open Authorization to Pursue form, Save As and rename “A2P-FunderName-ProjectName-DueDate”
Barbara Roberts, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, (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
John Glover, Director of Advancement, (360) 392-4088, email@example.com
All Sponsored Programs (grants, sub-awards, etc.) should be sent to: SponsoredPrograms@nwic.edu. This email goes to both Barbara Roberts and Debbi Mele Mai.
Headcount – 1661
FTE – 700
ISC – 642
Programs of Study – 39%
Non-Program of Study – 29%
CEU Only – 32%
AAS/AST Transfer – 55%
Bachelor of Science – 10%
Bachelor of Arts – NSL 6%
Bachelor of Arts – CARE 4%
Bachelor of Arts – TGBM 17%
ATA Technical – 6%
Certificate/Award of Competency – 2%
Headcount by Location
Lummi – 805
Tulalip – 72
Muckleshoot – 120
Port Gamble – 90
Nez Perce – 72
Nisqually – 82
Other – 320
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness
(360) 392-4210 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Institutional Research & Assessment
(360) 392-4285 email@example.com
Research & Sponsored Programs Coordinator
(360) 392-4324 firstname.lastname@example.org
Institutional Research Analyst
(360) 392-4210 email@example.com
Assistant to VP of ORSP
(360) 392-4208 firstname.lastname@example.org
Indirect indicators of student learning (perceptions) ask students to reflect on their learning through, for example, surveys, focus groups, interviews, and so on.