TCU Faculty Research

TCU Faculty Convening

The TCU Faculty Convening is a two-day conference that highlights research conducted by TCU faculty across disciplines. The research convening also facilitates networking among TCU faculty and conversations on important topics such as Indigenous research methods, curriculum development, pedagogy, best practices in TCU higher education, and the success of current programs at TCUs. Watch the video to get a glimpse of what happens at the convening.

Watch the 12 presentations from the 2021 Research Convening

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TCU Research Journal

In 2016, the College Fund launched the Tribal College and University Research Journal (TCURJ), the first peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to research conducted by TCU faculty. Each annual issue of the journal features four to five papers authored by TCU faculty and co-authored by faculty and students from TCUs and mainstream institutions. The research focuses on topics of importance to TCUs and Native nations, and amplifies Indigenous perspectives and research methodologies.

Research Journals

Intensive Writing Retreat to Develop Manuscripts for Publication

The two-day Intensive Writing Retreat provides the time that many TCU faculty need to develop a manuscript from their research. The retreat also provides mentorship and presentations from senior Native and TCU faculty in the development of manuscripts, the journal submission process, Indigenous research methods, and preparing for presentations.

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Sovereign Nations Series: Flags Symbolize National Identity for Tribal Nations and TCUs

Sovereign Nations Series: Flags Symbolize National Identity for Tribal Nations and TCUs

June 14 is Flag Day, when the United States commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag, reflective of the status of the U.S. as a sovereign nation. The Stars and Stripes, recognizable throughout the world, prompted me to think about the symbolism of flags and their representation of national identity, such as that the U.S. flag represents. Tribal flags are also representative of sovereign nations. The celebration of Flag Day a suitable time to share insights into our history and our contemporary lives as Tribal people.

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