TITLE III PART A : STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS, AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBALLY CONTROLLED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
This Department of Education program helps eligible IHEs to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions.
The current award period is October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2020.
The current award supports expanding high quality services from the Information Technology department by upgrading infrastructure of the campus network and maintenance of the network, hardware, and software for student, staff and faculty access. Including but not limited to IT purchases necessary for delivery of technology needs in the classrooms, labs and offices.
The Multimedia Communications department works with departments to design publications for program development and retention efforts. The department is responsible to maintain social media communications on behalf of BCC.
The current award supports fiscal stability by funding pertinent staff needed for institutional research to support accreditation requirements, writing grant proposals to leverage additional funding, and staffing to monitor compliance of fiscal spending.
Set for completion in June of 2018. The Title III Part F Construction grant is leveraging construction funding at BCC to build a new 9,200 square foot Health Science Education Building. The Health Science Education Building will serve the Nursing program, Elementary Education program and Early Childhood program offered at BCC. The building is designed for office space, a conference room, two instructional classrooms, a nursing simulation lab, a computer lab for certification testing, and a large multi-purpose classroom to accommodate teaching methods and large lecture seminars.
The Blackfeet Nation is suffering from syndemic levels of health disparities, concentrated poverty, and violent crime victimization, to name but a few. The health educational and training programs at BCC intertwine western health education with traditional Blackfeet knowledge to better prepare students with culturally-supported training which assures that BCC students are prepared to work on and off the Blackfeet Nation. The Students Health Science Education Building will provide a safe, intellectual place to train and educate students and community to address these devastating health problems. The Health Science Education center will include labs, office space and classrooms to accommodate the Nursing Program and Allied Health and Healthcare Administration programs. Blackfeet Community College offers associate degrees in Community health, Human Science, Nursing, Health and Physical Fitness. BCC has one year certifications that include; Behavioral Health Aid, Emergency Medical Technician ( EMT) , Emergency Response (EMR) and Medical Billing and Coding.
Lastly, in order to achieve “access to quality education programs” students, faculty and staff must engage in a safe learning environment. Title III Part F funding has been crucial in the development of the Safety office on campus. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, BCC continues to establish a process for documenting, reporting and responding to criminal and safety incidences. The role of the office is to promote and support safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, therefore the Security Patrol Officer serves as a professional witness by first responding, documenting incidences and following up with departments that need to take corrective action. In a recent satisfaction survey conducted by the Institutional Research Officer, students rated BCC as place they feel safe. A published Annual Security Report is made available to all on the BCC website before October 1st, annually with data from the previous school year.