26-4 Summer 2015 “Tribal College Governance” Resource Guide

Volume 26, No. 4 - Summer 2015
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The following resource guide is a list of compiled references relating to leadership at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The list contains books, journal articles, and dissertations. Several of the referenced books are specific to Native American leadership within Native American institutions, while others deal with leadership in general. Leadership can span the divide of race and ethnicity and for that reason a good working knowledge of leadership in general will be the base for further research on Native Americans. The journal articles listed below will also cover a scope of diversity in leadership within higher education. My intent is to gather resources on this topic from several angles and perspectives, including those of of women and people of color. The dissertations I have listed below focus specifically on leadership within TCUs.

TCU leaders incorporate many styles into the development of their methods for leading their personnel and constituents. These resources may be able to provide some insight into this expanding topic of TCU and Native American leadership, and will hopefully lead to further research and publication in this field.

Austin, R.D. (2005). Perspectives of American Indian Nation Parents and Leaders. New Directions for Student Services, 109, 41-48.

Badwound, E. (1990). Leadership and American Indian Values: The Tribal College Dilemma (Doctoral Dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database. (303891743).

Becenti, F.D. (1995). Leadership Profiles of Tribal College Presidents (Doctoral Dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database. (304188154).

Birnbaum, R. (1988). How Colleges Work: The Cybernetics of Academic Organization and Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Blanchard, K.H., & Hodges, P. (2003). The Servant Leader: Transforming Your Heart, Head, Hands, & Habits. Nashville, Tenn: J. Countryman.

Bordeaux, L. (2012). The Call to Lead: Words of Wisdom from the Longest-Serving Tribal College President. Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 24(2),          26-29.

Bowman, N. (2009). Dreamweavers: Tribal College Presidents Build Institutions Bridging TwoWorlds. Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 20(4), 12-18.

Boyer, P. (2008). End of What Trail?: Intertribal Colleges Support Thriving Cultures. Tribal College: Journal Of American Indian Higher Education19(3), 23-25.

Brayboy, B.M.J., Fann, A.J., Castagno, A.E., & Solyom, J.A. (2012). Postsecondary Education for American Indian and Alaska Natives: Higher Education for Nation Building and Self-Determination: ASHE Higher Education Report 37(5). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Campbell, M.H. (2003). Leadership Styles of Successful Tribal College Presidents (Doctoral Dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database. (305310568).

Chin, J. (2011). Women and Leadership: Transforming Visions and Current Contexts. Forum On Public Policy Online, 2. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ944204

Collins, J. (2001). Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t. New York: Harper Collins Publishers Inc.

Deloria, V., & Wildcat, D. (2001). Power and Place: Indian Education in America. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing. Retrieved from http://www.ebrary.com. ProQuest ebrary.

Edmunds, R.D. (2001). The New Warriors: Native American Leaders Since 1900. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Fox, M.T. (2005). Voices from Within: Native American Faculty and Staff on Campus. New Directions for Student Services, 109, 49-59.

Hawkins, C. (2009). Leadership Theories-Managing Practices, Challenges, Suggestions. Community College Enterprise, 15(2), 39-62.

Jennings, M.L. (2004). Alaska Native Political Leadership and Higher Education: One University, Two Universes. Lanham, MD: Alta Mira Press.

Jones, S., Lefoe, G., Harvey, M., & Ryland, K. (2012). Distributed Leadership: A Collaborative Framework for Academics, Executives and Professionals in Higher Education. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management34(1), 67-78.

Kandiko, C. B. (2012). Leadership and Creativity in Higher Education: The Role of Interdisciplinarity. London Review of Education, 10(2), 191-200.

Kezar, A. (2012). Bottom-Up/Top-Down Leadership: Contradiction or Hidden Phenomenon. Journal of Higher Education, 83(5), 725-760.

Kouzes, J.M., Posner, B.Z. (2011). Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It Why People Demand It. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

McKenzie-Jones, P. (2010). We Are Among the Poor, the Powerless, the Inexperienced and the Inarticulate: Clyde Warrior’s Campaign for a Greater Indian America. American Indian Quarterly, 34(2), 224-257.

Mihesuah, D.A., & Wilson, A.C. (2002). Indigenous Scholars Versus the Status Quo. American Indian Quarterly26(1), 145-48.

Minthorn, R., & Chavez, A.F. (2014) Indigenous Leadership in Higher Education. New York: Routledge.

O’Brien, S. (1993). American Indian Tribal Governments: The Civilization of the American Indian Series. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Pember, M.A. (2007). Humility, Persistence, Dedication: Three Tribal College Presidents’ Paths Began as TCU Students. Tribal College: Journal Of American Indian Higher Education19(1), 24-27.

Portugal, L. (2006). Diversity Leadership in Higher Education. Academic Leadership Online Journal, 4(3), 23-28.

Richland, J.B., & Deer, S. (2010). Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies. Lanham, MD: Alta Mira Press.

Schwahn, C.J., Spady, W.G., & American Association of School Administrators. (2010). Total Leaders 2.0: Leading in the Age of Empowerment. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Sitting Crow, K.P. (2013). Tribal Colleges and Universities in the 21st Century: Native American Female Leadership in Tribal Higher Education (Doctoral Dissertation).        Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database. (1461465228).

Sypawka, W., Mallett, W., & McFadden, C. (2010). Leadership Styles of Community College Academic Deans. Community College Enterprise, 16(1), 63-73.

Toll, C.A. (2010). Six Steps to Learning Leadership. Journal Of Staff Development31(3), 50-52.

Turner, C.V. (2007). Pathways to the Presidency: Biographical Sketches of Women of Color Firsts. Harvard Educational Review77(1), 1-38.

Webb, K.S. (2009). Creating Satisfied Employees in Christian Higher Education: Research on Leadership Competencies. Christian Higher Education, 8(1), 18-31.

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