Why SIPI? Featuring Waylon Ballew





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Published on Mar 13, 2014

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute • 9169 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque NM 87120 • 800-586-SIPI • 800-586-7474 • Copyright 2003-2013 • SIPI •
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Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute is a National Indian Community College that prepares Native American students to be productive life-long learners as tribal members in an ever-changing global environment. As a land grant institution, SIPI partners with tribes, employers, and other organizations with a stake in Indian education. An enduring commitment to student success is the hallmark of SIPI's operations.

By the year 2020, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) will solidify its position as a preeminent higher learning institution, providing a range of career and transfer opportunities for Native learners throughout the United States including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Recognized for its unwavering commitment to success for all students, SIPI is innovative in the pursuit of educational excellence. SIPI collaborates with tribes and other entities with a stake in Indian education. SIPI's graduates are proud of their Native American culture in a pluralistic, globalized world and are ready to compete with the best graduates from colleges and universities anywhere.

Make learner success the core work of Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.
Develop new programs, strengthen existing programs, and recruit students to respond directly to the current and projected demographic and economic trends of Indian tribes, the state in which they are located, the nation, and the world.
Promote the health and economic vitality of Indian tribes and communities through dynamic partnerships, coalitions, and collaborations.
Expand the use of instructional technology to enhance student learning.
Make better use of existing data and information; create new actionable information and customers for this information to support SIPI's operational and strategic planning efforts.
Provide new and expanded opportunities for faculty and staff development that supports an atmosphere of excellence in academics and student support services.

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