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American Indian / Minority Achievement Program (AIMA)

The American Indian / Minority Achivement Program (AIMA) will provide strong and highly visible leadership for increasing academic engagement and achievement for minorities throughout the Montana University System (MUS) and the state.

The Director of AIMA will:

  • advise the Deputy Commissioner for Academic, Research, and Student Affairs on critical AIMA concerns, including offering possible approaches or solutions;

  • facilitate the meaningful infusion of Montana's Indian Education for All (IEFA) throughout
    the MUS;

  • collaborate with OCHE Academic, Research, and Student Affairs staff to promote such
    OCHE initiative and policy areas as college readiness, student engagement and retention,
    credit transfer, general education, and degree completion;

  • serve as facilitator/liaison on American Indian and minority issues with essential tribal,
    state, and local government contacts, committees, organizations, and individuals;
  • support efforts on the MUS campuses that promote cultural diversity, including helping
    teach cultural diversity workshops or courses as appropriate;

  • work closely with Native American Studies programs on MUS campuses to facilitate
    system-wide interactions and collaborations;

  • work with OCHE information management staff to identify and help produce key metrics
    to publicize measures of diversity at the MUS level; and

  • develop goals and objectives tied to specific accountability measures that show the
    importance of the AIMA program to Montana students and MUS campuses.

Information about the American Indian Tuition Waiver and Application form is located here:

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