2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Tribal Management

TM 101      3 Credits
Introduction to Tribal Government
Comprehensive study of tribal government and politics in rural Alaska. Explores the differences and relationships among tribal, state and federal government. Presents key concepts for building and enhancing tribal government for building program and institutional development. (Prerequisites: Must be familiar with computer and related word processing and spreadsheet programs.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


TM 105      3 Credits
Introduction to Tribal Finance Applications
Tools and methods for the management and oversight of tribal government programs and organizations in rural Alaska. Student evaluation includes how well the student affects changes in tribal operations and tribal management. (Prerequisites: Must be familiar with computer and related word processing and spreadsheet programs.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


TM 110      3 Credits
Tribal Court Development for Alaska Tribes
Comprehensive study of tribal courts in Alaska. Students will explore the differences and relationships between tribal, state and federal justice systems. Key concepts for developing a tribal court process in rural Alaska. (Recommended: TM 101.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TM 130      2 Credits
Introduction to Utility Management
Principles and practices involved in managing small water and wastewater facilities in rural Alaskan communities, including basic terms, key concepts and an overview of five management functions: organizational, financial, personnel, planning and operational management. (2 + 0) Offered As Demands Warrants


TM 131      2 Credits
Organizational Management for Utilities
Organizational principles and practices involved in managing small water and wastewater facilities in rural Alaskan communities, including an overview of responsibilities, governance authority and accountability. (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TM 132      2 Credits
Operations Management for Utilities
Focus is on specific skills and knowledge that a rural utility manager needs to efficiently oversee a rural utility. Includes understanding what the operator's duties are and how much time is needed to perform them, as well as related knowledge and skills about safety, scheduling, data collection, public relations, inventory control and contingency planning. (Recommended: TM 130.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TM 134      2 Credits
Financial Management for Utilities
The components of financial management needed to successfully oversee a rural utility. Basic procedures and process will be covered, including materials on financial reporting, fund accounting, budgeting, collections, risk management and financial audits. (Recommended: TM 130.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TM 136      2 Credits
Personnel Management for Utilities
Tools a rural utility manager needs to keep the work force performing to its fullest. Topics include: personnel policies and procedures; safety policy and programs; selecting and hiring staff; orientation and training; regulations and the law; people, communications and conflict; motivation and management. (Recommended: TM 130.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TM 138      2 Credits
Planning for Utilities
Leads the student through the whole planning process as it applies to managing small water and wastewater facilities in rural Alaska communities. Includes why it is important to get the public involved; how to develop water/sewer alternatives and evaluate them and how to get a construction project started. (Recommended: TM 130.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TM 199      3 Credits
Tribal Management Practicum I
Professional and personal development while working in a rural service organization. Emphasis on developing the understanding and skills necessary for delivery of rural services. Course is guided by an academic advisor. Student must be willing and able to work independently outside the classroom and in the community. (Prerequisites: Must be familiar with computer and related word processing and spreadsheet programs.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


TM 201      3 Credits
Advanced Tribal Government
Comprehensive study of tribal government and politics in rural Alaska. Explores the differences and relationships among tribal, state and federal government. Presents key concepts for building and enhancing tribal government for building program and institutional development. (Prerequisites: Must be familiar with computer and related word processing and spreadsheet programs.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


TM 205      3 Credits
Advanced Tribal Finance Applications
Advanced tools and methods for the management and oversight of tribal government programs and organizations in rural Alaska. Student evaluation includes how well the student affects changes in tribal operations and tribal management. (Prerequisites: TM 105 and must be familiar with computer and related word processing and spreadsheet programs.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


TM 299      3 Credits
Tribal Management Practicum II
Professional and personal development while working in a rural service organization. Emphasis on developing the understanding and skills necessary for delivery of rural services. Course is guided by an academic advisor. Student must be willing and able to work independently outside the classroom and in the community. (Prerequisites: Must be familiar with computer and related word processing and spreadsheet programs.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


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