Course descriptions index


Tribal Management


TM F101 Introduction to Tribal Government

3 Credits

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)


TM F105 Introduction to Tribal Finance Applications

3 Credits

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)


TM F110 Tribal Court Development for Alaska Tribes

3 Credits

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. Graded Pass/Fail. Recommended: TM F101. (3+0)


TM F120 Introduction to Tribal Natural Resource Management

3 Credits

Introduction to natural resource management, including tribal natural resource management. Examines the basic goals and principles of (tribal) natural resource management, including the roles of traditional knowledge and scientific research in supporting management activities. (3+0)


TM F130 Introduction to Utility Management

2 Credits

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. Graded Pass/Fail. (2+0)


TM F131 Organizational Management for Utilities

2 Credits

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. Graded Pass/Fail. (2+0)


TM F132 Operations Management for Utilities

2 Credits

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. Graded Pass/Fail. Recommended: TM F130. (2+0)


TM F134 Financial Management for Utilities

2 Credits

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. Graded Pass/Fail. Recommended: TM F130. (2+0)


TM F136 Personnel Management for Utilities

2 Credits

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. Graded Pass/Fail. Recommended: TM F130. (2+0)


TM F138 Planning for Utilities

2 Credits

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. Graded Pass/Fail. Recommended: TM F130. (2+0)


TM F199 Tribal Management Practicum I

3 Credits

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)


TM F201 Advanced Tribal Government

3 Credits     Offered Spring

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)


TM F205 Advanced Tribal Finance Applications

3 Credits

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 F105 and must be familiar with computer and related word processing and spreadsheet programs. (3+0)


TM F225 Cross Connections: Adapting and Integrating Principles of Management and Conservation

3 Credits

Skills, abilities and knowledge needed to adapt traditional Western science and management principles to indigenous resource concepts and values are crucial when dealing with contemporary natural resource, land and environmental management issues in rural Alaska. To prepare students and provide tools and methods for considering cross-cultural concepts and values in resource management and conservation decisions. (3+0)


TM F250 Current Topics in Tribal Government

1 Credit

Various topics of current interest to Tribal Governments and Tribal Management students. Topics announced prior to each offering and course may be repeated for credit. (1+0)


TM F299 Tribal Management Practicum II

3 Credits

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)


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