Education, Research, Service Linking UWM and the American Indian Community Increasing American Indian Student Success Education, Research, Service Linking UWM and the American Indian Community

Education, Research, Service

The Institute serves as a catalyst for American Indian education and policy initiatives at UWM, spurring new programming and research opportunities.

Linking UWM and the American Indian Community

The Institute works to address needs articulated by the American Indian community, linking university resources and expertise with American Indian tribes and community-based organizations.

Increasing American Indian Student Success

The Institute facilitates research and programming that fosters American Indian student success at UWM, in all K-12 settings, and through working to train high-quality teachers.

Education, Research, Service

The Institute serves as a catalyst for American Indian education and policy initiatives at UWM, spurring new programming and research opportunities.

Linking UWM and the American Indian Community

The Institute serves as a catalyst for American Indian education and policy initiatives at UWM, spurring new programming and research opportunities.

Electa Quinney Institute: Our Mission and Goals

The Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education serves as a catalyst for American Indian education and policy initiatives, facilitating the development of new programs, services, and research opportunities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).  

With the ultimate goal of improving the educational status and well-being of both current and future generations of American Indian children, the Institute leads American Indian education at UWM to:

  • Increase American Indian student success both at UWM and in all K-12 settings by fostering high-quality educational instruction and opportunities;
  • Enhance the knowledge and diversity of K-12 educators, preparing more American Indians to teach and non-Indian teachers to be more aware of American Indian identity and issues;
  • Advance understanding of American Indians in the urban setting;
  • Inform and guide local, state, and federal policy as it relates to American Indians, particularly in urban communities;
  • Address community needs through effective partnerships between public and private organizations.