The College of St. Scholastica

American Indian Evaluation Institute

Cosmic Model

An evaluation training institute has been designed specifically for Native American communities in collaboration with Dr. Joe L. Connor and Dr. Carol N. Connor of Paradox Consulting, Fairfax, Oklahoma. Supported by a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation, the institute will provide you extended opportunities to learn approaches to strategic planning and program evaluation that are respectful and credible, draw upon Indian beliefs, use cultural understandings and constructs, and carry the integrity of tribal communities.

We invite you to look through the web site and consider submitting an application by August 10, 2007. The applicants we select to participate will attend three meetings: the first on August 23, 2007, from 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and August 24, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tentative dates for the remaining two meetings are September 27-28 and October 25-26, 2007. For additional information please feel free to contact Chandra Mehrotra at 218-723-6161 or via e-mail at or Pamela Standing via e-mail at or at (218) 234-8181.