CMN ACADEMICS

The College of the Muscogee Nation is dedicated to an academic program that reflects our core values based in our rich tribal culture, language, and history. Students, community, and Muscogee Creek people are the true foundation for every class taught and every degree offered at the college. Our faculty members have excellent qualifications and knowledge of our Muscogee which they blend into their instruction. We encourage you to review our class schedule and consider the College of the Muscogee Nation for your college choice.

MISSION, VISION, VALUES AND PARTNERSHIPS

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS MISSION STATEMENT:

The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to fostering academic excellence by providing leadership from a strong and engaged faculty that supports student success by promoting a student-centered learning environment that encourages intellectual, cultural, and personal growth during the college experience.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS VISION STATEMENT:

The office of Academic Affairs will cultivate academic engagement through innovative approaches to education that enhances learning for both students and faculty.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS VALUES:

Respect – Recognize diversity in people and ideas.

Integrity – Enhance educational quality in a culture of evidence and assessment of program learning outcomes.

Responsibility – Provide leadership that is proactive and responsive in our work.

Humility – Create a learning environment dedicated to student success.

Wisdom – Provide academic resources and support services for students.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS PARTNERSHIPS:

The Office of Academic Affairs collaborates across departments to further the mission and goals of the tribal college.

Registrar: The Records Office (Registrar) provides students with the information and resources needed to register for appropriate courses while offering quality support services that ensure the academic integrity of CMN.

Library: The campus library creates a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment that connects students to the world of information and ideas.

Student Affairs: The Student Success Center renders academic support services for faculty and students. It assists with the advisement of students at risk of academic probation and offers tutoring services for students seeking supplemental instruction.

DESCRIPTION OF ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

GENERAL EDUCATION:

General Education coursework is NOT a degree program, but is the foundation for the degree programs at the College of the Muscogee Nation (CMN). The purpose of the General Education component of all degrees at CMN is to prepare students to be lifelong learners and gain a broad, interrelated appreciation of cultural, economic, political, tribal and social contexts. Students participate in broad and extensive experiences, which are both rich and important in preparation for living in a tribal and democratic society. Taken as a whole, General Education courses provide the opportunity for the development of individual talents and a satisfying educational experience at the College of the Muscogee Nation.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES:

The Native American Studies Associate of Science degree program is a specialized degree focusing on Mvskoke language or Mvskoke studies with opportunity for alternative tribal courses. Students will develop an informed and tribal-specific appreciation for historical, cultural, and language issues within the broad social contexts of Native North America. Native American Studies students develop a working knowledge to help preserve and record tribal history and strengthen culture and language.

GAMING:

The Gaming, Associate of Applied Science, Degree focuses on casino operations and a variety of specializations relating to marketing, management, hospitality and customer relations. Students will gain knowledge relating to management, supervision or customer service in tribal gaming. Students will develop a well- rounded educational experience that conforms to the highly specialized needs of tribal casinos and acquire knowledge applicable to Native American gaming law, Native American gaming regulations, and tribal casino operations.

TRIBAL SERVICES:

The Tribal Services, Associate of Science, degree program emphasizes Administration, Human Services, and Health Services in the tribal organization. Students completing this program will recognize the specialized needs within tribal governments, Native American programs, and tribal enterprises. Students will develop knowledge applicable to tribal government, Indian land issues, project management and grant writing within the tribal context.

POLICE SCIENCE:

The Police Science, Associate of Applied Science, Degree is an academic program designed for students who are interested in the field of tribal law enforcement. Students develop knowledge in Federal Indian Law, tribal court, tribal government and tribal language. Students develop knowledge of unique law enforcement issues involving tribal people and communities.

CERTIFICATE IN GAMING:

Students completing the Certificate in Gaming will demonstrate the fundamentals of the organizational and administrative processes involved within the gaming industry.

CERTIFICATE IN MVSKOKE LANGUAGE STUDIES:

Students completing the Certificate in Mvskoke Language Studies will exhibit fluency in reading, writing, and speaking the Mvskoke language.