Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Book Review: Beyond the Asterisk

Shotton, Heather J., Lowe, Shelly C., & Waterman, Stephanie J.  2013.  Beyond the Asterisk:  Understanding Native Students in Higher Education.  Sterling, VA:  Stylus.  176 pages.

This book encourages its readers to “move beyond the asterisk” that so often typifies higher education’s response to Native American students.  The focus is on student affairs, and the essays present a variety of ways to recruit, engage, and retain Native students.  Specific strategies include Native Living-Learning centers, Native American fraternities, and sororities, Native American student centers, special presidential advisors, and increasing the number of Native staff in student affairs offices.

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