O'odham ki: The development of a theme residence and its effect on American Indian students
AuthorMason, Julia Marie, 1970-
AdvisorStauss, Joseph A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractAmerican Indian students have historically been underrepresented in higher education. Graduation and persistence rates for American Indians are distressingly low. Increasing Indian student retention has become a priority on many campuses. At the University of Arizona, a wing within a residence hall was reserved for American Indian students as part of a recruitment and retention program. The purpose of this thesis was to describe and assess the history, development and implementation of the American Indian wing. All of the traditional predictors for academic success show that the residents of the wing were at risk for dropping out of college. All of the first year students who lived on the wing were enrolled in Spring 1994. Given this important indicator the wing was a success. The American Indian wing was the beginning of a retention program that encourages Indians to remain at college without compromising cultural values.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
American Indian studies