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Inclusive Excellence: Defining Native American Student Success and Experiences on University Campuses

Authors
  • Jonathan Hatley (Iowa State University)
  • Alexandra Polk (Iowa State University)
  • Maria San (Iowa State University)
  • Alyanna Subayno (Iowa State University)

Abstract

As shown by popular media, college life proves to be overwhelmingly difficult for the vast majority of students in the United States. These difficulties on university campuses range from cultural transitions to academic troubles. When determining how well or poor students are adjusting to college life, it seems as though most students are on the lower end of the success spectrum. Recent research shows these low rates of student success could be due to the confining measures used to study this concept. Throughout this session, we will analyze barriers faced by Native American student populations when success is defined using traditional measures. Our session will discuss in detail the concept of inclusive excellence, which focuses on intellectual and social excellence, cultural and socioeconomic connections, and equitable resources. Finally, we will explore how this ideal of inclusive excellence can replace traditional restrictive measures of student success, concluding with the practical implications of these concepts at Iowa State University.

How to Cite:

Hatley, J. & Polk, A. & San, M. & Subayno, A., (2017) “Inclusive Excellence: Defining Native American Student Success and Experiences on University Campuses”, Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity 18(1).

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02 Mar 2017
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