Dr. Eric Kirby from Southern Utah University

 

The Tavi Way to Student Success

Eric Kirby from Southern Utah University shared how his in-depth work with Native American students helped him identify hidden causes of their disengagement from the university. One of his moments of realization was that Paiute students were not using university resources intended for all Native American students because those resources were housed in a "chapter house"—and "chapter house" is a Navajo term, not a Paiute term, so the Paiute students didn’t feel like the resources were intended for them.


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