About CEHD Reads

The Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning (PSTL) and the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) are building a year of education and events around the shared question:

Can one person make a difference?

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As part of this process, the college community is joining our 2015-2016 first-year students in reading Rez Life, by David Treuer.

The featured book for CEHD Reads examines Native American reservation life past and present with authoritative research and reportage. This non-fiction selection illuminates misunderstood contemporary issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation. Treuer, a member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, traces the waves of public policy that have disenfranchised and exploited Native Americans, exposing the tension that has marked the historical relationship between the United States government and the Native American population.

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Through the eyes of students, teachers, government administrators, lawyers, and tribal court judges, Treuer shows how casinos, tribal government, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have transformed the landscape of Native American life.

As with past CEHD Reads books, Rez Life probes the question: How can one person make a difference?

We are eager to share ways that we, as a college, make a difference through transformational research, top-quality education, and partnerships with our community beyond campus.

CEHD’s First Year Experience Program

The College of Education and Human Development offers a two-semester curriculum focused on the social, academic, and institutional needs of first-year students. This program builds intentional pathways to college by introducing students to ways of thinking in different academic disciplines, strategies for collaborating with others, and resources for discovering their own strengths. These transition tools are integrated into first-year curriculum, built around a First Year Inquiry course and Learning Communities.


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Last modified on May 21, 2013.