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.

With authoritative research and reportage, Rez Life examines Native American reservation life past and present. Treuer's work weaves history and the present, institutional policy and individual stories in an exploration of family, tribal governance, casinos, wealth and poverty, education, and the preservation of native languages and cultures. This non-fiction selection illuminates misunderstood contemporary issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation.

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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.

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

We are eager to share the 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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