Student Affairs

Background Resources

Dr. Shaun Harper, 2015

Quaye, S., & Harper, S. (2014). Student engagement in higher education: Theoretical perspectives and practical approaches for diverse populations. New York: Routledge.

This book is available electronically through the Oviatt Library: >> Search for: Harper Student Engagement.
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Just published on March 1, 2015!!

Harper, S., & Wood, J. Luke (Eds.). (2015). Advancing Black male student success from preschool through Ph.D., Sterling, WV: Stylus.

The following are available electronically from the CSUN library or you may contact Merril Simon ( direct for e-copies of any of the these articles.

Harper, S. (2010). Race-conscious student and the equitable distribution of enriching educational experiences. Liberal Education, 95(4), 38-45.

Harper, S. (2015.) Success in these schools? Visual counternarratives of young men of color and urban high schools they attend. Urban Education, 50(2), 139-169.

Harper, S., & Hurtado, S. (2007). Nine themes in campus racial climates and implications for institutional transformation. New Directions for Student Services, 120. DOI: 10.1002/ss.254.

Harper, S. (2010). An anti-deficit achievement framework for research on students of color in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research, 148, 63-74.

Harper (2012, Fall). Race without racism–How higher education researchers minimize racist institutional norms. Research in Higher Education, 36(1) Supplment, 9-29. DOI: 10.1353/rhe.2012.0047

Dr. Laura I. Rendón, 2014

Read through some of the various work by Dr. Laura Rendón involving Validation Theory and her work in Social Justice in Higher Education:

Dr. Laura Rendón's presentation (PDF, 2 slides per page)

The Process of Reflexión in Bridging Testimonios Across Lived Experience (2012)

Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation (2008)

Academics of the Heart: Reconnecting the Scientific Mind with the Spirit's Artistry (2000)

Validating Student Experience and Promoting Progress, Performance, and Persistence through Assessment (1995)

A Systemic View of Minority Students in Educational Institutions (1994)

Validating Culturally Diverse Students: Towards a New Model of Learning and Student Development (1994)

Transforming At-Risk Students into Powerful Learners (1993)