Pendakur, V. (Ed.).(2016). Closing the Opportunity Gap: Identity-Conscious Strategies for Retention and Student Success Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
This book offers a novel and proven approach to the retention and success of under-represented students. It advocates a strategic approach through which an institution sets clear goals and metrics and integrates the identity support work of cultural / diversity centres with skills building through cohort activities, enabling students to successfully navigate college or university, graduate on time and transition to the world of work. Underlying the process is an intersectional and identity-conscious, rather than identity-centered, framework that addresses the complexity of students' assets and needs as they encounter the unfamiliar terrain of college or university.