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First Generation College Students

Author : Lee Ward
ISBN : 9781118233955
Genre : Education
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FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS "…a concise, manageable, lucid summary of the best scholarship, practices, and future-oriented thinking about how to effectively recruit, educate, develop, retain, and ultimately graduate first-generation students." —from the foreword by JOHN N. GARDNER First-generation students are frequently marginalized on their campuses, treated with benign disregard, and placed at a competitive disadvantage because of their invisibility. While they include 51% of all undergraduates, or approximately 9.3 million students, they are less likely than their peers to earn degrees. Among students enrolled in two-year institutions, they are significantly less likely to persist into a second year. First-Generation College Students offers academic leaders and student affairs professionals a guide for understanding the special challenges and common barriers these students face and provides the necessary strategies for helping them transition through and graduate from their chosen institutions. Based in solid research, the authors describe best practices and include suggestions and techniques that can help leaders design and implement effective curricula, out-of-class learning experiences, and student support services, as well as develop strategic plans that address issues sure to arise in the future. The authors offer an analysis of first-generation student expectations for college life and academics and examine the powerful role cultural capital plays in shaping their experiences and socialization. Providing a template for other campuses, the book highlights programmatic initiatives at colleges around the county that effectively serve first-generation students and create a powerful learning environment for their success. First-Generation College Students provides a much-needed portrait of the cognitive, developmental, and social factors that affect the college-going experiences and retention rates of this growing population of college students.
Category: Education

Faculty And First Generation College Students Bridging The Classroom Gap Together

Author : Harvey
ISBN : 9781118207918
Genre : Education
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Gain a greater understanding of the academic, cultural, and socialexperiences of first-generation college students (FGS).Fascinating, heart-touching, and important, the research and thestories presented here enlighten what FGS often have to overcome tosuccessfully complete their degrees. With an emphasis on improving FGS' college success, retention,and graduation rates, this volume first covers common obstacles andthe trend of FGS continuing on for graduate degrees. Section Twodiscusses the complex interplay of social, academic, emotional, andfinancial influences on academic performance. The chapterscollectively affirm that the commitment of university resources iscritical to college success. This is the 127th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher educationquarterly report New Directions for Teaching andLearning, which offers a comprehensive range of ideas andtechniques for improving college teaching based on the experienceof seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational andpsychological researchers.
Category: Education

Clearing The Path For First Generation College Students

Author : Ashley C. Rondini
ISBN : 9781498537025
Genre : Education
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This collection explores social processes and meanings germane to the educational mobility of first-generation college students before and during their matriculation into higher education. The contributing scholars examine dynamics, policies, practices, and programs that inform college access and persistence for first generation students.
Category: Education

Traversing Bourgeois Spaces

Author : Tabatha L. Roberts
ISBN : OCLC:859673046
Genre : College environment
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This thesis presents an autoethnographic interrogation of the intersections of identity for a first generation college student in the process of becoming an first generation college PhD graduate student. It explores the intersections of social class and power and how both concepts are embedded in educational practices, specifically through interpersonal relationships of teacher and student, and within institutions of higher education. Through the theoretical lenses of co-cultural theory and critical communication pedagogy, and the methodologies of autoethnography and the sensemaking paradigmatic framework it is possible to see how I interrogate my positionality as a working class first generation college graduate student in the context of higher education institutions, and where I foresee my positionality affecting the communication discipline in terms of critical educational practices throughout the latter stages of my academic career. This autoethnography is based on my diverse lived experiences, including my childhood and my sensemaking experiences encountering college contexts for the first time. It is also based on my specific interpersonal experiences with professors, mentors, students, and peers, and how these interpersonal experiences have created a trajectory of critical educational outlooks and goals for the communication classroom.
Category: College environment

The First Generation Student Experience

Author : Jeff Davis
ISBN : 1579225268
Genre : Education
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More first-generation students are attending college than ever before, and policy makers agree that increasing their participation in higher education is a matter of priority. Despite this, there is no agreed definition about the term, few institutions can quantify how many first-generation students are enrolled, or mistakenly conflate them with low-income students, and many important dimensions to the first-generation student experience remain poorly documented. Few institutions have in place a clear, well-articulated practice for assisting first-generation students to succeed. Given that first-generation students comprise over 40% of incoming freshmen, increasing their retention and graduation rates can dramatically increase an institution’s overall retention and graduation rates, and enhance its image and desirability. It is clearly in every institution’s self-interest to ensure its first-generation students succeed, to identify and count them, and understand how to support them. This book provides high-level administrators with a plan of action for deans to create the awareness necessary for meaningful long-term change, sets out a campus acclimation process, and provides guidelines for the necessary support structures. At the heart of the book are 14 first-person narratives – by first-generation students spanning freshman to graduate years – that help the reader get to grips with the variety of ethnic and economic categories to which they belong. The book concludes by defining 14 key issues that institutions need to address, and offers a course of action for addressing them. This book is intended for everyone who serves these students – faculty, academic advisors, counselors, student affairs professionals, admissions officers, and administrators – and offers a set of best practices for how two- and four-year institutions can improve the success of their first-generation student populations. An ACPA Publication
Category: Education

First Generation Students

Author : L. Steven Zwerling
ISBN : UOM:39015026950637
Genre : Education
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Faculty And First Generation College Students

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ISBN : OCLC:679941352
Genre : Academic achievement
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The population of first-generation college students (FGS) is increasing in an ever-tightening economy, a time when employers demand a college degree even for an initial interview. According to a 2007 study by UCLA s Higher Education Research Institute, nearly one in six freshmen at American four-year institutions is first generation. However, FGS often straddle different cultures between school and home, and many feel socially, ethnically, academically, and emotionally marginalized on campus. Because of these disparities, FGS frequently encounter barriers to academic success and require additional campus support resources. Some institutions offer increased financial aid and loan-free aid packages to FGS, but these remedies although welcome do not fully address the diverse and complex challenges that these students experience. Responding to these complexities, this volume's chapters extend previous research by examining the multiple transitions experienced by both undergraduate and graduate FGS. This volume's cuttingedge research will help college and university administrators, faculty, and staff work better with FGS through more effective pedagogy and institutional programs. Ultimately, this volume affirms how learning communities are strengthened when they include diverse student populations such as FGS and meet their particular emotional, academic, and financial needs.
Category: Academic achievement

Necessary Steps

Author : Clarice Ford
ISBN : 1465240969
Genre : Study Aids
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First In My Family

Author : Victor B. Saenz
ISBN : UOM:39015064954624
Genre : First-generation college students
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