THE FIRST GENERATION STUDENT EXPERIENCE

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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 College Students

Author : Lee Ward
ISBN : 9781118233955
Genre : Education
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Praise for First-Generation College Students "Who students are when they start college does not dictate how much they can benefit, provided they take advantage of the myriad learning opportunities institutions offer. This book is replete with informative insights into the invisible minority we call 'first-gen students' as well as the policies, programs, and practices institutions should use to help them succeed." —George D. Kuh, Chancellor's Professor of Higher Education Emeritus, Indiana University "Unnoticed and often poorly understood, first-generation college students now comprise nearly fifty percent of students on many college campuses. In this book Ward, Siegel, and Davenport offer great insights and practical suggestions on how higher education leaders can create a more welcoming, supportive, and inclusive experience for these students to succeed." —Jeffrey R. Docking, president, Adrian College "Critical to our survival in a global economy is the selection, development, retention and graduation of creative college students. First-Generation College Students is both timely and essential for those interested in understanding the next generation preparing for college and the ways in which institutions might anticipate, and therefore avoid, habits that invite failure instead of graduation. The authors' work experiences, coupled with their cited research base, situate them uniquely to contribute intentional survival strategies to the sometimes unanticipated realities of today's college students." —Zach Kelehear, associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor, College of Education, University of South Carolina "Long overdue, this book provides a comprehensive perspective of the unique issues facing first-generation students as they transition in and out of college. It is an important contribution to higher education during a time when faculty, staff, and administrators face heightened pressures to retain and graduate all students in a timely fashion." —Cynthia Wolf Johnson, associate provost, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Understanding Experiences Of First Generation University Students

Author : Amani Bell
ISBN : 9781350031876
Genre : Education
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Over the past few decades universities have opened their doors to students whose parents and grandparents were historically excluded from societal participation and higher education for reasons associated with racial, ethnic, socio-economic and/or linguistic diversity. Many of these students are first generation - or first in their family to attend university (FIFU). While some progress has been made in responding to the needs of these internationally underserved learners, many challenges remain. This edited book features the unique and diverse experiences of first generation students as they transition into and engage with higher education whilst exploring ways in which universities might better serve these students. With reference to culturally responsive and sustaining research methodologies undertaken in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and the USA, the contributors critically examine how these students demonstrate resilience within university, and ways in which success and challenges are articulated. Elements that are unique to context and shared across the international higher education milieu are explored. The book is replete with diverse student voices, and compelling implications for practice and future research. The studies featured are centred on underlying theories of identity, intersectionality and barrier transcendence while valuing student voices and experiences. Throughout, the emphasis is on using strengths-based indigenous and decolonised methodologies. Through these culturally sustaining approaches, which include critical incident technique, participatory learning and action, talanoa and narrative inquiry, the book explores rich data on first generation student experiences at seven institutions in six countries across four continents.
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Faculty And First Generation College Students Bridging The Classroom Gap Together

Author : Harvey
ISBN : 9781118142141
Genre : Education
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From the Editor 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 firstgeneration. 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.
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Higher Education And First Generation Students

Author : Rashné Rustom Jehangir
ISBN : 1137293233
Genre : Education
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Higher Education and First-Generation Students offers a rich understanding of the experience of students who are the first in their families to attend college. Jehangir contends that first-generation students are isolated and marginalized on many large college campuses, and she considers learning communities and critical multicultural pedagogies as vehicles to cultivate community, voice, and place for this growing group of students. This book is a theoretically informed study of the lived experience of FG students and draws on their voices to demonstrate how their insights compare with what we, as educators, think we know about them.
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The First Generation College Experience

Author : Amy Baldwin
ISBN : 0321944070
Genre : Education
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- The First Generation Experience is the only college success book written specifically to serve first generation students. It is for students who need a little extra attention and support to have a firm footing in the academic world. It is about helping those students who have felt disenfranchised, disengaged, and disappointed by the educational system to empower themselves with the knowledge and the skills necessary to imagine and realize and new future. It is also a book about change, specifically transformation. The word itself has multiple meanings in different academic disciplines, but the idea of transformation most closely applies to the intentional process by which we help students change as individuals, as scholars, and as citizens of their communities. 0321944070 / 9780321944078 First-Generation College Experience, The Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2013 Update -- Access Card Package, 1/e Package consists of: 0321943252 / 9780321943255 NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2013 Update -- Value Pack Access Card 013707123X / 9780137071234 First-Generation College Experience, The
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Envisioning Equity

Author : Angela Provitera-McGlynn
ISBN : 1891859846
Genre : College graduates
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Our nation faces some daunting education problems. One of the most pressing is the need to educate young people so that they will become productive citizens who can live comfortably and contribute positively. America's competitive edge is threatened internationally. The reason is simple: too few Americans are earning postsecondary degrees, which are increasingly becoming pre-requisites to a middle-class life. America will not reach its goal of educating more young people without graduating more low-income, first-generation to college, and minority college students. Graduating more of this historically underserved population is the right thing to do, both for them as individuals and for our nation as a whole. Unfortunately, the solutions are not as easily understood as the reasons for the problems. In Envisioning Equity: Educating and Graduating Low-income, First-generation, and Minority College Students, veteran professor emeritus Angela Provitera McGlynn spells out not only the clear-cut case for higher education and America's slippage on the world scene, she addresses solutions. Her solutions fall into two categories: What can college professors do to promote academic success? What can college administrators and public policy makers do to get more students through the educational pipeline to a college degree? This book is a must for educators and law makers committed to being part of the solution to America's rocky educational playing field.
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The First Year Of College

Author : Robert S. Feldman
ISBN : 9781107176287
Genre : Education
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An examination of the first year of college and the intersecting challenges facing today's students, written by top educational researchers.
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Technology And Engagement

Author : Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon
ISBN : 9780813594231
Genre : Computers
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Technology and Engagement is based on a four-year study of how first generation college students use social media, aimed at improving their transition to and engagement with their university. Through web technology, including social media sites, students were better able to maintain close ties with family and friends from home, as well as engage more with social and academic programs at their university. This ‘ecology of transition’ was important in keeping the students focused on why they were in college, and helped them become more integrated into the university setting. By showing the gains in campus capital these first-generation college students obtained through social media, the authors offer concrete suggestions for how other universities and college-retention programs can utilize the findings to increase their own retention of first-generation college students.
Category: Computers

First In The Family

Author : Kathleen Cushman
ISBN : 0976270668
Genre : Education
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A companion to First in the Family: Your High School Years, this next-step guidebook straight from their peers tells first-generation college students how to stay in college and graduate.
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