Retaining First-Generation Students: Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond

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Retaining First-Generation Students: Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond Webcast Recording

Nearly 30% of first-time freshmen are classified as first-generation students. How are you addressing this population’s needs?

Session 2: Co-curricular Activities to Engage First-Generation Students Webcast Recording

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More than a quarter of first-generation students drop out after their first year college — four times the dropout rate of higher-income second-generation students. First-generation students sometimes require special attention to succeed in college, and research has shown that their parents are often unequipped to provide the necessary support. While much data is available on the demographics of first-generation students, few institutions have implemented comprehensive support programs to improve their retention and graduation rates.

Join us for a two-part webcast series that will focus on proven retention techniques you can apply inside and outside of the classroom. Drawing on the expertise of two practitioners, this series will provide a comprehensive overview of interventions, programs, and practices that lead to first-generation success.

Who Should Attend

This webcast is ideal for student affairs and enrollment management professionals responsible for overseeing retention initiatives for first-generation populations, at-risk populations, minority populations, and low-income populations. Academic advisors and deans will also gain valuable strategies for interacting with first-generation students in the classroom. The webcast content is particularly well-suited for institutions with growing first-generation student populations or those with little knowledge of first-gen students’ special needs.

Pre-Webcast Recording

Included in your registration is a mini-webcast recording that highlights some of the demographic characteristics that are unique to the first-generation student population. It is recommended that you view this recording prior to the viewing this training.

Agenda

Session 1: Providing Academic Support for First-Generation Students

Learning Outcome

After participating in this session, you will be able to develop effective academic support programs that contribute to first-generation student success.

Additional recording available to all registrants:

  • Understanding first-generation students
    • Defining the first-generation student
    • Overview of population demographics
    • Challenges and roadblocks for first-generation population

Training Agenda

  • Strategies for classroom success
    • Educating the faculty on first-generation students
    • Providing academic support services for first-generation students
    • Strategies for understanding and creating learning environments
  • First-generation student success beyond the first year
    • Strategies and programs
  • Implementing change on your campus
    • Step-by-step process from development to execution
    • Bringing together your resources
  • Measuring student success
    • Assessment plan and how to utilize your data
  • Q&A

Session 2: Co-curricular Activities to Engage First-Generation Students

Learning Outcome

After participating in this session, you will be able to develop effective co-curricular retention programs that contribute to first-generation student success.

Additional recording available to all registrants:

  • Understanding first-generation students
    • Defining the first-generation student
    • Overview of population demographics
    • Challenges and roadblocks for the first-generation population

Training Agenda

  • Strategies for co-curricular success
    • Creating a comprehensive retention program
    • Collaborating across campus
    • Strategically involving parents and families
    • Recognizing student successes
  • Implementing change on your campus
    • Step-by-step process from development to execution
    • Bringing together your resources
  • First-generation student success beyond the first year
    • Strategies and programs to aid in student success
    • Inclusive community building
  • Communicating the message
    • Marketing and branding your first-gen initiatives
    • Communicating with on- and off-campus constituents
  • Indicators of student success
    • Assessment plan and how to utilize your data
  • Q&A

Instructors

Amy Baldwin, Instructor, Pulaski Technical College
Amy is an instructor of writing, literature, and college success at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas. There since 1996, she has served as self-study editor, distance education coordinator, professional development coordinator, and, most recently, co-liaison for the Foundations of Excellence and co-director of the Achieving the Dream initiative, which focuses on retention and success strategies for students at the community college. In addition to her work at Pulaski Technical College, she is the author of three student success textbooks, the first texts on the market to address the needs of community college students: The Community College ExperienceThe Community College Experience Plus, and The First-Generation College Experience. She has facilitated more than 120 workshops across the US on teaching and learning issues such as plagiarism, distance education, acclimating to college, and active learning.

Cynthida Demetriou, Director of Retention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cynthia is the director for retention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in educational psychology, measurement, and evaluation at UNC-Chapel Hill, Cynthia’s research interests include applications of positive psychology in higher education, undergraduate retention, and academic motivation.

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