Reaching First Generation College Students
August 21, 2012 - 4:40pm

Educators and politicians nationwide are urging colleges and universities to recruit and graduate a larger share of the population. To do so, many colleges will have to reach more first generation students – those whose parents did not attend college.

This Inside Higher Ed webinar features the authors of "First Generation College Students: Understanding and Improving the Experience From Recruitment to Commencement" (Jossey-Bass). Lee Ward (director of career and academic planning at James Madison University and founder of the university’s Student Learning Institute), Michael J. Siegel  (associate professor and director of the administration of higher education program at Suffolk University) and Zebulun Davenport (vice chancellor for student affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis) discuss a range of the issues colleges need to know about first generation students.

The webinar covers:

--Who are first-generation students?

--What are the challenges in recruiting and admitting these students?

--What is the relationship between first generation status and issues of race, ethnicity and class?

--What services do first generation students need to succeed once enrolled?

--How can colleges create a holistic approach to serving these students?

--How can colleges tell if their efforts succeed.

 

The presentation is 60 minutes long. You may download the presentation slides in PDF form by clicking here.

 

This webinar is ideal for higher education professionals, including:

--Admissions officers

--Enrollment management leaders

--Financial aid officers

--Diversity officers

--Student affairs

--Academic affairs

Download Episode (242.67 MB)

 

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