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

December 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Format: Teleconference Webinar

Registration Due: November 15, 2021

Registration Fee: $220.00

Time: 1-2:30 pm

Date: 19 November 2021


Today, it is recorded that more than a quarter of [all] first-generation students drop out after their first-year college—which is 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 data is available on the demographics of first-generation students, very few institutions have implemented comprehensive support programs to improve their retention and graduation rates.


This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of interventions, programs, and practices that lead to first-generation success.

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

Who should attend?

Academic Affairs/Instruction


Career Services/Counselors

Deans/Department Chairs

Developmental Educators

Enrollment Management

Faculty (full and part-time)

First-Year Experience Coordinators

Learning Resource Centers/Tutors

Retention Specialist

Student Affairs

Two and Four Year Higher Institutions


December 16, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Teleconference Webinar
MI United States + Google Map