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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?
Faculty (full and part-time)
First-Year Experience Coordinators
Learning Resource Centers/Tutors
Two and Four Year Higher Institutions