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

December 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Format: Teleconference Webinar

Registration Due: November 19, 2019

Registration Fee: $220.00

Time: 1-2:30 pm

Date: December 6, 2019


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
  • Advising
  • 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 6, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Category:


Teleconference Webinar
MI United States + Google Map