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Discover how Bentley University launched the "FirstGen Presidential Fellows" program to support first-generation students from under-represented groups.
Dr. Joseph Castro, chancellor of California State University, discusses how his experience as a first-generation student led him to pursue a career in higher education and how it has made him a more compassionate leader.
Many of the challenges associated with finding employment amid a pandemic are more acute for first-generation college students, who may already feel underprepared to navigate the career exploration process. Read this insight to learn how colleges and universities can bolster career support for first-generation students.
Gregory Haile shares his journey to become Broward College President. He also urges university leaders to think beyond the “campus-bound” college model.
MFOS is a comprehensive program that celebrates the strengths and experiences of first-generation college students, with an impressive 97% retention rate and an 86% six-year graduation rate.
One-size-fits-all communication doesn't work for your students and it doesn't work for their parents, either. Read about how one institution created more customized newsletters for first-generation students' parents.
Read this insight for strategies on how to most effectively communicate with the parents of first generation students.
Two-thirds of their students are first-gen—and 40% of their staff are, too.
Supporting students in today’s changing environment can sometimes feel like an overwhelming challenge for those accountable for student success. To help our partners navigate this shifting terrain, we’ve cataloged more than 360 best practices from across our research forums.
This study will help you identify areas where you can better support the first-generation students on your campus.