Effectively Communicating with Parents: Addressing the Needs of Baby Boomers, GenXers, and First Gen

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Event Date/Time: Jan 28, 2009 End Date/Time: Jan 28, 2009
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Effectively Communicating with Parents: Addressing the Needs of Baby Boomers, GenXers, and First Generation College Parents 28 January 2009 online Learn how to deliver parent messages proactively & define appropriate roles for parents in order to improve parent relations, better support your students & reduce frustration among front-line staff who get parent phone calls. OBJECTIVES: *Review generational characteristics of todays parents of college students *Consider how generational characteristics affect parenting style and college expectations *Examine non-generational characteristics such as parenting a commuter student, parenting a first-generation college student *Consider FERPA restrictions in light of parent communication *Identify communication themes, tools, and messages that will *Provide helpful information to parents *Support student success *Improve college-parent relations *Build institutional affinity among parents SPEAKER: Marjorie Savage is the Parent Program Director at the University of Minnesota. She conducts biannual surveys of her own universitys parents, and she has done research on parent services at colleges and universities nationally. Marjorie has presented and consulted on the topic of college-parent-student relations nationally and internationally, and she is the author of a book for college parents, You’re on Your Own (But I’m Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years (2003, Simon & Schuster Fireside Edition). Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org

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