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

Venue: Online Webcast

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Event Date/Time: May 29, 2012 End Date/Time: May 31, 2012
Early Registration Date: May 22, 2012
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Description

More than a quarter of first-generation students drop out after their first year college — 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 much data is available on the demographics of first-generation students, few institutions have implemented comprehensive support programs to improve their retention and graduation rates.

Join us for a two-part webcast series that will focus on proven retention techniques you can apply inside and outside of the classroom. Drawing on the expertise of two practitioners, this series will provide a comprehensive overview of interventions, programs, and practices that lead to first-generation success.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This webcast is ideal for student affairs and enrollment management professionals responsible for overseeing retention initiatives for first-generation populations, at-risk populations, minority populations, and low-income populations. Academic advisors and deans will also gain valuable strategies for interacting with first-generation students in the classroom. The webcast content is particularly well-suited for institutions with growing first-generation student populations or those with little knowledge of first-gen students’ special needs.

PRE-WEBCAST RECORDING

Included in your registration is a mini-webcast recording that highlights some of the demographic characteristics that are unique to the first-generation student population. It is recommended that you view this recording prior to the live webcast sessions on May 29 & 31.


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Venue

4601 DTC Blvd.
Denver
Colorado
United States
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