Best Practices for Supporting the Success of First Generation College Students
Tuesday, October 21, 3:30pm-5:00pm, FPH Lounge
This year, one in seven of Hampshire’s entering class is a first generation college student. This percentage will continue to climb over the coming years. Students who are the first in their families to attend college have meaningful experiences, knowledge, and skills to contribute to Hampshire and to their own learning. However, first generation college students also have unique challenges navigating the college environment, particularly Hampshire’s learner-centered academic approach. Faculty attending this session will learn about challenges faced by many first generation college students and share advising strategies and teaching practices to support their academic success.
This Talking about Teaching session will be facilitated by:
Kristen Luschen, Dean of Multicultural Education & Inclusion/Assoc. Professor Education Studies
Vivianna Alvarez, First Gen Student Group, Signer/Division II student
Event sponsored by: The Hampshire College Center for Teaching and Learning