Category: firstgen-news

Best Practices For Faculty

Faculty should publicly identify themselves as a first generation student on the first day of classes each quarter and invite students (first generation or otherwise) who would like to learn more about my academic journey to attend office hours. If I was a continuing-generation student, I will I will make a positive statement about the[…]

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First Generation First Quarter Challenge

It’s going to be providing a service for the new majority, for a community that is growing and very real. –Monica Rodriguez The traditional definition of student includes that one’s parents went to college. In fact, more than half UCI’s undergrad is composed of students whose parents did not attend college, but college is built[…]

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Meet the Mentors- UCI Professors Who Were Also First-Generation Students Form Support System

By ROY RIVENBURG, JANET WILSON AND PAT HARRIMAN Professors at the University of California, Irvine, in an effort to support the 60 percent of students who are the first in their families to go to college, will don distinctive shirts and buttons during Welcome Week, identifying themselves as first-generation graduates. Read more.

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