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First Generation Students: Helping them negotiate an unfamiliar landscape

Verna Case, Beverly F. Dolan Professor of Biology and Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Research, Davidson College

Linda LeFauve, Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Research
Davidson College

All first year undergraduates face challenges in adjusting to their new college or university environment. If the student is also the first in the family to attend college, the first-year adjustment challenges are compounded. Davidson College's recent Teagle Foundation Grant is allowing us to assess the needs of our first generation students, to inform campus constituents of those needs, and to create an academic support structure through advising and our new Center for Teaching and Learning that will help level the academic playing field for these students. This workshop will help participants think about the challenges first generation students face on their home campuses and explore ways to address the needs of these students.

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