Jennifer Eidum publishes article on first-generation students

Jennifer E. Eidum, assistant professor of English, published the article "Pathways to Thriving: Living-Learning communities aid the first steps of first-generation students."

Jennifer E. Eidum, assistant professor of English, recently co-authored an article in Talking Stick magazine on first-generation students in living learning communities (LLCs).

Written with Lara Lomicka, professor of French and applied linguistics at the University of South Carolina , “Pathways to Thriving” describes research conducted by Eidum, Lomicka, and their team as a part of the Elon Center for Engaged Learning seminar on Residential Learning Communities as High-Impact Practice.

Jennifer E. Eidum, assistant professor of English

In their article, Eidum and Lomicka outline their research on first-generation students’ thriving in living learning communities, share new LLC programs created to foster thriving for first-generation students, and conclude with recommendations for those working with first-generation students in these spaces.

Talking Stick is the bimonthly trade magazine of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I), which distributes more than 4,500 copies to member institutions and has a digital readership of more than 13,000 members, which includes all ranks of student affairs and housing professionals.