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Jeanette Ruiz - Code Switching (Video)

October 18, 2018
Jeanette Ruiz Department of Communication

Communications professor Jeanette Ruiz discusses code-switching--the practice of alternating between two or more languages or varieties of language --as part of the first generation student experience. 

2020 FirstGen Grad Stole Contest

June 02, 2020

2020 FirstGen Grad Stole Contest – OFFICIAL RULES – May 2020

First Gen grads,

We want to celebrate you! Share your first gen journey, or tell us what graduation means to you. Send in your story, essay, poem, painting, photography, video, or mixed-media.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER.

INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED TO ENTER

 

CONTEST TIMING

Entry Period: Begins Friday, May 22 and ends on Monday, June 29 at 5 pm (PST). **DEADLINE EXTENDED**

Six Tips to Get Through Remote Classes

April 01, 2020

UC Davis senior Orey Aderibigbe has a message for her fellow Aggies: "We got this. We're gonna do this!" We're all in this together. Here are Orey's Six Tips to Get Through Remote Classes.  

1) Use a Planner or Agenda.

You can write down your test dates, your quiz dates, homework due dates, all in one little book!  It's good to keep all of your due dates in written form so you can see them. Right when you get your syllabus, automatically write down due dates in your agenda book.

2) Print Your Syllabus. 

Integrating Career Readiness into the Classroom

December 17, 2019

In an earlier blog post we discussed the role faculty have in supporting students' career readiness -  a critical issue for FirstGen students. We shared some resources and ideas for integrating awareness of career-preparatory skills into the classroom. Here we share a video recap of what we discussed at the forum, along with links to the resources mentioned. 

Academic Integration of Career Readiness

November 07, 2019
Students need to be able to connect what they've learned in the classroom to their future careers. Calling out things you're already doing in the classroom -- such as communication, teamwork, and creative problem-solving -- and relating them to career readiness can help.

Imposter Syndrome - Carolyn Thomas

March 11, 2019
If you feel like maybe you don't belong at UC Davis, or it seems like everyone around you knows something you don't, you may be suffering from imposter syndrome. Vice Provost & Dean for Undergraduate Education Carolyn Thomas describes her own experience.

Research Made the Difference: Marina Crowder

October 10, 2018
First Generation faculty member and UC Davis alumna Marina Crowder recalls her experiences as a first gen college student. The video is part of the FirstGen First Year Seminars series, produced to help college faculty connect with first gen students.