Teaching Resources

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. 

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.

The Student-Faculty Connection

October 18, 2018

We built the FirstGen faculty directory to help students connect students with potential mentors. At the Winter 2018 FirstGen Faculty Forum we heard from students Jennifer Aguiar (Psychology) and Maribel Anguiano (NPB) about how the initiative helped them approach faculty, and from professors Simona Ghetti and Diasynou Fioravante about their experiences.   

Jeanette Ruiz - FirstGen Story (Video)

October 18, 2018
Jeanette Ruiz Department of Communication

Communications professor Jeanette Ruiz shares her first generation college student story. 

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.