Teaching Resources

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 - 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. 

Jeanette Ruiz - FirstGen Story (Video)

October 18, 2018
Jeanette Ruiz Department of Communication

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

Marina Crowder (Video)

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.