First generation faculty can:
- Identify yourself as first-generation on the first day of classes each quarter and invite students (first generation or otherwise) who would like to learn more about your academic journey to attend office hours.
- Initiate conversations with other first-generation faculty in your department and college or school, and identify student outreach opportunities with your department or college.
- Add your profile to the directory and consider submitting your story to the #FirstGen project. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All faculty can:
- Make a positive statement about the high percentage of ‘first gen’ students at UC Davis and express interest in supporting their success.
- Learn about issues confronting first generation students by reading the research.
- Familiarize yourself with support services available on campus and encourage first-generation students to make use of those services.
CEE's Supporting First-Generation University Students Series
The Center for Educational Effectiveness offers a resource in three parts:
- Part 1 focuses on general strategies for supporting the success of first-generation students.
- Part 2 offers a number of specific teaching strategies that you can implement in your own classroom.
- Part 3 discusses strategies for fostering social integration for first-generation students.
- Part 4 provides tips for fostering social and community Integration.
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