The 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference will examine a breadth of topics critical to advancing the holistic outcomes of first-generation students. The conference program will consider the vast intersectionality of first-generation students, the systemic and institutional barriers to success, evidence-based practices and approaches to student support and services, the role of assessment and evaluation, opportunities to build celebratory campus environments, and strategies for building networked campus approaches to scaling support.
Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the Center for First-generation Student Success while engaging with practitioners, scholars, and advocates in multiple presentation formats, research discussions, and networking events.
Attend this conference to:
Understand the lived experiences and vast intersectionality of first-generation college students across academic years, institutional types, and sectors.
Discuss systemic and institutional barriers first-generation students face in higher education and identify strategies for advancing change.
Identify and utilize strategies for supporting first-generation students and bridging gaps in cultural capital through asset-based programmatic approaches, services, and skill building.
Discuss and implement approaches for creating an engaged campus community that identifies, supports, and celebrates first-generation college students.
Recognize and engage with scholarly literature and current research critical to understanding and advancing first-generation student outcomes.
Consider evaluation, assessment, and data strategies for understanding and improving institutional and programmatic first-generation initiatives.
About the Center
The Center for First-generation Student Success is the premier source of evidence-based practices, professional development, and knowledge creation for the higher education community to advance the success of first-generation students.
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First-generation college students are critically important and an increasing population at nearly all institutions of higher education. As college and university leaders and practitioners are actively seeking avenues to best meet the specific needs of first-generation students, the Center for First-generation Student Success emerges as a leader for scholarly discussion, information sharing, networking, and program development.
The Center, based at NASPA in Washington, DC, aims to acknowledge the intersectional experiences of first-generation college students through provision of services and guidance across institutional types. This website serves as a home for Center updates and announcements, an outlet for sharing cutting edge research and current media conversations, opportunities for engagement through conferences and events, and access to a bevy of programs and services intended to improve first-generation initiatives across higher education.
The Center is just getting started. We encourage you to become involved in current and future initiatives and look forward to learning how you are currently serving first-generation students in your community. Thank you for your commitment to first-generation student success!
The 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference is a valuable opportunity to engage with institution leaders, student affairs and student success practitioners, faculty, and first-generation advocates to advance the importance of supporting first-generation college students and to exchange ideas, approaches, and successful practices. By registering to attend the First-generation Student Success Conference, you receive the benefit of attending programming across the 2019 NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap Conference, the 2019 Student Financial Security and Wellness Conference, and the 2019 NASPA Assessment, Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference co-located as part of the 2019 NASPA Conference on Student Success in Higher Education.
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