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The Many Faces of First-Generation Students


Nearly one-third of post-secondary students enrolled in two- and four-year colleges in the U.S. are referred to as first-generation or “first-gen”, meaning their parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a four-year college degree. Of course, this is the formal definition, used to guide research and bring some tangibility to such a widespread and multidimensional title. With that said, a flexible…

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academic advisors

3 Ways Academic Advisors Light the Path for Student Success


Many first year students enter college unsure of where they’re going, whether it be to classes or their future. They often enter college confused, lost and searching for a path to call their own. That’s where Academic Advisors thrive. They’re superheroes in disguise; warriors that will fight for students and their futures. An Academic Advisor is a student’s best asset.…

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engagement

How To Engage Students by Defining Student Engagement


Promote engagement by: connecting students with their classmates by encouraging collaboration through study sessions; making campus services, department heads and the administration easily accessible to any student who needs information or help, creating and effectively communicating social events that foster social networking such as club fairs, concert events and game nights.

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