Magna On-Demand Seminars

Practical Ways to Support First-Generation College Students in the College Classroom

In this Magna Online Seminar, you will learn about the challenges that exist for first-generation college students and the support structures that can help them succeed.

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Over 40% of incoming first-year students at 4-year colleges and universities are first-generation college students. This percentage jumps to 70% for incoming first-year students at 2-year colleges.

As the number of first-generation college students increases, it’s crucial that you create a more accessible and supportive classroom environment at your institution. Retention and student success for these students are key objectives for universities. You’ll get practical strategies to overcome barriers of success that are unique to this student population.

What are the learning goals?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the profile of first-generation college students in the United States
  • Identify the challenges the disproportionately affect first-generation college students
  • Implement specific strategies to better support first-generation college students in the college classroom
  • Develop the necessary skills to identify future resources to continue supporting this student demographic

Who should attend?

  • Faculty
  • Provosts
  • Department Chairs
  • Deans
  • Instructional designers
  • Retention specialists
  • Directors of Diversity and Inclusion
  • First-Year Experience Coordinators

Why you don’t want to miss this!

In this seminar, you’ll learn how faculty can better support first-generation college students in the classroom. Topics of discussion include: understanding the challenges that first-generation college students disproportionately face; contextualizing practical ways to support their success in the classroom and beyond; and recognizing resources to continue improving support structures for first-generation college students.

What’s included?

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • On-demand access
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available.

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Product Code: PC20BA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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*On-demand access begins on date of purchase.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.