Advising First-Generation Students
Students who are first in their families to go to college tend to be more at-risk of dropping out of college than their peers. This is true at UP as well as nationally. Academic advisors can support these students in a number of ways in order to raise retention rates of this population and help grow student satisfaction. The brochure below summarizes research about first-generation students and provides guidance on advising these students.
NACADA FGEN Advising Resources
It's Tough to Trailblaze: Challenges of First-Generation College Students, by Dr. Matthew Lynch
Advising First-Generation Students, by Angela Renee Sickles
First-Generation College Students and Academic Advising: Words of Wisdom from Academic Advisors, by Angela Dawn Mead
Revisiting Validation Theory: Theoretical Foundations, Applications, and Extensions by Linares and Munoz
Advisors can direct students to the UP first-generation webpage for students and parents
Tools for finding more information:
Looking for more information about advising First Generation students? Check out UP's FGEN web page, or contact Matt Daily, FGEN program manager, at email@example.com.