Partnering with Parents and Families of First-generation College Students

with Amy Baldwin, Daphne Rankin

April 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM ET

About This Course

Building a sense of community and belonging is incredibly important for first-generation college students.  A key factor to this foundation of support is engaging parents and families of first-generation students; institutions can harness this support by viewing parents and families of first-generation students as partners in their students’ success.  

Drawing from their experiences at mid-size and large, public, four-year institutions, the presenters will first discuss the challenges of engaging the parents of first-generation students. They will then offer a suggested timeline to consider when developing content for communication and engagement. Finally, the presenters will provide examples of partnering opportunities and events, strengthening connections to the institution and levels of support.

Learning Outcomes

By attending this sessions, participants will:

  • identify strategies to engage parents and families throughout the academic career of their first-generation students;
  • understand possible barriers and challenges prohibiting engagement; and
  • learn effective communication strategies for parents and families that complement first-generation student outcomes and milestones.

Pricing

The early bird discount will run through Thursday, April 4, 2019. This session is $99 for NASPA members, $149 for non-members. Pricing will be accurately reflected in your cart. 

Accessing the Presentation

Once you complete your registration, you will be able to access the course by clicking on the "Login" button at the top of this page (or any page on olc.naspa.org).

  • You will be asked to login with your NASPA user name and password. Once you have done so, you will hit continue and be redirected to your dashboard in the Online Learning Community.

  • You will find the session listed under "Enrolled."

  • Live session access information will be listed before the session has aired.

  • All sessions are recorded. Once the session is over, the recording will be available approximately one week after the air date. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

  • If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please contact Jace Kirschner (jkirschner@naspa.org).





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