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Are you first? Promoting Success for and with First-Generation College Students Symposium

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Are you first? is a symposium that is part of an first-generation student awareness campaign. In an effort to better understand the First-Gen experience and the cross-campus collaborations, we propose the following goals for the symposium:

1. Bring awareness and recognition about first-generation college students and understand the intersectionality of this identity

2. Build a community for first-generation college students and explore ways in which to engage staff and faculty in supporting the success of first-gens

3. Create a space where national, local, and campus constituents can discuss best practices and future strategies to serve first-generation students

4. Build momentum to establish an action plan to serve first-generation college students

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For the Agenda and more information:

There will be two sessions during the day with multiple workshops and talks happening at once. The FULL AGENDA will be posted tomorrow (3/30) and will be found using the link above!

These are the sessions to give you a bit more information!
11:00 - 12:00pm Concurrent Session A
- Research and Information Poster Session
- Issues of Upward Mobility: Family and Community
- We Gon’ Be Alright: Struggles and Triumphs of First Generation Graduate Students
- Intersectionality and the First Gen Identity - CommonGround
- Leveraging Student Diversity: First-Generation Students in the Classroom
- Nontraditional Students at the University of Michigan: A Qualitative Study

1:15 - 2:15pm Concurrent Session B
- Research and Information Poster Session
- Supporting First-Gen Students: Utilizing a Strengths-Based Approach to Capitalize on Resiliency and Cultivate Identity
- Why First-Gen College Students are Important for Campus and How to Better Encourage Their Success
- D.R.A.G.I.T. - Reflective Conversations with First-Gen Students
- Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
- Networking for First-Gen Students (Two 30 minute sessions)
- Academic, Professional, and Personal Guidance: Guiding First-Gens through Student-Professor Networking
- Coaching First Gen Students on How to Network (30 min)

Office of the Vice Provost of Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs
Office of the Vice President for Global Communications
Alumni Center
Center for the Education of Women
College of Engineering
Comprehensive Studies Program
Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs
National Center for Institutional Diversity
The Program on Intergroup Relations
Office of New Student Programs
Rackham Graduate School
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
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When and Where

Map Michigan League

April 2016

8:30am - 6:00pm

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