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Developing and Implementing Promising Practices and Programs for First-Generation College Students


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1. Laying the Foundation for Creating First-Generation Student Programming Part I: First Year Experiences 2. Utilizing Intrusive Advising to Support First-Generation College Students at the University of South Carolina Upstate [Kimberly Walker, Tiffany N. Hughes, and Kadaisha Miller] 3. University of Portland's Summer Launch Initiative [Matt Daily] 4. From Denied to the Dean's List: Program Design that Makes a Difference [Erin Kline and Jefferson Lee IV] 5. Developing First-Year Programming for First-Generation Students without A Budget: No Money, No Problem [Charmaine Troy, Ben Pearce, and Diana Rowe] Part II: Mentorship 6. Belonging and Well-being as Key Measures of Student Success: Promising Practices at University of Southern California's Topping Scholars Program [Trista Beard and Carina Gonzalez] 7. Capitalizing on Networks of Support: A Review of the Georgetown Scholars Program's Peer Mentor, Alumni Mentor, and Regional Network Programs [Yasamin "Yasi" Mahallaty and Albert Ramirez] 8. Faculty Mentoring Dinners: Facilitating High-Impact Practices [Malaphone Phommasa, Yasmine Dominguez-Whitehead, Angelica Caudillo, and Kari Weber] Part III: Learning Communities 9. 1st Gen Theme Community: Developing a Living-Learning Program for First-Year First-Generation College Students [Trebby L. Ellington] 10. Living Learning Communities for First-Year First-Generation Students [Kiley Moody, Gregory Eiselein, Rebeca Paz, Tamara Bauer, and Kevin Cook] Part IV: Exploration and Transition 11. Global Leadership for First-Generation Students: Implementing Custom Study Abroad Programs [Michelle L. Ashcraft and Lisa Lambert Snodgrass] 12. Getting Career Ready at UC Riverside: The ORBITS Program [Thomas Dickson, Charlie Rodnuson, and Elizabeth Montgomery] 13. First-Generation Transfer Students in an Honors College [Martha Enciso] 14. What We Learned from the Pandemic: Using Digital and Virtual Spaces to Support First-Generation College Students [Karen Jackson and Charmaine Troy]

About the Author

Charmaine Troy is the inaugural First-Generation Program and Operations Manager at Georgia Tech, USA.Karen Jackson is an Assistant Professor of Education and Associate Dean for Advising Programs at Georgia Gwinnett College, USA.Ben Pearce is a Program Coordinator at Emory University, USA.Diana Rowe is a Senior Student Success Advisor at Georgia Gwinnet College, USA.


"This book is a much-needed resource for scholars and practitioners alike. As institutions look to scale up their support for first-generation college students, texts like this one will be required reading. Kudos to the authors for bringing this collection together."La'Tonya Rease Miles, Scale & Support, Career Launch; USA

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