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Tag: College Transition
Experts Share Tips For the College Transition
Transitioning to college can be scary. Students often leave behind their familiar surroundings for new peers and places. They confront a whole new set of academic challenges and they don’t always know what to expect, especially underrepresented students. But there are things students, parents and universities can do to make the transition more smooth.
August 13, 2019
Pablo Avila: Empowering Professors in the Classroom
For Pablo Avila, working in higher education wasn’t something that he thought he’d ever be doing professionally. In fact, up until a few years ago, he was thinking about pursuing a Ph.D. in social psychology.
March 6, 2019
Modeling Behavior And Fostering a Sense of Well-Being For First-Generation College Students
First-generation college students are frequently found in the margins of important collegiate experiences. Instead of being strategically ushered to the center, they often disappear, leaving school completely due to unpleasant experiences, unresponsive offices, as well as inattentive and inadequate support systems on- and off-campus. Navigating the terrain of higher education without built-in support systems can be treacherous. Their first-generation status is often used as a barometer of higher education retention, academic progression and graduation rates.
February 14, 2019
Chiefs for Change Releases new Blueprint for Postsecondary Student Success
Chiefs for Change, a nonprofit, bipartisan network of diverse education chiefs, recently released a statement summarizing a new blueprint for postsecondary success for K-12 schools, higher ed institutions and preparing students for degree completion and an easy transition into high-demand fields. Though the percentage of students graduating high school has increased over the years, the […]
January 8, 2019
Dear Educators/Administrators: EVERY Student is a Scholar
I am urging my fellow academicians from this day forth to address all learners in your classrooms, institutions, churches, non-profit organizations, mentor programs in Pre-K-12, undergraduate and graduate studies as “scholars”.
October 30, 2018
Easing The Transition: 3 Pieces of Advice for Supporting First-Generation or Underrepresented Students on Your Campus
Thousands of students are entering college or graduate school for the first time and those who are the first in their family to do so may not know what to expect. While the next couple of years will undoubtedly be challenging for them, here are some ways you (as a peer, as an administrator, or as a professor) can help in cultivating a smooth, positive transition.
September 11, 2018
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