Library Support and Services for First-Generation College Students

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Course Description

College students who are the first in their families to attend college are collectively called first-generation college students. According to the US Department of Education, only 24 percent of first-generation students graduate with a bachelor’s degree compared to 68 percent of students whose parents are college graduates. Grasp the characteristics, challenges, and opportunities first-generation students face and how libraries can help these students navigate the college experience.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Develop programs, services, and outreach opportunities geared toward first-generation college students
  • Create campus partnerships to help improve the success and retention of first-generation college students
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
Instructor or (972) 340-2829