Northwestern University

Apr
23
Wed 12:00 PM

UTR: A Discussion of the First-Generation Student Experience in the Northwestern Classroom

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: 627 Dartmouth Place, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Costs: Faculty: Free

Contact: Muveddet Harris   (847) 491-4586

Group: Searle Faculty Events

Category: Academic

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Description:

As greater numbers of first-generation college students (those who are first in their families to attend college) come to Northwestern, many faculty members are concerned about whether, and how, they should modify their teaching practices to most effectively help these students learn – as well as how they might create new possibilities for first generation students to contribute to the intellectual life of the Northwestern community. In a highly selective environment such as Northwestern’s, first-generation college students may feel isolated, and faculty may not understand the challenges they have overcome and continue to face in working toward their academic goals. Join fellow teachers and first-generation undergraduates in this brownbag discussion, and contribute to an ongoing conversation about teaching and student diversity at Northwestern.  

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