Month: April 2018

When Parents Can’t Help: How Can We Support First-Generation College Students?

In the following post, PhD student in sociology Jessica Yorks, discusses the challenges–and assets– first-generations bring to higher education. Based on her personal experiences and conversations with others, she offers advice on how instructors can better support first-generation students while recognizing the value of the perspectives they bring to higher education. For many of us, […]

Being a Resource for Student Mental Health

By James Ziegler There’s always at least one student who signs up for my classes only to never be heard from again. Maybe they forgot to drop. Maybe I need to update my grade book.  With each zero I give out for participation, the question lingers: should I reach out? Early on in my teaching […]