NASPA Online Learning Community

Developing and Implementing Programs for First-generation College Students

This session will offer participants an opportunity to engage in a discussion on the development and implementation of first-generation student programming. Discussing key themes identified in the book, Developing and Implementing Promising Practices and Programs for First-Generation College Students (Troy et al., 2022), presenters will provide insight into key strategies to develop and implement programs and practices for first-generation students. 

With a focus on chapter five, “Developing First-year Programming for First-generation Students without a Budget: No Money, No Problem”, the conversation will focus on program creation without a budget, intersectionality, and strengths-based programming.  Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on how they can use these strategies to develop programming at their home institutions to contribute to the success, growth, and leadership experiences of first-generation students.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will:

  • identify strategies to maximize human and financial resources to provide support for first-generation college students;
  • understand the role of intersectionality in developing first-gen programming; and
  • identify ways to capitalize on the strengths of first-gen students when developing programming.
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