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Faculty Symposium: Supporting First Generation Students

1 in 4 students at UNL are First Generation - attend to learn more about supporting these students in your classroom

11:45 am – 3:00 pm
Willa Cather Dining Complex Room: Red Cloud
530 N 17th St
Lincoln NE 68588-1600
Target Audiences:
Dr. Amy Goodburn,
The Faculty Symposium will focus on strategies for supporting first-generation students at Nebraska, including a panel of first-generation students speaking about their experiences on campus.

In addition to the student panel, faculty will also discuss vignettes reflecting first-generation students’ experiences and learn about university efforts to build upon first-generation students’ strengths and assets. Faculty can also choose to attend a mini-session on:

- First-gen Pedagogical and Instructional Strategies, with Steven Cain, instructional designer in the Center for Transformative Teaching and Becky Haddad, assistant professor in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication

- Resources and Programs for First-Gen Students, with Lori Romano, director of the Center for Academic Success and Transition and Ryan Lahne, assistant vice chancellor, Student Affairs.

- Course Equity Dashboards for Instructors, with Chad Brassil, faculty director for undergraduate analytics

The deadline for registration is October 27. The symposium will be limited to 100 participants. Light refreshments will be served.

Register by October 27 at

The term “first-generation” applies to the one in four UNL students who come from families whose parents/guardians do not have a four-year degree.

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