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It’s in the Syllabus and Other First-Generation College Student Experiences

October 8, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

An immersive, playfully disorienting encounter, It’s in the Syllabus and Other First Generation College Student (FGCS) Experiences offers participants a complex view of a heterogenous identity group: students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. Because this session focuses on interventions instructors can make in the classroom, it is appropriate for faculty, graduate student instructors, and staff who have an instructional role. Participants witness several different intersecting stories about FGCS experiences and challenges, which confront stereotypes about who FGCS are and what they bring to the classroom. Through facilitated activities and discussion, instructors strategize about ways to make their classrooms more inclusive and foster belonging for FGCS.

**The theatrical portion of this session contains strong language.

In this session, participants will:

  • Discuss barriers that create challenges for FGCS.
  • Identify specific classroom strategies to better support FGCS.
  • Consider how to deploy resources on campus relevant to FGCS.

**Early departures can be disruptive to the performance and other participants. Please only register if you are able to attend the entire workshop.

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October 8, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
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Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)