Supporting First-Generation College Students Through Classroom-Based PracticesPublished Sep 2012
Describes how minority-serving institutions provide academic supports and improve performance among first-generation students through more engaging learning environments
The brief, Supporting First-Generation College Students Through Classroom-Based Practices, captures how the 30 MSIs leveraged support from the Walmart Minority Student Success Initiative to develop a multipronged approach premised on the notion that what takes place in the classroom is central to the college experience. Specifically, the report shares exactly how the institutions integrated faculty members as principal agents to create a more engaging learning environment—ultimately, promoting stronger performance academically and socially among first-generation students. In addition, the brief provides insights from the Walmart Minority Student Success Initiative participants on how to redesign instructional styles and course content, use data to develop and sustain programs, and secure community partnerships and support.