First-Generation Focus: Exploring the Term First-Generation & Changing Enrollment Demographics

Colden Hall, Rooms 1700/1750

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

As part of Northwest's continued work with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Center for Student Success pilot cohort, the University is offering a four-part series this spring for faculty and staff, focusing on first-generation students.

Descriptions for each session are included below. The series is co-sponsored by the Academic Success and Retention and Diversity and Inclusion units. To register for these sessions, visit

Session 1: Exploring the Term ‘First-Generation’ and Changing Enrollment Demographics (Wednesday, Jan. 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Colden Hall 1700/1750) - This session focuses on the term “first-generation” and look closely at first-generation statistics and shifting enrollment demographics, both nationwide and at Northwest.

Session 2: Exploring First-Generation from the Student Lens (Tuesday, Feb. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the J.W. Jones Student Union Tower View Room) - A diverse panel of students will share their experiences and discuss challenges and opportunities they face as first-generation students at Northwest.

Session 3: Strengths and Assets of First-Generation Students (Thursday, March 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Student Union Tower View Room) - This session focuses on using an asset-based approach and flipping conversations to concentrate on the many strengths of first-generation students.

Session 4: Creating a First-Generation Inclusive Campus Environment (Monday, April 20, (3:30-4:30 p.m. in Colden Hall 1700/1750) - This session focuses on involving the campus community to contribute to the academic and social success of first-generation college students.

Contact Info

Allison Hoffmann

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