Faculty learning communities

First-Generation College Student Experiences

This learning community will be an opportunity for participants from academic and student affairs who themselves may be first-generation college students to explore our experiences in order to strengthen our work with NAU’s first-gen students. Once formed, the learning community will meet in a series of regular 1½ hour sessions throughout the academic year. Some common readings will inform the conversations as we work toward developing an agenda for supporting and encouraging student success. Please note: while the learning community seeks faculty and staff who identify as first generation, we encourage all interested faculty and staff who work closely with first generation students to consider joining us.

An orientation session (offered twice) will provide potential learning community participants with information on the process and goals to see if this is a conversation you want to join.

Attend one of two possible orientation sessions if you are interested in potentially participating in the learning community throughout this academic year:
Wednesday, Sept 11, 9:00-9:45 a.m.
or
Thursday, Sept 12, 1:30-2:15 p.m. 

Both orientation sessions will be held in the Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169).

This Community has already formed and is currently in progress.

Fall Semester Resource Book: The First Generation Student Experience: Implications for Campus Practice, and Strategies for Improving Persistence and Success (by Jeff Davis). Copies will be provided.

Co-facilitators:
T. Mark Montoya, Ethnic Studies Program
Larry Gallagher, Faculty Professional Development Program