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10 Strategies for Colleges to Retain and Graduate First-Generation Students

Much has been written recently (here, here and here) about how diversity on college campuses often starts and stops with admissions. Recent student protests at Yale, Claremont McKenna, the University of Missouri and elsewhere indicate a disconnect between high-level administrators and first-generation students on the ground who often feel unheard, misunderstood or marginalized during their transition to college. Students who are the first in their families to attend college often experience this in even greater degrees.

Positive change is possible–if administrators build first-hand knowledge of the problems and take high-level action. Following are some read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com