The phrase "first-generation college students" is used to describe students whose parents or grandparents did not earn a college degree. Our conversations indicate that many of our faculty and faculty administrators were first-generation college students themselves.
The main goal of the 'F1RST Faculty' opportunity is to encourage faculty-student interaction outside of the classroom through relationships that help to improve sense of belonging for both first-gen faculty and first-gen students.
List your name, contact information, photo and department on the the First-Gen Faculty program website. AND attend exclusive first-gen events where students and faculty can meet, learn, socialize, and build relationships with each other.
Help plan activities and events as part of a first-gen faculty working group. Work associated with the group is recognized as service to the university.
Mentor a first-gen student (one-on-one meetings face-to-face or online, phone calls, email, etc.). Mentor-mentee meetings are recognized as service to the university.