Supporting First Generation College Students
Baylor celebrates students who will be the first in their families to earn a college degree. For more information for how you can support first generation college students as an NSE instructor, please contact Whitney Jones.
"The Role of Motivation, Parental Support, and Peer Support in the Academic Success of Ethnic Minority First-Generation College Students," Jessica Dennis, Jean S. Phinney, Lizette Ivy Chuateco, Journal of College Student Development, Volume 46, Number 3, May/June 2005, pp. 223-236.
The following books may also serve as helpful resources for first generation college students regarding the academic demands of college. These books offer helpful strategies for academic and personal success.
- The First Generation College Experience by Amy Baldwin
- First in the Family: Your College Years, Advice about College from First-Generation Students by Kathleen Cushman
- Cornerstones for First Generation Learners by Robert Sherfield and Patricia Moody
- Reality Check: A College Student's Survival Guide by John Mikaelian
There are also a number of titles by first generation college students about their experiences in college. These books can be helpful and encouraging to your students.
- The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream by Lisa Frazier Page, Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt
- The Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez
- Giants Among Us: First Generation College Graduates Who Lead Activist Lives by Sandria Rodriguez
- Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis
- Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America's Underprepared by Mike Rose