2020 NASPA Annual Conference

First Step to First-Gen Success: Know Your Students


Each year first-generation college students take a leap into the world of higher education, representing between 22-77% of a campus population. But do we really know who first-generation college students on our campuses are and what they may need from us? Join this session to discuss the pros and cons of different first-gen definitions, explore first-gen data collection from two research projects (quantitative and qualitative), and create an actionable plan for your campus to know and serve first-gen college students better.


Wednesday, April 1
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


LA Convention Center

Presented by

Sonja Ardoin, Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University
Annemieke Rice, Vice President, Campus Success, Campus Labs