BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

At the Intersection

Understanding and Supporting First-Generation Students

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April 2021
9781642670615
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    Stylus Publishing
  • ISBN 9781642670615
  • Language English
  • Pages 348 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 10 tables, 7 figs
$39.95
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April 2021
9781642670608
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  • Pages 348 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 10 tables, 7 figs
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April 2021
9781642670622
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    Stylus Publishing
  • ISBN 9781642670622
  • Language English
  • Pages 348 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 10 tables, 7 figs
$125.00
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April 2021
9781642670639
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  • Language English
  • Pages 348 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 10 tables, 7 figs
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The experiences of first-generation college students are not monolithic. The nexus of identities matter, and this book is intended to challenge the reader to explore what it means to be a first-generation college student in higher education. Designed for use in classrooms and for use by the higher education practitioner on a college campus today, At the Intersections will be of value to the reader throughout their professional career.

 

The book is divided into four parts with chapters of research and theory interspersed with thought pieces to provide personal stories to integrate the research and theory into lived experience. Each thought piece ends with questions to inspire readers to engage with the topic.

 

Part One: Who is a First-generation College Student? provides the reader an entrée into the topic, with up-to-date data on both four-year and two-year colleges. Part One ends with a thought piece that asks the reader to pull together some of the big ideas before moving on to look more closely at students’ identities.

 

Part Two: The Intersection of Identity shares the research, experience and thoughts of authors in relation to the individual and overlapping identities of LGBT, low-income, white, African-American, Latinx, Native American, undocumented, female, and male students who are all also first-generation college students.

 

Part Three: Programs and Practices is an introduction to practices, policies and programs across the country. This section offers promise and direction for future work as institutions try to find a successful array of approaches to make the campus an inclusive place for the diverse population of first-generation college students.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction—Hope Longwell-Grice
 

Part One: Who is a First-Generation College Student?
1) A Review of the Data—Robert Longwell-Grice
2) Unpacking First-Gen Discourse: A Sociological Perspective—Steven P. Dandaneau
3) Setting the Foundation: Understanding the Impact of College on First-Generation Students—Ryan D. Padgett
4) Critical Conversation One: First-Gen or Working Class? The Politics of Terminology—Sherry Lee Linkon
5) Background Characteristics of First-Generation Students and Their Reasons for Pursuing Higher Education—Khanh Bui
6) Message Received: Parental Encouragement and its Effect on the College Choice Process—Michael J. Smith
7) Critical Conversation Two: Inheriting Inequality: Hidden Challenges of First-Gen Student—David Hernández

Part Two: The Intersections of Identity
8) The Nuances of First-Generation College Students’ Social Class Identity—Sonja Ardoin
9) I Don’t Need Any Help: Working with First-Generation, Low-income, White Males—Roxanne Moschetti
10) Critical Conversation Three: Reflections on Being a First-Generation, African-American Male College Student—Nate Deans, Jr.
11) Dual Invisibilities: The Intersection of First-Generation and LGBT Identities—Pheng Xiong
12) First-Generation Latinex Students’ Seeking Information at College—Vasti Torres, Lucy LePeau, and Yvonne Garcia
13) Critical Conversation Four: First-Generation and Undocumented—Ana Karina Soltero López
14) It’s All About the Journey: Exploring the College Experience of First-Generation Women—Nicole Zervas Adsitt
15) Crossing Bridges: First-generation Native American Students at College—Les Riding-In and Scott Amundsen
16) Critical Conversation Five: Project MALES—Victor B. Sáenz, Emmet Campos, Mike Gutierrez, and Rodrigo Aguayo

Part Three: Programs and Practices
17) And the Research Says… Program Supports Across the Spectrum—Rob Longwell-Grice and Mackenzie Hoffman
18) College Preparation through College Access and Support Programs—   Staci Weber
19) Critical Conversation Six: It’s All a Bunch of B.S.: How Institutional Jargon Creates In-Groups & Out-Groups in Higher Education—Sonja Ardoin
20) Supporting Transfer for First-Generation Community College Students—Gloria Crisp, Rebecca Robertson and Elizabeth Cox Brand
21) Critical Conversation Seven: Moving on in Milwaukee: Easing the College Transition Process for Two-Year College Students—Pablo Muirhead
22) Learning Where They Live: First-Generation College Students in the Residence Halls—Paul Gallagher
23) Critical Conversation Eight: Advice for Advisors—Hadyn K. Swecker and Matthew Fifolt
24) Career Development Needs of First-Generation College Students—Heather Maietta
25) Critical Conversation Nine: They’re Here, Now, What Can We Do to Keep Them?—Katharine Moffat
26) Admissions Isn’t Access: First Generation College Graduates in Medical Schools—Hyacinth Mason, Jeffrey Winseman, and Erin Ayala
27) Critical Conversation Ten: Becoming the Architect: First-Generation Graduate Students Claiming the Label—Adj Marshall
28) When First-Generation College Students Become Doctoral Candidates—Heather Maietta
29) Critical Conversation Eleven: How a College Re-Built Itself by Centering First-Generation College Students—Staci Weber
Epilogue: What’s in a Name? Narratives and Counter-Narratives of the First-Generation Moniker—Rashne Jehangir and Kelly Collins

About the Contributors
Index 

Robert Longwell-Grice

Rob Longwell-Grice, Ed.D. is currently the director of recruitment and scholarship services for the School of Education at UW Milwaukee. Rob was featured in the documentary film, “First Gens,” released in the fall of 2019. Rob is a first-generation college student and his dissertation was a case study of working class, first-generation white males. The study looked at the interplay of social class and first-generation status.

Hope Longwell-Grice

Hope Longwell-Grice, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

intersectionality; first-generation students; student support; student affairs; educational equality; social and class identity; college transition