FGEN Week at FSU: Nov. 5th – 13th

A national leader with a long history of institutional commitment to first-generation student success, FSU was recently designated as an FGEN Forward Institution by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. CARE provides institutional access and support services to first-generation college students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. CARE currently serves over 1600 students through a variety of programs. Each year, campuses across the country celebrate National FGEN Day. This year, FGEN Day is on Sunday, November 8th. At FSU, we have decided to celebrate FGEN Day an entire week between November 5th – 13th. Below are opportunities for FSU faculty to join in the celebration and support FGEN students.

First Generation Student Success Faculty Training
Thursday, Nov. 5th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

FSU, UF, and FAU are hosting a virtual training session for institutions throughout the Southeast.  We invite you to this free dialog about serving students who are the first in their families to pursue a college degree. There will be a presentation about understanding and supporting students, a panel of first-generation students discussing their experiences, and a conversation centering around institutional considerations for improving support on campuses for this population. Click here to register in advance for this session.

FGEN FSU Faculty Panel
Thursday, Nov. 12th, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

CARE and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching are hosting a virtual FGEN FSU Faculty Panel. Several FSU faculty will share their stories about being the first in their family to complete a college education as well as a bit about their journey to becoming a FGEN faculty member. All are welcome, and please encourage your first-generation students to attend.

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