Using Strengths-Based Instructional Frameworks to Teach First-generation College Students
March 9, 2019


Annual Conference 19 Pre-Conference

 

Join Dr. Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton and Dr. Maria Estela Zarate from California State University, Fullerton, for a half-day (3-hour) pre-conference workshop.

This Pre-conference Workshop: “Using Strengths-Based Instructional Frameworks to Teach First-generation College Students,” offers resources to build the pedagogical capacity of faculty and student affairs educators to support the academic achievement and engagement of first-generation college students (FGCS) in ways that acknowledge and draw on their cultural strengths.

 

 

 

Presenters will overview faculty development institutes offered at a four-year university (52% FGCS) and share how they support teaching and learning through critical skill building, syllabi revision, and new instructional strategies. Presented approaches apply to a range of instructional settings, sizes, platforms, academic levels, and disciplines.

Participants will…

  • learn strengths-based instructional framework to promote the academic success and engagement of first-generation college students (FGCS);

  • leave with tangible resources for future reference, including research materials, framework, and structure used in a two-day professional development institute; and

  • discuss possible implementation of a professional development institute at their respective institutions, including structure, strategy, and identifying key partners.

All pre-conference workshops cost an additional fee and are not included in the Annual Conference registration. You must be registered for the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference in order to attend a pre-conference workshop. Click here to register and take this necessary step in learning a strengths-based instructional framework to promote the academic success and engagement of first-generation college students!