Wave Of Higher Ed Shutdowns Threatens First-Generation Students
From a public health perspective, short-notice college shutdowns may make sense. But for first-generation students, the closures present challenges.
Texas State University / August 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic which began in the Spring of 2020, the entire TXST community needed to transition to remote learning. As a result, first-gen students faced many challenges in their academic and personal lives. In response, the First-Gen Proud committee sought to understand those obstacles to identify immediate and long-term solutions for first-gen students. The committee decided to conduct an assessment to evaluate how our undergraduate first-gen students were experiencing the unanticipated and rapid move to remote learning. The purpose of this assessment survey is to understand the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has on first-gen students remote learning needs and experiences at Texas State University.