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.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Sep 8, 2020
The purpose of this report is to present findings from our initial survey of FGCS at UNC-CH. We aim to assess the persistence of FGCS through a pandemic by identifying new and existing barriers students face. Our results will be shared with university officials as they strive to identify and reduce the difficulties of FGCS and create meaningful interventions for students through COVID19.
Cassandra R. Davis, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a member of the Scholars Strategy Network. Dr. Davis is the principal investigator of this project and studies disruptions to schooling environments, particularly natural disasters.