To help first-generation students succeed, colleges enlist their parents
This article explores how colleges can boost graduation rates of first-generation college students by building relationships with the students’ parents.
Galenek, Gierdowski, & Brooks, 2018 / / October 2018
For the 2018 report, 64,536 students from 130 institutions in 9 countries and 36 US states participated in the research. The quantitative findings in this report were developed using the 54,285 survey responses from 114 US institutions. This report makes generalized statements about the findings based on the large number of survey respondents. Applying these findings, however, is an institutionally specific undertaking. The priorities, strategic vision, and culture of an institution will inevitably affect the meaning and use of these findings in a specific academic context. This report should therefore be seen not as the final discussion about student use of IT on campus but as the beginning.