New Digital Course Helps First-Gen Students Keep Positive Mindset
Perceivant launched reMIND, a program designed to improve the success of first-generation, low-income college students.
Means & Pyne, 2017 / Journal of College Student Development / September 2017
This qualitative case study explores students' perceptions of institutional support and sense of belonging within the college environment. Following 10 low-income, first-generation college students out of a college access program and through their first year of college, we examined institutional support structures reported to increase students' sense of academic and social belonging, including comprehensive scholarship programs, social identity-based centers and student organizations, residence hall communities, faculty relationships, academic support services, and high-impact educational experiences. In spite of the positive and stabilizing potential of these support structures, several simultaneously undermined students' sense of belonging.