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Advising First Generation College Students. Terre Lucas Building Educational Strengths and Talents (BEST) Program Cathy Blat University Center for Academic Excellence. Fall 2011 – New Freshmen Demographics. Source: Institutional Research Census Data. Fall 2012 – New Freshmen Demographics.

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    1. Advising First Generation College Students Terre Lucas Building Educational Strengths and Talents (BEST) Program Cathy Blat University Center for Academic Excellence

    2. Fall 2011 – New Freshmen Demographics Source: Institutional Research Census Data

    3. Fall 2012 – New Freshmen Demographics Source: Institutional Research Census Data

    4. Fall 2011 New FreshmenIncoming Characteristics Source: Institutional Research Census Data

    5. Fall 2012 New FreshmenIncoming Characteristics Source: Institutional Research Census Data

    6. Partnerships in Advising • Provide just in time information on resources to advisees • Beginning of the semester • Getting Organized Workshop • Complete a LASSI – Learning and Study Strategies Inventory assessment followed by an Individual Consultation (IC) with a GA • Tutoring/SupplementaI Instruction (SI) for potentially challenging courses • Midterm • Bounce Back from Setbacks Workshop • Schedule an IC to discuss Time Management issues • Tutoring/SI for courses with midterm grade deficiency reports

    7. Partnerships in Advising • Provide just in time information (continued) • End of the semester • Test Taking/Stress Management workshops • Final exam review sessions – Reading Day • Students on Probation • 49er Rebound program • SOS Mentoring • Academic Strategies course (UCOL 1300) • Niner Focus • Encourage students to apply for Tutoring/SI positions

    8. Building Educational Strengths & Talents BEST Profile • A federal TRIO Student Support Services Program committed to facilitating the success of select populations of students adjust to the culture of higher education. • Services offered include • BEST Choices Learning Community • UCOL1200(2), UCOL2200 (on demand) & LBST2212 • Academic advising & coaching • Tutoring & access to other resources • Access to a private computer lab • Assistance with assessments & career exploration • Exposure to diverse cultural activities

    9. Support for Select Populations • BEST is charged with facilitating the success of college students who are • among the first in their family to attend college; • are from families with limited incomes; and/or • whose ability to learn is somehow impacted. • Additionally, all Achievers have an identified academic need. • BEST Achievers, on average • 93% - Good Standing • 50% - GPA 3.0 or higher • Retention & graduation rates rival those of the institution • At least one Achiever will study abroad each semester

    10. Flying Solo Prepared For … … Reality

    11. Characteristics of First-Gens • Less, different type of, parental support • Diverse perceptions of the first-gen experience • Different expectations • Lower self-esteem • Lack of preparedness

    12. The “New” Unpreparedness • Recent definitions of “underpreparedness” have expanded to include a lack of understanding • about behavioral skills needed to succeed (which includes a pervasive unwillingness to take an instructors’ advice) • that learning is an active, shared responsibility with faculty Sally Rings, 2001

    13. Registration & Advising “Who should I talk to (Where should I go to talk) about …” “What does this mean to …” “When should I …” “Why am I taking this …” “How do I address …”

    14. Pillars of BEST Advising: Intentionality • Impact of statement, “You should have known…” • Flying solo • Allocation of resources • Personal SMART Goal(s) • Questions & curiosity • Community • Willful blindness • “Get our hands dirty” “If it takes a village to raise a child, build one!” Malik Compton Rock

    15. Academic Coaching What’s your story? Why are you here (… and so I want to help people)? How will you make “it” happen? Appreciation for academic advising

    16. Advising Drives Success Advisors – know how the car works and they teach new car owners how to use the Owners Manual Mentors – share his or her personal experience about becoming an expert driver Coaches – sit in the passenger seat and support the driver in doing whatever it takes to develop his or her own driving style

    17. The Next Steps • CAP workshops • Individual Consultation (IC) • Celebrate “Trailblazers”, “Survivors” and “Overcomers” • Find your point of connection • Think in advance about how you’ll relate • Be mindful of hidden “isms” • Work together to create an academic community • Mention goals to students • Ask them for their question • Hone your “one question” & share it so we can follow up • Referrals

    18. …How can we make this happen? … Thank you