First-Generation Resource Guide

The resource guides were created in an effort to support the community around definitions, issues, and pedagogical approaches to serving first-generation college students. 

The following learning objectives were used to help guide the creation of the resource guides:

  1. Define "first-generation college student"
  2. Identify three challenges that first generation college student face in the college environment
  3. Demonstrate teaching techniques to support first generation college students
  4. Name three resources that USF provides for first generation college students


Article: Who's in First (Generation)?


Article: Is that paper really due today?': differences in first-generation and traditional college students’ understandings of faculty expectations

Article:  Supporting First-Generation College Students Through Classroom-Based Practices


Article:  First-Generation Students College Access, Persistence, and Postbachelor’s Outcomes