Due to the recent enthusiasm from the UP community and FGEN (First Generation students), Matt Daily has been able to purchase additional FGEN webinar sessions and is now offering them to faculty and staff. Daily proposes to use Fridays as a time to virtually gather as a community, learn together, and possibly debrief or brainstorm ideas. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the sessions on “Jargon,” “Partnering with Parents” and “Imposter Syndrome,” please consider doing so by using this link.
If interested in attending any/all of these sessions, please email Daily at email@example.com for a zoom invitation. Should these time blocks not work for your schedule, Daily will also record each session and make them available.
The FGEN program will be hosting a variety of events throughout the day, and we welcome the entire UP community to opt in and to participate in our day-long celebration.
Students, both first generation and continuing generation, can take advantage of wisdom workshops throughout the day to offer personal insights and support. More info to come. We also will be hosting external guests in a forum. More information is set to come via engage.
The University of Portland has been honored as a First Forward institution by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Center for First Generation Student Success, according to Matt Daily, Health and Counseling Center. The First Forward designation recognizes institutions of higher education who have demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students. Selected institutions receive professional development, community-building experiences, and a first look at the Center’s research and resources.
Daily notes that UP is one of three schools in the Pacific Northwest to be selected (UW and WSU), and the only private/Catholic school. UP is also the only school (2 or 4 year) of the 91 total schools in the state of Oregon to receive the honor.
Selected institutions will send representatives to the First Forward Workshop to be held in Orlando in June and will participate in monthly phone calls, virtual professional development, goal setting, blog development, annual reporting, and more. After two successful years in the program, institutions are eligible to apply for the Advisory leadership designation.
For more information, contact Daily at x7895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A First-Generation (FGEN) college student is defined as when an individual attends college when neither their mother nor father earned a 4-year college degree. The Shepard Academic Resource Center supports programming specifically for UP First-Generation (FGEN) students, and can use the help of faculty and staff. We would love to update our master roster of current UP faculty and staff that were FGEN students themselves. If you were an FGEN student, please take a moment and contact Matt Daily, assistant director, program manager for special populations in the Shepard Center, at email@example.com. We would love to connect with you!
A first-generation (FGEN) college student is defined as an individual who attends college when neither their mother nor father earned a four-year college degree. The Shepard Academic Resource Center is continuing to develop programming specifically for FGEN students, and can use your help. They would love to update their master roster of current UP faculty and staff that were FGEN students themselves. If you were an FGEN student, please take a moment and contact Matt Daily, program manager for special populations in the Shepard Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, any faculty or staff who would be interested in opportunities to help current FGEN students are asked to please let Matt know.