Helping Low-Income and First Gen Students Get to the Finish Line: Classroom Strategies

A Webinar hosted by the Yes We Must Coalition
and presented by Dr. Kathleen Ross, snjm

Friday, September 7, 2018
10:00–11:00 am, PDT; 1:00–2:00 pm, EDT

Description:  As YWM institutions, we are proud of our commitment to “New Majority” students from first-gen and/or low-income families. But we are challenged by the lower graduation rates these students achieve, compared to other student groups both in our institutions and across US higher education. One of the goals of YWM is to discover better ways to create equity in university outcomes for these New Majority students. This webinar will share creative and effective faculty strategies that both maintain high standards and overcome the invisible barriers responsible for derailing New Majority student success. Practical examples will demonstrate ways to create strong student engagement, promote a sense of belonging, build confidence, and encourage students’ vision for their futures.

Presenter:  Kathleen Ross is the Founding President of Heritage University in rural central Washington. After 28 years as President, she retired and initiated research on student success factors within college classrooms. This resulted in opening an Institute for Student Identity Research and producing 14 three-minute videos where faculty members share their creative and research-documented successful strategies. This was followed by Breakthrough Strategies: Classroom-based Practices to Support New Majority Students, published by Harvard Education Press in 2016. Dr. Ross serves as the Secretary for the Board of Yes We Must Coalition, and she is a life-time member of the Catholic order, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.

How to Register: Please fill out the following form. You will receive an email on Sept. 3 or 4 with a link that you can click to join the Webinar on Sept. 7.

Thank you and welcome to this YWM Webinar!