Meet the Needs of Generation 1.5 College Students (EDU918B)

Presented By: Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Thu, September 20, 2018
Event Description

Give Generation 1.5 the Tools to Transition to College—and Succeed

Who is Generation 1.5, and why do these students face unique challenges regarding academic achievement—especially with foundational reading & writing skills? Learn the answers to those questions in this instructive webinar that will teach you to better serve this underserved, and growing, population.

Gen 1.5 students have been raised in two cultures at once—or halfway between. Typically, they are the children of immigrant parents and were either born in or brought to the United States in early childhood. While they don’t struggle with English as much as first-generation immigrants, they’re more strongly connected to their heritage culture than second-generation immigrants. And early literacy difficulties mean that many start out in low-ability courses, a legacy that follows them through high school and leaves them without the fundamental skills to succeed in college.

Join Professor Aaron Hughey to learn evidence-based best practices for helping Gen 1.5 students overcome academic challenges, apply sound coping strategies, transition to college, and achieve their full potential in postsecondary education. After attending this webinar, you will understand the complex characteristics of this student population—as well as the specific educational strategies that work best with Gen 1.5.

Session Highlights

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The complex characteristics of Generation 1.5 college students
  • Why the Generation 1.5 student population is often underserved
  • The challenges of meeting the unique needs of this population
  • Educational strategies that work best with Gen 1.5
  • How to help Gen 1.5 college students develop the coping strategies they need
  • How to help Gen  1.5 college students develop, implement, and maintain successful social interaction strategies
  • How to deal with potential student discipline issues
  • How to provide “reasonable accommodations” for Gen 1.5 college students
  • How to promote and support self-management strategies
  • How to provide effective campus support/resources (including counseling services)
  • How to keep institution staff on the “same page” re: Gen 1.5 population needs

Who Should Attend

  • Those responsible for recruitment in higher education
  • Those responsible for retention-to-graduation in higher education
  • Those responsible for placement of college students
  • Administrators
  • Faculty and staff in student affairs, academic affairs and enrollment management
  • Career services counselors
  • Academic advisors
  • Internship practicum and apprenticeship coordinators
  • Retention specialists
  • Alumni affairs professionals

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
Dr. Aaron W. Hughey is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University, where he oversees the graduate degree program in Student Affairs in Higher Education. He is also a member of the President's Task Force on Student Retention at WKU. Before joining the faculty in 1991, ... More info