This is particularly important for diverse student populations (e.g., underrepresented minority, first-generation college, and low-income students) who now make up a significant portion (and will soon become the majority) of U. In addition, the volume is ideal for master's and doctoral programs in higher education and student affairs-related fields and for courses that examine issues/experiences associated with diverse U. college students, student affairs intervention strategies, racial and ethnic diversity in higher education, and critical/contemporary issues in higher education.
Validating culturally diverse students: Toward a model of learning and student development. links student involvement to tangible academic outcomes (i.e., GPAs, retention rates, graduation rates). The text is a valuable tool for higher education administrators, faculty, staff, graduate students, parents, students, and scholars alike.
Mission The University College at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) provides the foundational academic experience for students to explore what the university has to offer.
All first-year-in-college-students participate in University College’s First-Year Experience Program (FYE), a program that helps new college students make connections academically and socially on campus.
The program’s culturally relevant philosophy is designed to support retention and persistence for men of color with a focus on cognitive, social, and institutional factors (Swail, Redd, Perna, 2003).
Our mentors serve as in-class agents and out-of-class agents to validate our students, which is contingent upon their ability to be involved academically and interpersonally (Rendon, 1994).
Research has shown that first-generation, low-income college students experience both isolation and marginalization, especially during their first-year of college, which impacts their long-term persistence in higher education. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
In this article, I argue that learning community pedagogy designed with attention to multicultural curricula is one vehicle to address the challenges faced by these college students. Her research interests include student development; access; persistence of low-income, first-generation students; and the transformation of teaching and learning to address intellectual, social, emotional and student development.
In UTSA's FYE Program students will (1) complete Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (AIS 1203), a course designed to introduce students to the general research and inquiry practices within three broad academic cultures as well as develop academic skills necessary to succeed beyond the first year in college; (2) participate in the University Peer Mentorship Experience (UPM 1000), an experience in which first-year-in-college students connect with a peer mentor to explore UTSA's academic and social resources, gain assistance in exploring major and career options, and learn college success strategies. A comprehensive approach to enhancing freshman success.
The FYE program also offers students the opportunity to enroll in linked courses.
Men of color are constantly stereotyped by professors and classmates and exposed to culturally irrelevant perspectives (Harper, Davis, Mc Guire, Berhanu, 2015) We believe in a student-centered approach that surrounds our students with upperclassmen, graduate level, and faculty, staff and alumni support.