First Generation - One of Many

First Generation - One of Many

Our mission is to create an archive of discussions with and about first-generation student experiences in and out of the classroom. We hope to continue raising awareness and understanding, provide voice for students and alum as well as present resources for faculty, staff and students working for and collaborating with first-generation students.

Episodes

May 10, 2022 44 min
What the Tech?

How would you respond if electronic technology came knocking at your door? Would you tip toe as quietly as possible, so it would go away? Would you ask it to kindly leave you alone? Maybe you would crack open the door and talk for a few minutes. Or like our guests today, maybe you would invite technology in with open arms, and spend the rest of your life working with it to enhance teaching, l...

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Assessment: Are You Doing It?

The debate over assessment is made up of varied opinions and is nothing new. Evidence shows assessment of educational achievement was used by Sui Emperors in China as early as 589 CE. More current however (1900-1933), is the origin of standardized testing in the United States. The next phase (1933-1947) of assessment in the United states saw the assessments designed for non-cog...

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Sense of Belonging: Acceptance, Inclusion, & Identity

When talking with students about their college experience and identity development, one common sentiment stands out. A majority of students are looking for a sense of belonging. Some consider developing a sense of belonging is just what we do as people. While others take it further and consider developing a sense of belonging crucial and imperative t...

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Peer Mentoring: Further Improving Student Success

Students often find success through supportive and empowering relationships. Relationships with faculty, staff, and peers. These relationships can begin organically or meaningful planning – A.K.A mentoring. For years universities and colleges have been developing various forms of mentoring programs. Tune in to this episode to hear more about an ever-evolving...

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Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) to Center Your Soul

Mindfulness and wellness have become discussion topics and practices for many over the past two years. However, for many others the two have been part of cultures, or individual lives for thousands of years. On this episode, we have an enlightening and insightful discussion about shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing” or “taking in the forest atmosphere”) and how yo...

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Building a Community of Empowered Young People

Faculty and staff in higher education focus much of their energy on current students, campus situations, budgets, and other topics that impact the daily goings-on. Meanwhile life as we know it, is not all about universities or colleges. One community outside of higher education is that of young people; more specifically young people in the Sacramento area. Sacr...

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TRiO / Student Support Services

“Enter to learn, depart to serve” Mary McLeod Bethune 

Through outreach, access, resources, and community,  TRiO / Student Support Services at Butte College and Chico State are working to achieve Bethune’s call to action. This episode highlights what is happening on both campuses in efforts to enhance students’ experiences in and out of the classroom. The guests on this episo...

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Black Student Peer Mentoring

As students enrolling at universities and colleges continue to become more diverse, the need for various and specified types of support is equally surging. Efforts to broaden access to higher education are outpacing campuses’ abilities to ensure equity after students are enrolled. In response to many black students’ experiences of not finding the support or mentoring they hoped ...

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We Live – Therefore We Can Learn

Part of who we are, at this moment, is because of where we come from and who we have come with. However, from this moment forward, who we are going to be will be altered by where we go and who we go with. On this episode we here from three women about their journeys to and through education. As they continue to learn, live, and grow they share about the Healing Centered fram...

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Student Voices aka Primary Sources

First-generation students come to higher education from diverse backgrounds and have equally varied experiences once on a university campus. The project Student Voices, led by two Chico State librarians in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Northern Colorado, provides students an opportunity to tell their stories. In turn, faculty and students work togeth...

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Come One Come All – Community Building with Student Life & Leadership

Formal education, or a systematic structured form of learning in classrooms, is far from the only way students engage with learning. What happens outside the classroom is vital to student, campus, & community growth. On this episode we had the opportunity to talk with staff from Chico State’s Student Life & Leadership. Our con...

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First Gen & Proud – A Lifelong Journey

The journey to and through higher education consists of many parts for first-generation students. From learning about college, to figuring out how to apply to schools and financial aid, to attending orientation (if possible), to enrolling in courses, to working through time as a student, to graduating. But, it doesn’t end there. Our guests for this episode are givi...

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Basic Needs – Compassion, Care, & Love for the Soul

Experiences this past year have raised awareness about the already important and numerous discussions and efforts focused on basic needs. If you would like to learn more about what is happening at Chico State to support student, staff, and faculty basic needs, this episode is for you. Our guests shed light on how campus and the surrounding communities ...

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First-Generation Efforts and Successes from Coast to Coast

On this very special episode, we hear from two guests: Deana Waintraub Stafford and Claude Taylor, who share with us the efforts they are involved with to support first-generation students and families across the nation. Get to know who these change makers are and the how they are nurturing the development of a much needed community across the natio...

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Supporting Those Who Work to Feed Others

When it comes to the students who will be our future farmers, plant scientists, or veterinarians, Chico State makes sure they feel supported on their way to graduation and well into their careers! Today we learn from Denise Crosswhite, and Lindsey Jeffery about success efforts and resources available to students, faculty, and staff in the College of Agriculture. If t...

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Chico State and its International Reach

Chances are as you stroll through the Chico State campus, or prepare yourself for class online or in person, that you have met an international student during your time there. Chico State is home to 368 International students from all backgrounds who chose to pursue their education here. Their road to this amazing University was not without obstacles, and the students...

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July 26, 2021 53 min
For Love of The Sport  

Chico State is home to an abundance of skilled students, staff, and faculty. It is a campus of scholars, athletes, and scholar/athletes, a population that manages to balance both. On this episode, it is our pleasure to talk with a student/athlete and the Men’s Soccer coach to learn more about being a first-generation student who also balanced sports at a college level, all the while ...

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From Invisible to Remarkable!

Higher education is made up of various people with numerous experiences. Many people’s experiences are not visible and often silenced. However, these experiences are impactful and with the right support can provide students opportunities to thrive and be heard. Join on this episode to learn more about students with foster and unaccompanied homeless experiences. 

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Live Thy Life & Love Yourself!

Journeys through this world are various, complex, and intersectional. As a result, from year to year and day to day, we are presented opportunities to learn more about ourselves and others as well as the experiences that define the ways we think, feel, and believe. Join us on episode 25 as we talk about the intersection of first generation and LGBT / GSM.

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Unspoken and Unbreakable Bonds – The Sisterhood of Hmong Women

The Hmong community has a rich past, is vibrant today, and is creating an exciting future. Whether you know a little or a lot about the Hmong people, this episode is for you. Join us on episode 24 to hear four powerfully moving Hmong women share some of their experiences and hopes for the Hmong community.

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