Faculty and first-generation college students: Bridging the classroom gap together



Drawing on her thirteen years of experience as director of Indiana University-Bloomington's Groups Program, which serves first-generation and low-income students, the author details the challenges facing first-generation college students (FGS). She argues for the need for sourcebooks such as this one to educate higher-education personnel about the academic, cultural, and social experiences of FGS. Educating college and university personnel is the first step toward improving FGS' college success, retention, and graduation rates.