Faculty perceptions of the first-generation student experience and programs at tribal colleges



The authors extend the existing research about first-generation Native Americans at mainstream institutions by looking at Native Americans enrolled as first-generation college students (FGS) at tribal colleges. Using the results of interviews with faculty at tribal colleges, the authors discuss the challenges that first-generation college student Native-American students face, such as lack of family support and role models, lack of college preparation, and financial concerns.