Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-x

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Introduction

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pp. 1-22

Yvette opened Facebook one Sunday evening to find photos of her family from a birthday party. Seeing all of her family and friends made her feel homesick. She started thinking about how much trouble she had been having in college lately. She thought about FaceTiming her mom, but figured...

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1. Engagement and Campus Capital

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pp. 23-47

When Carolina started at Millbrook, she was nervous about taking chemistry. She knew she needed to take it to meet her pre-med degree requirements, but she was nervous about passing it. Her high school chemistry class wasn’t hard and she had a feeling that was because she didn’t learn...

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2. Being First-Gen on Campus

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pp. 48-65

For as long as he can remember, Nico has heard from family members and friends that he was going to be the first person in his family to go to college. Every quarter, when he brought home a report card, or received an award, his father would express his pride in his son and describe how...

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3. Web 2.0 Technologies on Campus

with contributions by Adam Gismondi, Kevin Gin, Sarah Knight, Jonathan Lewis, & Scott Radimer

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pp. 66-95

As Arun enters the hall where his sociology class is taught, he sends one final text to his sister. He knows he needs more time to chat with her about her struggles at home, but he wants to be on time for class. He slips into class, finding the same seat he had last week and reaches into his bag for his iPad...

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4. Transition and Campus Engagement

with contributions by Kevin Gin & Scott Radimer

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pp. 96-117

Camila walks through the clubs’ fair and first-year BBQ during Millbrook University’s fall semester’s welcome week activities. The fair is busy with hundreds of students gathered on the campus quad for the afternoon festivities. Student leaders from each of the organizations stand in front of...

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5. Bridges to Campus Capital in the Classroom

with contributions by Jonathan Lewis & Sarah Knight

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pp. 118-140

Lilly has been teaching in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) for almost six years and finds it to be both professionally challenging and rewarding. As a first-generation college student (FGCS) she relishes the opportunity to support the EOP students and witness their excitement...

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6. Propositions for Change

with contributions by Kevin Gin

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pp. 141-162

As Professor Toby, an award-winning faculty member recognized for his use of technology in the classroom, finished describing the final group assignment, Yvette could feel herself growing excited. The class was being asked to research the history of a specific location and create a game where...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 163-164

We undertook this project for professional and personal reasons. All three of us have worked extensively with first-generation college students (FGCS) and know from experience how challenging the transition to college can be. We have worked alongside faculty...

Appendix

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pp. 165-170

References

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pp. 171-190

Index

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pp. 191-196

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About the Authors

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pp. 197-198

Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon is associate professor of higher education in the Educational Administration and Higher Education Department in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. She received her PhD in Education Policy and Leadership...