This ongoing initiative supports the success of our first generation college students by creating community through storytelling and social media, offering ways for students to connect with first generation faculty, and developing teaching resources.
The initiative is growing in scope through collaborations with First Year Seminars and CEE’s creation of a First Generation Faculty Learning Community.
Orientation is teaming up with Academic Advising, Student Affairs, Strategic Communications, and Undergraduate Education to produce a series of videos to give incoming students timely information and a warm introduction to UC Davis before they arrive on campus for Orientation. Delivering critical information about academics, choosing courses, technological tools, advising, and campus leadership, Digital Pre-Orientation will set our newest students up for success.
This project was created to provide support and information for students who receive subject to dismissal/disqualification notifications or are placed on academic probation. SD notifications can feel isolating and catastrophic, but all students have an opportunity to create a plan for success, and most go on to graduate from UC Davis. Our videos share students-to-student stories about what happened as they passed through the SD steps.