here for a membership form
Rashné Rustom Jehangir is Assistant Professor in the
Department of Post Secondary Teaching and Learning (PsTL) in the College
of Education & Human Development at the University of Minnesota-Twin
Cities. Previously, Jehangir worked as an academic adviser in the
TRiO program for approximately 10 years. During this time, she advised,
taught, and mentored primarily first-generation students and other
historically underserved students. Additionally, she served as a learning
community coordinator for the college where she developed and implemented
curriculum for the learning communities. Her research interests include
student development, access, retention, and graduation of low-income,
first-generation students and the transformation of teaching and learning
to address intellectual, social, emotional, and student development. Out of this work emerged her 2010 book, below.
Invites you to an interactive event addressing:
Unpacking the Complexity
of the First-Generation College Student Experience: Implications
for Campus and Classroom
Friday, May 2, 2014
9 AM to NOON
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL, Room 412
Many of CAFDN's membership institutions have large proportions of First-Generation college students, oftentimes making up the majority of entering freshmen. Even so, First-Generation students are not a monolithic group. As the demographics in the United States shift, first-generation college students are increasingly students of color, immigrants, multi-lingual and low-income. Despite this heterogeneity they share many common experiences as they navigate the academy. This session will begin by drawing on narrative research with juniors, seniors and recent first-generation college graduates to examine the multiple identities that shape their context and impact their trajectory to and through the academy. The second half of the meeting will invite participants to consider structural and pedagogical shifts that could be initiated on their campuses to better support and engage and capitalize on the strengths of students who are first in their family to go to college.
*Please register by Monday, April 28, to the
you are not a CAFDN member yet, simply fill out the attached membership
form and send it, along with a check for $125.00, to:
c/o Northwestern College
7725 S. Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, IL. 60455
In its 15 year history, CAFDN has
created an identity that focuses on people and pedagogy-building
a knowledge community-while acknowledging and including systems
and technologies that sustain them.
• Valuable networking
opportunities with other faculty developers for a continuous stream
of ideas, sharing and improvement to our craft
• Free attendance
for an unlimited number of participants from your school at all
• Cost sharing
for presentations by nationally-known speakers
• Invitations to
teacher-related presentations by member institutions
CAFDN is a non-profit consortium of colleges and universities dedicated
to promoting the improvement of college teaching by providing a convenient
and affordable way for professionals to exchange information and best
practices in the field.
CAFDN has been in existence since 1996. Our membership includes faculty
development professionals from all types of schools throughout our area,
covering the full range from community colleges to research universities.
We have found it most helpful to learn from each other not just despite,
but also because of, the differences of our institutions. The diverse
requirements of our home campuses have allowed us to look at issues
from new perspectives and develop a profound sense of collegiality.
Over the years we have debated every important topic that faculty and
institutions of higher learning are facing: From effective grading practices
to interdisciplinary teaching, from active learning to the role of part-time
instructors, and from faculty evaluation to learning communities.
If you want to participate in our activities and meetings, please contact:
Page Wolf, Ph.D.
Professional Development Center
College of Lake County