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The 2018 first-gen conference will be held at UC San Diego's Price Center.

A group room block is available at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla, located at 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. Information about the room block will be provided within registration confirmation emails. The Marriott La Jolla is located about two miles away from the Price Center and Birch Aquarium, where the conference reception will be held. Shuttles will be provided.

For questions about the event, please contact the Office of Diversity and Engagement.

Day 1: Wednesday, July 11

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

PC East Ballroom Foyer

10:00 – 10:10 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Elizabeth H. Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, UC San Diego

PC East Ballroom

10:10 – 11:00 a.m.          

Keynote Address: First-Generation Strong: Upholding Our Commitment to First-Generation College Students

Rashné Jehangir, Author and Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, University of Minnesota

PC East Ballroom

Opening keynote presentation slides

Photovoice handout

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.

Plenary Session: Setting the Stage: Who are UC's First-Generation Students?

Pamela Brown, Vice President, Institutional Research and Academic Planning, UC Office of the President

PC East Ballroom

"UC and first-generation students: a formula for economic mobility and public benefit" conference paper

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lightning Talks: Identifying Shared Needs and Opportunities at UC

PC East Ballroom

Lightning talk presentation slides

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Networking Lunch

PC East Ballroom

2:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Parent and Family Engagement
Multipurpose Room
Presentation slides

Holistic Advising for First-Generation Students
East Forum
Presentation slides

High-Impact Practices
PC East Ballroom
Presentation slides

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Day 1 Reflections and Closing Remarks

La’Tonya Rease Miles, Director, First Year Experience, UCLA

PC East Ballroom

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Birch Aquarium at Scripps (shuttles available)


Day 2: Thursday, July 12

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.


PC East Ballroom

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address: Latinx Firsts: Creating and Sustaining Infrastructures for Academic Success

Frances Contreras, Associate Vice Chancellor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor, Education Studies, UC San Diego

PC East Ballroom
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Intentional and Inclusive Pedagogy for Classroom Practices
Multipurpose Room
Presentation slides

Mentoring Best Practices
PC East Ballroom
Presentation slides

First-Generation Graduate Student Success
East Forum
Presentation slides

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Working Lunch: Table Discussions

PC East Ballroom

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Plenary Sessions

Harnessing the Power of Data to Expand Opportunities for First-Gen Students

Kameryn Denaro, Project Scientist, Teaching and Learning Research Center, UC Irvine

Data presentation slides

Building Integrated Logic Models for Educational Equity, Student Pathways and Institutional Change

Catherine Cooper, Research Professor, Psychology; Director, Bridging Multiple Worlds Alliance; and Faculty Director, Educational Partnership Center, UC Santa Cruz

Integrated logic models presentation slides

Logic model template

PC East Ballroom

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Liz Halimah, Associate Vice Provost, Diversity and Engagement, UC Office of the President

PC East Ballroom

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