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Conference Sessions

July 11: 2:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Parent and Family Engagement

Strategies for incorporating parents and families in the college-to-graduation experience of first-generation college students

Moderator: Cynthia L. Alvarez, Coordinator, First Year Experience, UCLA

Panelists:
Araceli Gonzalez, Program Coordinator, Center for Community College Partnerships, UCLA
Karina Viaud, Senior Officer, Parent and Family Programs, UC San Diego

Location: Multipurpose Room 

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Holistic Advising for First-Generation Students

Culturally relevant, timely and effective strategies for advising first-generation college students  

Moderator: Kevin Huie, Director, Student Success Initiatives, UC Irvine

Panelists:
Doug Easterly, Dean, Academic Advising, UC San Diego
Lindsay Romasanta, Director, Student Success Programs, UC San Diego
Maria Rosales, Coordinator and Counselor, Fiat Lux Scholars Program, UC Merced
David Spight, Director, Undergraduate Affairs, School of Engineering, UC Davis

Location: East Forum

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High-Impact Practices

PC East Ballroom

Curricular and co-curricular activities that support the retention, civic engagement and achievement of first-generation college students

Moderator: Alece Alderson, Director, Student Success and First Generation Programs, UC San Francisco

Panelists:
David Artis, Dean, Undergraduate Research Initiatives, UC San Diego
La’Tonya Rease Miles, Director, First Year Experience and Strategic Initiatives, UCLA
Laura Wagner, Associate Professor, Community Health Programs, UC San Francisco


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July 12: 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Intentional and Inclusive Pedagogy for Classroom Practices

Research-based teaching that promotes the academic engagement and achievement of diverse student populations

Moderator: Giselle Laiduc, Graduate Student, Psychology Department, UC Santa Cruz

Panelists:
Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, Professor, History Department, UC Santa Barbara
Rebecca Covarrubias, Assistant Professor, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz
Kem Saichaie, Associate Director, Center for Educational Effectiveness, UC Davis

Location: Multipurpose Room

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Mentoring Best Practices

Attributes of effective mentoring relationships for mentors and mentees

Moderator: Lindsay Romasanta, Director, Student Success Programs, UC San Diego

Panelists:
Alece Alderson, Director, Student Success and First Generation Programs, UC San Francisco
Charles Lu, Director, Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services, UC San Diego
Davin Phoenix, Assistant Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine
Brighitte Preciado, Director, TRIO Scholars Program, UC Riverside

Location: PC East Ballroom

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First-Generation Graduate Student Success

Building infrastructure, curricula and relationships that support the retention and success of first-generation graduate students

Moderator: La'Tonya Rease Miles, Director, First Year Experience and Strategic Initiatives, UCLA

Panelists:
Alejandra Casillas, Assistant Professor in Residence, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Carol Takao, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Life, UC San Francisco
Kristin Theis-Alvarez, Assistant Dean of Admissions, School of Law, UC Berkeley

Location: East Forum


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