Success Strategies For First Generation Students


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Overview

This workshop provides practical steps first-generation college students can take to be successful in college. Students will also be provided with tips on what they can do to be prepared for life after college, whether they choose to go straight into the world of work or to continue their education.

First-generation college-goers experience a variety of challenges as they enter and move through higher education. In fact, much of the existing research indicates that students whose parents did not attend college are more likely than their non-first-generation counterparts to be less academically prepared for college, to have less knowledge of how to apply for college and for financial assistance, and to have more difficulty in acclimating themselves to college once they enroll (Tym, et al., 2005). As such, educational institutions ought to provide first-generation college students with the information and guidance they need to understand how to prepare for and select the right college to attend, how to successfully persist in college, and how to prepare for life after college. The goal of this session is to provide first-generation students with key tips on how to be successful in college.

Objectives

  • Determine what colleges are looking for in prospective students
  • Identify steps they can take to ensure that they are academically prepared for college
  • Improve their understanding of how to select the right college to suit their needs and interests
  • Explore opportunities they should look for and take advantage of to make a successful transition into college
  • New knowledge about the people and resources available on college campuses, as well as how to access and utilize these supports
  • Discover ways to prepare for life after college.

Presenter

Dr. Paz Maya Olivérez

Dr. Paz Maya Olivérez is Interim Vice President of Student Affairs at California State University, Stanislaus and a 2018 recipient of the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award from the National Center for the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition. During her last 10 years as a Student Affairs Administrator, Dr. Oliverez has developed a vision for student success that goes far beyond degree completion. She is a strong believer in the roles that advising, peer mentoring, student engagement, leadership & career development play in adding value to the degree and ensuring that students enter graduate school or the workforce with a competitive edge. Dr. Oliverez has also enjoyed serving as an instructor in multiple Masters in Higher Education Counseling programs where she’s had the honor and pleasure of sharing knowledge & expertise from her work in the field while mentoring future student affairs professionals. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach, and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

Duration: 25:01 

  • Accessible 24/7
  • Unlimited institutional access, serve all students for 1 low fee
  • Closed-captioned in English & Spanish
  • Action plans tailored to each workshop
  • Additional resources for each topic
  • Certificates of completion
  • Branded website
  • ADA compliant - VPAT available
  • Integration options
  • Monthly usage reports
  • Student evaluation data 
Student Feedback
  • The most helpful strategy I learned from this workshop is that building relationships is the way to go, because that way I will have help and connections in the future.
  • My personal take away from this workshop was the importance of networking not just among my professors, but also along with my peers via professional events and social sites.
What is StudentLingo?

StudentLingo is a fully-hosted series of 50 online student success workshops designed to support student learning, personal growth, and health & wellness. Topics include: Time Management, Stress Management, Study Skills, How To Take Tests Online and more. All 50 workshops are closed-captioned in English & Spanish, include resources & activities, and have certificates of completion.

You can watch all of the videos in full by accessing our free trial or you can get a custom tour by scheduling a demo.

What topics are available? 

Use the downloaded document to view all StudentLingo Workshop Descriptions. Each training is a stand-alone workshop and can be viewed in any order. However, we have organized them into 6 overarching categories:

  • Academic & Career Exploration
  • Reading & Writing Strategies
  • Learning to Learn
  • Personal Management
  • Online Learning
  • Success Strategies
How long are the student success videos?

Each workshop is approximately 15-25 minutes long.

What is included with the online workshops?

Each workshop comes with a tailored action plan, additional resources, captioning in English & Spanish, transcripts, and a certificate of completion. 

Are there certificates of completion available?

Yes.  Every workshop has a certificate of completion, easily accessed from the student dashboard. Students can also print a certificate summary for a transcript of all completed workshops.

How are colleges using your student success workshops?
Are your student success workshops ADA compliant?

Our student workshops are ADA accessible WCAG 2.0, 2.1 AA standards, and we can provide a VPAT upon request.

Are your student success workshops mobile responsive?

Yes, our student success workshops are responsive on any mobile device, tablet or computer.

What reports are available?

You get monthly usage and evaluation reports included with StudentLingo, and we also have a robust administrative view to view user-progress and engagement.

How have other schools leveraged reporting?
  • Top 10 Ways Faculty Can Use StudentLingo
  • One of our partners, the College of Southern Nevada, used StudentLingo to measure learning outcomes. In a study, one class had access to StudentLingo and the other cohort did not. 92% of the cohort with access to StudentLingo earned a whole letter grade higher than the cohort without StudentLingo.
  • A lot of our partners use the data to justify funding for grants, operating dollars, or for new program development.
  • The evaluation data is particularly useful in identifying what type of learning students prefer and the qualitative takeaways from viewing the workshop.
  • Some of our partners use the data to connect with their student information system, like Banner or Peoplesoft.
  • I think a great way to get started on how you want to use the data is to ask yourself some questions:
    • How will I know if StudentLingo was successful?
    • What do I hope students will gain from access to StudentLingo?
    • What data is important for me to know in order to show that StudentLingo is a worthwhile purchase?
Does implementation require IT involvement?

The beauty of our student success workshops is that IT involvement is not required. However, if you want to have single-sign-on or data integration, then please refer to IE’s Knowledge Base, as your IT will need to be involved.

What do your student success workshops cost?

StudentLingo, our student success workshops, can be used to support student learning for one low institutional fee. The StudentLingo workshops are sold a la carte or in a variety of packages. You can pick and choose what works best for you and your students.

StudentLingo Pricing Guide

*May qualify as an expenditure funded by CARES Act allocations. Please check HERE guidelines.

Do you offer any discounts on your student success workshops?

Yes, we offer several discounts, so be sure to speak with our partner relations team so they can create the best package for your needs.

  • We offer multi-year discounts when contracting for more than one year and paying upfront.
  • We offer bundling discounts when you buy multiple products.
  • Also, schools have used CARES funding and grant funds to pay for our products. Please check HEERF guidelines.
  • There is reduced pricing available for California colleges as part of our agreement with CollegeBuys

What is a live webinar?

A live webinar is an interactive online training. Participants can communicate with the presenter(s) during the event via a live chat feature.

What is an on-demand webinar and how do I get access?

An on-demand training is a previously recorded webinar available online which can be accessed anytime, anywhere. You can register for on-demand trainings at any time. You will receive the recording the week following the live event. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the purchase date.

How long are the webinars?

Webinars range from 60-90 minutes.  Please check each training for the exact timeframe.

How do I register?

You can register online by adding the product to your shopping cart. You can also register by fax (1-866-508-0860), email (support@ieinfo.org), or mail by completing the paper-based registration form. The paper-based registration form is unique to each webinar and is available on each product page.

How do I request accommodations?

For captioning or any other accommodation, please contact us 7 days in advance. 303.955.0415 or support@ieinfo.org

When do I register?

You can register at any time, even the morning of the live event. If the live event has occurred, you can purchase the on-demand training (recording) of the session. You can register for on-demand trainings at any time.

What is the process for attending a live event?

The process is as follows:

  • You will receive the login information within 5 minutes of registering for the webinar.
  • The presentation materials will be available before the live event. Please check the link in the login information email.
  • On the day of the live event, participants can log in 30 minutes prior to the start time. Once logged in, participants can see the PowerPoint slides, ask questions, and make comments via the chat feature.
  • We email participants a link to the recording the Monday following the live event.
Is there a recording available? And how long is the recording good for?

Approximately one week after the conclusion of the live webinar, participants will receive a link to the recording which can be forwarded to all faculty and staff for viewing anytime, anywhere. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the date of the live event.

What are the technical requirements?

Innovative Educators uses Zoom as its web conferencing provider. If you have not previously attended a Zoom event, please Join a Test Meeting  to make sure your computer is compatible with Zoom. Be sure to complete this test prior to the live event. 


What are the benefits of online training?

Cost-Effective: No travel required. Online Training is an innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price! The more you train the more you save, as the registration fee is per institution, not per person.

Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email. If you run into any problems, we're always here to help.

Practical: Our training sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing educators today. Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training, and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions.

Top-Notch Presenters: Our presenters are subject matter experts and recognized in their field.

Value Added: When you purchase an online training, you also receive a campus-wide access license to the recording for one year. Faculty and staff can access it as often as they like from any location.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our online training is 100% guaranteed. If you are not satisfied, we will give you a credit for a future webinar or on-demand training of your choice (of equal or lesser value).

How can we use these trainings?

Flexible Training:

  • Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
  • Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
  • On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.

Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.

Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.

New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.

Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement, and track your progress.


How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?

1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.

Package Pricing

  • 2 Trainings - $645 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 3 Trainings - $900 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 6 Trainings - $1500 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
What type of payment do you accept?

You may pay with a credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa), PO, check, or electronic transfer of funds. You can email us (support@ieinfo.org), call 303-955-0415 or fax 1.866.508.0860.

Payment terms are net 90 days.

Where do I send payment?

Please mail checks and POs to our mailing address:
Innovative Educators
3277 Carbon Place
Boulder, CO 80301

What is your cancellation policy?

Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.

  • 30 days prior: Full refund
  • 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
  • Fewer than 14 days: Credit toward another IE event. Please note that registration for the live webinar includes access to the recording which you can share, as it is a campus access license. We email the recording the Monday following the live event. For questions, please email us or call 303.955.0415.
What is included in the Go2K Membership?

All live Webinars and over 100 pre-selected, on-demand webinars.


Is the price for Go2K a one-time fee or an annual fee?

The purchase price for Go2K is an annual fee, which includes access to over 150 live events/year and 100+ on-demand trainings.


Are their certificates of completion available?

Your on-demand portal includes automated certificates of completion and can be printed or downloaded after completing the training. The live events do not include automated certificates. However, we can provide you a fillable certificate PDF to share with faculty and staff.


What kind of reporting is included?

For your on-demand trainings, we provide you with a monthly usage report as well as an evaluation report. Upon request, we can provide annual or bi-annual registration reports for any live orders.


How do I register for a live event?

After you purchase your Go2K membership, we will email you an institution specific password that can be used to register for any live event.


Can we share the registration coupon code with everyone at our institution?

Yes. Feel free to share the coupon code with anyone at your institution. Please do not share with anyone outside your institution. We recommend registering 24 hours in advance of the live event.


How do I access my on-demand trainings?

After you purchase your Go2K membership, we will email you a link to your on-demand portal that you can share with your entire institution.

How are colleges using Go2O?

Colleges are using Go2O in a variety of ways:

  • As a stand-alone online orientation
  • As an online complement to their face-to-face orientation
  • As an online orientation for their distance learners
  • As an online enrollment checklist to ease the registration process

Does purchase of Go2O include completion reports?

You can receive completion reports two ways:

  • Automated delivery (ftp dump, email, webhook)
  • Instant access via administrative login

What is the registration checklist and is it included in my Go2O purchase?

The online enrollment checklist is designed to walk students through your enrollment process ensuring they make it to the first day of class! The registration checklist is one of the modules available with Go2O. Based on your purchasing level, the module can be a selection or will be included.


Are there various pricing options available for Go2O?

Yes, we have 4 pricing levels available.

  • Starter
  • Pro
  • Premium
  • Custom

Is Go2O ADA compliant and responsive?

Go2O is ADA accessible and fully responsive on any mobile device, tablet, or computer.

How are colleges using SL?
  • Recruitment
  • Probation/Interventions
  • Career Readiness
  • Learning Centers
  • TRIO Programs
  • IX Training
  • IV Grants
  • With Advisors & Counselors
  • Extended Learning Institute
  • FYE & Student Success Courses
  • Orientation
  • Online FYE Seminar
  • Extra Credit
  • Financial Aid Appeal
  • College Level English Requirement
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Target Online Learners
  • Student Disability Office
  • Writing Center
  • Can be required by faculty
  • Student Success Course

Which workshops are your top rated?

We take quality seriously, and so all of our workshops are top notch in terms of content and look. However, if we know how you plan to use StudentLingo (FYE, Retention, Probation, TRIO, etc.), we can make workshop recommendations.


Funding is a little tight, how many workshops can I get for $XX?

You can buy the entire StudentLingo package (50 workshops) or we offer several a la carte options. Unlike a lot of other software companies, we don’t charge per user, so we can work with any budget. We recommend talking to other departments on campus to increase your purchasing power and to share the cost. Also, we do have a pay model whereby students pay directly. If you are interested in learning more about this option, give us a call.


Is there an admin view?

This is a feature of our platform, but comes at an additional cost. With the admin view, you get access to more advanced reporting, and you have it in real time. With the standard membership, you get monthly reports.


How have other schools leveraged reporting?
  • One of our partners, College of Southern Nevada, used StudentLingo to measure learning outcomes. in a study, one class had access to StudentLingo and the other cohort did not. 92% of the cohort with access to StudentLingo earned a whole letter grade higher than the cohort without StudentLingo.
  • A lot of our partners use the data to justify funding for grants, operating dollars, or for new program development.
  • The evaluation data is particularly useful in identifying what type of learning students prefer and the qualitative takeaways from viewing the workshop.
  • Some of our partners use the data to connect with their student information system, like Banner or Peoplesoft. 
  • I think a great way to get started on how you want to use the data is to ask yourself some questions:
    1. How will I know if StudentLingo was successful?
    2. What do I hope students will gain from access to StudentLingo?
    3. What data is important for me to know in order to show that StudentLingo is a worthwhile purchase?
What is TutorLingo?

TutorLingo is a series of 9 online training modules that prepare tutors by providing the basic skills necessary to support their peers in becoming more independent and strategic learners.


Should the TutorLingo trainings be viewed in any particular order?

No, each training is a stand-alone workshop, and they can be viewed in any order.


What is the CRLA?

The CRLA is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring. In 1989, the CRLA created a training program that is considered ‘best-practice’ for tutor training. A fews years ago, Innovative Educators partnered with the CRLA to create supplementary training modules. Our training supports learning centers in achieving level 1 certification through CRLA.


Do CRLA members receive a discount on TutorLingo?

Yes. CRLA members receive a 10% discount on TutorLingo.


Is there an admin view?

Yes. The admin view is an upgrade and costs $500, but gives you the ability to access completion data more efficiently and in real time. If you don’t want the admin view, we provide monthly usage reports.

What is ParentLingo?

ParentLingo is a go-to resource that institutions can easily share with parents to encourage student independence, growth & success. ParentLingo is a shared resource that recognizes and includes parents as partners in the educational process.


What is the cost?

Please contact us for pricing information.  Email kristen@ieinfo.org or 303-955-0415.


What features are included?

Standard package:

  • 8 Targeted Modules For Parents Branding (Logo On Every Page)
  • ADA Compliant & Responsive Design
  • Promotional Materials
  • Registration (First Name, Last Name, Email)

Premier Package:

  • 8 Targeted Modules For Parents Branding (Logo On Every Page)
  • ADA Compliant & Responsive Design
  • Promotional Materials
  • Completion Reports & Standard Evaluations
  • Custom Branding (Logo & Institutional Photos)
  • 3 Additional Registration Points
  • Add & Edit Custom Content
  • Customizable Evaluations & Surveys Advanced Reporting
  • Designated Instructional Designer
  • Flexible Pricing (College Payment Option Or Parents Pay Directly)