Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

ATW: Teaching First-Generation and Non-Traditional Students


Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location of Event: 

Online via Zoom

Event Description 

Are you interested in learning how to make the classroom more inclusive for first generation and non-traditional college students? In this workshop, we will explore approaches to inclusive teaching, focusing on experiences of this diverse and growing student population. We will supplement a discussion of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with stories from first-generation, low-income, and non-traditional students, as well as literature-supported strategies to enhance the learning experience for these students. Better understanding the experiences of first generation and non-traditional students will help us develop a set of best practices for creating an educational environment designed for all students to flourish. For more information, contact delfina.gonzalez@yale.edu and joanna.blake-turner@yale.edu. This ATW counts toward the Poorvu Center’s Certificate of College Teaching Preparation (CCTP) requirement for a “topic engaging inclusivity or diversity