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First Generation – One of Many

Our mission is to create an archive of discussions with and about first-generation student experiences in and out of the classroom. We hope to continue raising awareness and understanding, provide voice for students and alum as well as present resources for faculty, staff and students working for and collaborating with first-generation students.

Logo by Isabella McMurry
Intro Music by Jahny Wallz (aka Ivan Paredes)

Hosts

joshuah whittinghill

joshuah whittinghill

pronouns: he/him
CO-HOST
Teresa Hernandez

Teresa Hernandez

pronouns: she/her/hers
CO-HOST

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Episode 43 – What the Tech?

First Generation - One of Many 05/10/2022

What the Tech? How would you respond if electronic technology came knocking at your door? Would you tip toe as quietly as possible, so it would go away? Would you ask it to kindly leave you alone? Maybe you would crack open the door and talk for a few minutes. Or like our guests today, maybe you would invite technology in with open arms, and spend the rest of your life working with it to enhance teaching, learning, and overall social growth. Our three guests today new at an early age tech was the industry for them. Listen in to […]

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Episode 42 – Assessment: Are You Doing It?

First Generation - One of Many 05/02/2022

The debate over assessment is made up of varied opinions and is nothing new. Evidence shows assessment of educational achievement was used by Sui Emperors in China as early as 589 CE. More current however (1900-1933), is the origin of standardized testing in the United States. The next phase (1933-1947) of assessment in the United states saw the assessments designed for non-cognitive areas beyond content knowledge. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) was born during this time period. Then between 1948-1978, after WWII ended, there was an increase in college applications. The influx of prospective college students lead to perceived need […]

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Episode 41 – Sense of Belonging: Acceptance, Inclusion, & Identity

First Generation - One of Many 04/21/2022

When talking with students about their college experience and identity development, one common sentiment stands out. A majority of students are looking for a sense of belonging. Some consider developing a sense of belonging is just what we do as people. While others take it further and consider developing a sense of belonging crucial and imperative to our survival. Students come to higher education belonging to various groups. However, many of the people, places, or traditions they connect with for belonging do not come with them. Therefore, one role of campuses across the country is to help provide venues and/or […]

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Episode 40 – Peer Mentoring: Further Improving Student Success

First Generation - One of Many 04/12/2022

Students often find success through supportive and empowering relationships. Relationships with faculty, staff, and peers. These relationships can begin organically or meaningful planning – A.K.A mentoring. For years universities and colleges have been developing various forms of mentoring programs. Tune in to this episode to hear more about an ever-evolving world of peer mentoring.

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Episode 39 – Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) to Center Your Soul

First Generation - One of Many 04/04/2022

Mindfulness and wellness have become discussion topics and practices for many over the past two years. However, for many others the two have been part of cultures, or individual lives for thousands of years. On this episode, we have an enlightening and insightful discussion about shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing” or “taking in the forest atmosphere”) and how you can take part in various ways in Chico. The physiological and psychological exercise emerged in Japan in the 1980s to offer offer an eco-antidote to tech-boom burnout and to inspire residents to reconnect with and protect the country’s forests. Shinrin-yoku has emerged as an […]

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Episode 38 – Building a Community of Empowered Young People

First Generation - One of Many 03/28/2022

Faculty and staff in higher education focus much of their energy on current students, campus situations, budgets, and other topics that impact the daily goings-on. Meanwhile life as we know it, is not all about universities or colleges. One community outside of higher education is that of young people; more specifically young people in the Sacramento area. Sacramento is home to 123,258 people under the age of 19. And one organization dedicated to nurturing positivity and empowering young people is Alliance for Education Solutions (AES). On this episode we talk with one of the co-founders to hear about the evolution […]

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