Under-Resourced College Students

Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students
Based in part on Dr. Ruby Payne's myth-shattering “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” and Phil DeVol and Terie Dreussi-Smith's collaboration with Payne on “Bridges Out of Poverty,” this workshop provides practical solutions and innovative possibilities. The focused professional development moves faculty and staff through a transformational process by first building understanding of the "what and why" of under-resourced college students and then moving on to develop "how-to" teaching and program-design strategies to help students succeed.

Who should attend?
     • Anyone currently serving under-resourced college students
     • Anyone working to prepare students for transition to college or other post-secondary programs

Workshop objectives:
     • Recognize the impact of economic class on student preparedness and  
         educational success      
     • Build on students’ existing resources, experiences and abilities
     • Encourage student success through curriculum design and programming
     • Partner with communities and businesses to support academic progress

To learn more and to register for training's, email Stephen MacDonald at SMacDonald@nwoca.net