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Instructor Info:Kristen Luschen
Office Extension x5357
Karina Fernandez
TA Info:Stephanie Ray
Michelle Lifson
Vivianna Alvarez
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Friday
09:00 AM - 11:50 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 108

Why do some students think about college as the natural next step in their education, while others do not consider college as an available option? What are the various factors that influence college access and what types of resources and programming contribute to the inclusion and retention of first generation and underserved students in college and universities. This course will build upon the outreach efforts of the Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth and Learning program (CYL) by acquainting students interested in education studies, youth mentoring & leadership, and youth development with the research on college access and retention. Students will explore the history of higher education with regard to educational access as well as the significance of early college awareness for students from underserved communities. Enrolled students will be required to participate in a semester-long community-based, college awareness project.

Additional Info:

T.A Office Hours 

Steph Ray- M,W 12:00-1:00 pm (ASH conference room) and by appointment 

Vivianna Alvarez- Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm, Fridays 2:30-4:00 pm (First Floor of the library, always!) and by appointment

Michelle Lifson- Mondays 10-11 am, Wednesdays 11-12 pm, and always by appointment in Karina's Office ASH 132!