What’s Dennis Reading – May 1st

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This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading:

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Put Theory Into Practice” by Audrey Jaeger, Stephany Dustan, Courtney Thornton, Alyssa Rockenbach, Joy Gayles and Karen Haley

Many decisions made for college students are made based off of our own experiences, common sense and precedent. These are all great tools but we need to start using theory to help us make decisions. This article from “About Campus” helps us breakdown what is theory, how we can use it in our decision making and why it is important.

Still Humble and Hopeful: Two More Recommendations on Welcoming First-Generation Poor and Working-Class Students to College” by Kenneth Oldfield

In 2007, Oldfield had his first article published with ideas that he wished he would have known entering college as a first-generation college student. His article has left him with a lot of praise and as been used across the country to help faculty and staff better connect with students. Oldfield is now following-up with this article with six more tips that he wishes faculty and staff would know when working with first-generation college students.

Let Dennis know if you are reading the same articles or if you have questions/comments about what he is reading!

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