Project Title

Emergency Management Service (s) Endorsement for First Generational Students: Understanding, Validating, and Promoting Vulnerable Population Inclusivity on University Campuses

Authors' Affiliations

Sarah E. Tisinger, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. Jonah R. Ward, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

Location

Culp Ballroom

Start Date

4-7-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

4-7-2022 12:00 PM

Poster Number

124

Faculty Sponsor’s Department

Criminal Justice & Criminology

Name of Project's Faculty Sponsor

Joseph Harris

Classification of First Author

Undergraduate Student

Competition Type

Competitive

Type

Poster Presentation

Project's Category

Other Education

Abstract or Artist's Statement

Within the presiding 2021-2022 school year, approximately fifty-five percent of Western Carolina University’s undergraduate population self-identifies as a first-generation student. Subsequently, a student qualifies as being first-generational when their parent(s) and/or guardian (s) does not complete a four-year college or university degree, resulting in a disproportionate measurement of confidence, adaptability, anxiety, and financial instability with respect to their newfound independence. Accordingly, the following study examines the elements that contribute to the vulnerability of first-generation students housed on college campuses. Evidence has been collected through a combination of formal and informal surveys and interviews with individuals who identify as first generational, as well as residing Emergency Management professionals. Upon analysis, a constructed proposal has been established for Disaster Management educators and students of Western Carolina University’s populace to which the institution’s Emergency and Disaster Management Department will further fabricate and promote.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 7th, 9:00 AM Apr 7th, 12:00 PM

Emergency Management Service (s) Endorsement for First Generational Students: Understanding, Validating, and Promoting Vulnerable Population Inclusivity on University Campuses

Culp Ballroom

Within the presiding 2021-2022 school year, approximately fifty-five percent of Western Carolina University’s undergraduate population self-identifies as a first-generation student. Subsequently, a student qualifies as being first-generational when their parent(s) and/or guardian (s) does not complete a four-year college or university degree, resulting in a disproportionate measurement of confidence, adaptability, anxiety, and financial instability with respect to their newfound independence. Accordingly, the following study examines the elements that contribute to the vulnerability of first-generation students housed on college campuses. Evidence has been collected through a combination of formal and informal surveys and interviews with individuals who identify as first generational, as well as residing Emergency Management professionals. Upon analysis, a constructed proposal has been established for Disaster Management educators and students of Western Carolina University’s populace to which the institution’s Emergency and Disaster Management Department will further fabricate and promote.