Category Archives: Student Engagement

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Leaving Home

In A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Payne looks at the difficulties associated with moving from poverty to the middle class. She suggests that “. . . in order to move from poverty to middles class or from middle class to wealth, … Continue reading

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Building Relationships with Lower SES Students

First generation college students and lower SES college students often come to us with relationship deficits (Payne 107-117). What Payne means by this is while they are just as likely to come from backgrounds with loving relationships, they are less likely to have … Continue reading

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Matching Students with Campus Groups

On Sunday, our minister announced a new online service called GroupMatch (www.groupmatch.org). The goal of the service is to help individuals that attend the church find various groups at the church they may like to join. Looking to help with the … Continue reading

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Formal vs. Casual Register

A colleague (Sue Parsons) gave me a book three years ago and I finally got around to reading it over the last week. A Frame for Understanding Poverty by Payne is an intriguing read, exploring the role that class plays … Continue reading

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