Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight

This presentation introduces participants to an overview of how mental models are used to design an effective learning environment for under-resourced students who are entering college for the first time. Designed on a framework of theories from adult learning, motivation, and the use of mental models, the presentation demonstrates how under-resourced students can be successful in a supportive learning environment. In this session, Nannette Glenn will share her experiences and the results of a summer pilot using Investigations into Economic Class (Getting Ahead for higher education).

Learning objectives include:   

  • Identify challenges to entering college that may potentially hinder an applicant’s successful matriculation.
  • Develop a toolkit to help Address the challenges students entering college face because of poverty, and how these tools can empower them to succeed.
  • Exchange ideas that address the challenges on campuses and within programs so that colleagues are aware of the challenges of poverty and its impact on college communities.

Target audience: Beginning aha! Process users, Higher Education, Getting Ahead, K–12, Faith/Family

Presenter: Nannette Glenn, vice president of academic affairs, Argosy University, Farmers Branch, Texas

Date/Location: Tuesday, September 25, Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference, Atlanta, Georgia