Next Generation First Generation™: Integrating Critical Thought, Pedagogy, and Inquiry to Build Personal and Professional Success
Next Generation First Generation (NXFG)™ provides an opportunity for collaboration between professionals and researchers who address inequity in organizations and education, particularly for first generation and/or low income students-the new majority. NXFG serves as a clearinghouse for researchers to research and publish progressive works addressing pathways to retention, graduation, and professional success, creating the vanguard for this area of study.
The Next Generation of First Generation™ include individuals who are first in their family to:
- Attend or complete college
- Attend or complete graduate or professional school
- Pursue professional-level positions
- Pursue tenured faculty positions
- “Come out” with values and goals different from their origin
We aim to inform, initiate and inspire the leadership, discussion, programs, environment and climate within higher education in order to instigate positive change, promote diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice, and influence educational outcomes.
We partner with students, administrators, leaders and other stakeholders to create positive change and to improve outcomes, experiences, and environments in higher education settings.
Our work aims to address systemic diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice that impact student success, climate and culture, faculty effectiveness, recruitment and retention, community engagement, effective leadership and institutional change with a strengths-based approach.
Our services include:
- Conducting assessment and awareness exercises.
- Designing and facilitating professional development and training for students, administration, staff and faculty.
- Creating reflective and consciousness-raising experiences.
- Designing critical race pedagogy and curriculum.
- Influencing leadership and decision-makers.
- Online or in person
- Race and equity issues
- Institutional climate and departmental microclimates for diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice
- Conflict resolution and nonviolent communication
- Collaborative leadership
- Student success