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The First Year Experience: Cultivating Equitable Environments for Underserved Students

Yerodin Lucas

The First Year Experience: Cultivating Equitable Environments for Underserved Students is a concise, impactful guide that equips current and future educators with the knowledge and skillsets they need to create a welcoming, unbiased academic environment in which students from a variety of diverse backgrounds can thrive and succeed.


Unit I explores the wants and needs of students of color in higher education, how to create effective LGBTQIA+ campus communities, and the importance of reaffirming veteran students on campus. In Unit II, readers learn about the American Disabilities Act; strategies for addressing microaggressions and implicit racial bias; and evidence-based support structures for Black men. The final unit helps readers develop an equity action plan and reviews the types of paradigm shifts and policy changes that are needed to successfully promote greater levels of equity and inclusion on campus.


The First Year Experience is an ideal resource for first year and freshman orientation courses and programs. It is also a useful guide for future and current educators and higher education administrators.


Book Details

  • Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
  • Publish Date: Jul 21st, 2023
  • Pages: 88
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.00in - 8.00in - 0.25in - 0.94lb
  • EAN: 9798823335249
  • Categories: Counseling - Career Development

About the Author

Richards-Palmiter, Lia: - Lia Richards-Palmiter, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of social work at Marywood University. She holds a Ph.D. in social work from Marywood University and a master's degree in clinical/medical social work from the University of Denver.
Lucas, Yerodin: - Yerodin Lucas, Ph.D. is the director of institutional equity and inclusion, a Title IX coordinator, and an adjunct instructor at Marywood University. He holds a Ph.D. in administration and leadership from Marywood University.
John, Leon, Jr.: - Leon John, Jr., Ph.D. is the executive director of diversity and inclusion at Cedar Crest College and a principal consultant with Lead On Team, LLC. He holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration and master's degree in public administration from Marywood University.
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