HB1079: Student Survey Results

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Transcript HB1079: Student Survey Results

Jennifer LeBeau, Ph.D.
Research Associate
College of Education
Learning & Performance Research Center
Summit Meeting
6/20/14
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Financial Aid
Employment
First-Generation Status
Family Concerns
Lack of Familiarity with College
Culture/Processes
Fear, Depression
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Lack of awareness in how to locate college
resources
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Lack of support groups on campus
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Financial issues related to housing
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Discrimination and racism
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Research Institutions
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Multicultural Services
Academic Advising
Leadership Development
Mentoring
State or Private Institutions
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Academic Advising
Financial Aid
Multicultural Services
TRIO Programs
Leadership Development
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Community Colleges
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Financial Aid
Tutoring Services
Academic Advising
Scholarship Services
 *Note: small sample size, so interpret with caution
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Better understanding the undocumented population in WA State.
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Researching, assessing, and providing trainings on best practices for
serving HB 1079 students and their families
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Building partnerships with other schools, organizations and individuals
serving HB 1079 students
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Advocating for more inclusive language among scholarships and other
resources
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Disseminating information and resources that enable undocumented
student success (such as a resource manual, website, and other
materials explaining the Coalition’s findings and best practices)
Creating a well-informed and documented network composed of
counselors, higher education institutions, and community organizations
state wide, and
 Promoting equal access to higher education
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Giving HB1079 students a voice.
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Advocate for more inclusive language among scholarship
criteria
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Expand training throughout the state
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Provide more information to parents about HB1079
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Get out to the community so students can enter college
with money from scholarships and now the state need
grant, and
Continue outreach to community and technical colleges to
enhance sharing of the information and addressing needs
of this particular subset of the state's higher educational
institutions.
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Work with students, not for them. The Coalition’s
work is better now that we have integrated student
connectors.
Normalize the concept of undocumented Continuing
Training and consider how you can support students
once they are on campus
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Implement HB1079 training and make the training
mandatory for all student services personnel.
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Provide opportunities for undocumented students to
attend college
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Have students form their own coalition on campuses
to keep current and to support each other
Utilize a strong, informed network of staff dedicated
to serving HB1079 students, and advocate across
their respective campuses.
Make sure there are key people at all campuses that
have updated information that are able to educate
their respective campus and colleagues.
Remember that HB1079 students come from several
different countries of origin and racial and ethnic
backgrounds when planning services and support.
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Questions?