Parents and families play a vital role in student success, whether those students are the first in their family to attend college, or one of many members of their family to attend.
Each summer, the Department of Student Life of the Division of Student Affairs and Services publishes “Success@State,” supportive newsletters aimed at parents and families. These newsletters address areas of importance for the families of new, first-generation, and returning students specifically for each class year the student is entering. The articles can be found here: http://parents.msu.edu/parents-and-families-of-first-generation-students/
Here is a list of helpful articles related to parental roles in student success:
- Success@State newsletters
- Parental Role in Athletes’ Academics
- Top Five Tips for Parents Whose Students Are Off to College for the First Time
- ‘Snowplow parents’ overly involved in college students’ lives