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Racially diverse, first-generation students gain more from one key relationship with an instructor or administrator than from money spent on typical support services (Bensimon, 2007). Instructors can strive to build this relationship with their students by meeting one-on-one for 3-5 minutes outside of class.
UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo 2017
Interpersonal relationship building
Higher Education and Teaching
Slife, Nathan M., "Building Relationships for UNLV Students’ Success" (2017). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 42.