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Millennial Students

Students arriving at universities across the country in fall 2007 joined a population of faculty, staff and continuing students from diverse ethnic groups and four distinctively different generations. The newest cohort, referred to as the “Net Generation,” or “Millennials,” numbers more than 80 million and makes up more than 41 percent of today’s population. It is the largest generation since Baby Boomers and is poised to impact American culture in profound ways. Millennial students have grown up in a world that is fundamentally different from that of previous generations. Individuals working and learning on today’s college campuses were born between the late 1930s and approximately 1990. This generational diversity brings unique challenges to the academy.

Please check the schedule of activities to learn more about teaching ideas that are helpful to this group of students.

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