Parental Support

Keppler, K., Mullendore, R.H., and Carey, A. (Eds.) (2005) Partnering with the parents of today’s college students. Washington, DC: NASPA   Partnering with the Parents of Today’s College Students offers student affairs professionals, as well as all faculty and college and university administrators, a complete and integrated approach to working with parents. The parents of today’ students interact with college staff and faculty much more frequently and for different reasons than previous generations. Providing opportunities for parents to participate in the college experience can pay huge dividends in terms of increased student success, institutional financial support, and enhanced public relations. This NASPA publication is written by student affairs practitioners who possess a wealth of knowledge about today’s parents and contains information on demographic perspectives, developmental issues, parent programming, problem solving, legal issues, best practices, and a literature review.

National Union of Students (2008) Meet the Parents: The experience of students with children in further and higher education, London: National Union of Students ‘Meet the Parents’ is the first ever UK-wide report into the experiences of students with children in further and higher education. It looks at the issues faced by parent learners and practical suggestions to support them. Available here.