Facilitated by Amanda Laskowski with guests from IT Reporting and Analytics
Advisors have access to a wealth of information through Navigate, BW reports, and other data warehouses at NKU. How do you sift through the data to quickly gather the information that will make you MOST effective in reaching and retaining your advisees? How can you speed up the manipulation of this data so that you’re spending time USING the data, rather than RUNNING the data?
Join us for an overview of some reporting that we’ve found most helpful for advisors, and share some of your tips in this area too! We plan for about 45 minutes of presentation, then will open it as a discussion for problem solving/idea sharing. Bring a laptop if you wish to play along (not required).
60 min webinar with guided discussion after
In February 2019, the Academic Coaching Advising Community sponsored the first NACADA webinar on this topic: Incorporating Coaching Conversations into Academic Advising Practice. Presenters discussed the basic premises of coaching and several models for implementing coaching in a higher education setting. They shared key coaching concepts, relevant research, pertinent video clips, and stories of educators who have successfully implemented coaching on their campuses in unique ways. At the request of participants of that event, our presenters will return to take an expanded look at how coaching practices can enhance the advising relationship and move students forward on their pathways to success.
In this Coaching 2.0 web event, the presenters will address how to incorporate a coaching way of being into a range of advising contexts and timeframes, from one-minute coaching moments to full coaching sessions. Participants will learn how coaching practices can address barriers to completion that have been identified in the literature, take a deeper look at coaching models that were introduced in the first webinar, and hear about the activities and progress of the NACADA Academic Coaching Advising Community.
Registrants may wish to view the videos of coaching sessions that were shared with the Advising Community following the first webinar.
60 minute webinar with guided discussion after
In our first two webinars (2010, 2013) sponsored by the NACADA Advising Community on Probation/Dismissal/Reinstatement Issues, presenters from a variety of institution types laid a foundation for understanding how we define “students on academic probation,” factors that may place students at risk for being placed on probation, typical probationary policies, stakeholders responsible for supporting students on academic probation, and the role and responsibilities of those who advise them. Webinar participants reacted to these events with appreciation for the information, ideas, and materials shared and requests for additional strategies to assist them in meeting the needs of these struggling students. The Advising Community responded to these requests by sponsoring the development of a Pocket Guide, entitled Advising Students on Academic Probation (2014) and a third webinar on the topic (2015), in which contributors to that publication discussed the good work being done at their institutions to help academically challenged students find their way to successful degree completion. In 2019, a second edition of this Pocket Guide was released which features updates of the original conversation, a new look at holistic approaches to advising these students, and ten new “Voices from the Field” contributions from advisors who share techniques and approaches that are working well with their students.
In this webinar, led by current PDR Advising Community Chair Shantalea Johns and Past Chair Matt Bumbalough, representatives of four of the “Voices” teams will share strategies that are helping their students succeed. Exemplary practice ideas will be drawn from:
Facilitated by Lisa Brun
Generation Z is coming to college. Are you ready to help them succeed? Together we will explore Generation Z: delving in to their experience of the world, discussing their motivators, and defining strategies we can use to make connections and provide support. Using research from Generation Z Goes to College by Seemiller & Grace and iGen by Twenge we will better understand “kids these days” and how we can engage with the newest generation of college students.
In April 2015, NACADA members were introduced to the topic of Academic Advising and Social Justice: Privilege, Diversity, and Student Success in the Web Event venue by a presentation team sponsored by the association’s Inclusion & Engagement (then Diversity) Committee. Knowing that academic advising personnel must understand social identities in order to identify the challenges students face when interacting with various campus systems—but are often untrained in dealing with issues of diversity and privilege—our presenters shared information and strategies that can help advisors form stronger relationships with students, identify specific challenges and roadblocks facing students, and create individualized solutions to increase student success and retention.
At the 2018 NACADA Annual Conference in Phoenix, three presentation teams drew large audiences and rave reviews when they took this conversation to a deeper level. Members of those teams have combined to bring the conversation to our Web Event platform. In this webinar, our presenters will challenge participants to engage in critical reflection about themselves and the profession to better understand how we can hear our students lived experiences and work towards being the best possible allies for them. Are there ways in which we unwittingly contribute to the maintenance of oppressive systems that do not serve all students equitably? How can we process our discomfort as a participant in oppressive systems? The presenters will examine the role of emotionality for both advisors and students in this important dialogue, discuss contemporary advising approaches, and explore the concept of counternarratives as a means to work towards social justice in advising. They will offer frameworks in which advisors’ convictions and practices can align to disrupt oppressive systems and place social justice at the forefront of our work.
All you need to know about Summer Advising...well most of it!
This workshop will have a panel of people from across campus discussing testing, co-requisite courses, ALEKS placement, World Language Incentive Program, Learning Contracts, Orientation, Pre-scheduling surveys and other things that advisors need to know to properly advise our first-time freshmen and transfer students we meet during the summer.
In a 2010 NACADA web event, Jose Rodriguez and Susan Kolls first addressed the topic of Breaking Bad News to students in the webinar venue, sharing their thoughts on delivery techniques that help students make good alternative choices. This early online event drew a large audience and was well received by participants in the live venue, was a top seller for five years on CD, and has garnered over 1,600 hits since it was placed on the NACADA YouTube channel.
At NACADA’s 2018 Annual Conference in Phoenix, a presentation team from Brigham Young University took a fresh look at this topic with a presentation entitled Blunt Empathy: Delivering Unwanted News Doesn’t have to be an Awkward Middle School Dance. This presentation drew a large audience of conference attendees, who rated it highly and recommended that it be brought into other association venues.
The high level of interest in this topic over time is not surprising. Delivering unwanted news to students in a clear, effective, and supportive manner weighs heavily on the minds of advisors in higher education. It can be difficult to clearly communicate consequences, obstacles, realities, and options while maintaining trusting relationships. Although models for this process exist in areas such as healthcare and human resources, what about in academic advising situations? How can advisors convey necessary information in ways that don’t cause students to turn away?
Drawing from their varied experiences in academic standards, limited enrollment programs, international services, and admissions, this BYU presentation team will share personal experiences with delivering unwanted news and will model and explore techniques for delivering this news effectively. Tools such as empathy, helping skills, and confrontation skills will be considered. Finally, the presenters will consider what to do if these techniques and tools do not help a particular advisor/student
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