Hey Auntie! An HBCU Approach to Academic Recovery

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2024 - 1:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)

the backs of four black women holding each otherHBCU’s are known for having a family-type of atmosphere of caring for students in a special way. In the Black community an Auntie is someone that is easy to communicate with, and always very supportive. An Auntie will make sure that you have what you need but will give you more grace than your mother would. Using the “Hey Auntie” approach is one that uses a combination of prescriptive and developmental advising techniques to assist students navigate themselves off Academic Probation. By creating this type of relationship of care and accountability, students feel comfortable with allowing the advising relationship to flourish and ultimately become successful. Attendees will learn strategies to build impactful advising relationships by using C.P.R. (Communication, Programming, and Relationships) with probation students.

What You'll Learn

  • How to build rapport with students by implementing different communication and academic improvement strategies to assist students with getting off Academic Probation.


My’Chael Hyman, Professional Academic Advisor, Norfolk State University

Headshot of My'Chael HymanMy’Chael Hyman is a Professional Academic Advisor for First- and Second-Year Students at her undergraduate Alma Mater, Norfolk State University, in Norfolk, Virginia. She is also a First-Year Freshmen Seminar instructor. My’Chael has been an Academic Advisor for eight years and has worked in higher education for over 13 years. My’Chael has a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Liberty University, where she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Public Policy. As a first-generation college student, she understands the obstacles that students face and has a passion to advocate for Black Student Success. Early in her advising career, she created and became the advisor for the first student-led organization at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Georgia. By establishing a Black Student Union, she created a culture that allowed students to create programs and events that highlighted their heritage and interests. The formation of that club opened doors for other student-led organizations to form at that college. My’Chael is the current NACADA HBCU Advising Community Chair, as well as in the current 2022-2024 Emerging Leader Class. Her other NACADA accomplishments include serving on the 2022 Region 2 conference and 2023 Virginia Drive-In Conference committees and presenting at the 2022 Annual Conference. My’Chael is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and strives to help others “By culture and by merit”. In her downtime, My’Chael loves to watch a great documentary and spend time with her husband and children.


Core Competencies Addressed

Academic Advising Core Competencies that will be addressed in this presentation include: 

  •   Theory relevant to academic advising.
  • C6 icon.png  How equitable and inclusive environments are created and maintained
  • I5 icon.png  The characteristics, needs, and experiences of major and emerging student populations. 
  • I6 icon.png  Campus and community resources that support student success.
  • R2 icon.png  Create rapport and build academic advising relationships. 
  • R4 icon.png  Plan and conduct successful advising interactions.
  • R5 icon.png  Promote student understanding of the logic and purpose of the curriculum.


NACADA Members:

  • Before/on December 25, - $150
  • After/on December 26 - $175


  • Before/on December 25 - $300
  • After/on December 26 - $325

Registration closes January 22, 2024

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