Leveling Up Advisor Engagement with Social Justice: Technology, Social Media, and Inclusion

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May 22, 2024 - 1:00 PM

It is critical that advisors engage in social justice work to foster more inclusive and equitable practices on their campuses and within the profession. In environments where diversity or funding is lacking, advisors can utilize technology to level up their understanding of social justice. Advisors will utilize the Blended Model of Competence & Action (2017) and the ACPA/NASPA professional competency stages (2015; 2016) to step beyond the baseline of what is required of their role; explore intermediate dynamic ways to engage social justice; and aspire to more advanced levels focused on strategic planning, modeling, and systemic planning. Participants will be introduced to a variety of digital tools, resources, engagement techniques, and learning networks and challenged to reflect on their application on their own campuses.

What You'll Learn:

Consider the relationship between technology and social justice as they relate to the advising profession.

- Gain an understanding of how technology can be used to support intermediate and advanced levels of engagement with social justice.

- Understand different ways that social media and technology can be used to promote development and training regarding social justice.

- Contemplate ways to integrate social justice into everyday digital practices.

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John Sauter

Associate Dean for Advising & Administration, Niagara University

Dr. John Sauter is the Associate Dean for Advising & Administration, the College of Arts & Sciences at Niagara University. He began his career as an AmeriCorps Vista at UMaine Orono, and earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University at Buffalo, where he researched faculty multicultural competence and practices. He currently serves on NACADA's Diversity Equity & Inclusion Education Advisory Board, a mentor for the Emerging Leaders Program, and is a moderator for the Social Justice Advising Community's Coffee Chat. Previously he served as a Cluster Representative for NACADA’s Advising Communities Division, chair of the Technology in Advising Community Chair, and other committees.  John presents and teaches regularly on topics related to the intersection of advising, technology, social justice, and urban sketching and contributed to the second edition of Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs: Advancing Social Justice and Inclusion (2nd edition), and Advisor Training and Development (3rd edition).

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Christina Bowles

Coordinator, Student Success Coaches, Missouri State University

Christina Bowles started her student success journey as an Academic Advisor to Undeclared Students in 2011. In April 2022, she started her new position as a Coordinator of Succes Coaching at Missouri State University. In this role, she supports First-Generation students through coaching, teaching a designated section of our First Year Seminar course, and supporting a team of graduate student Success Coaches. 

In NACADA, she has served as Region 7 Chair, Undecided and Exploratory Students Advising Community Chair, Social Justice Advising Community Steering Committee, Annual Conference Planning Committee, and Region 7 Conference Committee Co-Chair. She has also been an ELP Mentor, and a Region Representative to the Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee. 

Core Competencies Addressed

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

  • C6 icon.png  How equitable and inclusive environments are created and maintained.
  • I7 icon.png  Information technology applicable to relevant advising roles.
  • R2 icon.png  Create rapport and build academic advising relationships.
  • R3 icon.png  Communicate in an inclusive and respectful manner.

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Transfer/Refund Policy

If you find after registering that you are not able to attend the broadcast, you may:

- Choose to simply remain registered and view the streamable recording of the event from the link that will be provided and available for 30 days following the event.

- Transfer your registration to another individual from your institution. (If this person is not a current NACADA member, they will either be asked to become a member or pay the non-member fee.)

- Up to 30 days prior to the webinar: Request a refund of paid registration fees (less $25) in writing. 

- 29 to 8 days prior to the webinar: Request a refund off paid registration fees (less 50%) in writing. 

- Due to service provider obligations, refund requests can not be accepted less than 8 days before the event. Internal campus substitutions can be made up to 3 days before the broadcast.

- In the unlikely event the broadcast is cancelled, registration fees will be returned.


NACADA Members:

  • Before/on April 22 - $150
  • After/on April 23 - $175


  • Before/on April 22 - $300
  • After/on April 23 - $325

Registration closes May 20, 2024