Advising LGBTQA+ Students

$300 member
$500 non-member

[Advising Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer College Students is a required text for this eTutorial]

The Advising LGBTQA+ Students eTutorial focuses on helping advisors understand and meet the unique needs of students who identify with diverse sexual orientations and/or gender identities.

What you'll learn:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of identity development and the coming out process.
  • Reflect on their personal experiences of allyhood.
  • Begin to assess their campus’s level of inclusivity for LGBTQA+ students.
  • Become advocates for LGBTQA+ students on their campus

Who this is for:

  • Those looking for foundational knowledge on advising LGBTQA+ college students.
  • Those who want to strengthen their advising, advocacy, and allyhood for LGBTQA+ college students.

About this eTutorial:

LGBTQA+ students come to advisors with unique needs for support. This eTutorial provides a foundational overview so that advisors can raise their competency and awareness of related terminology, concepts, and identity-based issues. In addition to focusing on LGBTQA+ students, this eTutorial encourages participants to self-reflect on personal experiences with allyhood and assess the ways in which their campuses are inclusive/exclusive. Participants will complete this eTutorial with the knowledge needed to enhance their advising practice, including identity development and coming out, intersectionality and LGBTQA+ students of color, allyhood, and campus inclusivity.

Module One: Identity Development and Coming Out

Topics Covered:

  • Gender and Identity Development
  • Supporting Students Through the Coming Out Process

Module Assessments:

  • Discussion Board
  • Written Assignment

Module Two: Intersectionality and LGBTQA+ Students of Color

Topics Covered:

  • Intersectionality and Academic Adviseing
  • Advising Queer and Trans Students of Color
  • Approaches for Advising and Supporting Black Queer and Gender Nonconforming Students

Module Assessments:

  • Discussion Board
  • Written Assignement

Module Three: Becoming an Ally

Topics Covered:

  • Becoming Allies and Advocates
  • Ally Narratives
  • Addressing Challenges to Allyhood

Module Assessments:

  • Written Assessment

Module Four: Inclusive Campuses

Topics Covered:

  • Creading an LGBTQA+ Inclusive Campus

Module Assessments:

  • Written Assessments
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September 2024

September 4 - 28

Technical Questions
What is an eTutorial?

An eTutorial is 3.5 week learning experience. Generally starting on the first Wednesday of the month and concludes on a Saturday 3.5 weeks later. Participants will have learning opportunities with their peers and experts in the filled. Additionally participants will read and watch curated content on specific topic.

Are eTutorials self-paced?

No, eTutorials are asynchronous, not self-paced. Participants can log in at any time, but the eTutorials have weekly assignment due dates. So, participants will need to log in at least weekly to review the eTutorial's content and submit any assignments that are due.

Do I need to buy a book?

It depends. The following eTutorials require the purchase of a book:

  • Advisor Training and Development: Foundations

  • Advisor Training and Development: Advanced

  • Advising LGBTQ+ Students

All other eTutorials' content are self-contained within the Canvas LMS.

Do I have to login at a specific time?

No. But... the eTutorials do have weekly assignment due dates. So participants will need to login at least weekly in order to review the content of the eTutorial and submit any assignments that are due.

How do I earn a microcredential?

Upon successful completion (80% or better within the eTutorial) of all 3.5 weeks, the participant will receive a NACADA microcredential. This will include a digital badge through the badging platform Credly, which can be utilized in email signatures, LinkedIn, and other applications.

Are there facilitators?

Yes, facilitators will be assigned to each section of an eTutorial. Facilitators are there to assist those taking the eTutorial by posing questions for discussion, sharing successful practices, and answering questions. Facilitators will grade all discussion boards and assignments, providing feedback on work completed.

What is the format of the eTutorials?

Participants will complete in-depth readings, post replies to discussion boards, and complete quizzes and other assignments. Participants can work at their own pace each week. There will be weekly assignments but no set time to be online. Participants will have the entire week to complete that week's content, which could be completed in several days or during the week as their schedule allows. By offering this information online, participants are provided a learning opportunity that can be accessed in their home or office and at a time that works best for their schedules. Assignments, including discussion posts, quizzes, and readings, will be required each week.

eTutorials are 3.5 (3 1/2) weeks in length. Participants should expect to spend between four and eight hours per week completing the reading, posts, and assignments.

This eTutorial is structured to allow the participants to develop an international network through interaction with other cohort members through Zoom-based office hours and discussion boards.

How much time/work is expected each week?

Participants should expect to spend between four-eight hours per week completing the reading/videos, posts, and assignments.

What is the transfer policy?

A transfer of registration fees to a future offering of any eTutorial offering may be made via request in writing and mailed or emailed ([email protected]) to NACADA.

The request must be received three (3) business days (Central US time) prior to the start of the eTutorial offering. There is no charge providing the written request is received three business days in advance:

  • Transfer fee – $0.00 USD*

Requests made after three (3) business days and through four (4) business days into the eTutorial offering will incur the following charge:

  • Transfer fee – $100.00 USD

*If registration fees have been transferred at least once before, any future transfer fee is $100.00 USD, at any date.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation of registration fees for an eTutorial offering can be made via request in writing and mailed or emailed ([email protected]) to NACADA. Cancellations after certain dates will incur charges:

Any date ten (10) business days prior to the start of the eTutorial offering:

  • Refund of the registration fee minus $50.00 USD for administrative fees

Any date between three (3) and ten (10) business days prior to the start of the eTutorial offering:

  • Refund of the registration fee minus 50% for administrative fees

Any date after three (3) business days prior to the start of the eTutorial offering:

  • No Refund, due to faculty and technology obligations
When will I get my login information?

You will receive your login information 1-2 business days prior to the start of the eTutorial. FYI, the login credentials are different than your myNACADA login information. If you have any trouble logging in, please email Eilsa Shaffer at [email protected].

Where are eTutorials hosted? Where do I login?

eTutorials are hosted in NACADA's Canvas LMS at You will need to utilize the login information provided to you.

What are the computer specifications that I need to access the eTutorial?

Canvas and its hosting infrastructure are designed for maximum compatibility and minimal requirements.

Visit the Instructure Community Page for current browser and computer requirements.