Transformative Conversations: A Brave New World in Academic Advising
A Special Extended Edition brought to you by the Gardner Institute and NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising
October 28, 2020 | 2:00-3:30 pm (ET) (There is no charge for participation but pre-registration is necessary.)
The pandemic has challenged institutions to reframe academic advising to support students (often through virtual channels) in conversations about their educational, career, and life goals. Maintaining the important connections between students and advisors has called for creative, new approaches to student engagement as well as new models for engaging academic advisors and their well-being. In this extended Transformative Conversation, we will share insights from leading practitioners in the field into effective academic advising, promising practices during these COVID times, and strategies to support advisor well-being as well as professional development.
Transformative Conversations explore how Higher Education is both impacted by and responding to the current pandemic and the social justice issues raised during the spring and summer of 2020. The series focuses on college teaching, learning, student success, and all aspects of higher education. The series includes frank conversations about equity, and the current climate in higher education. Through this forum, we engage with colleagues across the country to dissect issues in higher education in real-time.
Mr. Gavin Farber; Academic Advisor II, Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University, Chair, NACADA Advisor Training and Development Advising Community, Member, NACADA Professional Development Committee
Ms. Teri Farr; Associate Director for Academic Advising and Student Success, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Board Member, NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising (incoming), Past Chair, Administrative Division, NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising
Dr. Chrissy Davis Jones; Dean of Student Support Services, Spokane Falls Community College, EAA Fellow, Member, NACADA Administrators’ Institute Advisory Board
Dr. Cynthia Pascal; Interim Associate Vice-President for Student Support and Title IX Coordinator; Director of Student Services, Northern Virginia Community College, NOVA Online, EEA Fellow, Chair, NACADA Summer Institute
Dr Kimberly S. Smith; Associate Vice-President, Student Success Initiatives, Virginia Tech University, EAA Fellow, Chair, NACADA Career Advising Community
Dr. Susan M. Campbell; EAA Fellow, Co-Project Manager, Excellence in Academic Advising, NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, NACADA Past President
Dr. Vicki McGillin; Resident Fellow, Gardner Institute, EAA Fellow, EAA Co-Project Manager, Excellence in Academic Advising
The series is hosted by Dr. Monica Flippin Wynn
Dr. Monica Flippin Wynn is an Assistant Vice President at the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Prior to joining the Institute staff in October 2019, Monica was Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate and Interim Director of Graduate Communication programs at Lindenwood University and she served as Associate Professor of Mass Communications at Jackson State University. Dr. Flippin Wynn earned her PhD in Communications from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, and her undergraduate degree from Southern University.
Presented with our NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising partner in Excellence in Academic Advising.