UNDOCU Advising: Working with DACA, Undocumented, & DREAM Students

Upcoming Offering: 2024 Sessions TBD
Price:  $225 for NACADA members
              $425 for non-members

Undocumented immigrant youth must learn to navigate a complex web of challenges in finding access to U.S. higher education, complicated by their non-citizen status, national and state laws, institutional policies, and various levels of campus support. This intensive and introductory learning experience will provide a general overview of political, legal, social, and psychological contexts that affect these students' access and equity to education. This eTutorial will introduce effective practices and begin a conversation about creating an undocufriendly campus for students. Participants should be prepared to focus on weekly activities that includes discussion posts and other in-depth assignments.

This learning experience is perfect for new advisors and/or faculty and staff new to this topic. Individual members may register, and advising administrators, deans, vice provosts, training coordinators, business managers, and other institutional administrators may wish to enroll multiple advisors new to their campus or advising.

Participants will register on the NACADA website when registration opens. Participants will use the NACADA Canvas Learning Management System to complete the eTutorial. All participants will be asked to read a short article before this eTutorial begins.

eTUTORIAL MODERATORS: Moderators are well-informed about current issues, policies, and advising practices relevant to DACA, undocumented, and DREAM students. 

eTutorial Details

Participants will complete in-depth readings, post replies to discussion boards, and complete quizzes and other assignments. Participants can work at their own pace within 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 done during the week as their schedule allows. By offering this information in an online format, participants are provided a learning opportunity that can be accessed either in their own home or office, and at a time of day that works best for their schedules. Assignments, including discussion posts, quizzes, and readings will be required each week.

This eTutorial is structured in a manner that allows the participants to develop an network through interaction with other members of their cohort through virtual chat rooms and discussion boards.

Moderators will be assigned to assist those taking the eTutorial by posing questions for discussion, sharing successful practices, and answering questions.

Goals for this eTutorial

  • Introduce key issues about these student populations
  • Provide updated information based on current legal situation
  • Encourage participants to become familiar with their campus, community, and state laws, policies, and resources
  • Provide resources and reference materials to participants

Each week will include an assessment component including questions covering material and participation in topical discussions.
Upon successful completion (70% or better within the eTutorial), each participant will receive an email "Certificate of Completion" suitable for framing.

Computer Specifications

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

Operating Systems
Windows 7 and newer
Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
Linux - chromeOS
Computer Speed and Processor
Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
1GB of RAM
2GHz processor
Internet Speed
Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments.
Minimum of 512kbps
Screen Readers
Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
PC: JAWS (latest version for Firefox)
PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
There is no screen reader support for Canvas in Chrome

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 (nacada@ksu.edu) 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.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of registration fees for an eTutorial offering can be made via request in writing and mailed or emailed (nacada@ksu.edu) 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