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Entries for November 2020

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President Cecilia Olivares ponders whether 2020 is the year that defines the start of the fourth era of academic advising and what that means for the association.

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Cecilia Olivares, president
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2020 is a year none of us across the globe will forget. Our personal lives have been changed in so many ways, and our professional lives in higher education have changed so much as well. Therefore, it is important that NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising continues to look toward the future and provides the highest quality professional development and outstanding opportunities to connect with each other.

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Charlie Nutt, executive director
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Academic Advisors are seeing an increase in Generation Z students coming to campus with mental wellness struggles. In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, students now face a bleak job market, financial insecurity, rampant unemployment, and uncertain health concerns. To promote student success, advising must adapt to best meet student needs.

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Many higher education institutions offer graduate programs, but how diligently do these institutions pursue inclusive practices for their graduate students? At many institutions, graduate students represent a sizable student body with unique challenges and specific needs, but true efforts for inclusivity and connectedness would require increased, intentional consideration and planning.

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graduate students, Jamie Heck, Angie Cook
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By highlighting the roadmap between institutions, transfer guides can increase two-year degree completion and positively impact the transition, retention, and persistence of transfer students.

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Tony Lazarowicz, Jessica Davis, Marko Delic, Holly Herrara, Jacqui Rogers, transfer
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The continued influx of international students at American higher education institutions demands a better understanding of the motivation, background, needs, expectations, and challenges of these students which can only be achieved through adequate training for academic advisors.

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communication, cultural differences, international, Tara Pylate, Donna Menke
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On campus, student retention is everyone’s responsibility, and over the last decade, early alert initiatives have become incredibly buzzworthy. The authors offer reasons why academic advisors are best suited to respond to early alert notifications with at-risk students.

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retention, Mike Dial, Paige McKeown, at-risk
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As technological advancements continue to disrupt the education sector, institutions are in a race to employ varying technological measures to adapt accordingly.

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technology, Amani Al-Nassar, Amani Gharib
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The benefits of a supportive and cordial relationship between advisors and students come into sharper focus when working with distant learners. Although the temporary and necessary shift to online-learning prompted by a global pandemic for otherwise campus-based students cannot be compared to full-time distant learners, many factors may overlap given that this learning environment may be new to many students.

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Shahid Bux
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The author offers ten tips for assisting students who seek a Fulbright award.

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Susan Vdovichenko, scholarships
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Assessment provides an opportunity to take a critical look at advising programs through the lens of continuous improvement and driven by data.

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assessment, Karen Hauschild
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Complete editions of AAT are provided to facilitate one-touch capability, but readers are encouraged to view the individual articles and provide feedback to authors.

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