Advising Webinar Series

Fall 2022 Webinar Series

Regardless of your position or title—advisor, faculty, staff, or administrator, these engaging and interactive virtual workshops to learn how to build effective relationships with our students are for you! Throughout the State of Tennessee, we are adopting this fully student-centered and proven Appreciative Advising Theory-to-Practice Framework to help us to increase student retention and improve student success rates. We all contribute to our students’ success and these webinars will be time well spent to deepen our knowledge of Appreciative Advising strategies and techniques, and to inspire and empower us to put this transformative framework into practice!

October 28, 1:00-2:00 pm CST: Making the Connection: Strengthening and Aligning Postsecondary Advising

Presenter: Education Strategy Group

Advising is a critical lever for ensuring that students are able to navigate the transition to postsecondary education and to succeed once they get there. Now more than ever, as students and practitioners continue to face additional challenges due to the pandemic, it is essential for the K-12 and higher education sectors to work together to ensure a "warm hand-off" for students. 

 In this webinar, Education Strategy Group (ESG) will present their framework for strengthening and aligning advising, as well as share tangible strategies from communities across the nation. There will also be opportunities for participants to reflect on key challenges your institution faces around advising and to share lessons learned with peers from across the state. This webinar will serve as the first of a series of interactive webinars hosted by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) around advising.

November 4, 2022, 11:00 - 12:15 PM CST: Why College?: Values and Career Competencies as Retention Tools

Presenters: Eric Morgan, Austin Peay State University; Nicole Hubbs, Nashville State Community College

Current trends in college enrollment and retention suggest students are struggling to find the value in a college education, despite the statistics that show return on their investment after graduation. In this webinar, we will examine how making connections to personal values and introducing career competencies early on can help students identify tangible takeaways before they receive their degrees and prepare them for their future careers.

December 2, 2022, 11:00 AM CST: Addressing Mental Health, Adjustment, and the still Lingering Effects of COVID-19

Presenter: Dr. Carolyn Davis, Tennessee State University

According to two recent AUCCD college mental health surveys, nearly 75% of college students said the pandemic has worsened their mental health and 30% of students report more challenges in seeking and accessing mental health care.  This presentation will address many of the signs and symptoms students potentially present with in the classroom and ways to recognize red flags that warrant additional mental health support.  Additionally, with the uptick in student mental health concerns, faculty/staff also are experiencing increased concerns regarding providing support, education/awareness, and understanding appropriate protocol and referral procedures to best support students and themselves.   We will discuss ways to address the increased need for mental health support among college students, how to support faculty and staff, and overall trends in the field of collegiate mental health services. 


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