Create Inclusive Policies & Practices to Promote Student Success
Research shows that students from underrepresented groups are significantly less likely to be satisfied with their college experience and have lower rates of retention and graduation. However, institutions continue to be challenged with being inequitable and unwelcoming to students from underrepresented groups. “One-size-fits-all” policies are still practiced and do not work for all students. Even though access to higher education has broadened some, inclusive policies and practices continue to lag behind. Academic advisors can and should play a critical role in addressing this challenge, as they provide critical opportunities for one-on-one connections with every student.
Join our presenters as they discuss strategies for maintaining a diversity, equity, inclusion and access lens when advising students academically. You’ll explore how to do inner work on your social identities in order to positively engage with students from underrepresented groups, as well as how to apply social justice theory and the Appreciative Advising Model through a DEIA lens.
The ways in which you advise and perceive your students can impact the way your students navigate and succeed. Explore how to best meet the needs of your students so you enhance their success, complete the degree requirements they need to graduate and enter the workforce with excellent skill-sets.
As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Validate the experience of students with minoritized identities – be able to move from advisor to advocate.
- Build trust with students with whom you do not share similar social identities – learn strategies on how to do the internal work necessary on your social identities so you can positively engage with students from underrepresented groups.
- Discover how your current work perpetuates the privileging of students with dominant identities and marginalizing of students who hold non-dominant identities – change your strategies to increase trust, involvement and satisfaction of a broader cross-section of students.
- Make changes from a grassroots effort and leadership from all levels – create a campus-wide commitment to change.
Ed Mish is an Academic Success Advisor at John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH.
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Lisa Ramsey is an Academic Success Advisor at John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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