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K-State Today

January 29, 2016



NACADA webinar Feb. 3

By Michael Lynch

The first NACADA webinar for the spring semester, "A Narrative Approach to Academic Advising: Helping Students Create Their Stories," will be presented at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the K-State Student Union's Room 227.

In this webinar, the presenters will share their insights about how narrative or storytelling can inform the work we do as academic advisors. When we listen to the concerns that bring students to our offices, we are essentially listening to them tell the stories of their lives. When we impart advice to them, we are essentially sharing with them how their stories might unfold. The presenters will explore how advisors might become more skilled at storytelling and story-listening. Moreover, the presenters will outline some ways in which we might cultivate the storytelling skills of our students in order to help them to create their own educational stories. The presenters will share their stories with you and also some ideas and techniques about how you can implement a narrative approach to advising.

Presenters include Peter L. Hagen, associate dean of general studies and director of the Center for Academic Advising at Stockton University; and Richard Trama, assistant director of academic advising at Stockton University.