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K-State Today

July 31, 2017



College of Education faculty present at international conference

By Patrice Scott

Faculty members from the Kansas State University College of Education were key presenters at the 2017 NACADA International Conference in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Debbie Mercer, dean of the college, and Charlie Nutt, NACADA executive director and assistant professor, presented "First Generation College Students: The Needs They Bring and the Support They Need," along with Diane Schorr, executive director of The Suder Foundation. Their session provided an introduction to the highly successful documentary "A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students" produced by the K-State College of Education. View "A Walk in My Shoes" and other documentaries.  

Nutt also presented "The Impact of Culture on Advising" with faculty members from the Netherlands, Sharjah, China and England. Mercer and Nutt spoke at the opening and closing general sessions as well.

Wendy Troxel, director of the NACADA Center for Research at Kansas State University and associate professor in the College of Education, co-presented "Your Role in the Scholarship of Advising and Personal Tutoring."

More than 225 academic advisors, administrators and faculty members from 19 countries attended the July 10-13 conference held at the University of Sheffield.

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising is a 14,000-member association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty and administrators working to enhance the educational development of students. The association, based at Kansas State University, advances the field of academic advising by providing opportunities for research, professional development and leadership to a diverse global membership.

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