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November 4, 2019

NACADA webinar offered Nov. 14

Submitted by Andrea Luke

"All I Need to Know (about Academic Advising) I Learned from…." is the first of a series of six webinars focusing on topics of importance to academic advisors and advising administrators offered by NACADA this academic year. Join us from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in 247 Leadership Studies Building to learn more about the concept of bildungsroman, or the story of a person's education.

Webinar overview:
In "The Power of Story: Narrative Theory in Academic Advising," Peter Hagan introduces the concept of the bildungsroman, or the story of a person’s education. As advisors are keenly aware, education and learning can happen in many places.

But what do family dinner traditions, "Star Wars," professional engagement, "Big Bang Theory," Lego and travel really have to do with advising? In this fast-paced, narrative presentation, seven advisors from a variety of backgrounds and advising situations will employ stories and metaphors to depict aspects of theory, practice, self-reflection and professional growth in the field of academic advising. Through the stories of these seasoned advisors, attendees will have the opportunity to reflect differently on what they know about themselves and the work they do to support student success. Topics will include roadblocks that advisors experience when they seek to engage theory to inform their practice, connectedness and community on the higher ed campus, professional engagement to avoid career stagnation, advisors as knowers and sources of knowledge, and more.

Read more information about the webinar and its presenters. This webinar is provided free of charge to the K-State community.

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