IlliAAC will host the upcoming NACADA Webinar “Advising Black Male Students in 2020 and Beyond” via Zoom meeting on Wednesday, October 21st from 1-2 pm. From 2-2:30 pm, we will host a follow-up virtual group discussion.
Please sign up for the event HERE by Friday, October 16th. We will provide the Zoom link and handouts closer to the event.
For those unable to attend the livestream, we will send out a recording of the event once it is available.
In the September 2020 edition of Academic Advising Today, six Black male NACADA leaders began the dialogue “for improving and strengthening the Black male student academic advising experience.” Having “experienced microaggressions, subtle and overt racism, and prejudgment” in their own personal and professional lives, they consider how academic advisors and advising administrators “can work together to improve the overall experience for Black male students.”
In this webinar, sponsored by NACADA’s Inclusion and Engagement Committee and moderated by committee Chair Locksley Knibbs, these scholars come to the virtual environment to take the conversation to a broader and deeper level. They will discuss the variation and complexity of Black male identity and address some of the challenges faced by Black males in higher education settings (such as microaggressions, racial battle fatigue, John Henryism, and imposter syndrome). They will consider what advising professionals can do to facilitate the development of Black male resilience, including cultivating self-efficacy, identifying coping mechanisms, and nurturing hope. In this solution-focused presentation, they will share how these narratives can increase retention and graduation for Black male students.