Higher Education doctoral student Melinda Anderson, and master's students Elise Buckley and Aimee Stright presented recently at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 2 conference in New Brunswick, NJ. The title of their presentation was "Planting the Entire Garden at the Same Time: Best Practices for Virtual Group Advising."
Using the pilot online advising model utilizing Adobe Connect at William & Mary as an example, the presentation provided ideas and strategies in addition to a model to consider for online advising. Melinda commented, "Elise, Aimee and I presented a presentation on implementing technology in group advising at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 2 Conference. It was a wonderful opportunity to share what we have learned with the advising community." Aimee reflected on the impact of the presentation, "It was really rewarding to know that our presentation made a difference. After our presentation we were contacted by a university who is interested in implementing our program at their institution." Elise, a relatively new student in the Higher Education program, said, "It was great learning about different advising models and best practices from professionals across the mid-Atlantic region."