Fort Hays State University's Student Affairs Division made presentations at the recent National Academic Advising Association Region VII Conference in Little Rock, AR.
The conference, "Transforming the Future: One Student at a Time," provided NACADA members in Region VII (Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas) with a professional development opportunity for academic advisors.
Presenters included Caroline Fox, coordinator of Undecided Student Advisement and Career Exploration, and Dr. Patricia Griffin, director of the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center and assistant professor of communication studies.
Fox and Griffin presented "The Learning All Students Need for their Future: Beginning with Advising." The presentation provided three essential outcomes to achieve to transform advisees into intentional learners who are informed, empowered and responsible.
Griffin presented "Transforming the Future through Privacy in Practice," a presentation on incorporating intentional actions to decrease an advisor's likelihood of contributing to identity theft in higher education.
Higher education embraces an open exchange of information that lends itself to challenges of human error and stifling technological advances. In 2005, higher education had a reported 77 out of 152 disclosures of U.S. Data Incidents (breaches of private information).