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Academic Advisor Presents at the NACADA Region Eight Conference

Jamie Sheppard, academic advisor for College of Health Sciences, and math instructor Mandy McDaniel co-presented at the National Academic Advising Association’s Region 8 Conference in Missoula, Montana on April 11.  Their presentation was titled, “Students Reaching the Summit of Remedial and Prerequisite Math through Collaborative Advising Efforts: Instructor, Advisor and Administrator(s).”

Their presentation focused on an inclusive model of advising developed through data-driven research. This new model has increased passing rates and student retention in remedial math. Through collaborative efforts of mathematics instructors, campus advisors, and outside campus departments it meets the needs of all student populations: at-risk, honors, student-athletes, non-traditional and first-year students.

Their data shows that this collaborative effort helps students to be more successful in current and future classes, and has increased student retention and graduation rates.