The 2022 NACTA Annual Conference will feature five unique and engaging workshops throughout the conference. One of our first-time workshops is Faculty Mentoring Students: Ohio State's Second-year Student Support in Action. This course will be given on Thursday, June 23, and will be led by current NACTA President Susie Whittington and her team.

Faculty Mentoring Students: Ohio State's Second-year Student Support in Action
Chelsea Black - The Ohio State University
Beth Fines - Ohio State University
Toni Greenslade-Smith - Ohio State University
Rebecca Kapusta - The Ohio State University
M. Susie Whittington - The Ohio State University
Christopher Zirkle - The Ohio State University
Erica Scarpitti - Ohio State University
Caitlyn Tietje - Ohio State University
Date and Time: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We know faculty mentorship of students is important for: integrating students' academic and co-curricular lives; providing students with references for graduate and professional school; and helping students network and make connections across campus and beyond. Gallup, Ray & Kafka stated, "if graduates recalled having a professor who cared about them as a person, made them excited about learning, and encouraged them to pursue their dreams, their odds of being engaged at work more than doubled, as did their odds of thriving in all aspects of their well-being" (2014). However, a 2011 NSSE study of graduating seniors at The Ohio State University revealed that 50% of students felt they had little or no access to faculty and another 30% felt they had only some access to faculty outside of the classroom.

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