Academic advisers play a vital role in the higher-ed experience, as they help students identify and realize their goals, both on campus and after graduation. The increasing use of technology in those positions has raised concerns about how successful they will be in helping students.
Digital communications, predictive analytics, and big data are just some of the tools that are being used more and more often in advising. How can such new technology be integrated into the job while maintaining its human element?
While some critics are concerned the tools create barriers between counselors and students, others feel that technology will foster deeper ties and communication. In a coming virtual forum hosted by The Chronicle, a panel of experts will discuss how technology will affect the future of academic advising.
Sign up here to join “How Technology Is Changing Academic Advising,” on Thursday, March 30, at 2 p.m., ET.
Host: Ian Wilhelm, assistant managing editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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