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Presentation Proposal - NACADA Annual Conference
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Conference Year: 2021
Session #: 070(LEC)
Title: Plot Twist: The Role of The Student Debt Crisis In Advising and Student Development
Lead Presenter: Tembi Bergin-Batten
Date: October 07, 2021    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: 264, DECC
Abstract: Our students face unprecedented college costs and debt in an uncertain times. As students realize the ways in which student debt has limited opportunities for previous generations, they cannot help but question their own decision making around paying for college. Is it worth it? They come to advisors with a growing sense of urgency about college costs, indebtedness, and what student loan debt means for their future. In this presentation we explore how students' orientation toward education has changed due to their increasing sense of indebtedness. We analyze how advisor and student assumptions about the financial risks of college play out in appointments. Students of Color and women are more burdened by the high cost of college and student loan debt. We argue that advising that takes the burden of cost and debt into account is social justice work. We encourage advisors to think about the role of cost of college and student debt within advising and advocate for advising as an institutional space in which the problem can be refined and articulated.
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