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Presentation Proposal - NACADA Annual Conference
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  Code=478
Conference Year: 2021
Session #: 025(LEC)
Title: Risky Business: Cultivating Academic Risk-Taking
Lead Presenter: Natalie Stepanov
Date: October 07, 2021    Time: 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Room: Zoom Room 4
Abstract: Most college and university students strive to do well in classes and co-curriculars they consider necessary for their academic plans and future careers. As advisors, we regularly encourage students to challenge themselves and engage in opportunities that extend their knowledge, such as internships, study abroad, and rigorous classes. But too often, we hear from students that they are afraid of the extra demands. In this session, we will examine how students will often stay in their 'academic comfort zones' to protect their GPAs and why they may be short-sighted by not participating in co-curriculars that would potentially increase their skill sets. Building on current research about academic risk-taking, our session explores how advisors can ease students' doubts and help them decide what challenges are worth the risks.
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C478-H01.pdf --- PowerPoint Presentation
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