A&M-Texarkana at NTCC Advising Office Receives Award
TEXARKANA, Texas – The advising team at Texas A&M University, Texarkana at Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC), will receive the Texas Academic Advising Network (TEXAAN) Outstanding Innovative Advising Technology Award during an upcoming TEXAAN virtual conference. The purpose of the award is to celebrate institutions that have notable advancement in technology used for students’ advisement that has led to an improvement in the success of students within the advising program or institution as a whole.
The TEXAAN award selection committee evaluated nominations for the award based on several criteria, including
- Showing ways of creatively advancing advising technology
- Developing creative technology solutions for advising issues
- Implementing new ways to integrate existing advising technology with other technology or processes
- Appropriate referral activity (i.e., description of the program and no more than five examples/letters of support).
- Evidence of student success rate provided by the institution
The TAMUT at the NTCC advising team successfully moved the entire advising model from a face-to-face platform to online delivery in a short amount of time. Recruiting, advising, orientation, and registration procedures were all moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They were highly effective even though many in the area lack high-speed internet access or have to pay for additional usage when using more data for meetings via online forums such as Zoom.
The TAMUT at NTCC Advising Team includes Daisy Bates, Shannon Reynolds, and Jennifer Perez.