NACADA Webinar - When Black Girl Magic Isn't Enuf: Supporting Black Women College Students through Advising & Coaching
April 27, 2021
Webinar: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April 28, 2021
Discussion: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Participants must attend the webinar and discussion to receive BAAC credit for this event.
In 2013, CaShawn Thompson coined the term “Black Girl Magic,” resulting in a social movement to honor Black women’s beauty and brilliance. Within postsecondary education, Black Girl Magic is characterized in ways Black women college students battle stereotypes, navigate hostile environments, and earn college degrees in a system that has ignored them. Black women have attained bachelor’s degrees at an increasing rate and are the only population, second to Latina women, to achieve this academic level. Despite the ability to excel academically and socially within campus life, Black women college students still contend with discrimination, stereotyping, isolation, and tokenism. The paradox of their success and their marginalized identity has stifled conversations surrounding strategies on how to support them holistically.
When working with Black women college students, it is essential that advisors, success coaches, and administrators use a unique approach that conveys inclusivity and an awareness around the cultural influences Black women students experience during their academic career. Sponsored by NACADA’s Inclusion and Engagement Committee, this webinar is a continuation of the When Black Girl Magic Isn't Enuf: Gendered-Racial Battle Fatigue and the Experiences of Black Women Advisors & Administrators presentation given by this team at the October 2020 NACADA Annual Conference and connects with the Advising Black Male Students in 2020 and Beyond presented in the Webinar venue. The presenters will highlight the unique experiences of Black women college students to assist advisors and coaches in recognizing their challenges, celebrating their successes, and connecting them with appropriate resources. Utilizing existing research and their personal experiences, the presenters will ensure viewers gain insight, understanding, and valuable resources that they can incorporate in their roles.
Academic Advising Core Competencies that will be addressed in this presentation include:
- C3 Understanding of theory relevant to academic advising
- C4 Understanding of academic advising approaches and strategies
- C6 Understanding of how equitable and inclusive environments are created and maintained
- I5 Knowledge of the charactistics, needs, and experiences of major and emerging student populations
- I6 Knowledge of campus and community resources that support student success
- R2 Ability to create rapport and build academic advising relationships
- R3 Ability to communicate in an inclusive and respectful manner.