WNY Advising Tech Resources
Engaging in Social Media/Tech
There are various reasons for joining social media: curiosity, connecting with family/friends, engaging in new technologies, work responsibilities, etc.... There are many benefits to adopting technology as an advisor or higher education professional, if you are willing to learn about social media & technology. However, there are still some concerns and general stumbling blocks which might include privacy concerns, debate on the value of "friending" students, which social media platforms your students are on, etc... There are no silver bullet answers. It is best to start small, follow and learn from others who seem to have more experience (some will gladly help you out), and don't do or say anything that you don't mind being repeated in public.
If you are willing to consider social media, a whole world of opportunities exists. You can connect directly with experts in various fields, catch up with colleagues from across the nation with chats, follow professional development through conference back-channels, and connect more directly with students.
Join Us on Social Media
Social Media Resource Guides
To assist advising professionals navigate social media, we have developed the following guides and resources to assist you. Please click a button to learn more about each of the platforms listed below.
Follow professionals & organizations
Professional development opportunities, connections to other professionals, professional development chats & conference back-channels.
Help us develop more Guides
Social media is a very fluid medium. if you have experience with social media connected to advising, higher education, or student affairs, please feel free submit resources to be listed.
- Basic tips on using the social networks
- Suggestions on how to use it for advisement or professional networking
- Links to advising / higher education resources or organizations within the social media platform
In addition to those we have started to develop, we need help with other forms of social media. Please let us know if you have experience with any of these social networks or others that you would like to share.
- Snap Chat