Navigate Feature Spotlight: September 2021
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
In what capacity do you use Navigate’s Advanced Search within your college or department?
I use Navigate searches for all three of the main roles within my position as the Assistant Director for Diversity & Academic Success to find student information, make appointments with them, and track their progress. I am also able to identify students in various categories based on academic status, race, and other identity markers. The aforementioned roles are:
- Academic Recovery Advisor
- Diversity Director & Recruitment/Retention Programming & Initiatives
- Program Director for BGM (Black Girl Magic), a Black female mentoring program
What is the most useful search or information you have ran and why?
I typically search by name, student ID, and/or race. Sometimes I'll add college/major, term, and/or GPA. These searches are useful because they allow me to track students' progress, class schedule, GPA, and/or demographic information.
What is a reason you would tell others about how you use Advanced Search within Navigate for?
I think the advanced search feature in Navigate would be helpful to researchers or directors who are wanting to target particular students to work with or inform about projects. I have found that being able to sort and search with these different categories has helped me reach more students overall, even when I may be looking for a specific subset.