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Navigate user of the month: August 2019

Heath Furrow, August 2019, Navigate User of the Month, Advising Matters at Virginia Tech.

Heath Furrow

Department of History


How has your department/unit benefited from using Navigate?
Navigate gives us an easy way to keep track of student appointments and a central place to access reports on student appointments and other notes on students.  Its search functions are also really helpful.

What feature in Navigate do you utilize the most?
The appointment scheduling system and the appointment report/note system.

What would you tell other advisors who are thinking of using Navigate?
Navigate has its hiccups, but overall I have found it to be very useful.  As someone who just came in to my position this summer, I have especially appreciated the ability to go back and look at the appointment summaries left by my predecessors.  These have often provided valuable information about student issues and have made my transition much smoother.