Event Title

The False Narrative of Higher Education and Advising Through Popular Media

Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

David Deeds, Governors State UniversityFollow

Start Date

4-12-2019 12:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2019 1:30 PM

Abstract

Government agencies, popular media, and sensationalizing higher education 'crisis novels' are leading many students to question the role of higher education before they arrive on campus. As a result, many students have misconceptions about the role of academic advising and the college major selection process. This poster will detail research on how popular media misrepresents higher education and academic advising. The poster will share how movie clips, quotes, and newscasts that showcase the misrepresentation and provide scholarly evidence that debunks many of these assertions. This poster is the accumulation of five separate researchers conducting a rigorous content analysis of popular media sources, including, Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, scholarly journals, books, and television programs.

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Student Life

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Dr. Matthew Cooney

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Apr 12th, 12:30 PM Apr 12th, 1:30 PM

The False Narrative of Higher Education and Advising Through Popular Media

Government agencies, popular media, and sensationalizing higher education 'crisis novels' are leading many students to question the role of higher education before they arrive on campus. As a result, many students have misconceptions about the role of academic advising and the college major selection process. This poster will detail research on how popular media misrepresents higher education and academic advising. The poster will share how movie clips, quotes, and newscasts that showcase the misrepresentation and provide scholarly evidence that debunks many of these assertions. This poster is the accumulation of five separate researchers conducting a rigorous content analysis of popular media sources, including, Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, scholarly journals, books, and television programs.