Blinn Navigators

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Navigators is a student-centered program in which volunteer faculty and staff support students in achieving their educational and personal goals. Navigators assure that students have a plan for success at Blinn College and beyond and connect students to the resources they need to succeed.

FAQs

Who are Navigators?

Navigators are specially trained full-time faculty and staff members who have volunteered to work with students, frequently one-on-one and sometimes in small groups. They are committed to the success of students assigned to them.


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What does a Navigator do?

Navigators connect students to services they might need throughout the College, including advising, Financial Aid, tutoring, counselling, library resources, and similar support services. A Navigator can help you explore career and transfer options and provide study tips to help you improve your grades. Navigators are here to make sure Blinn students succeed.


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How can students get a Navigator?

Students can request a Navigator by sending an email request to navigators@blinn.edu. Some students who are struggling academically or have aged out of the foster care system are automatically assigned a Navigator.


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How are Navigators assigned?

Navigators are assigned based on the student’s home campus, and to the extent possible, by major. If you are a Distance Learning student, you’ll be assigned to a faculty member who teaches online.


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How will I know who my Navigator is?

You’ll receive an email from navigators@blinn.edu telling you that you’ve been accepted into the program and you’ll receive the name and email contact information for your Navigator in the same email.


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What’s expected of me?

You can expect to meet face-to-face or via Zoom with your Navigator. You and your Navigator will develop a plan for talking with each other and any other action that needs to be taken such as help with selecting a major.


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How long do I have access to my Navigator?

Once assigned, your Navigator is there to support you as long as you are enrolled at Blinn.


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Does the Navigators program have any online resources?

Yes, you can find information about Blinn College’s academic resources, including study skills strategies, in the Library’s Navigators LibGuide at https://libguides.blinn.edu/navigator_student.


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If I’m a faculty or staff member, how can I become a Navigator?

You will need to complete one of our semi-annual trainings. Navigators receive three (3) service points per semester for their service. For more information or to volunteer as a Navigator, contact Joyce Langenegger.


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Resources

For information on how to join the Navigators program, email navigators@blinn.edu.
Online https://libguides.blinn.edu/navigator_student 

 


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