NACADA | The National Academic Advising Association
Life Stories: The Art of Academic Advising
Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2018 | Phoenix Convention Center | Phoenix, Arizona
Students’ academic, personal, and career success has never been as important in higher education as it is today. Student persistence to completion has become a component of strategic planning goals at institutions across the globe. Research continues to demonstrate that student success initiatives must have institution-wide support with collaboration across all units of a college campus.
Academic advising is the cornerstone for successful collaborative initiatives at higher education institutions. It is the students’ academic advising experience that connects them to the resources and services they need and teaches them skills and strategies for persistence to graduation. Throughout students’ experiences on college campuses, regardless of institutional type, mission, or size, their academic advising experiences and the oneon-one relationships students build with academic advisors ensure their success.
NACADA provides members with a multitude of free resources and information via the NACADA Clearinghouse. In addition, NACADA members receive significant discounts for numerous publications. NACADA also provides professional development opportunities for academic advisors: webcasts; the annual conference each fall; international conferences; ten regional conferences in the spring; a series of institutes and seminars; and eTutorials. NACADA resources and events are invaluable to colleges striving to improve the persistence of their students!
NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising at twoyear colleges that enhances the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications. NACADA also serves as an advocate for effective academic advising by providing a consulting and speaker service, an awards program, and funding for research related to academic advising.
NACADA evolved from the first National Conference on Academic Advising in 1977 and has more than 13,000 members representing 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and 27 other international countries. Members represent higher education institutions across the spectrum of Carnegie classifications and include professional advisors/counselors, faculty, administrators and students whose responsibilities include academic advising.
For more information about NACADA visit www.nacada.ksu.edu.