NACADA is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students.
NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance 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 over 12,000 members representing all 50 United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and several 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.
NACADA functions with volunteer leadership with support from the NACADA
Executive Office. Members have full voting rights and elect the
national board of directors as well as other leaders within the
organization. NACADA is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit
educational association incorporated in Kansas.