Thank you for your interest in the NACADA Research Institute!
This interactive, multi-day, virtual institute brings primary role advisors, faculty advisors, and advising administrators together to explore new and continuing lines of inquiry within the scholarship of advising. This “project-focused” institute is for individuals or teams who want to develop (or further plan) the scope of an evidence-based research study or philosophical inquiry. The event is perfect for collaborative teams (faculty advisors and primary role advisors, interdisciplinary teams, or cross-institutional teams) to jump-start a research project or area of deep inquiry.
As a Research Institute participant you will dive deeply into your “wonderings” about the impact, context, and theories related to academic advising. We will explore scholarly inquiry in advising from both social science and humanities perspectives, and apply the approaches to your areas of interest to allow you to make strategic, justifiable decisions about your potential research. This working institute will be an intensive two and a half days focused on the components of a successful research project and the development of an action plan for next steps. Particular attention will be spent on research that illuminates critical issues of equity and social justice related to academic advising.
- Explore the foundational aspects of social science research design and humanities-based inquiry
- Apply appropriate methodological design and approaches to critical issues in academic advising
- Learn to search the literature for relevant sources to inform your study
- Explore the need for evidence related to intended and unintended consequences of policy and practice on student identities and sub-populations
- Elevate your “voice” within the field to contribute to the scholarly literature on the relationship between academic advising and student success
- Learn about ongoing resources for collaborative inquiry, funding possibilities, and venues for publication
- All participants will be enrolled into a Canvas “program site” for ongoing support and collaboration, including opportunities for virtual writing groups.