“Advising is Advising: Toward Defining the Practice and Scholarship of Academic Advising” by Janet K. Schulenberg and Marie J. Lindhorst has been chosen as both the 2015 Annual Conference “Common Reading” and as the NACADA Reads selection for Fall 2015. This article raises important questions about the true nature of academic advising and the professional status of its practitioners. As Schulenberg writes in the NACADA Blog
“We wrote the article “Advising is Advising: Toward Defining the Practice and Scholarship of Academic Advising” when I was very new to academic advising and coming to grips with my own academic and professional journey. Marie helped me to see how profound the work of an academic adviser can and should be. For me, this piece represents the beginning of my manifesto about advising—that it is important work, unlike any other done in higher education. While academic advising contains elements from other fields, disciplines, and professions, it is greater than the sum of its parts.
2015 fall’s NACADA Reads will be organized around the Annual Conference and the well-known Common Reading that takes place there. After the conference and the Common Reading experience, we will have an additional online component of the NACADA Reads initiative and it will include an October 27, 2015 webinar with the authors as both a follow-up to the Common Reading, and as an independent “book club”-like experience for all interested members.
This article can be downloaded here.
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