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Academic Advising Today is the quarterly electronic publication (e-zine) of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.  It exists to provide a venue for sharing of advising experiences and discussion of ideas related to the theory and practice of academic advising in higher education.

All content is selected to support the association's strategic goals:

  • Expand and communicate the scholarship of academic advising
  • Provide professional development opportunities that are responsive to the needs of advisors and advising administrators
  • Promote the role of effective academic advising in student success to college and university decision makers
  • Foster inclusive practices within the Association that respect the principle of equity and the diversity of advising professionals across the vast array of intersections of identity
  • Develop and sustain effective Association leadership
  • Engage in ongoing assessment of all facets of the Association
  • Expand the use of innovative technology tools and resources to support the work of the Association

Academic Advising Today Staff

Editorial Team:

Leigh Cunningham, Managing Editor
Regan Baker, Copy Editor
Melinda Anderson, NACADA Executive Director
Karen Sullivan-Vance, NACADA Associate Director for Content
Ashley Thomas, NACADA Assistant Director for Resources



Kathy McCleaf, Mary Baldwin University (2012-2022)
Jen Plante, Clark University (2016-2022)
Camille Reid, The University of West Georgia (2020-2022)
Zack Underwood, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (2015-2023)
Rebecca Hapes, Texas A&M University (2015-2023)
Billie Streufert, Augustana University (2019-2023)
Rafael Almanzar, Texas A&M University (2021-2023)
Courtney Lewellen, Indiana University School of Medicine (2021-2023)
Ann Lieberman Colgan, West Chester University (2021-2023)
Ryan Scheckel, Texas Tech University (2021-2023)
Kiana Shiroma (research), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Craig McGill (research), Kansas State University 
Quentin Alexander (research), George Mason University
Keith Proctor (research), Brigham Young University
Wendy Troxel (research), Kansas State University 
Susan Campbell (research) Northeastern University
Kristan Venegas (research) University of La Verne

Leigh Cunningham



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For questions or feedback, please contact Managing Editor Leigh Cunningham.

Academic Advising Today, a NACADA member benefit, is published four times annually by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. NACADA holds exclusive copyright for all Academic Advising Today articles and features. For complete copyright and fair use information, including terms for reproducing material and permissions requests, see Publication Guidelines.

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