Academic Advising Resources

What is the Clearinghouse?

Digitized in 2002, the Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources features member written articles on 250+ subjects and over 100 resource pages organized by topic and applicable to academic advising. 

Recently Released: Faculty Advising Guide

Joint NACADA & Aspire Publication

The vision of the National Science Foundation-funded Aspire Alliance is to increase the learning, persistence, and completion of students from underrepresented groups (URG) in colleges and universities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Faculty are a key leverage point in the success of URG undergraduate students. When URG students are taught by URG faculty, they achieve at significantly higher rates. Research also reveals that inclusive teaching, mentoring and advising leads to enhanced performance, self-efficacy, and STEM identity, which foster persistence. In addition, while academic advising in higher education has been professionalized and its importance in student success recognized, faculty advising has not experienced the advancement in scholarship, theory and practice that is needed.

The National Change Team of the Aspire Alliance is working to provide current and future faculty with training in advising (and teaching and mentoring) so that they can improve their own repertoire of skills as effective faculty for students from all backgrounds.

NSF Aspire Alliance’s Guide to Academic Advising for STEM Faculty (free, downloadable pdf):



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Who Defines Students Success? Toolkit

Looking for some quick, quality professional development content?  



Toolkit 1 includes the chapter “Who Defines Student Success” from the book Beyond Foundations: Developing as a Master Advisor.  Downloadable file includes:

  • Materials needed for an effective professional development ‘hot topic workshop’. 
  • reader learning outcomes focused on important themes
  • activities/questions to guide discussions, 
  • support resources (i.e., case studies, checklists, or questions) that improve advising practice.