Advising Theory

The process of advising is ever-changing and multi-disciplinary and in order to understand and advance the field, theory lies at the core. The resources gathered here offer both an introduction to traditional advising theories, as well as newer learning-centered theories, along with an assortment of relevant pedagogies.


The Nature of Theory & Theoretical Inquiry

Advising Theory: Normative and Analogic:

Advising Approaches with Theoretical Foundations:



Index of Topics
Advising Resources

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This learning experience is perfect for new advisors and/or faculty and staff new to the advising profession. Individual members may register, and advising administrators, deans, vice provosts, training coordinators, business managers, and other institutional administrators may wish to enroll multiple advisors new to their campus or advising.