Welcome to AACSS

We are pleased you are considering AACSS services to assist your institution in reviewing or enhancing your academic advising practices.  AACSS offers face-to-face and virtual program reviews and speakers year-round.

Request a Consultant or Speaker

The request process from start to finish:

  1. Identify the advising areas(s) of need or interest for the advising unit, institution, or system. Because it may sometimes be difficult to pinpoint specific advising needs, the NACADA Executive Office (EO) assists with your needs identification through the request form. 
  2. Click the appropriate link to the right to request a consultant, keynote speaker, workshop coordinator, or other facilitator. 
  3. Email the form to nacada-aacss@ksu.edu (Note: this step should be automatic after the online form is complete).
  4. The AACSS Program Manager will then email your designated point person resumes of several qualified consultants/speakers based on your institutional type, your specific needs, and objectives.
  5. Notify the AACSS Program Manager of your selection(s).
  6. The Executive Office will confirm the availability of the consultant(s) or speaker for the time requested. Once confirmed, the ACCSS Program Manager will complete and email the NACADA Agreement Form which outlines the visit charges and estimate of travel costs, if needed, to which the institution is agreeing. 
  7. Upon return of the Agreement Form from the institution, the form is forwarded to the consultant/speaker for their signature. Copies of the completed, signed Agreement Form will be distributed to the institution and the consultant/speaker.
  8. The institution and consultant/speaker will begin communications, if not already in progress, regarding details and expectations for the upcoming visit. The institution will prepare materials in advance for the consultant/speaker and forward it to him/her. The consultant/speaker will book any necessary travel arrangements if the visit is onsite.
  9. Following the visit, the AACSS Program Manager will invoice the institution for the honorarium, travel expenses (for on-site visits), and the NACADA fee.  NACADA is solely responsible for issuing the honorarium and any travel reimbursements to consultants and speakers.
  10. Finally, the institutional contact person will receive an electronic post-event evaluation survey that will help NACADA continue to provide quality speaking and consulting services to higher education.
  • Please note that our consultants and speakers are senior college and university administrators with full schedules.  Please begin your booking process at least 2 months in advance of the planned campus or virtual event.

Areas of Expertise

Delivery System Models:
 Advising Center
Centralized vs. Decentralized
Faculty Advising / Advisor
Paraprofessional
Peer Advising
Professional / Primary Role Advising

Advising Special Populations:
Adult Students
At-Risk Students
First-Year Students
Graduate Students
Honors Students
International Students
LGBTQA Students
Minority Students
Online Students
Student Athletes
Students with Disabilities
Transfer Students
Undecided Students
Veteran / Military Students

Advising Experience Focal Areas:
Advising Handbooks
Advising Program Review
Advising Skills / Techniques
Assessment / Evaluation of Advising   and Programs
Career and Academic Advising
Computer-Assisted Advising/   Degree Audits
Cultural Competence
Developmental Advising/ Student Development
Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity  Initiatives in Advising
Professional Development
Grant Writing
Legal Issues in Advising
Orientation of Students
Recognition and Rewards for Advising
Retention and Persistence
Technology in Advising

Fee and Pricing Structure

The NACADA Consultants and Speakers fee is $850 per day, per consultant.  Please allow for a minimum of one preparation day and the number of on-campus or virtual day(s) at the rate of $850 per day(s). In addition, there will be a 25% NACADA fee, which is based on the consultant's honorarium.  

Example of fees for a typical one-day, Speaking Engagement:

  • Speaker honorarium for preparation work, $850
  • Speaker honorarium for presentation day, $850
  • Reimbursement of speaker travel expenses, if applicable
  • NACADA Fee, 25% of total honorarium, $425
  • Total Quote (without travel expenses) would be $2,125

Example of fees for a typical two-day, two consultants Review:

  • Consultant honorarium for preparation work, $850@ per consultant; $1,700
  • Consultant honorarium for two in-person/virtual review days, $850 per day/per consultant, $3,400
  • Consultant honorarium for Institutional Report writing, $850 per consultant, $1,700
  • Reimbursement of consultant travel expenses, if applicable
  • NACADA Fee, 25% of total honorarium, $1,700
  • Total Quote (without travel expenses) would be $8,500

NACADA will invoice the institution after the event or after the institutional report has been accepted. All payments to NACADA are expected within 30 days of receipt of invoice.

Our AACSS fees are comparative to other consulting fees; however, we provide the added benefits of post-consultation follow-up and on-going assistance in the change process, as well as a broad list of qualified experts in the field of advising and student success from which to select. 

  • Advising Experience Focal Areas:
    Advising Handbooks
    Advising Program Review
    Advising Skills / Techniques
    Assessment / Evaluation of Advising   and Programs
    Career and Academic Advising
    Computer-Assisted Advising/   Degree Audits
    Cultural Competence
    Developmental Advising/ Student Development
    Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity  Initiatives in Advising
    Professional Development
    Grant Writing
    Legal Issues in Advising
    Orientation of Students
    Recognition and Rewards for Advising
    Retention and Persistence
    Technology in Advising

AACSS Request Forms

Review Request Form

Speaker Request Form

Please Note when saving request forms: 
After completion of request form, click Printer icon at top, change Destination to Save as PDF, save to your computer and email to nacada-aacss@ksu.edu.
OR use Fill & Sign in Acrobat icon on right-hand side in order to save to your computer and then email.