About the NACADA Journal

The NACADA Journal was founded in 1981. It is the biannual (published in June and December each year) refereed journal sponsored by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. The NACADA Journal exists to advance scholarly discourse about the research, theory and practice of academic advising in higher education. For more than 35 years the NACADA Journal has served as the preeminent authority on academic advising in higher education. Research is broadly defined by NACADA as “scholarly inquiry into all aspects of the advising interaction, the role of advising in higher education, and the effects that advising can have on students” (NACADA Task Force on the Infusion of Research, 2008). This definition is, in part, based on Boyer’s (1990) four elements of scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching and grounded in a belief that research, theory, and practice are interconnected and dynamic. 

Readership: NACADA member receive print copies of the NACADA Journal as a benefit of membership. Electronically, the NACADA Journal is "open source" and can be accessed at http://nacadajournal.org/.

E-access to the articles listed below is available on the nacadajournal.org website hosted by Allen Press

NACADA Journal 40(1) is currently available online and will be mailed to members on September 1. Included in this issue:

  • The Professionalization of Academic Advising: A Structured Literature Review - A Professional Advisor's Response. Eric White
  • Faculty Advisor Perspectives on Academic Advising. Elizabeth Hart-Baldridge
  • Advisor Beliefs, Practices, and Perceptions of Well-Being: Development of an Advisor Self-Evaluation Instrument. Ye He, Bryant L. Hudson, Jennifer Bloom, Amanda Propst Cuevas
  • Mindset Messaging: Fostering Student Support and Confidence Through Micro-Messaging in Advisor Communication. Sarah Blanchard Kyte, Elizabeth Collins, Regina Deil-Amen
  • The Role of Academic Advisors in the Development of Transfer Student Capital. Shannon Hayes, Leslie Lindeman, Casey Lukszo
  • Advising Adult Learners During the Transition to College. Courney Karmelita
  • Are Course Withdrawals a Useful Student Success Strategy. Patrick Akos, Scott James
  • Early Declaration of a College Major and Its Relationship to Persistence. David Spight
  • Academic Advising and the Community College Baccalaureate: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice. Edna Martinez, Chinasa Elue

The next issue, 40(2) will be available December 2020. 

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NACADA Journal Current and Past Issues

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NACADA Journal:  

  • ISSN 0271-9517
  • e-ISSN 2330-3840