By providing a podium for ideas and a platform for exchange, the NACADA Review: Academic Advising Praxis and Perspectives intends to contribute to the emergence of a global community of scholarly practitioners and to the further growth of academic advising as a profession.
To strengthen the profession of academic advising by providing an on-line, peer-reviewed global platform for the sharing and development of a scholarly attitude through the exploration of praxis, where theory and practice come together, resulting in a discipline of research and a profession of scholarly practitioners with the goal of promoting and supporting student success.
The NACADA Review puts theory-based application center stage. Foundational to The Review is the interpretation of scholarship as suggested by Ernest Boyer (1990) in which the creation and integration of new knowledge go hand in hand with a commitment to its application and dissemination. This dynamic relationship between theory and practice, known as PRAXIS, is the process that moves advising's scholar practitioners from theory to practice, from reflective thought to action. It is through PRAXIS that new knowledge and theoretical frameworks help practice evolve and improve.
In 2019, the NACADA Review Editorial Board agreed that manuscripts submitted to the Review must include inclusive language that values and supports the diverse communities within advising and higher education. Inclusion is a key condition for the success of our students, our advising community, and higher education. As academic advisors, scholar-practitioners, and scholars, we recognize that language, identity, and power matter when creating inclusive articles and we welcome critical literature that will challenge the field of academic advising. As an Editorial Board, we will strive to make the NACADA Review an equitable platform for authors, reviewers, and readers.