The NACADA Center for Research at Kansas State University will be globally recognized as the premier entity uniting theorists, scholars and practitioners seeking to advance the scholarship of academic advising and to set a standard of excellence for all related research. (Initially revised and approved 4/24/15; name revised and approved 10/8/2016)
The NACADA Center for Research at Kansas State University promotes, supports, conducts, and advances the scholarly inquiry of academic advising to further the profession and its impact on student success. (Initially revised and approved 4/24/15; name revised and approved 10/8/2016)
- Serve as an expert think tank and an instructional resource to advance the scholarly practice and applied research of academic advising.
- Encourage and engage in activities that provide a foundation for, support for, and development of quality research in academic advising.
- Encourage and engage in activities that lead to the production, dissemination, promotion, and advancement of research related to academic advising (e.g., professional journal publications, workshops, conference presentations).
- Help the advising profession, as well as colleges and universities, learn about and apply academic advising research to inform academic advising practice.
- Support the professional development of advisors and advising administrators to enhance research knowledge and skills.
- Promote research-based best practices to inform and enhance advising for professional advisors, faculty advisors, administrators, and institutions.
- Seek funding opportunities related to academic advising research.
- Collaborate and partner with relevant entities, organizations, and professionals to further the Center’s mission and agenda through the development of relevant and vibrant networks.
(Revised by subcommittee 5/5/15)