Mission: NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising values and promotes inclusive practices within the association and the advising profession. NACADA provides opportunities for professional development, networking, and leadership for our diverse membership and fosters involvement and engagement across identity groups, geographic regions, and professional levels. NACADA promotes the principle of equity and respects the diversity of advising professionals across the vast array of intersections of identity, which includes but is not limited to age cohort, institutional type, employment role, location, nationality, socioeconomic status, faith, religion, ethnicity, ability/disability, gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation.
Involvement in the association is viewed broadly, including participation and/or leadership at many levels (within the division units, at the division level, at the Council level, at the Board of Directors level, and with the various work groups, ad hoc committees, and task forces), serving with the Consultant and Speaker Service, writing for a NACADA publication (such as the Journal, Academic Advising Today, and the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources), or presenting at state, allied member, regional, annual, or international conferences.
Function: The role of the Inclusion and Engagement Committee (IEC, formerly known as the Diversity Committee) is to make recommendations regarding inclusion and engagement issues within the Association. The committee reviews the status of inclusion and engagement within the organization, recommends methods for enhancing practices, and advises on how the association can better meet the needs of its diverse membership
Membership: IEC members serve a two-year term and meet yearly on-site at the NACADA annual conference. Online meetings via the Zoom platform take place as needed throughout the year. Hear from three committee members HERE.