Mission: The NACADA Research Committee promotes conditions that advance the body of knowledge within the field of academic advising.
In order to accomplish this, the Research Committee:
- communicates the value of scholarly inquiry, promotes its use in enhancing advising practice, and supports efforts to conduct new research;
- encourages scholarly inquiry that addresses contemporary and emerging issues in academic advising and higher education from a wide variety of perspectives and methodologies;
- promotes conditions that empower advisors as contributors of knowledge.
The Research Committee:
- monitors the status of research being conducted and published in the field.
- communicates the value of research and promotes it within the Association to those actively pursuing or beginning active pursuit of research related to academic advising.
- provides technical support and guidance to those conducting research or desiring to conduct research related to academic advising.
- solicits and reviews applications for NACADA Research Grants and makes recommendations on awarding those grants (Policy Number AD-10).
Membership: The Research Committee is composed of current NACADA members who are skilled in a variety of research methodologies and approaches. Each member brings a nuanced understanding of the field of academic advising in order to promote the conditions necessary to advance the body of knowledge within the field. Commmittee members serve a two-year term and meet yearly at the NACADA annual conference.