NACADA and NCAA Partnership

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

The partnership aligns with the NCAA’s continued academic reform efforts and will add both an in-person Institute and an online course for university personnel across the nation to the NACADA roster of academic advising resources. The partnership will provide a unique opportunity to encourage collaboration between athletics and non-athletics campus administrators and faculty in best practices for the integration of student learning and academic advising with NCAA policies and rules. have established a partnership to further student-athlete development and academic success, with the goal of supporting recent NCAA academic reform efforts.

“The NCAA and NACADA share an interest in ensuring academic success for collegiate students. Just as strengthening the intercollegiate athletics connection with higher education is an ongoing goal of the NCAA and its member institutions, engaging campus academic advisors and personnel outside the athletics department is another important part of academic reform,” said Myles Brand, NCAA Past President.
This partnership represents what is believed to be the first programming to assist institutions in assimilating the student-athlete into the mainstream campus community. These two new programs will begin to help institutions better understand student-athletes as they are mainstreamed and will best assure the success of such integrations.
“The NCAA partnership supports the mission of our association as we strive to enhance the educational development of all students and to provide opportunities for faculty and staff within higher education to apply the principles of student learning and academic advising,” said Jo Anne Huber, NACADA Past President.