Advisor Handbooks

Categories: Advising Students

Member Produced Publications

Publications for Advisors

Member produced publications and web sites including advising handbooks, manuals, newsletters and web resource sites.

Note the following:

  • Listing of a URL does NOT constitute permission to copy any portion of the publication. Copyright for handbooks linked from this site is held by each institution. Contact the listed individuals for permission to copy materials from these handbooks.
  • Most institution contacts are NACADA members, and all have expressed an interest in answering questions regarding their publication. You are encouraged to contact these individuals by using the e-mail links provided.
  • Suggest a link to an advisor handbook/publication by e-mailing publish@ksu.edu

NACADA Technology Innovation Award winners

Academic Advising Association of Ohio State
Contents: Career and professional advising links for a wide range of academic disciplines OSU Advisor : Career Advising Resources

Bentley University
Advising Handbook

Berry College
Advising Handbook

Black Hawk College
Advisor Training Manual
Contents: learning objectives for new advisors, advisor evaluation forms, foundations of advising, building an academic plan

California State University, Chico
Academic Advising Program
Contents: program web site with mission statement, evaluation and workshop information

Edgecombe Community College
Faculty Advisor Handbook
Contents: Interview questions and suggestions for improving communication

Fort Hays State University
1999 NACADA Certificate of Merit Faculty Academic Advising Handbook 
Contents: student developmental characteristics chart 

Franklin & Marshall College
Faculty Adviser Handbook
Contents: Emphasizes advising as Learning

George Mason University
Academic Advisors Handbook
Contents: Advisor/student responsibilities, legal/ethical issues, FERPA, promoting academic success

Gulf University for Science and Technology
Academic Advising
Contents: on-line advisor handbook

Lake Superior State University
Academic Advising Resources
Contents: on-line advisor handbook and newsletters for faculty and advisors

Hudson Valley Community College
Advisor Information
Contents: Online academic advising manual and resources
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2000 NACADA Award Winner
The Mentor : An Academic Advising Journal
Pennsylvania State University

Missouri State University
Master Advisor Handbook
Contents: comprehensive advisor manual

Montgomery College
Academic Advisors Information
Contents: on-line resources for advisors

Pennsylvania State University
Contents: adviser manual with topics including: preparing for advising, common challenges, cyberspace colleagues, and easy to read referral guide
2001 NACADA Award Winner The Penn State Adviser

Penn State Erie
2002 NACADA Certificate of Merit Advising Handbook, Behrend College

Purdue University
Contents: Advisor web site
2001 NACADA Certificate of Merit Academic Advisors Resource Guide
Diane Stevenson 

Texas Tech University
Academic Advisor Handbook

University of Idaho
Advisor Resources

University of Louisville
Electronic Advising Resource Network

University of Minnesota
1999 NACADA Certificate of Merit Academic Advising Network
Liberal Arts advisor manual

University of Oregon
All campus advising resources

University of Southern Maine
Advisor PASSPort modules

University of Texas at Arlington
Academic Advisors Handbook

University of Texas at Dallas
Advising Handbook

Utah State University
Advisor Handbook

Wayne State University
Advising Manual
Advising Interview Content:

Wells College
Online Advising Handbook

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Academic Advising Handbook
Contents: Includes tips for getting to know the student, career development and problem solving

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