A NACADA Task Force has studied the comprehensive and complex task of defining academic advising. Their efforts have garnered the NACADA Concept of Academic Advising. Below are some of the definitions compiled for the Task Force's use in its endeavor.
Crookston, B. B. (1972). A developmental view of academic advising as teaching. Journal of College Student Personnel, volume 13, pp. 12-17. Article reprinted in NACADA Journal, 14 (2), 5-9.
Quoted by William G. Hendey. Developmental Advising: A Practical View. Published in The Mentor on January 20, 1999 http://www.psu.e d u/dus/mentor/990115wh.htm
Winston, Jr. R. B., Enders, S. C., & Miller, T. K. (Eds.) (March 1982). Developmental approaches to academic advising. New Directions for Student Services, 17.
Quoted on the PBS teleconference: Academic Advising: Campus Collaborations to Foster Retention aired via satellite. November 4, 1999.
David S. Crockett, Ed. (1987). Advising Skills, Techniques and Resources: A Compilation of Materials Related to the Organization and Delivery of Advising Services. Iowa City, Iowa. ACT Corporation.
The following are all excerpts from the Noel-Levitz Participant Book/Resource Guide (1997). Introduction and Foundation, Academic Advising for Student Success and Retention. Iowa City, Iowa : USA Group Noel-Levitz.
University of Oklahoma http://www.ou.edu/provost/pronew/content/pacaa.html
The College of New Jersey (2002).
Western New Mexico University as retrieved on 07/08/05 http://www.wnmu.edu/admin/forums/AdvisingTaskForce/01Feb19Minutes.htm
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Concept of Academic Advising
Core Values of Academic Advising
CAS Standards for Academic Advising