NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising was founded in 1979. NACADA promotes the quality of academic advising in institutions of higher education and is dedicated to the support and professional growth of academic advisors and the advising profession. Through its publications, conferences, institutes, and other development opportunities, NACADA provides a forum of discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas regarding the role of academic advising in higher education.
The NACADA Journal is the biannual (published in June and December each year) refereed journal sponsored by the association. The NACADA Journal exists to advance scholarly discourse about the research, theory and practice of academic advising in higher education. The NACADA definition of research (NACADA Task Force on Infusion of Research, 2008) views research as “scholarly inquiry into all aspects of the advising interaction, the role of advising in higher education, and the effects that advising can have on students.” This is, in part, based on Boyer’s (1990) four elements of scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Research, theory, and practice are therefore three very different enterprises.
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