NACADA Journal

The NACADA Journal was founded in 1981. It is the the biannual (published in June and December each year) refereed journal sponsored by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. 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 interconnected and dynamic. 

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NACADA Journal:  

  • ISSN 0271-9517
  • e-ISSN 2330-3840