Each year many books applicable to advising are published; no one advisor can read them all, yet each book may contain information vital to the advisor's professional development. Book reviews are one way members can share their reading experiences with others. This writing experience also provides an entry point for new authors that may want to work up to submissions to our blog, Academic Advising Today or the NACADA Journal later in their publishing career.
How does it work?
Some books are made available to current members, free of charge, in exchange for a review. If we don't have any books available to give freely, we encourage potential reviewers to borrow a current book or propose reviewing one that was important to their own professional development.
The member writes up a brief review and relates the content of the book to the advising profession or their work with students. Along with explaining how the text relates to the advising process, reviewers must include how the text relates to at least one NACADA Core Value and Core Competency. Links to those can be found here:
Reviewers must be current members and there is a limit of one review per year. Completed reviews are copy edited to conform with APA style and posted here.
You may also propose a book from your collection or from your institution's library to review that you feel could be applied to academic advising. Non-fiction titles are highly preferred. Email us with your proposal by including the title, author, and a brief description of why you think it may be valuable to advisors. We normally provide several months to provide a draft review, but we are flexible with deadlines.
Review process and guidelines
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.