About the NACADA Journal

The NACADA Journal was founded in 1981. It is 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. For more than 35 years the NACADA Journal has served as the preeminent authority on academic advising in higher education. Research is broadly defined by NACADA 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” (NACADA Task Force on the Infusion of Research, 2008). This definition is, in part, based on Boyer’s (1990) four elements of scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching and grounded in a belief that research, theory, and practice are interconnected and dynamic. 

Readership: NACADA member receive print copies of the NACADA Journal as a benefit of membership. Electronically, the NACADA Journal is "open source" and can be accessed at http://nacadajournal.org/.

NACADA Journal issue 38(1) was mailed to current NACADA members on August 6.  PDFs of articles from this issue can be found at http://www.nacadajournal.org/toc/jnaa/current.  

Articles included in issue 38(1): 

  • From the Co-Editors: Susan M. Campbell and Sharon Aiken-Wisniewski
  • In Memory: Virginia N. Gordon, December 13, 1927 to November 21, 2017. By George Steele and Melinda McDonald
  • Assessing Advisor Competencies: A Delphi Method Study. By Donna Menke, Shaunna Stuck, and Sara Ackerson
  • First-Generation Students With Undecided Majors: A Qualitative Study of University Reacculturation. By Tracey A. Glaessgen, Cynthia J. MacGregor, Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White,  Robert S. Hornberger, and Denise M. Baumann
  • Prescriptive vs. Developmental: Academic Advising at a Historically Black University in South Carolina. By Twaina A. Harris 
  • Event History Analysis for Investigating the Likelihood and Timing of Changing Majors. By Jeffrey C. Sklar 
  • The Relationship Between Student–Parent Communication and First-Year Academic Performance. By Dayna S. Weintraub and Linda J. Sax
  • Affirmation, Support, and Advocacy: Critical Race Theory and Academic Advising. By Jasmine A. Lee
  • Leaders’ Perceptions of the Professionalization of Academic Advising: A Phenomenography. by Craig M. McGill

Articles for issue 38(2) are in copy edit.  We anticipate that issue 38(2) will be published in late December and mailed in January, 2019.  

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NACADA Journal:  

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