The NACADA REVIEW: Academic Advising Praxis and Perspectives
is a peer-reviewed, online academic journal which connects the practice of academic advising to theory from related, relevant fields spanning education, the humanities and social sciences, .
The NACADA Review puts theory-based application center stage. The Review’s editors subscribe to the interpretation of scholarship as suggested by Ernest Boyer (1990) in which the creation and integration of new knowledge go hand in hand with a commitment to its application and dissemination. This dynamic relationship between theory and practice is also known as ‘praxis,’ the process through which new knowledge and theoretical frameworks help practice evolve and improve. The articles published in the NACADA Review contribute to this process of ‘praxis’ by presenting ways in which practice can be understood in terms of theory, and theory can inform practice.
To that end, two types of manuscripts will soon be accepted for publication:
- practice-based case studies that are positioned within a theoretical framework and/or
- studies in which theory is being applied to the daily advising practice.
Because many perspectives on teaching, learning, and personal development meet in the praxis of advising, theories and frameworks may originate from a range of disciplines spanning education, the humanities, and the social sciences. Furthermore, the NACADA Review 1) supports and enhances the collaborative dialogue between global practitioners in the fields of academic advising, student guidance, and personal tutoring and 2) provides a podium for articles that address the transferability of theories and approaches from one institutional, national, or socio- cultural context to another.
Find out more about the NACADA Review, including manuscript guidelines and the opening date for submissions, on its website.
Reference: Boyer, E. L. (1990), Scholarship reconsidered: Priorities of the professoriate. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching