AUTHOR(S): Gordon Habley Grites & Associates
PUBLISHER: NACADA, 2008
The National Academic Advising Association, or NACADA, is responsible for this group of 28 papers written by and for professionals whose job it is to guide students in their academic decision making. The handbook is arranged in sections on foundations, student diversity, organization and delivery of services, training and evaluation, and changes in the field. The contributions spell out accepted thinking and practices with regard to organizational models, the needs of various kinds of students, assessment instruments, and technological delivery systems, among other topics. Gordon has written extensively on advising, and Habley is associated with the American College Testing Center; both are affiliated with NACADA. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
AUTHOR(S): Donald C. Smith & Virginia N. Gordon
This newly revised guide from the National Academic Advising Association and the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition offers an easy-to-read overview of academic advising, a critical element of a student’s educational program. Written by a college faculty member and a veteran academic advisor, the Guide describes the role of the academic advisor, outlines the advising process, and highlights important academic issues facing new college students. The second edition includes a new section on first-generation college students and an expanded discussion of career counseling.
The NACADA Journal is the biannual refereed journal of the National Academic Advising Association. It exists to advance scholarly discourse about the research, theory and practice of academic advising in higher education. Use the following links to access information about the Journal.