The Importance of Good Advising
Students may create strong bonds with you as teachers and researchers, but only in advising will you be able to form and build relationships that last through a student's full career at West Chester. It has been shown that students' potential for success - doing well in classes, moving through their programs smoothly, graduating on time - is dramatically increased if they can form solid interpersonal relationships with mentors on campus. Thus, advising can make a huge difference, and faculty advisors must consider this important opportunity for positive impact from their first meeting with their advisees. Many faculty advisors report, too, that building close relationships with advisees is what they enjoy most about their faculty responsibilities.
NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications. NACADA also serves as an advocate for effective academic advising by providing a Consulting and Speaker Service and funding for Research related to academic advising.
NACADA Vision: Recognizing that effective academic advising is at the core of student success, NACADA aspires to be the premier global association for the development and dissemination of innovative theory, research, and practice of academic advising in higher education.
NACADA Mission: NACADA promotes student success by advancing the field of academic advising globally. We provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and leadership for our diverse membership.
Updates, News, and Information
- Academic Advising Professional Development Training Sessions: Faculty advisors are invited to participate in a virtual meeting prior to having access to the online training modules on D2L. To qualify for the Advising Award, faculty must complete the online training program.