Foundations of Advising

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) is an organization of professional advisors, faculty, administrators, students and others from a variety of settings who do academic advising or otherwise work to promote quality academic advising on college and university campuses. (Learn more › ›)


NACADA Statement of Core Values of Academic Advising

All providers of academic advising should be expected to perform in a professional manner. The Core Values identified and discussed here—values that provide a framework against which those who do academic advising can measure their own performance—are intended to provide a perspective for advising professionals and others. (Learn more › ›)


Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS)

Founded in 1979, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) is a consortium of over 35 professional associations. The goal of CAS is to promote standards for various aspects of the higher education endeavor that foster student learning and development, quality assurance, and professional integrity. (Learn more › ›)


Developmental Advising: A Definition

Developmental academic advising is a systematic process based on a close student-advisor relationship intended to aid students in achieving educational, career, and personal goals through the utilization of the full range of institutional and community resources. (Learn more › ›)


CSU General Catalog: Advising and Registration Section

The Academic Advising Section of Colorado State University's General Catalog outlines the roles and responsibilities of CSU academic advisors and their student advisees. (Learn more › ›)