NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate and exchange of ideas related to academic counseling through numerous activities and publications. NACADA promotes and supports quality academic counseling in higher education institutions to improve the educational development of students. NACADA also advocates effective academic counseling by providing a consulting and lecturing service and funding research related to academic counseling. These sets of guiding principles affirm the role of academic counseling in higher education, thus supporting the institutional mission and, at the same time, anticipating the needs of students, academic advisors and institutions of the 21st century.
At the end of the second quarter, students officially declare their careers and are assigned a permanent teaching mentor by their academic advisor. They can be used for a variety of purposes, including the professional development of academic advisors and program evaluation. Rather, they should be used as starting points and references for a discussion of academic counseling, providing the framework for a coherent approach to implementing a well-functioning academic counseling program that meets any specific institutional objective. The NACADA board of directors supports four documents that defend the educational role of academic counseling in a diverse world.