Advising Resources

Council of Academic Advisors

Advising Organizations

The Advising Administrators Board (AAB)

The council is advisory to the executive vice president and provost on development of policy and procedural matters related to the academic areas. It enhances communication to and from the colleges/schools and various support units regarding review of policies, programs, and issues. The council is appointed by and responsible to the executive vice president and university provost of Arizona State University.

Student Services Network (SSN)

The Student Services Network (SSN, formerly JAAM) is the ASU at the West campus group comprised of professional staff members such as: academic advisors, recruiters, financial aid counselors, admissions and records, multi-cultural student services, etc. SSN meets on a monthly basis to discuss and share information and provide updates and changes regarding ASU at the West Campus services.

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) is the national organization dedicated to academic advising issues. NACADA has been providing a forum for academic advisors to network on a national level with peers at a variety of institutions since the 1970's. NACADA provides award and recognition opportunities to individual advisors and institutions. Membership to NACADA include faculty, administrators, and professional advisors throughout higher education. Membership information is provided on the NACADA home page. NACADA is broken down into ten regions throughout North America. ASU is a member of the Rocky Mountain Region (10) that includes Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico.


New Advisor Set-Up, Training, Development, and Resource Guide

This guide can be used by departments for onboarding advisors who are new to ASU. Topics covered include but are not limited to: familiarizing new employee to ASU/colleagues, HR and IT trainings, introduction to the advising profession, and university policies/procedures. 

NACADA Library at ASU

The College of Integrative Arts and Sciences has created an Advising Resource Library for all ASU advisors to use. The Library contains videos, DVDs, training binders, books on advising and more. See the full list of resources available (updated August 2014). To check out materials: call the College of Integrative Arts and Sciences at 480-965-4417 or email


AZ Transfer

Resource for course transfer and equivalency information in the state of Arizona.


Course catalogs index for institutions of higher education


NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising

In addition to being an organization for the advising profession, NACADA also provides a plethora of articles, materials, publications, and other resources. Whether trying to get new perspective on retention issues or just trying to stay abreast of current trends in advising, NACADA's Resources are a proven source of valuable information.

  • Advising Theories: Resources related to various student development theories related to advising.
  • Advising Standards and Values: NACADA’s statement of core values of academic advising.
  • Clearinghouse: Digitized in 2002, the Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources features member written articles on 250+ subjects and over 100 resource pages organized by topic and applicable to academic advising.

The Mentor - Journal of Academic Advising

The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication about academic advising in higher education. The journal is free and published only online. The goal of the journal is to provide a mechanism for the rapid dissemination of new ideas about advising and for ongoing discourse about advising issues. Toward this goal, articles in the journal are published continuously. Each article is archived and is accessible online indefinitely.

Professional Development 

Professional Development Funding

The Council of Academic Advisors is pleased to offer to the academic advising community funding opportunities. These awards are up to $325 for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, and up to $550 for Fall 2021 to attend professional development events (conference, webinar, training, etc). Recipients will receive recognition from CAA and will be invited to share their professional development experience with the ASU advising community.  

How to apply

Send this completed application and with a 500-word personal statement to Matt Ransom. Funding applications for Fall 2020 are due September 18. Funding applications for 2021 are due January 29 and April 30.

Potential Professional Development Opportunities

Spring 2021

NACA Conference
Feb 20-23, 2021 (held virtually this year)
More details available after Sept 14, 2020

ACPA 2021 Annual Convention – Registration Open
Mar 1-17, 2021 (held virtually this year)
Member cost $55-$129 (depending on registration date)
Non-Member cost: $159-239 (depending on registration date)

NASPA 2021 Conference – Registration Opens Oct 1, 2020
Mar 17-26, 2021 (held virtually this year)
Member Cost $59-$89 (depending on registration date)
Non-Member cost: $179-219 (depending on registration date)

NACADA 2021 Region 10 Annual Conference – Registration Opens Oct 1, 2020
Apr. 22-23 (held virtually this year)
Member cost $125-225 (depending on registration date)
Non-member cost $275-375 (depending on registration date)

Fall 2021

NACADA 2021 Annual Conference
Oct. 6-9, 2021, Cincinnati, OH
NACADA member cost of 2019 conference: $495

Arizona Women in Higher Education Annual Conference

No information for 2021 available at time of publication