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Academic Advising Resource Library

Over the past few years, I have grown a collection of resources to assist our SMSU academic advisors with staying up to date on best practices and strategies for success in the field of academic advising. This collection has something for everyone to be able to apply to their personal practice of academic advising. These books are available on loan in my office, and I encourage anyone who is interested to reach out for more information by using my contact information below.

Resources in the Collection:

  • Cultural Competency in Academic Advising: Skills for Working Effectively Across Cultures (pocket guide)
  • Breaking Down Assessment of Academic Advising: The Assessment Cycle and Student Learning Outcomes (pocket guide)
  • Breaking Down Assessment of Academic Advising: Gathering Evidence, Reporting and Planning, Change and Sustainability (pocket guide)
  • Components of a Successful Faculty Advising Program Second Edition (pocket guide)
  • A Faculty Guide to Academic Advising Second Edition (pocket guide)
  • What is Academic Advising? An Introduction to the Field Second Edition (pocket guide)
  • Advising Students on Academic Probation (pocket guide)
  • Academic Advising and the First College Year (2017)
  • Comprehensive Advisor Training and Development: Practices that Deliver Third Edition (2022)
  • Academic Advising Administration: Essential Knowledge and Skills for the 21st Century Second Edition (2024)
  • The Transfer Experience: A Handbook for Creating a More Equitable and Successful Postsecondary System (2021)
  • NACADA Journal Volume 40 Number 2 (2020)
  • NACADA Journal Volume 41 Number 1 (2021)
  • NACADA Journal Volume 42 Number 2 (2022)
  • College Success: A Concise Practical Guide Seventh Edition (2017)
  • Academic Advising for Student Success and Retention (participant book/resource guide)

For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Giles, Assistant Director of Student Success: 507-537-7273 or




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