Do you like to read and participate in book clubs with other readers? NACADA Reads offers an opportunity to explore a mainstream publication or a scholarly article with interested colleagues.
This online book club allows participants to gain professional development experience, meet and learn from colleagues, be exposed to research on critical trends, and develop the habit of scholarly inquiry that is so important in higher education today. And as Schulenberg, et. al. (2010) argue, many professional practitioners who engage in scholarly reading experience increased empowerment and confidence in their profession.
To use our past "Reads" for your own common reading on your campus, check out the left-side menu. You'll find resources and reading schedules for the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, the NACADA Journal article "Advising is Advising: Toward Defining the Practice and Scholarship of Academic Advising," and the chapter "Developing Self-knowledge as a First Step toward Cultural Competence" from The New Advisor Guidebook.