Purdue Academic Advising Association (PACADA)

Welcome to the Purdue Academic Advising Association (PACADA)! Founded in 1987, we are proud to be one of the nation’s oldest NACADA-allied organizations.  Since the beginning, it has been our goal to promote high quality academic advising at Purdue University, promote professional development and act as an advocate for advising professionals at Purdue.

Our profession has never been more important in the lives of Purdue students than it is right now as we embrace the ever-changing academic environment.  Because of the increased emphasis on advising assisting in more areas like career counseling and recruitment, it is vital that PACADA continues to build on its legacy of support and development for its members. Our membership currently includes individuals from academic advising, orientation, admissions, counseling, financial aid, wellness, the Registrar, Student Success, the Dean of Students, and many others.

We embrace challenges in our work and look forward to helping each and every advisor on campus become the best professional that they can be, while also maintaining a healthy and happy work-life balance.

We are very excited for the coming year and all of the opportunities for growth.  These include:

  • The PACADA Fall Retreat
  • Guest speakers and lectures on timely topics
  • The PACADA email listserv
  • PACADA committee membership
  • The PACADA Professional Mentoring Program
  • The possibility of being recognized with a PACADA Advising Award
  • Potential professional development funding with a PACADA Grant
  • The chance to deliver a presentation at PACADA Presents
  • Being a united voice for changes within the university
  • Regular connection with colleagues across campus

Now is a great time to become a part of PACADA if you haven’t already done so.  Together, we will continue to offer the best support for our students, our peers and ourselves.  I’m looking forward to a great year and can’t wait to work with each and every one of you to continue to elevate advising at Purdue University.

Jaclyn Palm

PACADA Chair, 2019-2020

Mission &Vision

The purpose of the Purdue Academic Advising Association (PACADA) is to promote the quality of academic advising at Purdue University, and to this end, it is dedicated to the support and professional growth of academic advising and advisors. PACADA serves its constituency – faculty members, administrators, counselors, academic advisors, graduate students, and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal, and vocational needs of students. It is the forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas regarding academic advising with other areas and activities of higher education. PACADA is the representative and advocate of academic advising and academic advisors of Purdue University.

PACADA Bylaws 2019

Purdue’s Guide to Advising Resource Site

Purdue Academic Advising Association