ACE Researches

Research Advisory Board

Ace Research Advisory Board Objectives

ACE Research Advisory Board will convene quarterly to formulate a strategic plan to develop an advising research agenda at UCLA. The Board will consist of ACE Committee members, faculty, librarians, and advisors who will collaborate to achieve the following objectives:

  • To support ACE’s advising research mission by providing strategic planning and consultation
  • To identify and recruit faculty, instructors, graduate students, and undergraduates, who shall serve as research partners/mentors, or to connect advisors to other mentors
  • To identify members of the academic community who shall review research proposals and provide feedback
  • To serve as ambassadors to members of the academic community to support ACE’s advising research mission
  • To promote research and publication to better support students and to advance the field of advising

Board Members

  • Whitney Arnold (Undergraduate Research Center-Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences)
  • Michelle Brasseur (UCLA Library)
  • Marian Gabra (Director)
  • Professor Jessica Harris (Education)
  • Professor Kyle Mays (African American Studies and Center for American Indian Studies)
  • Diane Mizrachi (UCLA Library)

Advising/Counseling Research Guide

Advising/Counseling Research Guide

Welcome to your Academic Advising/Counseling Research Guide. We hope that you will find this guide invaluable as you grow as a practitioner-researcher. This guide is developed for an inclusive community of higher education professionals, both at the 4-year and community college levels. We hope that academic advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students will use this research guide as a resource to foster best practices and intellectual inquiry within the field of academic advising and higher education.


We are sensitive to the fact that individuals may identify as either academic advisors or academic counselors, and our intention is to be inclusive of all professionals. For the purpose of this guide, we use the term academic advising, while recognizing that advising practice is situated in an interdisciplinary framework, rooted in educational counseling, and critical inquiry from diverse academic disciplines and scholarly perspectives.


How to use this research guide
There are many ways to get started! You can connect with an advising community of practice , learn how to get started and plan a research project , find books and articles on advising research, explore open data sources, or contact us to share your ideas for improving this guide.

ACE Research Workshop Series

2018-2019 ACE Advising Research Workshop Series & Certificate Program

ACE has partnered with the UCLA Library, UCLA Faculty, and the Undergraduate Research Center (URC HASS) to launch the ACE Advising Research Workshop Series!

Advisors who complete all 7 workshops will receive a Certificate of Advising Research; however, participants are welcome to attend any workshops that may be relevant to their personal and professional development goals.   

Workshop #1: Exploratory Research Process: What do you want to explore?

(Summer 2018)

Workshop #2: How do you Engage with Scholarship? Joining the scholarly conversation.

(Summer 2018)

Workshop #3: Build Your Research Toolbox

(Fall 2018, Week 8)

Workshop #4: Designing an Advising Research Guide

(Winter 2019, Week 8)

Workshop #5: Creating a Research Proposal (facilitated by URC HASS)

(Spring 2019, Week 8)

Workshop #6: Breaking It Down: Critical Evaluation of Research (facilitated by Professor Jessica Harris)

(Summer 2019)

Workshop #7: Exploring Publication Opportunities

(Summer 2019)

ACE Advising Research Consultant

Photo of Diane Mizrachi, Ph.D.

Diane Mizrachi, Ph.D.

mizrachi@library.ucla.edu
(310) 825-6523
Charles E. Young Research Library

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