NASPA Journals

NASPA journals feature peer-reviewed research in student affairs, serving higher education communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, scholarship, and the spirit of inquiry. Members receive complimentary electronic subscriptions to the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, and Journal of College and Character.

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  • Unlimited online access to scholarly research and commentary
  • Discounted print subscription rates
  • New issue e-mail alerts

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Our Journals

  • Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice
    First Issue: 1963
    4 issues per year

    The vision of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (JSARP) is to publish the most rigorous, relevant, and well-respected research and practice making a difference in student affairs practice. JSARP especially encourages manuscripts that are unconventional in nature and that engage in methodological and epistemological extensions that transcend the boundaries of traditional research inquiries.

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  • NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education
    First Issue: 2008
    2 issues per year

    NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education (NJAWHE) focuses on issues affecting all women in higher education: students, student affairs staff, faculty, and other administrative groups. The journal is intended for both practitioners and researchers and includes articles that focus on empirical research, pedagogy, and administrative practice.

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  • Journal of College and Character
    First Issue: 2000
    4 issues per year

    Journal of College and Character is a professional journal that examines how colleges and universities influence the moral and civic learning and behavior of students. Published quarterly, the journal features scholarly articles and applied research on issues related to ethics, values, and character development in a higher education setting.

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Partner Journals


  • Community College Journal of Research and Practice is the only two-year college journal that is international in scope and purpose. The journal is a multidisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners in higher education and the behavioral and social sciences. It promotes an increased awareness of community college issues by providing an exchange of ideas, research, and empirically tested educational innovations.

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  • Change is a magazine dealing with contemporary issues in higher education. It is intended to stimulate and inform reflective practitioners in colleges, universities, foundations, government, and elsewhere. Using a magazine format rather than that of an academic journal, Change spotlights trends; provides new insights and ideas; and analyzes the implications of educational programs, policies, and practices.

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Recent Posts

  • “Racial Conflicts As Learning Opportunities” Critical Conversation #2


    Colleges and universities are under considerable pressure to preserve a positive image and reputation of the institution. Racial conflicts on campus often bring intense negative publicity, and too often the institutional response to campus racial conflicts is to resolve the conflict as quickly and quietly as possible. This response to racial conflicts often fails to address the needs of students and others on campus to engage in difficult dialogue and reflection about the roots of racism and how ingrained racial attitudes can affect personal beliefs and behaviors.

    Posted on August 17, 2015 at 10:42 AM by Journal of College and Character
  • “Should Fraternities Be Banned From College Campuses?” Critical Conversation Topic #1


    A recent incident involving the use of racial slurs by the SAE fraternity at the University of Oklahoma raises the question of whether fraternities belong on American college campuses. Racial attitudes in fraternities are examined in a forthcoming JCC article. Drawing on their research on fraternities, the authors offer some observations on the conversation topic:

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 12:08 PM by Journal of College and Character
  • Student Activism and Advocacy


    This blog post is a preview of an exciting session at the upcoming NASPA Annual Convention in New Orleans. The session, titled “Navigating Student Activism and Advocacy with Courage,” will be held on Tuesday morning, March 24 from 8:30 to 9:20am in the Hilton Grand Salon – Room 3. Three authors who have written articles for the Journal of College and Character on the related topics of student activism and advocacy will present their research.

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 07:36 PM by Journal of College and Character
  • Watch for Coming Conversation With JCC Authors on Advocacy


    JCC Authors who will be presenting at the NASPA conference session on advocacy will talk about their research on advocacy in student affairs.

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 02:12 PM by Journal of College and Character
  • JCC Connexions Newsletter November 2014


    The focus of JCC Connexions is on the people behind the research, programs, and practices. The newsletter invites readers to learn more about those individuals in our Journal of College and Character community.

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 03:23 PM by Journal of College and Character

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