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  • Standards, Standards, Standards


    As student affairs professionals are keenly aware, some of college students’ most transformational learning experiences occur outside the classroom. Influential works aided in emphasizing the importance of student affairs programming to the enrichment of the student experience. However, how do we know if our programs are of the quality that enriches the lives of our students? And, how do we know if we have the skills necessary to create, evaluate, and modify those high quality programs?

    Posted on September 17, 2019 at 12:12 PM By Sara Jane Finney and Sonia Jeanne Horst
  • SA Weekly: September 16


    SA Weekly – your destination for higher ed news, NASPA research and policy, constituent blogs, and more.

    Posted on September 16, 2019 at 03:32 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Being a Part of the Manicur Legacy


    In August I had the opportunity to meet with five participants from the 2018 Alice Manicur Symposium. We invited the 2018 cohort to share feedback about what they valued and how the symposium should continue to evolve. It was clear in the conversation that these Manicur participants feel connected to one another and to the faculty they met, that they felt nurtured and in turn committed to investing in others.

    Posted on September 16, 2019 at 12:49 PM By Monica Nixon, Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
  • Hazing Prevention Legislation in 2019


    Hazing culture can be unique to each incident, which means campus leaders are in the best position to take steps to have an impact on their campus. It’s important for legislation and policy designed to prevent hazing to recognize the need for campus leaders to be able to respond with flexibility, while also creating frameworks for sharing promising practices and transparency in tracking and responding to incidents.

    Posted on September 12, 2019 at 03:51 PM By Teri Lyn Hinds, Director of Policy Research and Advocacy
  • The College Diabetes Network & How They Are Making Campuses Safer


    The College Diabetes Network and NASPA have been working together to raise awareness of available resources for student affairs professionals. These resources will better prepare SA Pros to serve their students with Type 1 Diabetes.

    Posted on September 10, 2019 at 09:38 AM By Stacey Cunnington, Communications and Operations Coordinator, College Diabetes Network
  • At Home and Abroad: Institutions Address International Program Safety


    Evidence-Based Information Leads to Smarter Travel Decisions

    Posted on September 6, 2019 at 11:11 AM By Elizabeth Brenner with Ros Thackurdeen, cofounders of Protect Students Abroad
  • Introducing the LOOP Framework—a strategy for division-wide assessments of student learning and inst


    We intend for the LOOP Framework to affirm a strong sense of positive restlessness on your campus, supporting the critical work of delivering educational experiences that make meaningful, lifelong contributions to the learning and success of students.

    Posted on September 5, 2019 at 01:43 PM By Andrew Morse
  • University of California Center Fellows Focus on Campus Speech Challenges


    Understanding how best to navigate complex expression and engagement issues on campus—especially during an election year—could not be more timely.

    Posted on September 4, 2019 at 12:45 PM By Michelle Duetchman
  • Beyond Schoolhouse Rock!: Federalism in Higher Ed


    The notion of federalism is an enduring piece of our democracy’s governing framework. While federalism in the United States has evolved over time, it continues to guide the balance of power and roles between the federal government and the states. Understanding the concepts behind federalism and its applications in higher education can give us insight into the reasoning for current processes and inform discussion about proposals for reform.

    Posted on August 29, 2019 at 02:28 PM By Alexa Wesley, Research and Policy Associate