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  • CapABLE Voices: The Photovoice of Students with Disabilities


    Being selected to receive the NASPA Innovation Grant to fund our project titled CapABLE Voices: The Photovoice of Students with Disabilities made a tremendous difference on our campus. This Photovoice project gave voices to students with disabilities and helped in generating understanding the unique life experiences of students with disabilities who are considered marginalized population. This project has helped tell the story of students with “invisible” or less than apparent disabilities, and especially the experiences of those with chronic illness.

    Posted on November 13, 2018 at 01:23 PM By Neelam Agarwal, Assistant Director, University of Texas-El Paso, NASPA Foundation Innovation Grant awardee
  • Distinguishing Between Belief and Culture: A Critical Perspective on Religious Identity


    As religious tension has risen (and continues to rise) both domestically and abroad, so too have campus-based initiatives aimed at reducing this tension by promoting respect for religious diversity and social justice for religious minorities. The current body of scholarship related to this phenomenon typically relies on an interpretation of religion and religious identity that emphasizes belief as a central (if not the only) component defining this aspect of students’ identities. This widely accepted and unchallenged perspective downplays (or overlooks entirely) the socio-cultural nature of religion, contradicting literature in both religious studies and critical identity studies that explains how persons’ religious cultures are largely unrelated to their personal beliefs.

    Posted on November 9, 2018 at 04:20 PM By Sachi Edwards
  • Loot Camp and Searching for Scholarships


    Most scholarship support focuses on high school students, and literacy programs help fulfill federal requirements for current students, but transforming lives requires working with the students in our orientations, residence halls, and campus offices. The NASPA Foundation Innovation Grant we received allowed us to begin laying the foundation to make this work possible. It allows us to meet students in their natural environments and to have one-on-one conversations.

    Posted on November 7, 2018 at 03:34 PM By Stan Pichinevskiy, Sam Armstrong and Jens Larson, NASPA Foundation Innovation Grant Awardees
  • SA Weekly: November 5


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

    Posted on November 5, 2018 at 06:55 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Introducing the 2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education


    How can institutions better support students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students to improve measurements of persistence and completion, as well as career readiness? NASPA seeks to address these issues and advance the equity agenda by convening higher education professionals from across the academy for the inaugural NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education.

    Posted on November 5, 2018 at 11:25 AM