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  • From Campus to Career: A spotlight on the Spring issue of Leadership Exchange


    In the Spring edition of Leadership Exchange, Dr. Michael Baston, vice president for student affairs at LaGuardia Community College, discusses how "student affairs practice must respond to the prevailing shifts in learner consciousness, interests, and goals as well as employer expectations. As architects of experiences, student affairs can help students and other key stakeholders— including faculty, employers, and peers— recognize the value proposition of student engagement, particularly related to developing skills to increase the likelihood of favorable post-graduation employability."

    Posted on April 24, 2017 at 05:58 AM
  • Notes & Coffee: April 18-23


    Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: insights from the community college presidents’ survey; aftermath of a professor’s suicide; free speech, safety, and the Constitution; image of Trump spurs debate at Stanford; and community college diversity pacesetters.

    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 07:53 AM By Matthew Bennett, Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
  • #NASPA17 marked the passing of three resolutions reflecting critical moments in our field


    At the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference, the NASPA Board of Directors passed three important resolutions reflective of critical moments in our field. Resolutions considered and ratified at the annual NASPA Business Meeting held at the NASPA Annual Conference are a way to capture sentiments and decisions of supreme importance to the Association as a part of our documented history.

    Posted on April 20, 2017 at 09:24 AM By Stephanie Rizk, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • NASPA eagerly announces new Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division


    Inclusion has long been one the foundational guiding principles of NASPA. In recognition of that focus, six years ago, a group of NASPA leaders from each of the identity-based knowledge communities came together to form the Commission on Equity and Inclusion. Since that time, this group has provided thoughtful leadership to NASPA and guided the Association on important social justice issues. This year, the NASPA Board is pleased to announce that the Commission is transitioning to become the new Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division. With this new structure, the work of this group will be elevated, including representation on the NASPA Board.

    Posted on April 18, 2017 at 01:55 PM By Dr. Jill Dunlap, Director for Equity, Inclusion, and Violence Prevention
  • Reflections on Georgetown University’s Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope


    "Our colleges and universities should and must do as Georgetown has done today: face their pasts, share remorse for past institutional decisions, and take action to engage current students, alumni and community members in how best to move forward. Today’s higher education leaders must publicly recognize the harm that was done to so many and outline a way forward that will both educate and empower individuals to engage in critical dialogue about the horrors of the past in order to improve our shared future."

    Posted on April 18, 2017 at 12:14 PM By Dr. Kevin Kruger, NASPA President