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  • NASPA and The Suder Foundation Commit to First-generation Student Success


    All In for First-gen! NASPA is keenly aware of the growing presence of first-generation college students across campuses, the barriers to success faced by these students, and the myriad attempts by institutions to provide academic, financial, moral, and emotional support. The Suder Foundation, through their signature First Scholars program, has made a significant investment in improving the resources available to first-generation students at many campuses. Last week, an announcement of a joint venture between NASPA and The Suder Foundation was made establishing a Center for First-generation Student Success. Headquartered at NASPA’s Washington, DC office and generously funded by The Suder Foundation, the Center aims to become the leading resource for research, scholarship, and practice related to first-generation student success and to improve the number of evidence-based programs at institutions across the country.

    Posted on June 28, 2017 at 08:38 AM By Sarah E. Whitley, Ph.D., Senior Director, Center for First-generation Student Success
  • 2017 Assessment and Persistence Conference Highlights


    The 2017 NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference was designed to promote student learning and success by strengthening assessment, improving educational quality, and developing intentional persistence programming. Held June 15-17, 2017 at the Hyatt Regend Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, the three day conference included keynotes and panels featuring Tim Bono, Amber Garrison Duncan, William Franklin, Darby Roberts, Pamelyn Klepal Shefman and Terrell L. Strayhorn.

    Posted on June 27, 2017 at 08:52 AM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing Assistant
  • NASPA Foundation 2017 Jim Rhatigan Fellowship Scholarship Recipients Continued


    Meet Jemilia S. Davis and Stacie Brodie, recipients of the 2017 NASPA Foundation Jim Rhatigan Fellowship Scholarship. Each year four graduate students pursuing a master's or doctoral program in higher education, student affairs, or a related field, are awarded a $500 scholarship to help defray the cost of attending the NASPA Annual Conference.

    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 09:49 AM By Jemilia S. Davis and Stacie Brodie, 2017 Jim Rhatigan Fellowship Scholarship Recipients
  • Notes & Coffee: June 19-25


    Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Helping postdocs with children; Staffing woes at the Education Department; At colleges, demographic changes everywhere but the top; Refinancing isn’t the solution to student loan woes; Are we doing enough to serve returning adult learners?

    Posted on June 23, 2017 at 02:32 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing Assistant
  • Two events unite in the nation’s capital behind a common purpose—one with ever-rising stakes


    Held June 15-17 at the historic Marriott Wardman Park, the 2017 Closing the Achievement Gap: Student Success in Higher Education Conference and the 2017 Symposium of Collegiate Financial Well-Being created a space for a dynamic cross section of higher ed professionals to wrestle with the tough questions that cloud the future, and lift up the paths to access we are determined to continue to pave. Co-locating these events, and thereby examining the topics of student success and collegiate financial wellness intentionally at their intersection, struck a timely chord with the field so much that over 500 professionals from every sector of higher education chose to attend.

    Posted on June 22, 2017 at 10:20 AM By Matthew Bennett, Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications