SA Weekly: August 27

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

Praise for Trump's Pick for Key Higher Ed PostRobert L. King, nominee for assistant secretary for postsecondary education, struggled at SUNY but wins praise from public higher ed leaders.”

Three People Charged, and UNC Prepares for Possible Protests, After Confederate Monument Silent Sam Is ToppledThree people were charged Friday in connection with the toppling of a Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina, for rioting and defacing a public monument.” 

Questioning the Evidence “A higher ed researcher cited by Betsy DeVos to justify dropping gainful-employment rule says her work actually backed more stringent standards.”

“Shameful Chapter” at Ohio State “Critics blast university for handing head football coach Urban Meyer a light sentence in his handling of domestic abuse allegations against an assistant.”

For International Students, Shifting Choices of Where to Study “With international student enrollments falling or stagnating at the top two study destinations -- the U.S. and U.K. -- what does the picture look like around the world?”

Going to War With Fraternities “West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee warns parents against fraternity chapters that say they will disaffiliate from the institution after new rules on Greek life.” 

Advice: Student Affairs Has an Association; Faculty Affairs Needs One, Too “With the increasingly central role that faculty-affairs administrators play in higher education, the need for a standard of professionalization in our field grows clearer each day.”

Research & Policy

August 27th Policy Update by Diana Ali, NASPA Policy Analyst

It’s Time for a Real Definition of Student Success by Amelia Parnell, NASPA Vice President for Research and Policy in Insights & Outlooks Volume 2 

Call to Action: Submitting Comments to the Borrower Defense to Repayment NPRM by Teri Lyn Hinds, NASPA Director of Policy Research and Advocacy

Take-Aways on Title IX: Emerging Themes from NASPA’s Title IX Listening Sessions by Dr. Jill Dunlap, NASPA Director for Research and Practice 

Around NASPA 

Back to School, Back to Prevention Andrea Coryell, Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives 

Stress, Sleep, and Setting Boundaries by Katherine Chiu, BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA

Institution Spotlight: A Vision for Integrated, Applied, and Transformative Education (AVIATE) by Jivanto van Hemert, Region IV-E